Steel Notes Magazine December 2016 - Page 53

Steel Notes Magazine Cousins STEEL & Cortez – 1,2,3 4:30 - A kid's dance a long tune that could be used on adults if bribed with enough holiday spirits (adults hate dancing when they think other adults are looking). Be happy. A simple, yet often overlooked message during this time of the year when people are rushing about and being crazed with shopping and stress. De-stress yourself by jumping along to this song, and while you're at it, buy the whole album because you'll thank me later. Promise. Sarantos – It’s Christmas Time 4:30 - A jazzy tune of the season recounting positive holiday memories and good times. Hey yeah! This one is a warm one filled with happy tidings of great joy. If you have a dysfunctional family at Christmas (like many of us), you'll want to wrap this song around you because it's that comforting. True story. Share this one with your loved ones. Bob Shaw – Don’t Forget The Christ in Christmas 2:40 - Sleigh bells ring as you really learn what the C.H.R.I.S.T stands for in Christmas. Plus, there's a whip sound in the song. Don't worry, it was to get those lazy Reindeer up and going for Xmas eve. This is a hootenanny of a track and it will easily replace "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer" this holiday season. Bob Shaw – Sleigh Ride (Comedy Sketch) 4:15 - Any decent self-respecting holiday album has to have a comedy sketch. This one is quite clever and I love the echoing reverb used as it reminds me of the reverb I once heard on a CB radio on route 78 back in the "day." This is a diamond in the rough track for sure and you'll want to gather round with the family to listen to this one and have a hoot. Spoiler alert: They use a kazoo as a human emissions noise. AVIALABLE WORLDWIDE ALIBUM (CD) at WWW.BONGOBOYRECORDS.COM Steel Notes Magazine 53