Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas CD helps promote organ donation awareness

"Alex Pangman and her band (The Alleycats) ring in the joy of Christmas loud and clear on this charming new release". George Evans as posted on Alex's website.

"Toronto-based classic jazz singer Alex Pangman releases her fourth album. Christmas Gift, Canada’s “Sweetheart of Swing” presents a joyful and rollicking set of both familiar and lesser-known Christmas tunes from the 1930s and 1940s. Among the tuneful chestnuts such as “Jingle Bells” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” are some charming and obscure 1930s holiday fare.

The instrumental “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” shows off the talents of Pangman’s backing band. Pangman brings her own original song “Truckin’ Around the Christmas Tree” to the holiday songbook.

Also memorable is an updated blues version of “Christmas Spirits,” whose subtle message may be applied to something each one of us should think about—in this season’s spirit of giving, Ms. Pangman, in conjunction with the Trillium Gift for Life Organization, has included with each disc a special message concerning organ and tissue donation, as well as an organ donor card." From the press release by George Evans. Also please go to Alex's website.

Brian Kellow, Community Relations Coordinator for Trillium Gift of Life Network has asked me to advertise the CD which I am very pleased to do. It looks like an excellent chance to pick-up a holiday gift and help advance organ donation at the same time. Merv.

Here's Brian's note to me:
"I am happy to tell you about an album that has been released. The record is composed of Christmas songs performed by a jazz musician who has been lending her voice to our cause.

Trillium Gift of Life Network worked on the packaging with this young Jazz singer who has a personal connection to donation and has used her record to promote donation by including a donor card, information sheet and dedicating the record in part to donors and those who work to promote donation. It's a wonderful record and you can hear samples or order from the website. Brian Kellow."

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