Christmas Guest-Stories and Songs - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Marty Stuart
- The Christmas Guest
Personnel: Andy Griffith (vocals); Kenny Vaughn, Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar); Sam Levine (flute); Roger Weissmeyer (oboe); Kathryn Hagan (French horn); Tony Harrell (piano, celeste); Larry Paxton (upright bass); Harry Stinson (drums, background vocals); Brian Glenn, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
Recorded at The Sound Kitchen, Franklin, Tennessee and Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
The man that America came to love as the earthy, good-natured sheriff of Mayberry (and later as the sagacious attorney Matlock) quite logically turns out to be an effective storyteller on THE CHRISTMAS GUEST. This album of Christmas songs and stories is hardly without precedent, of course; Griffith's been doing this sort of thing for years and has it down to a science. On the stories, he reads warmly but authoritatively over acoustic musical backing of an appropriately Yuletide bent. The songs are mostly gospel-based, spiritually oriented tunes where Griffith's lived-in, comfy old shoe of a voice rings out over slightly bluegrass-flavored arrangements (several country and bluegrass heavyweights are on hand). The only thing missing is a comic-relief track from Andy's beloved old deputy, Don Knotts.
- Country of Origin
- Sparrow Records
- EMI Music Distribution
- Andy Griffith
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Christmas Guest, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Joy to the World
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] O Come, O Come Emmanuel / What Child Is This?
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Jesus Birth in Bethlehem, Luke 2
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Go Tell It on the Mountain
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Away In A Manger / Golden Slumber
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Beautiful Savior
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Juggler, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] I Wonder as I Wander
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Belleau Wood
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Silent Night
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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