Lynch, Jane / A Swingin' Little Christmas!
Album: A Swingin' Little Christmas!   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lynch, Jane   Added:Dec 2016
Label:Kitschtone Records, Llc  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-12-21 Pull Date: 2017-02-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 25
Airplays: 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 22, 2022: Traditions
Up On The Housetop
4. Dec 24, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
Carol Of The Russian Children
2. Dec 21, 2018: Traditions
Up On The Housetop
5. Dec 24, 2016: Music Casserole
Winter's Never Cold (When You're Around)
3. Dec 22, 2017: Traditions - Merry Christmas
We Three Kings
6. Dec 23, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
We Three Kings

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-12-15

Jane Lynch (from the TV show “Glee”) presents a nostalgic set of Christmas tunes. Most are quite popular, some are originals. Voices are 2 females, 1 male. Harmony style may remind you of Andrews Sisters, etc. Settings include big band, smaller ensemble, a cappella. No FCC issues.

1 Fast. Three voices. Cheery. Big swing-era band led by loud brass. Original song. (2:11)
2 * Fast. Cutesy singing. Small band is more subdued. Fun. (3:03)
3 * Mid tempo. Romantic song with strings. Lynch leads here; the others back her. (3:03)
4 Mid-fast medley. Led by other female (alto) singer. Instrumental bridge. (3:06)
5 Fast. Pop version of Handel’s famous “Hallelujah” with none of the power. (3:41)
6 Mid tempo. Nativity scene. Male sings first, then Lynch. Piano & flute. (3:16)
7 Slow, gloopy ballad but with comically “naughty” lyrics. Original song. (3:28)
8 * Mid slow, then faster. Jazzy treatment of “Jingle Bells.” Small group. (2:44)
9 Very slow. Often recorded, old English carol. Pretty but not special. (2:27)
10 Mid- tempo swing. Original song. Male voice with big band. Horn break. (2:35)
11 Mid-tempo. Original song. A naughty child writes to Santa. (4:07)
12 Mid-slow. Medley of “First Noel” and Pachelbel’s “Canon”. Pretty pop. (2:59)
13 * Mid-tempo. Small band with Brubeck-like bounce. Nice vocal harmonies. (3:51)
14 Slow. Soft instrumental (“Silent Night”) with organ and muted trumpet. (3:38)
15 Very slow. Nativity scene. Three voices, a cappella. (1:23)

Track Listing
1. A Swingin' Little Christmas Time   8. Jingle Bells
2. Up On The Housetop   9. Coventry Carol
3. Winter's Never Cold (When You're Around)   10. Christmas Is My Favorite Time Of Year
4. Good King Wenceslas   11. Hey There, Santa
5. Hallelujah Chorus   12. The First Noel / Canon In D
6. Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella   13. We Three Kings
7. Sentimental Christmas   14. Silent Night
  15. Carol Of The Russian Children