Cola Band – Almost Acappella

The Cola Band was a top-40 show band based out of Denver, CO. I was proud to be a member for three years. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve every year, we would end each evening’s performance with a live rendition of this song. We gave away cassette recordings of the song as a Christmas gift for fans.

 

Cola Band, 1987 with Keith Raygor

Chestnuts Roasting – The Christmas Song

This song was recorded in the late 80s, in my apartment with just an older electric piano, sax and our fives voices. Dean McIndoo (the guy on the right – keyboards) did the brilliant vocal arrangements – especially check out the key change near the end. We tracked all 5 voices at once, and then went back and recorded the same parts one more time. So, the final product is double-tracked but live, giving it that lush sound. I hope you enjoy the song and these holidays.

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