Five For Friday: Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller, the neoclassical New Age group formed by percussionist Chip Davis, gets very popular around this time of the year, mostly because they’ve made a number of album of Christmas music. They seem like a logical choice for this time of the year, so here are five by them.

  1. Carol of the Bells
  2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  3. Little Drummer Boy
  4. Hallelujah
  5. Silent Night

And that’s Five For Friday, December 10, 2021.

12 thoughts on “Five For Friday: Mannheim Steamroller

  1. I like the version of Silent Night but I am just not much into their music. It is too disco meets Christmas for me. They are unique in their takes of the standards though.

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  2. Thanks John – these five are a great selection – I enjoy some of the Christmas songs – not the naff ones. Cheers Hilary

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      1. They come from the US. Chip Davis, the founder, wrote ads featuring a fictional trucker, C.W. McCall, who eventually recorded the song CONVOY, with a coworker, Bill Fries on vocals. Big hit and source of the movie which starred Burt Reynolds and was the foundation for Davis to produce music and start Mannheim
        Steamroller using the technique established by a German composer named Mannheim.

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