Strange Manor Christmas Volume 9

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Produced, recorded, mixed and "mastered" by Arthur Leon Adams III at Strange Manor, November – December 2015, except for “March of the Electric Toys” produced and recorded by Tiffany Silver Braun, and “Beyla’s Song” recorded by Ben Malament.

1. Making Christmas (Intro)
Music & Lyrics by Danny Elfman
From Tim Burton’s “A Nightmare Before Christmas”
New lyrics by Strange Manor

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III, Lorenzo Loera, and Tiffany Silver Braun

Arthur Leon Adams III – vocals, chatter, dope rhymes
Ben Malament – vocals, chatter, best accent
Cristy Nelson – vocals, chatter, skepticism about Arthur’s rapping ability
Dennis Cabuco – vocals, chatter, “Where’s the party? What’s poppin’?”
Lorenzo Loera – piano, vocals, chatter, chill vibe
Tiffany Silver Braun – vocals, chatter, Jack Skellington impression

2. Weez Wish You A Merry Christmas
Contains elements of We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Traditional)
and My Name Is Jonas by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson & Jason Cropper
Originally performed by Weezer
Additional lyrics by Arthur Leon Adams III

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Ben Malament

Arthur Leon Adams III – lead vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, shaker, background vocals
Ben Malament – drums, glockenspiel, “Matt Sharp falsetto,” background vocals
Cristy Nelson – background vocals
Lorenzo Loera – “Brian Bell harmony,” background vocals
Tiffany Silver Braun – glockenspiel, sleigh bells, background vocals
Jacob LaCally – background vocals

3. Christmas in Jail
Music & Lyrics by The Youngsters
Additional lyrics by Ben Malament

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Ben Malament

Arthur Leon Adams III – electric guitar, piano
Ben Malament – lead vocals, drums, trombone, drunk talk
Cristy Nelson – sassy chorus girl #1
Dennis Cabuco – bass guitar, “Don’t quit your day job”
Tiffany Silver Braun – sassy chorus girl #2

4. December Boyz
Based on September Gurls
Music & Lyrics by Alex Chilton
As performed by The Bangles
Additional lyrics by Arthur Leon Adams III

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Ben Malament

Arthur Leon Adams III – acoustic guitars, sleigh bells, background vocals
Ben Malament – drums
Dennis Cabuco – bass guitar, organ
Lorenzo Loera – electric guitars
Tiffany Silver Braun – lead vocals, sleigh bells

5. The March of the Electric Toys
Music by Victor Herbert
Contains samples from the 1961 movie “Babes in Toyland"

Arranged by Tiffany Silver Braun

Arthur Leon Adams III – guitar, synth
Tiffany Silver Braun – samples, programming, sequencing

6. The Longest Night
Music & Lyrics by Dennis Finnegan & Johnny Blood
Originally performed by Along Came Jones

Arranged by Strange Manor

Arthur Leon Adams III – acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
Ben Malament – tub bass
Cristy Nelson - tambourine
Dennis Cabuco – lead vocal, 12-string acoustic
Lorenzo Loera – piany
Tiffany Silver Braun – washboard

7. Merry Christmas Baby
Music & Lyrics by Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore
As performed by Otis Redding

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Ben Malament

Arthur Leon Adams III – piano, electric guitars, bass guitar, toy piano, hand claps
Ben Malament – drums, hand claps
Dennis Cabuco – organ, hand claps
Lorenzo Loera – lead vocal
Tiffany Silver Braun – sleigh bells
Jacob LaCally – hand claps

8. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)
Music & Lyrics by Joey Ramone
Originally performed by The Ramones

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Cristy Nelson

Arthur Leon Adams III – vocal, ukulele, toy piano
Cristy Nelson – vocal, glockenspiel
Tiffany Silver Braun – egg shaker

9. Dance of the Sugar Dub Fairy / Tchaikovsky Meets Rockers Uptown (Feat. DJ Jimmy Boom Boom)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
From The Nutcracker Ballet

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III, Ben Malament and Lorenzo Loera

Arthur Leon Adams III – electric guitar
Ben Malament – drums
Dennis Cabuco – bass guitar
Lorenzo Loera – melodica, electric piano
Tiffany Silver Braun – sleigh bells
DJ Jimmy Boom Boom – toasting

10. The Chosen Ones (skit)

Ben Malament – toy piano, ethnic stereotype
Cristy Nelson – “The Chosen One”
Everybody else – terrible singing

11. Dreidel
Original Music & Lyrics by Mikhi Gelbart
English version by Samuel S. Grossman and Samuel E. Goldfarb

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Ben Malament

Arthur Leon Adams III – electric guitars, gang vocals
Ben Malament – lead vocal, drums
Cristy Nelson – gang vocals
Dennis Cabuco – bass guitar, gang vocals
Lorenzo Loera – gang vocals
Tiffany Silver Braun - gang vocals
Jacob LaCally – gang vocals

12. Sympathy For The Kringle
A parody of Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
Music & Lyrics by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
New lyrics by Arthur Leon Adams III

Arranged by Arthur Leon Adams III and Ben Malament

Arthur Leon Adams III – lead vocal, piano, sleigh bells, “ho ho’s”
Ben Malament – drums, conga, whiskey bottle, misc. percussion, “ho ho’s”
Cristy Nelson – “ho ho’s”
Dennis Cabuco – bass guitar
Lorenzo Loera – electric guitar, “ho ho’s”
Tiffany Silver Braun – “ho ho’s”

13. Beyla’s Song (outro)

Beyla – vocals

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released December 11, 2015

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