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"A Christmas To Cure Cancer 4" CD

Audio Samples

A Christmas To Cure Cancer 4

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SONG LIST (Click link to listen to MP3 sample)
1. Merry Christmas Baby 11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
2. Christmas Comes But Once A Year 12. The Christmas Song
3. Greensleeves 13. Sweet Holy Child
4. Some Children See Him 14. What Child Is This?
5. In The Bleak Midwinter 15. A Christmas Song
6. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 16. River
7. Marshmallow World 17. Winter Wonderland
8. Baby It’s Cold Outside 18. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
9. (It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus 19. Ave Maria
10. I’ll Be Blue Without You 20. Little Town of Bethlehem

 

Song Credits and Liner Notes

The Update

Here we are, nearing the 10-year anniversary of purchasing equipment to begin recording our Christmas CD.  Has it been that long?  Sometimes it sure feels like it. J  This is our fourth installment of A Christmas To Cure Cancer series and ninth charity CD overall.  Lorne is nearing his eight-year anniversary of being cancer free.  Praise The Lord!  He continues to tour with Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band, performing over 60 shows a year.

We are enjoying the wonderful recording studio Cody built in Cadiz, Ohio. We named it Tony’s Treasures,   after my father and all his collections that once filled the building at the time of his passing over 12 years ago.  The sound we are able to capture keeps getting better with time and experience.  It’s my favorite place to track as I know I can get great sonic content which is easy to mix.

As with every CD I’ve produced, Cody Romshak and Dave Clo play a major role in helping me not only get the project completed, but helping bring the quality up another level or two.  I can’t thank both of you enough for all your help.  This CD is the product of 55 artists from across the country all lending their talents to help the cause.  Once again, Dave Clo helps bring some incredible talent from Nashville with the likes of Shane McConnell, Glen Kimberlin, Jeromy Rowe, John Catchings and our staple keyboardist Chris “bleeding thumbs” Dauphin who has appeared on all four A Christmas To Cure Cancer CDs.

There’s the “Cure Cancer Band” that invest many hours and trips to the studio for this project:  Penny and Dan Allison, Lorne, Corrina and Sam VanFossen, Mitch Fox, and of course, Cody Romshak.  Mike Albert and the Big ‘E’ Band always play a major role, and many hours are dedicated by Mike Albert, Mitch Fox, Jeff Mattevi, Jan Roll, Lorne VanFossen, Mary Sorensen and Sandy Longshore.

I also want to pay thanks to Sean Carney, Sean Ferguson, Andrew Roth, Roger Hoard, Lauri Tucker, Jennifer Shaw and Tim Watkins.  And, a very special thanks to Ray Walker and the Jordanaires for making their track “The Christmas Song” available to us.

In addition to A Christmas To Cure Cancer projects, we are partnered in Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.  Cancer research and treatments continue to increase the changes of survival when discovered early.  It’s this continued progress that motivates us to work as hard as we can to help speed the discovery of a cure.  – Mark Puskarich

1. Merry Christmas Baby – Cure Cancer Band

Cody Romshak – Lead Vocal
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitars
Sam VanFossen – Saxophone
Dan Allison – Bass Guitar
Mitch Fox – Piano, Organ, Vibes
Mark Puskarich – Drums

Words and Music by Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH. 

2. (It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus – Cody Romshak and Friends

Cody Romshak – Lead Vocal, Bass Guitar
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitars
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Chris Brown – B3 Organ
Tim Seidler - Drums
Kristen Zehnal – Backing Vocals – Age 4
Claire Zehnal – Backing Vocals – Age 7
Alex Mirabal – Backing Vocals – Age 9
Justin Mirabal – Backing Vocals – Age 8

Words and Music by Harry Connick, Jr.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.  Piano recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.  B3 Organ recorded at The First Church of Christ Apostolic Way, Columbus, OH.  Thanks to Lanardo Butler for the use of the church, organ and recording equipment.

3. In The Bleak Midwinter – Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth – Guitars, Cello
Words by Christina Rossetti. Music by Gutav T. Holst. Public Domain. Arrangement by Andrew Roth.
Recorded at Andrew Roth’s, Columbus, OH.  Mixed by Andrew Roth and Mark Puskarich.

“I would like to dedicate this song to my dad Jeffrey Roth who passed away in early 2007 from a brain tumor.  He and my mother Cheri are the best parents anyone could ask for, and he continues to be an inspiration to me and everyone who knew him.  I also would like to dedicate this to my sister Elizabeth who has persevered through all the tough times and has shown us how to be strong and courageous.” – Andrew Roth

4. Ave Maria – Cheryl Duren and Jonathan Davis

Cheryl Duren – Vocal
Jonathan Davis – Church Organ

Words and Music by Franz Schubert, Public Domain.
Recorded at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island, SC on May 31, 2007.

“I dedicate my performance to my mother Rita, who died from colon cancer in 1984.” – Jonathan Davis

“Cheryl sang this at my brother-in-law Claudio DiBartolomeo’s wake, who passed away from cancer on November 10, 2004.  She did such a wonderful job, and I knew I had to come back and record it for the next CD.” – Mark Puskarich

5. Greensleeves – Chris and Jessica Dauphin

Jessica Dauphin – Lead and Background Vocals
Chris Dauphin – Piano, Organ, Strings, Bass Guitar, Percussion
Dave Clo – Guitar
Tim Clo – Drums

Public Domain. Arrangement by Chris Dauphin. 
Recorded at Distraction Studios, Camp David, and Anthem Production, Nashville, TN.
Mixed by Jeremiah Scott at Anthem Productions, Nashville, TN.

“This song is dedicated to my maternal grandfather Lee Edwin Superat, from whom I received my middle name (Lee), but was never fortunate enough to meet.  He worked as an electrician on war ships in Panama during World War II.  Unfortunately, shortly after his years of service, his life was tragically cut short when lymphatic cancer took him at the age of 55.  My mother was only 13 at the time.” – Chris Dauphin

6. Christmas Comes But Once A Year – Sean Carney Band

Sean Carney – Lead Vocal, Guitar
David Bow – Bass Guitar
John Popovich – Organ
Chuck Moore – Saxophones
Jim Godin – Trumpet
Eric Blume – Drums

Words and Music by Amos Milburn and Albert Shubert.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.  Saxophone, trumpet and organ recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

“I would like to dedicate my work on this CD to my mother, Mary Hinson, in her brave battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and to the memories of my dear friends Shirley Spencer, Cal Baldi, Jimmy "T-99" Nelson and Dave Bernstein.” – Sean Carney

7. I’ll Be Blue Without You – Dave Clo and Shane McConnell

Shane McConnell – Lead Vocal
Dave Clo – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Electronic Keys & Synths
Glen Kimberlin – Bass Guitar
Jeromy Rowe – Drums
Reagan Clo – Stomps and Claps

Words and Music by Dave Clo.
Recorded at Camp David Studio, Nashville, TN.  Mixed by Dave Clo.

8. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Kelly Delaveris and Cabot Rea

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Cabot Rea – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Nikolas Delaveris – Double Bass
Jim Rupp – Drums

Words and Music by Frank Loesser.
Recorded at John Schwab Studios, Columbus, OH.

9. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Kelly Delaveris

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Nikolas Delaveris – Double Bass
Jim Rupp – Drums

Words and Music by Irving Berlin.
Recorded at John Schwab Studios, Columbus, OH.

10. Sweet Holy Child – Tim Watkins and Sean Ferguson

Tim Watkins – Vocal
Sean Ferguson – Piano

Words and Music by Mary Caldwell.
Recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

“Dedicated in peaceful reflection to the family and loved ones of those afflicted by cancer.  May their memory be everlasting, their fight be ever strong, and our collective victory be ever swift and complete.” – Tim Watkins

11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Cody Romshak

Cody Romshak – Vocal
Chris Dauphin – Piano
John Catchings – Cello

Public Domain. Vocals recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.  Piano and cello recorded at Camp David Studio, Nashville, TN.

12. Some Children See Him – Penny Allison and Corrina VanFossen

Penny Allison – Vocals
Corrina VanFossen – Vocals
Sam VanFossen – Guitar

Words and Music by A. Burt and W. Hutson.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.

13. River – Penny Allison (Did you take out “THE River”?)

Penny Allison – Vocals 
Lorne VanFossen – Guitar
John Catchings – Cello

Words and Music by Joni Mitchell. Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.  Cello recorded at Camp David Studio, Nashville, TN.

14. Marshmallow World – Lorne, Corrina and Sam VanFossen

Corrina VanFossen – Vocals 
Lorne VanFossen – Vocals
Sam VanFossen – Guitars, Bass Guitar
Jan Roll – Drums

Words and Music by Carl Sigman & Peter DeRose.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.

15. Winter Wonderland – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band

Mike Albert – Lead Vocal
Mary Sorensen – Backing Vocals
Sandy Longshore – Backing Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitar
Mitch Fox – Piano
Jeff Mattevi – Bass Guitar
Jan Roll – Drums

Words and Music by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.  Mary and Sandy’s backing vocals recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

16. Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Mike Albert and The Big ‘E’ Band

Mike Albert – Lead Vocal
Mary Sorensen – Backing Vocals
Sandy Longshore – Backing Vocals
Lorne VanFossen – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mitch Fox – Piano, Backing Vocals
Jeff Mattevi – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jan Roll – Drums, Backing Vocals

Words and Music by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.
Recorded at Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH.  Mary and Sandy’s backing vocals recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

“I would like to dedicate my contributions to this CD to my friend and coworker, Lisa Thorne.  She has been a truly great example of faith and thanksgiving throughout her ordeal with Hodgins Lymophoma.  I am happy to say she is now cancer free!  Her testimony throughout this horrible disease will forever speak to her family, friends and all the students and staff at Butler Elementary School.  You go, girl!” - Sandy Longshore

"I would like to make a dedication to my cousin Ryan Armbrust. He was diagnosed, treated and is cancer free. May there be many more as lucky as you, Ryan. I love you." – Jeff Mattevi

17. A Christmas Song – Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw – Lead Vocal, Piano, Keyboards
Ryan Wilkins – Backing Vocals
Ed Chilcoat – Guitar
Jon Chinn – Guitar
Andy Chilcoat – Bass Guitar
Sam Ballinger – Drums

Words by Amy Pedrotty and Jennifer Shaw.  Music by Jennifer Shaw.
Recorded at Workbook Studio, Columbus, OH.  Produced by Jon Chinn and Jennifer Shaw.  Engineered and Mastered by Jon Chinn. © 2004 Jennifer C. Shaw.  All rights reserved.  Used with permission.

18. What Child Is This? – Roger Hoard

Roger Hoard – Guitar
Jamie Peck – String Pads

Public Domain. Arrangement by Roger Hoard.
Recorded at Long Vue Digital by Jamie Peck.  Mixed by Jamie Peck and Roger Hoard.  Mastered by Jim McMullen at Highland Mastering.

19. The Christmas Song – The Jordanaires

Gordon Stoker – Vocals
Curtis Young – Vocals
Louis Nunley – Vocals
Ray Walker – Vocals

Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells.  All rights reserved.  Used by Permission.
Produced by Pat McMakin in Nashville, TN. 

20. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Lauri Tucker

Lauri Tucker – Vocals
Keith Jenkins – Guitar
Tony Buscemi – Piano
Mike Hilliard – Bass
Mike Nicklaus – Drums

Words and Music by P. Spector, E. Greenwich and J. Barry.
Recorded at Central City Recording, Columbus, OH.

“ I want to dedicate my performance to my Grandma Martha Hundley – a beautiful, caring woman who was a survivor of breast cancer. She sadly passed away from Multiple Myeloma but lives in our hearts everyday.” – Lauri Tucker

“ I dedicate this song to Annie Lapuh, a breast cancer survivor.” – Keith Jenkins

“I dedicate my performance to Clif Psenicka, who died much too young of brain cancer.” – Tony Buscemi

Produced by Mark Puskarich for A Christmas To Cure Cancer © 2008
Except where stated otherwise, this CD was produced and engineered by Mark Puskarich and Cody Romshak at Tony’s Treasures Studio in Cadiz, Ohio. www.tonystreasuresproductions.com
Mastered by Mark Puskarich, Columbus, OH

"For all my efforts in producing this CD, I dedicate in honor and memory of Heather Pick Cygan.  There's a new star shining in the heavens.  God got a good one.  And to her husband Joe, daughter Julie and son Jack.  We'll always remember her." – Mark Puskarich

For additional pictures and videos, and the latest on fundraising and concert dates, please visit our website at www.achristmastocurecancer.org.  A Christmas To Cure Cancer, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non –profit corporation EIN-83-0372707.       

Thanks To:

A very special thanks to the guys at Central City Recording: Andrew Dodson, Ben Miller and Max Lewis for all your tracking and flexibility with scheduling the artists.  And always, thanks to Cody Romshak and Dave Clo without whom I’d never be able to pull this off.  To my sister Lisa for proofing everything on a minute’s notice and catching all the small things.  Andrew Schall for you beautiful designs and artwork.  Mark Frizzel and Dave Marsh of West-Camp Press for making my small projects a big importance to your facility.  Laura Strickland for creating our new A Christmas To Cure Cancer logos.  To my very good friend and partner in the charity, Julie Smolenski, who has put in hundreds of hours helping to grow the charity this year.  And, thanks so much to everyone for supporting our cause.  We all work so very hard to help make an impact on cancer research. – Mark Puskarich

CD graphic design by Carol Brown and Andrew Schall.  CD insert graphic design by Andrew Schall.
A Christmas To Cure Cancer logo designed by Laura Strickland.  CD cover tree photo by Jeff Schultz/AlaskaStock.com © 2008

Song List

  • Merry Christmas Baby – Cure Cancer Band – 3:30
  • Christmas Comes But Once A Year – Sean Carney Band – 3:46
  • Greensleeves – Chris & Jessica Dauphin – 5:21
  • Some Children See Him – Penny Allison & Corrina VanFossen – 4:52
  • In The Bleak Midwinter – Andrew Roth – 3:23
  • Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Mike Albert & The Big ‘E’ Band – 2:47
  • Marshmallow World – Lorne, Corrina & Sam VanFossen – 2:50
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside – Kelly Delaveris & Cabot Rea – 2:15
  • (It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus – Cody Romshak & Friends – 4:17
  • I’ll Be Blue Without You – Dave Clo & Shane McConnell – 2:43
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Lauri Tucker – 2:48
  • The Christmas Song – The Jordanaires – 3:32
  • Sweet Holy Child – Tim Watkins & Sean Ferguson – 3:10
  • What Child Is This? – Roger Hoard – 6:14
  • A Christmas Song – Jennifer Shaw – 3:26
  • River – Penny Allison – 4:03
  • Winter Wonderland – Mike Albert & The Big ‘E’ Band – 2:22
  • I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Kelly Delaveris – 3:04
  • Ave Maria – Cheryl Duren & Jonathan Davis – 4:04
  • Little Town of Bethlehem – Cody Romshak – 4:04

Appearing on A Christmas To Cure Cancer 4 CD

  • Andrew Roth
  • Andy Chilcoat
  • Cabot Rea
  • Cheryl Duren
  • Chris Brown
  • Chris Dauphin
  • Chuck Moore
  • Cody Romshak
  • Corrina VanFossen
  • Curtis Young
  • Dan Allison
  • Dave Bow
  • Dave Clo
  • Ed Chilcoat
  • Eric Blume
  • Glen Kimberlin
  • Gordon Stoker
  • Jamie Peck
  • Jan Roll
  • Jeff Mattevi
  • Jennifer Shaw
  • Jeromy Rowe
  • Jessica Dauphin
  • Jim Godin
  • Jim Rupp
  • John Catchings
  • John Popovich
  • Jon Chinn
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Keith Jenkins
  • Kelly Delaveris
  • Lauri Tucker
  • Lorne VanFossen
  • Louis Nunley
  • Mark Puskarich
  • Mary Sorensen
  • Mike Albert
  • Mike Hilliard
  • Mike Nicklaus
  • Mitch Fox
  • Nikolas Delaveris
  • Penny Allison
  • Ray Walker
  • Roger Hoard
  • Ryan Wilkins
  • Sam Ballinger
  • Sam VanFossen
  • Sandy Longshore
  • Sean Carney
  • Sean Ferguson
  • Shane McConnell
  • Tim Clo
  • Tim Seidler
  • Tim Watkins
  • Tony Buscem

 

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