SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS IS AN ALBUM FEATURING MY VOCALS MUSIC AND ARRANGEMENTS DONE IN THE STYLE OF PHIL SPECTOR’S WALL OF SOUND GIRL GROUPS/GUYS AND ORCHESTRATIONS. I WAS GIVEN FREE REIGN BY MUSIC FACTORY TO PERFORM ARRANGE AND PRODUCE SINGLE HANDED THE TRACKS FOR THIS UNIQUE ALBUM.
AS I WAS TOLD IT HADN’T SOLD TOO WELL I FELT SLIGHTLY EMBARRASSED TO LISTEN TO IT. NOW YEARS LATER I REALISE THESE ALBUMS WERE SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF BUT FRUSTRATING AS ANYBODY BUT ME GETS THE RECOGNITION. THAT IS THE DOWN SIDE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS.
I HAVE TO TELL MYSELF THAT JIVE BUNNY GETS MOCKED AND RIDICULED FOR BEING UNCOOL SO WHO LOSES.
Quite complimentary internet reviews. The authors are unaware of My single handed productions. I am a musical team? Christmas Spectacular…… “While I routinely present vinyl on 45 ‘s and LP’s, this holiday sampling of three tunes issued on compact disc in 2000 by an inventive musical team out of England gets an honorable mention.
Much like the ‘Hooked On Classics’ and ‘Stars On 45’ concept 12″ dance LP’s of the early 1980’s, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers output throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s followed the same formula. For this Christmas release, the production featured 32 holiday tracks with for the most part, convincing electronic ‘Wall Of Sound’ arrangements that showcased the talents of singers sounding similar to that of Phil Spector’s hit makers, The Ronettes, Darlene Love, The Crystals, Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Tina Turner and The Righteous Brothers.
This trio of Christmas tunes includes: ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ (This long version was taken from Jive Bunny’s ‘CHRISTMAS PARTY’ album. An edited 1:37 version appeared on ‘SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS PARTY’), ‘Blue Christmas’ and ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.
I suppose ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ are fashioned in the style of Darlene Love while ‘Blue Christmas’ sounds like the vocals of The Ronettes. It’s the same singer so you be the judge.” Review by Jason Birchmeier Spectacular Christmas features Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers blazing through a whopping total of 32 holiday songs, several of them well-known. Some of the more popular songs here include “Blue Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and many more. But there are also a lot of fun inclusions here like “Ding Dong Merrily” and “Another Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas” that are a bit more obscure. Nonetheless, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers manage to liven up nearly every song on this album, making it a fun album to play at your next holiday party. This is lighthearted Christmas music performed in an invigorating style with few moments to catch your breath. *******************************************************************
Listen to my ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE (as used in the Will Smith movie ENEMY OF THE STATE (Gas station scene) WHITE CHRISTMAS Darlene Love Spector version HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS a Terry Webster Arrangement Vocals and music performed by Terry Webster
THE OFFENDING ITEM!!