Whimsy and charm abound on this new EP, which features not only Jody's signature arrangements, but also
her propensity for parody. You'll sympathize with an overworked Santa, delight in the antics of feline vandals,
and marvel at the multitude of sounds, styles, and textures Jody coaxes from her dulcimer. Baby boomers
take note: Includes just enough nostalgia to make you long for the days when Spam was merely a mysterious
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1. Sleigh Ride (3:05)
2. The Man from Arctic Circle (2:42)
3. March of the Toys / Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (3:19)
4. Cyber Wonderland (2:34)
5. Linus and Lucy (3:12)
6. Christmastime for the Kitties (3:21)
7. Apple Tree Wassail / Here We Come a-Wassailing / In Dulci Jubilo (2:00)
8. Joy (3:06)
Total time: 23:27
Produced by Jody Marshall.
Engineered and digitally edited by Chris Murphy, RHL Audio.
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD.
Cover illustration by Dick Bangham.
Package design by RipBang Pictures, Inc.
Guest Musicians :
Paul Nahay - piano
Carey Creed - vocals
Andrea Hoag - fiddle
Notes on the Tracks
1. Sleigh Ride
I never get tired of this happy melody.
2. The Man from Arctic Circle
(Parody by Jody Marshall of "The Girl from Ipanema," by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Norman Gimbel.)
Ever wonder what Santa does during the off-season?
3. March of the Toys / Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
(Victor Herbert / Leon Jessel)
While arranging these pieces for multiple layers of hammered dulcimer, I quickly discovered that they bring out the
instrument's inner child.
4. Cyber Wonderland
(Parody by Jody Marshall of "Winter Wonderland," by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith)
Alas, the thrill of finding a leftover nickel in a pay-phone change slot is but a distant memory.
5. Linus and Lucy
I still love that funky dance scene in the Charlie Brown Christmas show.
6. Christmastime for the Kitties
(Parody by Jody Marshall of "Silver Bells," by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans)
In our feline-ruled household, every day is Christmas.
7. Apple Tree Wassail / Here We Come a-Wassailing / In Dulci Jubilo
(trad. English / trad. English / 14th-century German)
For fellow dulcimer players: The latter two tunes are "separate hands" pieces.
(Based on Tom Parker's arrangement of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach)
If you remember this Top 40 hit from the early '70s, you weren't having enough fun.
Recorded and mixed by
Chris Murphy, www.rhlaudio.com
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