SHINY & BRITE!

by The Taters

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    Our first Christmas offering! Eclectic, roots-pop Christmas songs, drawing from Americana, Power Pop, and British Pop. *Let us know if you want it autographed!*

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Last Lone Noel ©Craig Evans & Gary Walker, BMI. All Rights Reserved Beginning of December's gone, the Christmas season's here The snows have started earlier this year And though I walk alone tonight with no one to wish me well I'm living my last lone Noel I go downtown to see the lights and hear the childrens' song I've stood alone and watched so very long & Rising from among the crowd I still hear the sound of bells I'm living my last lone Noel We live our lives on separate lines that seldom seem 2 cross But Christmas time can free the blind And save us from the lonely cost Before all love is lost When snow is falling on the ground and winter's in the air Take the time to see what's yours to share We're really not so all alone But sometimes it's hard to tell I'm living my last lone Noel I'm living my last lone Noel I'm living my last lone Noel
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My First Christmas With You ©2002 Craig Evans (BMI) Here’s to my first Christmas with you I can’t wait for all the things that we’ll do Christmas time is my favourite time of year We can take long walks in the snow Or come inside beneath the mistletoe I can’t wait for my very first Christmas with you We’ll sing the Christmas carols The songs both old & new But it’s gonna feel so different this year ‘cause I’ll be singing them with you Through the years as the weather gets cold And you’re here to have and to hold I’ll remember my very first Christmas with you
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It's Not Christmas (When My Baby's Not Around) ©Greg Marrs, BMI. All Rights Reserved. I’m not steppin’ out for Christmas And I don’t feel like tinseling the town And it’s true that I’m blue, and it’s all ‘cause of you It’s not Christmas, when my baby’s not around I’m not in the Christmas spirit Though I drank so deeply I could drown At the end of the bottle, there’s no you to cuddle It’s not Christmas, and my baby’s not around Oh, holy night -- the stars are shining bright There should be laughter, and caroling out in the snow But oh, lonely night -- I could be holding you tight But there’s no lovin’, no kissin’ I’m missin’ you so. I’m not waitin’ up for Santa Cause I know that he’ll only let me down And I’m too blue to carol, or wear gay apparel It’s not Christmas, and my baby’s not around Oh, holy night -- the stars are shining bright There should be laughter, and caroling out in the snow But oh, lonely night -- I could be holding you tight But there’s no lovin’, no kissin’ I’m missin’ you so. I’m not steppin’ out for Christmas And I don’t feel like tinseling the town Darlin’ please come back home, I can’t make it a - lone It’s not Christmas, when my baby’s not around It’s not Christmas, when my baby’s not around
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Pretty Paper 03:23
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O Holy Night 03:44
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Our first Christmas album, released in November 2019. You find other details about it and related shows at its Facebook page - www.facebook.com/TheTatersSHINYandBRITE

"One might even call it a holiday sampler, just like the variety boxes of colorful Shiny Brite Christmas decorations. Those Taters are known for their sampler-style shows; actually, that’s the beauty part about them. They’ll do anything for the fun of it" - Anne Jones, North of the James magazine
northofthejames.com/taters-new-shiny-brite-cd-captures-spirit-holidays/

"This joyful mix of originals, like the tuneful “Last Lone Noel” and the Roy Orbison-y ballad, “My First Christmas With You,” and Taterized versions of well- and little-known Christmas classics is a holiday treat built on a solid foundation of love and respect for these wonderful songs." - Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio
purepopradio.com/2019/12/11/reviews-12-11-19-do-you-hear-what-i-hear-stockings-full-of-musical-holiday-cheer-abound/

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released November 27, 2019

Recorded August 2019 at Slipped Disc Audio in Ashland, VA by Bill McElroy
Production & arrangements: The Taters with Bill McElroy
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Bill McElroy

Craig Evans - vocals, bass, glockenspiel
Brad Tucker - vocals, acoustic guitars
Greg Marrs - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin
Chris Mendez - vocals, drums, percussion

Stu Grimes - drums on "My First Christmas" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back"
Ned Henson - 2nd guitar on "My First Christmas" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back"
Guest Elves Chris Watling - saxophonic sugarplums on "It's Not Christmas"
Mike Gribik, extra tavern vocals on "Christmas Dream"
Monkeyknuckle Pops Chorus (Craig, Brad, Mike Gribik & Harry Gore) on "Santa Bring My Baby Back"


"My First Christmas" - Craig Evans, BMI
"Last Lone Noel" - Craig Evans & Gary Walker, BMI
"It's Not Christmas" - Greg Marrs, BMI
All Rights Reserved.

"I Can Hear Music" - Barry/Greenwich/Spector; "32 Feet" - Cavanaugh/Redmond/Weldon; "Santa Bring My Baby Back" - Schroeder/Demetrius; "Pretty Paper" - Nelson; "Little Drummer Boy" - Davis/Onorati/Simeone; "Christmas Dream" - Webber/Rice; "Old Toy Trains" - Miller; "I'd Like to Have an Elephant for Christmas" - Thompson; "Peace on Earth/Silent Night" - Burke/Lee. All Rights Reserved.

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The Taters Richmond, Virginia

Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana, a sound that's been described as "Country roots- pop with the genius songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop, …a curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles" Billboard magazine calls it "American roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip sensibilities" ... more

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