White Christmas Blue

White Christmas Blue

by Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn

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Overview

Recorded during the same extensive sessions with Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash that produced 2016's Full Circle, 2016's White Christmas Blue shares many aesthetic similarities with its predecessor. Spare and simple without being Spartan, White Christmas Blue is rather stark for a holiday album and that's its charm: it's not quite rustic, yet it's down-home and proudly part of country tradition. To that end, White Christmas Blue contains a pair of songs from A Country Christmas, the holiday album she released in 1966. "Country Christmas" and "To Heck with Ole Santa Claus" sit nicely alongside a set of familiar carols and secular seasonal songs -- not to mention the title track, which is a perfectly fine new original tune -- and the cumulative effect is cozy and comforting, a record that could easily be played around the fireplace every holiday season. On top of that, White Christmas Blue showcases Lynn's enduring skills in a somewhat more appealing fashion than Full Circle. Where that album was deliberately designed to encompass the run of Lynn's life, the modest ambitions of a Christmas album reveal how assured Lynn remains as a singer and how Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash surround her with a band that's sympathetic and never affected, ingredients that result in a pleasing album regardless of the season.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2016
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0889853402625
catalogNumber: 534026
Rank: 2497

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Loretta Lynn   Primary Artist
Doug Jernigan   Steel Guitar
Ronnie Bowman   Background Vocals
Mike Bub   Upright Bass
Shawn Camp   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Dennis Crouch   Upright Bass
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Tony Harrell   Fiddle,Piano
Jamie Hartford   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
John Randall   Background Vocals
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Winchester   Bass
Rick Lonow   Drums
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Laura Weber   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle
Chuck Turner   Percussion
Matt Combs   Fiddle,Mandolin
Chris Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar
Suzi Ragsdale   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Loretta Lynn   Arranger,Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Shawn Camp   Composer
David Ferguson   Engineer
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
John Carter Cash   Producer
Chuck Turner   Engineer
Public Domain   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Patsy Lynn Russell   Producer
Richard B. Smith   Composer
Jay W. Johnson   Composer
Trey Call   Engineer,Studio Manager
Billy Hayes   Composer
Walter Rollins   Composer
John Stanfield   Engineer
Chet Turner   Engineer

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