Bunny's Holiday Album
Bruce Von Stiers
A couple of years ago I reviewed the Bunny Sigler album From Bunny With Love & A Little Soul. The album was well received and another milestone in a longstanding career in R & B and jazz.
This year finds Bunny with a brand new album. This time out Bunny has a holiday album. The title of the album is When You're In Love At Christmas Time. It has a dozen holiday themed songs on it, most are classics but three were written by Bunny. The one's he didn't write, Bunny made new arrangements for. He produced the album along with Raymond Earl. Bunny is joined on vocals on most of the songs by Charlene Holloway. The album has a run time of forty nine minutes.
First up is the title track, When You're In Love At Christmas Time. It was one of the songs that Bunny wrote. It is a light and breezy jazz piece with mellow vocals.
Then there is Little Drummer Boy. Bunny adds a bit of R & B flavor to this classic holiday tune.
I've always liked the Mel Torme classic, The Christmas Song. Bunny does a great job on the song. It also has some nice piano and guitar backing Bunny's vocals.
Another song that gets jazzy R & B movements is O Holy Night.
Hark The Herald Angels Sing begins with an orchestral effect. Bunny does this song with a more traditional arrangement. Charlene has some terrific vocals on the song as well.
Bunny brings a tiny bit of funk jazz into the mix for White Christmas.
After that is a cool jazz infused rendition of Winter Wonderland.
Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday is the second song written by Bunny. It is a soft and gentle song.
Ave Maria is an all-time classic holiday song. Bunny sings the song in the traditional format.
What holiday album would be complete without Auld Lange Syne? Bunny begins his rendition a cappella then brings in the instruments for a slick jazzy finish.
The third song on the album that Bunny wrote is A Christmas Dream. It is a gentle and fun song about helping Santa.
Bunny finishes out the album with a slick rendition of O Come All You Faithful.
Bunny Sigler is certainly a terrific jazz and R & B vocalist. Adding a great holiday album to his long list of accomplishments will endear him to current fans and more than likely gain him some new ones.
You can order a copy of the album and find more about it and Bunny Sigler at his official site at www.bunzmusicandrecords.com
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