Got a Christmas gig and need good music suggestions to play.

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    A little off the beaten track, but something you could adapt:



    It's 'Andante quasi lento e cantabile' from Victor Hely-Hutchinson's Carol Symphony, performed by the BBC Orchestra (Pro Arte Orchestra)

    Here's a nicer performance from the Prague Philharmonic, but slower - I like the tempo of the BBC version better. Start at 2.05, or enjoy the extended beginning!

     
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    if you have a gal singer...(can work with just use 2 guitars)



    also...



    another...

    watch
     
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    I actually don't mind this when I can make the time to work them out. iReal Pro has enough to use as a starting point for an Xmas/holiday gig, but a lot of those songs have a lot of magic that comes from extensions I like to work out & chart. At this point I have a reasonable library of charts for gigs like this, plus I get to sneak in an acoustic instrumental version of "Christmas Time is Here" that I worked out years ago.

    I'm well aware that there a jazz guys on this forum who can wing all that stuff, but I need to do some work to do justice to some of these great old songs.
     
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    There is a great version of White Christmas the Drifters did. Did it in a band (we got a lot of xmas stuff over the years, and we were a 50/60s band anyway) and got to do it with a faux Drifters one time.
    You can pretty much rock up a lot of the stuff. I recorded a rocking Jingle Bells version a few years back. I used to record an xmas song or two every year, for fun. Lots of it translates.
     
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    Fear has a good Christmas song.
    This one is more kid friendly though.
     
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    “Santa’s Joined A Disco Band” from ‘70’s Aussie rockabilly/country band The Autodrifters. That “... there ‘s half of Roxy Music and there’s half of Jimmy Shand” is inspired.
     
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    Arguably one of the great Xmas songs .... and the harmonised guitar solo at 3:42 totally slays.

     
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    I think Jeff Beck recorded
     
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    It will be just a few rockin tunes to throw into our set. I don't do this for the money (or the chicks) anyway. :love:

    Thanks for the suggestions, a couple on here are going to be great. Yeah got a female vocalist too so it outta be fun.
     

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