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The Ventures' - Christmas Album
The Ventures Christmas album from 1965 is one of my favorites. Each track features a classic rock riff that morphs into a holiday tune. For example, The Ventures take the Ray Charles tune, "What'd I say," substituting guitar for that opening keyboard riff. Then they quickly push the throttle into "Jingle Bells."
The band also takes the Beatles' "I feel fine" and blends it seamlessly into "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." These tracks are very 60s, almost cliches, but have just the right amount of distortion to make them irresistible. I should note the copy we have at WNIJ belongs to Susan Stephens, and last I checked this CD is out of print. Perhaps we should insure it!

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