Friday, December 13, 2013
The Three Suns - The Sound Of Christmas - 1955
I first became acquainted with The Three Suns back in the 90's when the whole lounge music thing saw a resurgence. I bought a bunch of different lounge music compilations and then over the years I have picked up many of those artists on vinyl. The Three suns have a bit of a cheese factor that is the product of the 50's. They have applied a layer of that same cheesey goodness to some Christmas standards. What I love about their approach is that even though this are songs you have heard a thousand times before, they put in plenty of surprises in their arrangements. The music is playful and keeps you guessing. I think their versions of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" are a good example of this. This is a record I just picked up this year and it has already worked its way into some regular rotation. I won't be surprised if one or two of these tracks end up on a Christmas mix in the future.
The Sound Of Christmas
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