Strange Manor Christmas Volume 10

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Strange Manor Christmas Volume 10

Performed by Arthur Leon Adams III, Benjamin Malament, Cristy Nelson, Dennis Cabuco, Lorenzo Loera and Tiffany Silver Braun.

Recorded and mixed by Arthur Leon Adams III at Strange Manor, Fall 2016, except “What’s This? A Remix?” recorded by Tiffany Silver Braun, mixed by Arthur Leon Adams III.

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released December 21, 2016

1. The Twelve Chores of Christmas (Part 1)
Traditional, new lyrics by Strange Manor

Arthur – piano, vocal, a pile of dishes in the sink
Ben – vocal, 3 trash bins
Cristy – vocal, 2 kitty barfs
Dennis – vocal, 4 rooms to clean
Lorenzo – vocal, 3 trash bins
Tiffany – vocal, 5 cars to move

2. Father Christmas
Written by Ray Davies
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III & Ben Malament

Arthur – lead & background vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, piano, glockenspiel
Ben – drums, percussion, background vocals
Cristy – background vocals, sleighbells
Dennis – bass guitar, organ, background vocals
Lorenzo – lead guitar
Tiffany – background vocals

3. Grinchyman
Contains elements of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
by Theodor Seuss Geisel & Albert Hague
and “Fisherman” by The Congos
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III & Ben Malament

Arthur – vocals, guitar, dubbing
Ben – vocals, drums
Dennis – bass guitar, organ
Lorenzo – vocals

4. The Island of 8bit Toys
A parody of “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year” by Johnny Marks, from the Rankin/Bass Christmas special “Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer”
New lyrics by Arthur Leon Adams III & Tiffany Silver Braun
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III

Arthur – synths, programming, samples, vocoder
Tiffany – vocal

5. New Year’s Suite: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Written by Frank Loesser
(Contains elements of “I Only Have Eyes For You” by The Flamingos)
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III

Arthur – piano, shoobopshoobops
Ben – drums, shoobopshoobops
Lorenzo – lead vocal, upright bass, electric guitar

6. New Year’s Suite: Auld Lang Syne (Jump On It)
Contains elements of “Auld Lang Syne,” Traditional,
and “Apache (Jump On It)” by Sugarhill Gang
New lyrics by Arthur Leon Adams III
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III, Ben Malament & Tiffany Silver Braun

Arthur – 1st verse, vocals, synths, programming, claps
Ben – 3rd verse, vocals, drums, conga, claps
Cristy – vocals, claps
Dennis – vocals, claps
Lorenzo – vocals, electric guitar, claps
Tiffany – 2nd verse, vocals, claps

7. New Year’s Suite: New Year’s Day
Written by U2
Arrangement stolen from Phil Spector by Arthur Leon Adams III & Ben Malament

Arthur – lead vocal, background vocals, wall of sound
Ben – drums, percussion
Cristy – shaker
Lorenzo – upright bass
Tiffany – background vocals, sleighbells

8. What’s This? A Remix?
Written by Danny Elfman, contains samples from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Arranged by Tiffany Silver Braun

Arthur – synths
Lorenzo – electric guitar
Tiffany – samples, programming, synths, etc

9. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (Beyla Phones In)
Written by John Rox

Beyla – vocals over the phone
Arthur – banjo, glockenspiel, piano
Ben – snare, clickity-clack
Cristy – sleighbells
Dennis – maraca, tambourine
Tiffany – snippity-snap
Hippos – hippo sounds

10. Everyday Is Christmas
Written by Kevin Junior
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III & Ben Malament

Arthur – electric guitar, piano, bass guitar, background vocals
Ben – drums
Dennis – lead vocal, organ
Lorenzo – lead guitar

11. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Written by Roy Wood
Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III, Ben Malament & Cristy Nelson

Arthur – electric & acoustic guitars, bass, piano, tambourine, glockenspiel, background vocals
Ben – drums
Cristy – Lead vocals, background vocals, sleighbells
Dennis – organ

12. The 12 Chores of Christmas (Part 2)

Arthur – vocals, guitars, bass, piano
Ben – vocals, drums
Cristy – vocals
Dennis – vocals
Lorenzo – vocals
Tiffany - vocals

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