Dear friends in the 5 continents,
I had not sent you my playlist about CHRISTMAS in the beautiful town of Richmond, Vermont, where I host THE CUBAN BRIDGE ON TELEVISION, as I had not been able to download this photo taken by my girlfriend Carla, on Saturday, December 2 during the Richmond Holiday Market celebration.
I have been playing a Combination of Christmas Classics, Contemporary New Songs and others, during the last 4 years, “making it all feel as Christmas”, while 5 towns celebrate the most beautiful season of the year and vendors bring their stuff to sell !
My playlist does not have the same order I played it, but enclosed you’ll find the ARTISTS !
This event is sponsored by Western Slopes Business Association, the artisans and my TV Channel, – MMCTV CHANNEL 15, where I have hosted 74 Music Shows either genre since 2012.
They have worked hard to raise funds for scholarships for Mount Mansfield Union High School Students.
In this unforgettable day, I DJed with my whole new DJ set, so the sound crossed the air from my CD player thru more than 5 towns around, Richmond, Jericho, Underhill, Huntington, Bolton ….
Glad to serenade them all with the likes of,
1) NEW YORK VOICES – The Merry Medley
2) Chicago the band of “Make me smile” and “Saturday in the park” via two albums and very special guests as Cece Winans, Dolly Parton, America, Paul McCartney …
3) Wilson Phillips with their album CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY !*
4) Reo Speedwagon w Joe Vanelli in “NOT SO SILENT NIGHT” album, but Rockin’ versions of Classical tunes and John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (war is over) !”
A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS = BLACK NATIVITY with
5) VLADA – a singer from Bosnia w Vocal Take 6 and other Jazz masters like saxophonists KIRK WHALUM*
To REJOICE and make the crowd dance !
6) RAY CHARLES AND THE VOICES OF JUBILATION LIVE IN NEW JERSEY
7) Whitney Houston and her family THE PREACHER’ WIFE film SOUNDTRACK and more = Joy to the world, …
8) LOUIS ARMSTRONG in “CHRiSTMAS IN New Orleans”
and “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD”
9) MICHAEL BUBLE feat. “THE PUPPINI SISTERS”
10 ) Olivia Newton-John w The London Symphony Orchesta, Clint Black, Vince Gill and Kenny Loggins …
11) Earth Songs by Secret Garden !* feat. Fionualla Sherry on violin and Russell Watson on vocals (awesome) for New Englanders
12) “Christmas Time is here” album by Knoxwville Jazz Orchestra
13) Rita Coolidge in “A Rita Coolidge Christmas Album” (2012) with her California vibe and Friends
14) CELINE DION with Andrea Bocelli and R Kelly
15) Nnenna Freelon with John Brown Big Band
CD “Christmas” (2012)
16) Singer Renee Fleming “Christmas in New York” feat. Kurt Elling and Gregory Potter … (2014)
17) THE ROB PARTON BIG BAND
“Christmas Time is Here” (2014) in “Little Drummer Boy” and “River” – Big Band are here to stay forever and ever !
18) JOSH GROBAN w Faith Hill and Brian McKnight
19) Michael W. Smith & Friends
CD “The Spirit of Christmas” (2014)
feat. Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town …
20) Singer NICOLE HENRY “Live in Japan”
Several Jazz versions of Christmas Classics !*
21) Typhanie Monique, Neal Alger & Friends in a Hot Cuban take of SANTA BABY !*
22) POINT OF GRACE = The Female Version of Take 6 – a Female Vocal Quartet from Nashville = Rocked the Town Hall Square with their album recorded in 1993 !
23) COUNTRY CHRISTMAS feat. Sarah Evans, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn & Carrie Underwood
24) THE PURPLE BROTHERS BAND in two amazing originals “Linus and Lucy” and “Good King Wenceslas”.
Vermonters love to hear this kind of music sound *
25) GLORIA by Cuban pianist Jose Maria Vitier – from his CUBAN MASS TO THE VIRGIN OF CHARITY !*
26) THOUGHTS a Gospel Ballad by Curacao guitarist and singer Cedric Dandare with the finest musicians of Holland !
Great Voices as well Rockin’ near the end !
27) CHERISH THE LADIES with their album “A STAR IN THE EAST” (2010) offering their vision of Religious Songs with Celtic and traditional flavor. Attractive Voices and a fiddle player helped turn the crowd necks.
One lady wanted me to sell her the album *
28) FELIZ NAVIDAD by Jose Feliciano
29) Album “Happy Holidays”, a Compilation feat. Paul McCartney, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers and others …
THE HOOK to keep the audience happy is the way I mixed them while on air, this is just the list without any order at all, but the glue was fusing WILSON PHILLIPS w CHICAGO and REO SPEEDWAGON, and RAY CHARLES with VLADA and WHITNEY HOUSTON, for instance. Always keeping a nice surprise on the waves.
CHRISTMAS Picks from 11:00 am to 5 pm
Hope you like the music.
WESTERN SLOPES BUSINESS ASSOCIATION