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Christmas With the Puppini Sisters

The Puppini Sisters

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Album Review

The Puppini Sisters (who aren't really named Puppini and aren't really sisters) take on the Christmas season with their third album, an eclectic collection touching on their neo-swing tendencies. This is a British trio (their accents slip in on the occasional syllable here and there) who may take after the Andrews Sisters overtly, but who, on the evidence of this disc, are at least as interested in George Michael and Mariah Carey as they are in Bing Crosby and Patty Andrews. So, for example, they revive the 1980s Wham! hit "Last Christmas" (much more of a hit in the U.K. than in the U.S.), a catchy if melancholy ballad, as well as Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You." But they also traipse back to the ‘40s and ‘50s for Crosby- and Crosby/Andrews-related numbers like "White Christmas" and "Mele Kalikimaka." Their jazziest reading, actually, is "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (here called simply "Let It Snow"), although their singing can't really be called jazz since the scatting and re-harmonizing clearly were worked out in advance and rehearsed, not improvised on the spot. That's the way the Andrews Sisters did it, too, of course, and the Puppini Sisters remain as much a tribute act as a revitalization of several eras of pop.

Customer Reviews

A really great Christmas album

I'm quite baffled as to why nobody else has reviewed this before me and at the time I downloaded it there was not even a star rating.
These three talented girls who have made their mark with other albums have now come up with this really enchanting seasonal offering that puts a new slant on many Christmas favourites with excellent arrangements that work brilliantly with their unique style.
I have mixed this album with Annie Lennox acclaimed Cornucopia on a Christmas playlist and together they make super listening for the holiday period that I'm sure will become a favourite compilation for future Christmases.
If you like Christmas you won't regret buying this!!

Christmas With The Puppini Sisters

A delight, an utter delight. Harmonious in tone, nostalgic in theme, so easy on the eye. Just brilliant. The ability to take a song, strip it bare and re-shape it into their own. The familiar becomes refreshingly new! Buy it!!

Biography

Formed: London, England

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Modernizing the harmony vocal pop of '30s and '40s groups like the Andrews Sisters, London's Puppini Sisters took the name of Marcella Puppini, who founded the act after being inspired by the music in the film The Triplets of Belleville. Puppini, a native of Bologna, Italy, moved to London in 1990 to study fashion and quickly became immersed in the city's music scene. Though she had a career at Vivienne Westwood's design studio, she left to focus on music, and in 2003 earned a music degree at Trinity...
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