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Kelly Delaveris - "My Christmas Gift" CD

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SONG LIST (Click link to listen to MP3 sample)
1. Merry Christmas Baby 9. Angels On Your Pillow
2. Sleigh Ride 10. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
3. Christmas Waltz 11. Baby It’s Cold Outside
4. Some Children See Him 12. The Christmas Song
5. Santa Baby 13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney 14. Welcome To Our World
7. O Holy Night 15. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
8. Silver Bells    

 

Photo Gallery

Alex Mirabal singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney", Tony's Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH
Brett Allen
Susan Ruhl tracking her duet vocals on "Silver Bells"
Cabot Rea singing a duet on "Baby It's Cold Outside" at John Schwab Studio
Cabot Rea singing a duet on "Baby It's Cold Outside" at John Schwab Studio - Photo 2
Claire Zehnal singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney", Tony's Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH
Colin Coffey, recording engineer at John Schwab Studio, tracking our session
David & Evie Rupp getting into the Christmas Spirit in June
David & Evie Rupp, Sean Ferguson, Nikolas Delaveris getting into the Christmas Spirit in June
Evie Rupp and Kelly Delaveris singing their duet on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney"
Evie Rupp singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney"
Evie Rupp singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney"
Christmas Hat and Antlers on the Grand Piano at John Schwab Studio, Columbus Ohio
Sean putting a little Christmas Spirit on his Fender Rhodes
Jim Rupp, Kelly Delaveris, Nikolas Delaveris, Sean Ferguson
Jim Rupp, Kelly Delaveris, Nikolas Delaveris, Sean Ferguson, Sean's ham shot
Jim Rupp warming up the drums
Jim Rupp setting record levels on the drums
John Schwab Studio Mixing Console, Columbus, OH
Justin Mirabal singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney", Tony's Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH
Kelly Delaveris and Cabot Rea singing their duet on "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Kelly Delaveris and Dave Power after tracking "Christmas Waltz"
Kristen Zehnal singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney", Tony's Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH
Luca Nogueira singing on "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney", his first recording experience
Michael Cox tracking his flute solo on "Some Children See Him"
Michael Cox tracking his sax solo on "Merry Christmas Baby"
Michael Cox tracking some sax fills on "Santa Baby"
Michalea Delaveris tracking her vocals for "Santa Baby"
Nikolas Delaveris trying out the studio bass
Nikolas Delaveris and Sean Ferguson pouring over the charts
Pricilla Teixeira and her son Luca Nogueira
Sean Ferguson and Nikolas Delaveris in their Christmas ham photo
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Song Credits and Liner Notes

There are three things I love about Christmas - family, friends and music.  And there are lots of those on this CD.  This is my second project for "A Christmas To Cure Cancer." And like the first one, it's dedicated to the memory of my mother, who lost her third fight with cancer in 2004.

I started out by picking some of my favorite Christmas tunes - there are so many! Then I put the family and friends in for the instrumentation and vocals.  My favorite rhythm section: my friends Sean Ferguson on piano and Jim Rupp on drums and my son Nikolas on bass.  Two other dear friends, Dave Powers and Brett Allen helped me out with piano and guitar.  I had a lot of help with the vocals: my daughter Michalea sang two tracks, Jim's daughter Evie helped us out, Cabot Rea, his daughter Cassie, my long-time friend Sue sang some backup, and my good friend Priscila let her son Luca sing on a track.  Mark Puskarich added his nieces and nephews, Alex, Justin, Claire and Kristen to the kids’ chorus as well.  My friend and favorite sax player, Michael Cox, added to the project.

So, I want to thank all my friends and family who gave of their time and talent.  I also want to thank John Schwab for donating the studio time.  I hope this music is as much fun to listen to as it was to record.  Merry Christmas – Kelly Delaveris
Arrangements by Kelly Delaveris et al © 2007

Recorded at John Schwab Recording Studio, Columbus, OH

Recording Engineers – Joe Viers, Colin Coffey, BJ Davis
Mixed by Mark Puskarich and Cody Romshak, Tony’s Treasures Studio, Cadiz, OH
Mastered by Jeff Baggett, Nashville, TN
Produced by Mark Puskarich for A Christmas To Cure Cancer and Kelly Delaveris © 2007

1. Merry Christmas Baby

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Nikolas Delaveris – Upright Bass
Michael Cox - Saxophone
Jim Rupp - Drums

Words and music by Charles Brown

2. Sleigh Ride

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

Words by Mitchell Parish and music by Leroy Anderson

3. Christmas Waltz

Kelly Delaveris - Vocals
Dave Powers - Piano

Words by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne

4. Some Children See Him

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Brett Allen – Guitar
Michael Cox - Flute

Words and music by A. Burt and W. Hutson

5. Santa Baby

Michalea Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Nikolas Delaveris – Upright Bass
Michael Cox – Saxophone
Jim Rupp – Drums

Words and music by Joan Javits, Phil Springer and Tony Springer

6. Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Evie Rupp – Children’s Lead Vocal
Luca Nogueira, Alex & Justin Mirabal, Kristen & Claire Zehnal – Children’s Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Nikolas Delaveris – Upright Bass
Michael Cox - Saxophone
Jim Rupp - Drums

Words and music by William D. Hardy and Billy Moore Jr.

7. O Holy Night

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Brett Allen – Guitar

Traditional – Public Domain 

8. Silver Bells

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Susan Ruhl – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Fender Rhodes
Nikolas Delaveris – Upright Bass
Jim Rupp - Drums

Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

9. Angels On Your Pillow

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano & Fender Rhodes

Words and music by Paul Horner and Peggy Lee

10. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

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

Words and music by Irving Berlin

11. Baby It’s Cold Outside

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

Words and music by Frank Loesser

12. The Christmas Song

Michalea Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Fender Rhodes
Nikolas Delaveris – Upright Bass

Words and music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano

Words and music by R. Blane and H. Martin

14. Welcome To Our World

Cassie Rea – Vocals
Cabot Rea - Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano

Words and music by Chris Rice

15. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Kelly Delaveris – Vocals
Sean Ferguson – Piano
Nikolas Delaveris – Upright Bass

Recorded at The PowerPlant, Westerville, OH. Rusty Yanok, Recording Engineer
Words and music by Frank Loesser

A Christmas To Cure Cancer, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non –profit corporation.  For Kelly Delaveris bookings and concert information, please visit www.kellydelaveris.com

Producer Notes:
I can’t tell you what a true pleasure it is to record Kelly and her band.  So much great talent makes it easy to mix and prepare another wonderful CD for her.  It was especially nice to meet Cabot Rea, the Rupp family, Michalea Delaveris, Dave Powers and Michael Cox.  Thanks to all the gang at John Schwab Recording Studio for trying to find the times and schedules to make this all work.  They do an amazing job of tracking the pure sonic characteristics of each instrument and vocal.  Thanks for doing such a great job so I don’t have so much work on the back end.  Merry Christmas everyone and thanks so much for supporting our cause.  We all work so very hard to help make an impact on cancer research. – Mark Puskarich

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Happy Christmas
Liz & Ralph & Calvin
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Guitar)
Grown Up Christmas List
Christmas Drive
Three Hundred Sixty Four
Merry Christmas Baby
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)
It's Christmas
Baby It's Cold Outside
Starbright
Dance Of The Elves
Silent Night
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Piano)
The Secret Of Christmas
Fireside
O Holy Night
Believe
 
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