Christmas 2017 Songs: Jody Quine, Dan Berggren, Ian Anderson, Carducci Quartet...
“Got My Eye on You, Santa” was created in the magical workshops of Jody, Mr. C (aka Dan Berggren, who worked in American Forces Radio in the late 1960s). The song GOT MY EYE ON YOU, SANTA was written by Anne Leighton, music director/songwriter Roberta Piket, and songwriter Priscilla Harriett. The song’s message transcends all barriers, “Santa, I love you, and I’ve got magical presence and presents for you, created in MY workshop.” “Santa” appears on the compilation “Let's Have a Rockin Christmas Volume 2” by Bongo Boy Records.
Got my Eye On You Santa: ©Leighton/Hairriett/Piket
Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells): Ian Anderson & the Carducci Quartet (The End/BMG)
Ian Anderson’s “Ring Out These bells” (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) first appeared on Jethro Tull’s tenth studio album, “SONGS FROM THE WOOD.” With merriment and folklore imagery, the song has found different arrangements and life on 2003’s JETHRO TULL CHRISTMAS ALBUM and 2009’s CHRISTMAS ALBUM. This year JETHRO TULL THE STRING QUARTETS, Ian’s collaboration with the Carducci Quartet was released, and hit number 1 on the Classical Music Charts.
Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice bells) © Jethro Tull