Steel Notes Magazine December 2016 - Page 100

December 2016 Steel Notes Magazine God Jul America ! MUSIC REVIEW – CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM God Jul is how we say Merry Christmas in Sweden. This is a good Christmas as I just received a present from my friends at Bongo Boy records. They have released a Christmas album titled Lets Have A Rockin Christmas and they have asked me to share my thoughts about the tracks on the album. So, let’s get to it! Track 1 - Say You Love Me For Christmas by Les Fradkin This track is a succinct 2 minutes 47 seconds of really happy Christmas music that just makes the listener smile. The music is, well, pretty and Les has a good voice. It reminds me of that old movie with Jimmy Stewart about the angel who gets his wings. That is, even if you haven’t heard the song before, it feels familiar and will make you smile. Track 2 - Jingle Jangle by Walter Rossi - This is a funky track that I really enjoy. Now in all honesty I am not really listening to his words. What stands out is that groovy bass which when combined with the sound of his voice and the backup singers is hypnotic. Add the wicked leads and the song goes from being enjoyable to outrageously cool! Walter, you rock! Track 3 - Frosty the Snowman by The Forty Nineteens I dig this song! This song, since I heard the single a couple of weeks ago has become a Christmas staple in the Grouch household. In a nutshell, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies have absolutely nothing on The Forty Nineteens. Well done guys! (For the record when I first heard the single, I didn’t pick up on the line about the cops chasing Frosty and telling him STOP! - thank you for making me smile.) 100 Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com