CinematiCA / Ep. #292 / THE XXXMAS ISSUE (SANTA’S JUKEBOX VOL. III)

In questo episodio: la ormai tradizionale puntata natalizia di CinematiCA, con lo space age jazz dell’orchestra del Maestro Juan Garcia Esquivel e gli Skip-Jacks su RCA Victor (1959) e Peggy Lee in un raro disco promozionale natalizio della Capitol Records (1960); i “Christmas Album” di Ramsey Lewis Trio su Argo / Chess / Verve (1961), Booker T & The MG’s su Stax Records (1966), James Brown su King Records (1970) e The Jackson 5 su Motown Records (1970); cult Christmas soundtracks con gli score del Maestro John Williams per “Home alone 2 (Lost in New York)” di Chris Columbus (1992), del Maestro Craig Armstrong per “Love actually” di Rob Curtis (2003), entrambi in versione 2 CD expanded su La La Land Records (2012/2021) e di Jordan Taylor Roach, Gemma Bulos e Sean Brown per l’indie film americano “Christmas Freak the Movie” (2021); tre estratti dal quarto volume della collezione “Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party” (Tramp Records 2022, via Willwork4funk), con Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Bey Ireland e Ruth Harley; chiusura avant-jazz con la chitarra di Buckethead da “Rain drops on Christmas” (2015).
Buon ascolto!

|| STAGIONE 10 || CinematiCA #292 | Tracklist |

  • Juan Garcia Esquivel (arr, orch, cond), orchestra ft, The Skip-Jacks – Here comes Santa Claus (Autry-Haldenian) – da VA “The Merriest of Christmas Pops” (RCA Victor – LSP 2032 – US LP 1959) e da “Merry Xmas from The Space Age Bachelor Pad” ( Bar None Records – AHAON 083 – US CD 1996)
  • Miss Peggy Lee, unknown orchestra ft. The Chipmunks – Toys for tots (Webster-Fain) – da (Capitol Records – KB 2820 – US 7” 45RPM PROMO 1960) e da “Christmas Carousel” (Capitol Records – CDP 7944502 – US CD 1990)
  • Ramsey Lewis Trio, plus strings orchestra (arranged and conducted by Riley Hampton) – Christmas Blues (R. Lewis) / The sound of Christmas (Lewis-Hampton) – da “Sound of Christmas” (Argo Records – LPS 687X – US LP 1961) e (Chess Records/MCA Records – CHD 91566 – US CD 1989)
  • Booker T & The MGs – We wish you a Merry Christmas (Trad.) – da “In the Christmas spirit” (Stax Records – stax713 – US LP 1966) e (Atlantic Records – 788338-2 – US CD 1991)
  • James Brown, The J.B.’s plus – Santa Claus is definitely here to stay (N. Jones) – da (King Records – 6340 – US 7” 45RPM 1970) e da “Hey America!” (King Records – KS 1124 – US LP 1970)
  • The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus is comin’ to town (Gillepsie-Coots / Arranged by J. A. Carmichael) – da (Motown Records – M-1174 – US 7” 45RPM 1970) e “Jackson 5 Christmas Album” (Motown Records – M5713 – US LP 1970) e (Motown Records – MCD 0980MD – US CD 1987)
  • John Williams (comp, orch, cond), Symphonic orchestra – Home alone (Main title) / Race to the room / Hot pursuit (J. Williams) – da “Home alone 2 (Lost in New York)” (1992) di C. Columbus e da (La-La Land Records – LLLCD 1232 – US 2xCD 2012)
  • Craig Armstrong. (comp, orch), Matt Dunkley (orch), Symphonic orchestra conducted by Cecilia Weston – Joanna drives off (C. Armstrong) – da “Love Actually” (2003) di R. Curtis e da (La La Land Records – LLLCD1581 – US CD 2021)
  • Gemma Bulos (lead voc), The New Carpenters / Jordan Taylor Roach (gtr, comp, prod) – Cool Christmas (Film version) (Bulos-Brown-Snider) / Misfit in (Bulos-Brown) / Jingle bells (Trad. / Arr. by J. Taylor Roach) – da “Christmas Freak The Movie” (2021) di S. Brown e da (Gardener Recordings – Digital 2021)
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Ain’t no chimneys in the project (Mann-Jones) – da (Daptone Records – DAP1048 – US 7” 45RPM 2009) e da VA “Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 4” (Tramp Rec. – TR LP + 7” / CD 9107 – GER 2022) (°)
  • Bey Ireland – All I want for Christmas is a Go Go Girl (Ireland-Denny) – da (Newport Records – 45-102 – US 7” 45RPM 1966) e da VA “Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 4” (Tramp Records – TR LP + 7” / CD 9107 – GER 2022) (°)
  • Ruth Harley – Christmas is? – da VA “Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 4” BONUS 7” 45RPM + (Tramp Records – TR LP 9107 – GER 2022) (°)
  • BucketheadLand – Puddles (Buckethead) – da “Rain drops on Christmas” (Not On Label – Buckethead Self Production CD US 2015)
    (°) promo in collaborazione con l’agenzia Willwork4funk

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