Instant Holiday Album

by Jim Bryson

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A holiday record recorded in one day!!!
All proceed going to The Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa and Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation's "You Know Who I Am" Foundation.


released December 12, 2012

Recorded in 15 hours on December 1st, 2012 at Little Bullhorn.
* Recorded in the Draves' family living room on the same day using the player piano.

Recording Engineer:
Jarrett Bartlett

Olivier Fairfield
John Higney
David Draves
Don Cummings
Craig Pederson
Jon Lommow

Jeremy Fisher
Rolf Klausner
Jill Zmud
Mel Swain
John Higney
Jarrett Bartlett
Andrew Vincent
Jon Lomow
Miche Jette
Alan Neal

David Draves operated the player piano and showed some sweat doing so.

Edgar Draves did not tackle the mic

Such great thanks to all the kind folks who gave their time for this. I came up with it on a whim, recorded it very shortly after and now this is what we have. Dave Draves insisted once the idea was there that we make sure we got it done and he is to thank that we did.
Thanks to Alan Neal from CBC Radio One and Peter Simpson from The Ottawa Citizen for wanted to help send the word out to the people in our town and for being a willing internet dance partner.
Maybe next year, this will be an LP. but I am happy where it is right now.
Extra thanks to Melanie Swain who welcomed us in at a very tough time and was up for 10 people hanging around her house when most would have asked to watch a movie with her family in their pj's.
I may not have the rights to a couple of these songs, so be kind in your litigation. We are doing this not for our own desire for big houses and swimming pools.



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