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    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:17:46

    The "Dukes of Hazzard" Stars Releasing Christmas Album - It's John Schneider + Tom Wopat aka Bo and Luke Duke

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    It's the Dukes of Christmas.

    John Schneider and Tom Wopat, aka Bo and Luke Duke, the original stars of The Dukes of Hazzard, will release a special holiday album Home for Christmas to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show.

    The recording will be available from D13 Entertainment in stores and online October 28. [iTunes link]

    The pair, currently starring in a national TV advertising campaign for AutoTrader.com, have performed in concert over the years, but this marks their first full recording together. Mixing immediately recognizable Christmas standards with lesser-known holiday songs, the album combines a bright and brassy big band, lush strings, and rustic country sounds and laces it all together with humorous banter that reflects over three decades of friendship.

    Every ingredient is a recipe for AWESOME.

    The duo will celebrate with an exclusive CD release concert at New York's Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Tuesday, December 2 at 9:30 PM. This concert marks their first time performing together in the city. [Tickets]

    Home for Christmas is a collection of swinging seasonable treats to get you ready for holiday cheer. "I think this is a fresh take on the Christmas album," says Tom. "Jazz fans and serious musicians will appreciate what we've done with theses tunes. Our arranger John Oddo has a true affinity for that classic '50s and '60s sound. He really nails it. Tedd Firth is a major talent and a creative voice. And, of course, I love singing with John Schneider. The timbre of our voices match, the harmonies blend so easily. Plus, he's a barrel of laughs."

    Schneider added, "Tom and I really bring out the best in each other. We may not sound alike when we talk, but when we sing sometimes you can't tell us apart. In the studio, I put him first and he puts me first. If that's not friendship, I don't know what is."

    We want to play this at our office holiday party and drink spiked, er, spiced egg nog while eating Santa-shaped cookies.

    Home for Christmas Track Listing:

    1. Merry Christmas (:17)
    2. "Christmas Time is Here" (3:14) DUET
    3. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (3:05) DUET
    4. "Cool Yule" (3:21) DUET
    5. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (3:34) TOM
    6. "Even the Snow (Falls for You)" (3:13) JOHN
    7. Love (0:13)
    8. "Sleigh Ride" (3:56) DUET
    9. "Christmas Waltz" (3:23)
    10. "Johnny, It's Cold Outside" (3:23) DUET
    11. "The Secret of Christmas" (3:08) JOHN
    12. Coal (0:05)
    13. "Blue Xmas" (2:53) TOM
    14. "Holiday Season" (2:48) DUET
    15. Ponch & John (0:13)
    16. "On a Quiet Christmas Morn" (2:55) DUET
    17. "Silver Bells" (2:48) DUET
    18. Egg Nog (0:11)

    Which track are you most excited to check out?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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    Tags: John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Tedd Firth, The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)

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