Posted in MP3 | music on November 28, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Scott Miller - Joyful, Joyful (MP3)

Christmas

"Joyful, Joyful" (downloadable above) is "Dueling banjos" meets "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" (Ludwig van Beethoven, from Choral " Ode To Joy " Symphony No. 9 Opus 125), and it's one of seven tracks that appear on Scott Miller's new "Christmas Gift" EP. John Prine and Neil Young covers are on there too. Full tracklist and a stream of another song, below...

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Scott Miller Christmas Gift
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SCOTT MILLER
CHRISTMAS GIFT

1. The Kingdom Has Come/Journey Of The Magi
2. Yes, Virginia
3. Christmas In Prison
4. Joyful, Joyful
5. Old Toy Trains
6. Star Of Bethlehem
7. Holy, Holy, Holy

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CHRISTMAS GIFT

(song notes by Scott Miller)

1) THE KINGDOM HAS COME/JOURNEY OF THE MAGI (Scott Miller, T.S. Eliot) - I knew I wanted R.B. Morris, fellow Knoxville artist, to read something, maybe the verses from Luke that everybody uses, but he pulled this T.S. Eliot poem from a copy of Hard Knox Reviews. I had written the song years ago for a WNCW Christmas CD not thinking then of the Eliot poem or that they could work together. (Now in reality, I just wanted to see my name next to that modernist poet who gave me such fits in school.)

2) YES, VIRGINIA (Scott Miller) - I think this song explains why I wanted to make a Christmas record. Of course I love the baby Jesus, but this is the time of year when all of my family got together and if you grew up on a cattle farm in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, you would understand how special those times were.

3) CHRISTMAS IN PRISON (John Prine) - Ain't no secret I love the John Prine! I heard they did a tribute record to him, but nobody asked me. I would have done this song, Christmas or not.

4) JOYFUL, JOYFUL (p.d. arr. By Scott Miller) - This is "Dueling Banjos" meets Ludwig van Beethoven. I have a video idea for this song that probably wouldn't come across in print, but I hope to have it ready by the time this is released. John Taylor is the banjo player and was in a bluegrass band I formed way before the V-Roys. I think he's awesome.

5) OLD TOY TRAINS (Roger Miller) - Todd Steed, who produced and recorded this EP at his Apeville Studio in Knoxville, had to convince me it was okay to do this song. This song is G R E A T and Roger's version is G R E A T, but I got a chance to actually sing on this instead of yell, so I like it.

6) STAR OF BETHLEHEM (Neil Young) - I do a show around the second week of December in Johnson City, TN every year and I always play this. The best part...to secure the rights to this song I had to write a check to NEIL YOUNG! It will be framed (if it doesn't bounce).

7) HOLY, HOLY, HOLY (p.d. arr. By Scott Miller) - A hymn so nice, they named it thrice!

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SCOTT MILLER - TOUR DATES
11/19/10 Third & Lindsley, Nashville, TN
12/10/10 Down Home, Johnson City, TN
12/11/10 Down Home, Johnson City, TN
12/14/10 McGonigel's Mucky Duck, Houston, TX
12/16/10 Floore's Country Store, Helotes, TX
12/17/10 Floore's Country Store, Helotes, TX
12/18/10 Lambert's, Austin, TX
12/31/10 The Shed, Maryville, TN
02/13/11 Cayamo: A Journey Through Song (Caribbean Cruise)

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Comments (7)

Not all of us care about the Christian agenda/songbook - let's move on from this, shall we?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2010 11:40 AM

got it!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2010 11:59 AM

Whoa, 11:40 is so edgy and independently minded.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2010 11:59 AM

epic!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2010 1:35 PM

That music takes me back to a time when life was much much easier.
Thanks

Posted by Cincinnati Carpet Cleaners | November 28, 2010 2:23 PM

Man, must be a slow news day when Scott Miller's Xmas album gets listed. I predict a jam band/old timey debate's a'brewin.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2010 2:30 PM

I'm an atheist, and I still love me a good Christmas song.

Virtually all of our Christmas traditions are rooted in Nordic Paganism anyway, so STFU about Christian agendas.

Posted by The Mighty KC | November 28, 2010 9:39 PM

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