Christmas (Take A Ride) (CD)


Mitch Ryder

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Good Golly Miss Claus! Mitch Ryder may be without his Detroit Wheels, but at 73 years old the blue-eyed soul legend is still going strong. It’s not that we haven’t heard enough Christmas albums in our life, but being a living legend without one to his name, the man has earned it, dammit! These days his voice is a bit more subdued; more soulful rasp than wild shriek, but he knows how to play to his strengths: Christmas (Take A Ride) features covers of Christmas standards new and old all done in an energetic ‘60s R&B fashion, which means plenty of bright horns, brittle guitars, and a stomping backbeat. Hell, the lead single is a cover of raucous garage rock legends The Sonics’ very own “Santa Claus,” cavernous reverb and fuzz guitars intact. He even manages to make “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” somehow sound a little less stupid. In fact, his take on the most annoying of novelty songs is downright listenable, which is a feat unto itself. The only knock on Christmas (Take A Ride) is the lack of a song titled “Devil With A Red Dress,” which seems like an egregious missed opportunity, though Ryder has left the door open to the possibility of a Christmas sequel. Don’t leave us hanging, Mitch.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
What Christmas Means To Me
Mitch Ryder 02:32
2.
Blue Christmas
Mitch Ryder 02:45
3.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Mitch Ryder 02:29
4.
Someday at Christmas
Mitch Ryder 02:52
5.
Jingle Bell Rock
Mitch Ryder 01:55
6.
Santa Claus
Mitch Ryder 02:50
7.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Mitch Ryder 02:56
8.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Mitch Ryder 02:40
9.
Sleigh Ride
Mitch Ryder 02:44
10.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Mitch Ryder 03:26
11.
Let It Snow
Mitch Ryder 01:57
12.
Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Mitch Ryder 02:33

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