Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Puttin' On The Ritz

Two years ago when we recorded our debut album Bangin' Your Way Into The Future we also cut a version of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". Two weeks ago we recorded our second album and also cut a version of "Jingle Bells."

Now I am releasing both of them as a single.

You may not know this, but Kevin and I recorded a Christmas album in 2004 shortly after performing for Bjork and some other holiday shoppers. We made approximately 20 copies before deciding that it was "out of print."

I figured the 5 year anniversary (and the release of this new single) was a good as reason as any to "reissue" it.

Safe travels to you and yours, etc.

Puttin On The Ritz is:
BJ Rubin -- vocals
Kevin Shea -- drums

Moppa Elliott -- standup bass
Jon Irabagon -- saxophone
Nate Wooley -- trumpet on "Jingle Bells"
Sam Kulik -- trombone on "Jingle Bells"
Matt Mottel -- keyboard on "Jingle Bells"
Peter Evans -- trumpet on "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

featuring the Puttin' On The Ritz singers:
Sara Oliver
Scarlett Carter
Cat Tyc
Dorie Van Dercreek
Kendall Nordin
Dominika Michalowska

"Jingle Bells" was recorded by Keith Parker at The Gallery Studio and Jeff Davidson at Davidsounds in December 2009.
"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" was recorded by Jeremy Scott at The Civil Defense in August and September 2007.
Both were mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering.
"Jingle Bells" artwork by Dorie Van Dercreek.
"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" artwork by Travis Millard.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Puttin' On The Ritz.

Jingle Bells b/w Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Pukekos)
1. Jingle Bells
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
3. Jingle Bells (Polish A cappella Remix)

A Very Puttin' On The Ritz Christmas (Self)
1. O Tannenbaum
2. Here Comes Santa Claus
3. Joy To The World
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Jingle Bells
6. Deck The Halls
7. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
8. Silent Night
9. Puff The Magic Dragon
10. Rainbow Connection

1 comment:

jackmack said...

I can't believe I am just hearing this christmas album. so awesome. I guess its never too late for cheer.