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A Great Reissue, December 30, 2002
Reviewer: A music fan
This is an excellent holiday CD by Ann Hampton Callaway, especially the duet with her sister Liz Calaway. But, buyer beware. It is a reissue from 5 years ago. Nowhere in the description does it mention that. I was given it as a gift, this holiday season and already have it.
What a lovely gift from the marvelous Ann Hampton Callaway!, December 25, 2002
Reviewer: "raftmaster2" (Washington, DC United States)
This is a beautiful album of seasonal fare by one of the best contemporary singers. The arrangements are stellar and Ms. Callaway is in fine voice throughout this program. Buy this CD and you'll enjoy it for years to come! A treasure!
Amazing Ann Makes Holiday Magic, November 3, 2002
Reviewer: Richard J. Roberts (Indianapolis, IN USA)
This is a lovely holiday album from perhaps the best singer around. In case you don't know Ms. Callaway yet, she's one of the brightest lights of the New York cabaret scene (and she wrote and sang the theme from "The Nanny"). There is a full range of musical styles here, each performed with grace and elegance. "Jingle Bells" swings, as you would expect, but so does "The Christmas Song," surprising and delighting the ear. "Carol of the Bells" has a driving jazz waltz lilt. At the opposite end of the spectrum are a tender "Silent Night"- "A Child Is Born" medley, classic renditions of the classics "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and the newer "A Christmas Love Song," and an exquisite "White Christmas" accompanied by string quartet. The duet with Kenny Rankin of "Baby It's Cold Outside" is one of the most sensuous I've ever heard of this oft-recorded number, and the dialogue between the two is both funny and sexy. As I mentioned, Ms. Callaway is also a songwriter, and three delightful samples of her work are included: "This Christmas," an achingly romantic ballad; "Manhattan in December," a jolly swing tune with clever lyrics by Lindy Robbins; and "God Bless My Family," a soaring duet with Ann's sister, Broadway singer Liz Callaway. All three new songs are gems, as is the entire album. Don't miss it.
Ann Hampton Callaway, Vocals and arrangements
Mike Lang, Piano and arrangements
John Clayton, Bass and arrangements
Jeff Hamilton, Drums
Judd Miller, EVI:
Joel Moss, Jingle Bells
Kenny Rankin, Guest vocal
Liz Callaway, Guest vocal and background vocals
David Carpenter, Bass
Ralph Penland, Drums
Alan Broadbent, Piano and arrangements
Bunny Hill, Background vocal
Carmen Carter, Background vocal
Oren Waters, Background vocal
Jeremy Lubbock, Arrangements
Brian Leonard, Violin
Joel Derouin, Violin
Pamela Goldsmith, Viola
Larry Corbett, Cello
Joel Moss, Producer
Jay Landers and Lisa Schiff, Executive Producers
SOLO and DUET CD'S|
"At Last", Telarc
"Blues In the Night", Telarc
"Who Can See The Blue The Same Again?", Dismakers Single CD
"Slow", Shanachie Records
"After Ours", Denon Records
"Ann Hampton Callaway", DRG Records
"Bring Back Romance", DRG Records
"Easy Living", Shanachie Records
"Sibling Revelry" with Liz Callaway, DRG Records
"Signature", Shanachie Records
"This Christmas", After 9 Records/Angel Records
"To Ella With Love", Shanachie Records
GUEST APPEARANCE CD'S|
"Last Holiday", Music from the motion picture, Sall Entertainment Group
"In Good Company", LML Music
"Ladies Sing For Lovers", MCG Jazz
"Fine and Dandy", PS Classics
"2 Hands 10 Voices", Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS
"Toy", Big Black Booty Records
"Good Morning Heartache', Shout Factory
"A Cabaret Christmas", DRG Records
"Anywhere I Wander- Liz Callaway Sings Frank Leosser", Varese Saraband
"Broadway's Greatest Gifts 1999- Carols For A Cure" Rock-It Science Records
"Cincinnati Men's Chorus", Sound Foundry Productions
"Far From the Madding Crowd/The Awakening", Original Cast Records
"Grateful- The Songs of John Bucchino", RCA Victor
"Great Cabaret Performances", DRG Records
"Holiday Pops- Peter Nero & the Philly Pops", Encore Series
"Home For the Holidays", Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
"Jay Leonhart With His Friends", DRG Records
"Let Us Be United", SYDA Foundation
"Love Come Down, A Musical by Douglas Day", Day Records
"Sing Out!", Digital On Location
"Songbirds Special", Blue Flame Jazz
"Songbirds", Blue Flame Jazz
"Swing!- Original Cast Album", Sony Music
"Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 7", TVT Records
"The Best of In Celebration of Life 1-5", Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
"The Seattle Men's Chorus", Emerald City Arts
"The Story Goes On- Liz Callaway On & Off Broadway", Varese Saraband
"Too Dead To Swing", Books On Tape
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"Hold On To Your Hats"
"Tallulah- Original Cast Album"
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"Jerome Kern Revisited Vol. III"
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