Various - Ho Ho Ho Spice

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Volunteer Records
Catalog Number: 356
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

Did you ever wish you had a truckload of disposable income that you could help other folks that were less fortunate than you were? I have always felt that way. I am a working stiff like everyone else, laboring day and night just to keep my head above water and support my family. There is one thing I can do to support a good cause, it is through a music review to help promote a CD! Like this two CD set titled Ho Ho Ho Spice.

Volunteer Records, in conjunction with the Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center & Van Dyke Hospice, decided to join forces to create this assorted musical project to generate funds for the organization. 'Tis the season and what better way to give than treating a music lover you know to this seasonal indulgence? This really is a magnificent holiday album. You will recognize some names readily and some you will not, but none of that matters. The cause is the most important thing.

I felt blessed that I was invited to help with this project, and the fact that I am one of the 5,000 people on the planet to have a copy of this ambitious and spirit filled musical adventure is a true gift. This is certainly the most dissimilar and wide-ranging collection of holiday tracks I have ever heard, and what a collection it is! Forty-nine tracks in all. I have to admit it; I dread the onslaught of holiday releases every year, so far it has not been overwhelming this season. This release put me in a good spirits. Instead of putting money in the pockets of a retailer or one specific artist, I am doing something worthwhile for the greater good of humanity. Someone else in need will appreciate all the work the people involved with this project contributed to make this music a reality. This is what the season of giving is about my friends. I am writing this to encourage every one of you to dig a little deeper in your pockets this year to support this worthwhile cause.

This collection has it all, traditional music, not so traditional, traditional with an alternative rockin' twist, there is something for everyone in this musical stocking, just take your pick and get in the mood, what you give you shall receive.

Disc One: It's About That Time (The Idea) / Christmas Time (Chris Stamey & The dB's) / It's Christmas (Brave Combo) / Christmas With Fat Aunt Bette (Andrea Perry) / Yo Ho Ho (Klark Kent, featuring Stewart Copeland of The Police) / Holiday Song (Ed Haynes) / A Christmas Wish (NRBQ) / Christmas Day (Big Fish Ensemble) / Merry Merry Christmas (Rocky Zharp) / Joy Of Christmas (Glowfriends) / It Started In A Manger (Rick Paul) / O Come O Emmanuel (Marina Belica (of The October Project)) / It's Not Christmas (astroPupees) / And To All A Good Night (5 Chinese Brothers) / Something Bout This Time Of Year (Mike Daly (of Whiskytown)) / It's Love On Christmas Day (Jim Babjak's Buzzed Meg (of The Smithereens)) / Joy To The World (The Butties) / Jingle Bells (Flat Duo Jets) / That Punchbowl Full of Joy (Sonny Columbus & The Del Fuegos) / Christmas Here (Wednesday Week) / Christmastime Is Done (Bite The Wax Godhead) / / Soul Christmas (Graham Parker duet w/ Nona Hendryx)

Disc Two: Negatones Christmas Greeting (Negatones) / Christmas Tree (Helen Avakian) / Christmas Time Is Here (Sandi Kay) / Heading Home For Christmas (Michelangelo D'Amico) / Merry Christmas Eve (Better Than Ezra) / Christmas Eve (The Whereabouts) / Another Perfect Christmas (Keith LuBrant) / Christmas Is My Favorite Holiday (Pam DeCosmo) / Christmas Is My Favorite Holiday (King Virtue) / Christmas Ain't Just For Kids Anymore (Leanne Weiss) / Looking For Santa (The Hungry Dutchmen) / I Can't Sleep On Christmas Eve (Christopher Grey) / Rangers' Christmas Lullaby (Red Dirt Rangers) / Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies (Abney Park) / Christmas Angel (Empire State Human) / You Gotta Get Up (Five Iron Frenzy) / Let's Look Under The Christmas Tree (Kelsey Jean) / The Gift You Always Wanted (Boss Gremlin) / Holiday Spirit (The dB's) / Regifting For The Holidays (The Alice Project) / Nothing For Christmas (The Reducers) / X-Mas (The Chinkees) / What We Call Christmas (Bleach) / Hey Hey Santa (Instrumental) (Scrap Daddy) / White Trash Christmas (Pork Chop) / Holly Jolly Christmas (Kise) / Auld Lang Syne (The Cucumbers)


Various - Ho Ho Ho Spice (2003)

Genre: Rock

Origin VA

Added: December 25th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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