Twelve Melodies of Christmas[CD]
~ David Kenneth McComber
David Kenneth McComber (DKM) is a former 'Malibu' band member, an alternative rock group from the 80's. He also played the keys in a classic rock group called 'Illegal Tender'. Born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area, he is no stranger to toasted ravioli, and in case you are interested (as all St. Louisians seem to be), he went to Pattonville High school once upon a time. Learning piano from his father, Kenneth McComber, he never really had any formal training - just liked to make up melodies. Of course you could say his formal training was learning to play Scott Joplin ragtime, Beethoven, Bach and Mozart on his own (because he loved the music so much). Even a touch of Gershwin can be heard, in the lively rendition of 'Jingle Bells' on this CD. On this CD, you will hear twelve inspiring tunes of the Christmas season arranged by DKM (with a bit of his own melodies mixed in here and there). Based in part on happy childhood memories of Christmas songs and the joy and wonderment of the season. Starting off with a modern classical rendition of 'We Three Kings' and ending with the very childlike and playful 'Up On The Housetop', this CD will take you on a trip through all those wonderful emotions of past and present Christmas celebrations with family and friends. David's recording of 'Jingle Bells', from his CD Twelve Melodies of Christmas, was featured on KEZK 102.5 FM's 2005 'Hometown Holidays' CD to help benefit a local charity!
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