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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

William Wright & John Reiman: A Christmas Present

It's an Old-Timey Christmas

This record consists of Christmas Tunes played in the Old-Time Music style. Old-Time Music is a term used to refer to real Appalachian Folk Music of the Pre-Bluegrass era and is, actually, just old White Folks' Folk Music. It is the type of music that was made by early Anglo-Celtic settlers in America. The instruments used on this album are Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Bells, Triangle and Tambourine.

This album was released on Rooster Records of Bethel, Vermont, in 1980 and includes several "newer" songs (such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from 1948, and "Frosty the Snowman" from 1950), but the musical arrangements remain true to the Old-Time style throughout.

For more info on Old-Time Music see David Lynch's Old-Time Music Home Page.

  1. Good King Wenceslas
  2. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Frosty the Snowman
  4. O Tannenbaum
  5. God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
  6. Oh, Holy Night
  7. Jingle Bells
  8. Angels We Have Heard on High
  9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  10. We Three Kings
  11. Deck the Halls
  12. Joy to the World
  13. Wassail Song
As you're listening to this Old-Time Music, allow me to suggest an Old-Time Heartwarmer:

Hot Toddy
1 oz. bourbon
4 oz. boiling water
1 tsp. sugar
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 lemon slice, thinly sliced
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

Put sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick and lemon slice into a mug or Irish coffee glass.
Add 1 oz. of boiling water. Stir. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Add bourbon and 3 oz. of boiling water. Stir well. Dust with freshly grated nutmeg.


Auntie Knickers said...

Thanks, I love this kind of thing...one can have a little too much organ music.

Clive Just said...

My wife and I - we're Brits - made a nostalgic return to the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT in the early 80s having had a fantastic stay there a few years earlier.

There was a Christmas Fair on in the entrance and heard this being played. We bought it at once and it has featured largely in our Christmas celebrations every year since.

Would love to contact the musicians William Wright and James Reiman to tell then how much we still appreciate it 30 years on.