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Tommy Dodd


From:
Acworth, Ga., USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 2:48 pm     Reply with quote

I have recently accepted a solo gig. I'll be playing 2 - 3 times per week and each gig is for 3 hours per shift. I have plenty of tracks to play with for most of the year but I have been "requested" to include at least 40% of my gig time playing Christmas music between Thanksgiving and Christmas day. So, I am frantically trying to put together a collection of tracks to play with. I am willing to buy, borrow, or steal anything you might have related to Christmas. (No thanks, I don't need a track for "Grandma Just Got Run Over by a Reindeer). It doesn't matter if it's BIAB tracks, karaoke tracks, or .mp3.

I know I could sit here a write a lot of Christmas songs with BIAB but I was hoping someone has already done that.

I will appreciate any offerings you might supply, and also your advice as to where else to turn for my needs.

Thanks in advance,

tommyd


(Note: I also posted this request in the BIAB section hoping for some help! I hope that's not against the rules.)
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Pete Burak


From:
Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 4:13 pm     Reply with quote

Some ideas...
I think you can get the Rhythm Tracks for existing Pedal Steel Christmas Albums from Jim Palanscar (I think both Buddy and Paul have one out).
Also, You can pull up Karaoke Tracks on YouTube for most all Chrsitmas songs.
This one sounds good (maybe?) for your style, Tommy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nD1OCeOnS0
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Paul King


From:
Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 4:38 pm     Reply with quote

Tommy, You will get help here. I asked for a couple Christmas tracks and fellow steel players sent them to my email. I love to play Christmas songs but know several steel players who do not. You will have no problem playing any of them.
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Tim Herman


From:
Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 6:17 am     Reply with quote

Sent you a Facebook message as well...
Try these. I hope they work.
http://www.guitarvoice.com/backingtracks/freeguitarbackingtracks.aspx?searchKey=holiday
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Tim Herman


From:
Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 6:24 am     Reply with quote

Here is another place where you can tweak the track and then download. Looks like about 2 bucks a track.
http://www.karaoke-version.com/
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Neil Degraw


From:
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 8:12 am     Reply with quote

Tommy, Daywind, https://daywind.com, has a ton of Christmas and Gospel tracks, which are great quality. Also try Crossroads.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 8:29 am     Reply with quote

Tommy,
I have a backup tracks CD with Christmas songs.
It was made with BIAB and I use it when I play out.
I would be happy to send it to you.
It contains the following songs:
Angels From The Realms Of Glory
Away In A Manger
What Child Is This
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Come, All Ye Faithful
and Silent Night
Erv
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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 3:45 pm     Christmas Songs Reply with quote

Erv, I love your choice of Christmas songs. Those kind of songs give me a real good feeling of Christmas. Never cared much for commercial type of music.
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Bill Sutton


From:
North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 4:17 pm     Reply with quote

Tommy I have the tracks for Buddy Emmons "Christmas Sounds Of The Steel Guitar". Be glad to send you all the tracks in mp3 if you like. Some of the songs have a little singing...But just a line or 2. Just tell me where to send them.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 9:02 am     Reply with quote

Kevin,
Yes, those are "Christian" Christmas songs. Very Happy
Erv
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

Unbelievable as it seems, I'd actually prefer a setlist that was a bit more secular. I can hear the rest in church..
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 9:54 am     Reply with quote

I have some nice secular Christmas songs, just no tracks. Very Happy
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 11:24 am     Reply with quote

Tommy,
Your Christmas tracks CD is in the mail. Very Happy
Erv
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