|Ellis, Kenny / Hanukkah Swings!|
|Add Date:||2005-12-11||Pull Date:||2006-02-12||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||1 Jan||25 Dec||18 Dec|
|1.||Dec 13, 2011:||That's Not Bluegrass |
'twas The Night Before Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah/Who Can Retell, Sevivon Sov, Sov, Sov
|4.||Dec 15, 2006:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|2.||Dec 22, 2006:||the jewish alternative |
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah/Who Can Retell, 'twas The Night Before Hanukkah
|5.||Dec 30, 2005:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|3.||Dec 15, 2006:||the jewish alternative |
Children Of The Macabbees, Ocho Kandelikas, Sevivon Sov, Sov, Sov, Hanukkah Candles, Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah/Who Can Retell, Swingin' Dreidel
|6.||Dec 23, 2005:||Memory Select |
We pass on a dozen "swingin' Christmas" CDs every year, but something about a swingin' Hanukkah CD seems novel and fun. Most songs combine English and Hebrew for extra charm. Ellis has a bright, clear voice and is backed by a slick band.|
1- The Dreidel song, with big-band horns. Mid/fast and yeah, a bit corny, but fun.
2- Fast minor key, w/ cool guitar/marimba/piano backing
3- Slow, w/piano and strings. A bit gospel-like.
5- Whoa -- Latin Hanukkah jazz! In Ladino, a language related to Spanish. It's legit, written by a descendant of Spanish Sephardic Jews, although Ellis notes in the promo materials that it's a children's counting song at heart. (See liner notes for history)
6- Slow, reverent, w/choir-like overdubs and strings
7- Mid/fast holiday melody, very '50s
9- Midtempo; a low-key, upbeat swing w/guitar solo
10- Upbeat sing-speaking, a funny "Night Before Xmas" satire based on a novelty Hanukkah greeting card.