Carly Jamison Releases 'I'm Getting A Ukulele For Christmas'
Songwriter Carly Jamison has announced the release of her third Christmas single this year - "I'm Getting A Ukulele For Christmas". Written in the traditional of all great Christmas novelty records, it's a fun genre-defying song that celebrates the joys and excitement associated with receiving exactly what you've been wanting for Christmas.
"The song is 100% autobiographical", says Jamison. "I was literally driving home with the ukulele that I was getting for Christmas in the back of my car when I first started hearing it in my head. By the time I got home, the first and second verses were pretty much written."
Producer Tres Sasser says the sound is "a mix of sidewalk buskers, winter time magic, street performers and dixieland jazz with a few Hawaiian elements to respect the history of the instrument".
The song was recorded at The Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN. Players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, Nate Moran on drums and percussion, and Dick Aven on saxophones. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.