by: Staten Lemee
Fred Hughes CD, I’ll Be Home for Christmas is a fun, musical, swingin’ Christmas CD that you will not get tired of, just put it in the player, hit play and press the CD repeat button and you will instantly have hours of Christmas music for the perfect musical decoration the whole family will enjoy.
Fun lively tracks include: “Winter Wonderland,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Let It Snow,” “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” That is seven toe tapping tracks out the eleven that is mixed freely with relaxing slower versions of classic Christmas standards, which include: “Silver Bells,” as slow bluesy version of “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song,” and a beautiful version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
The CD features Fred Hughes on piano, Amy Shook on bass and Frank Russo on the drums. The overall vibe is a “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” kind of feel, which is a good thing. There is enough variety here to keep you swingin’ right through the holiday season snapping on two and four. Whether you’re just pulling the sleigh like most reindeer, or makin’ like Rudolph with a shiny nose, depends only on how you spike your eggnog, I’ll Be Home for Christmas will be a sure mood setting ornament you will want to pick up and cherish for many celebrations to come.