CHRISTMAS IN L​.​A.

by Jay Spears

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My Xmas EP has enough warm California sunshine to make your yuletide gay. These five fab festive tunes will get your lords a-leaping and your geese a-laying. Jazzy peppy Xmas-pop serves up the best jingle-swingle for your Kris Kringle. Feliz Navidad, dudes!

JAY'S XMAS SONG -- Mid-tempo rocker's ringing Christmas bells ask, what do I REALLY want for Xmas?
CHRISTMAS IN L.A. -- Jazzy-rockin' humorous take on Christmas, West Coast style.
YOU COULDA KNOCKED ME OVER WITH A FEATHER (When You Said Santa Claus Isn't Real) -- Santa knows I still believe.
IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR -- Adoring angels piously plucking their harps on high? I think not.
DADDY CLAUS -- Big beat, big band, big bad voodoo Daddy Claus!

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released November 26, 2013

JAY SPEARS: Christmas In L.A.
Jacky Klinek – saxes
Doug Smith – drums
Jay Spears – vocals, guitars, bass
Words, music, arrangements ©p 2013 Jay Spears Music (ASCAP)

1) JAY'S XMAS SONG (I Want An iPod) (3:05)
With Patrick Doolin – drum programming, bells, & vocals
Sleigh bells by The GlitterBell Boiz (J.D. & Jay)

2) CHRISTMAS IN L.A. (2:32)
With Eric Adams – vocals
California dudes at the end: J.D. & Jay

3) YOU COULDA KNOCKED ME OVER WITH A FEATHER (2:27)
With Annie Combs & Michael X. Martin – vocals

4) IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR (3:00)
Lyric by Edmund Sears 1849; melody by Richard Storrs, 1850
Featuring Annie Combs & Kim Williams – vocals

5) DADDY CLAUS (2:31)
With George Alex, Eric Adams, & Patrick Doolin – vocals

Recorded, mixed, &/or mastered at:
Mossy Fossil Studios, L.A., by Patrick Doolin (tracks 1, 2, 5)
Silent Sounds, L.A., by J.D. Salbego (tracks 1 & 2)
The Study, Larchmont Village, by Alec Dixon (tracks 3 & 4)
Jet Stream Sound, Burbank, by J.D. Salbego (track 5)

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Jay Spears Los Angeles, California

Native L.A. singer-songwriter Jay Spears' debut CD "BOY HOWDY" features humorous, boy-meets-boy pop tunes with titles like I LIKE MIKE and CRYIN' OVER BRIAN.
Jay's sophomore CD "PLAYIN ON MY TEAM" includes the full-choir gospel rocker, SMAK DEM CHRISTIANS DOWN, the video for which has over 80,000 views on youtube.
Now here comes his third CD: We Are All Born Lucky.
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Track Name: Jay's Xmas Song
Jay's Xmas Song (I Want An iPod®) © Jay Spears Music (ASCAP)

Santa dear, hitchin' up the reindeer
I've been such a good boy this year
Before you take off through the atmosphere
Let me whisper somethin' in your ear.

I want an iPod, and an Xbox
And a G5, and TiVo
That's all I need to make the Yuletide gay
And with an iPod, and an Xbox
And a G5, and TiVo
I'll be the happiest boy on Christmas Day.

I've always been especially fond of the fable
Of the bouncing baby Jewish boy born in a stable.
Atta boy Santa boy now we're talking
Come down my chimney and stuff my stocking

With an iPod, and an Xbox....

Can you bring World Peace? Can you heal the sick?
Make up with my brother and make it stick?
Can you find me a man who's a perfect ten?
Can you make my mama young again?

Well then,

I want an iPod....
Track Name: Christmas In L.A.
CHRISTMAS IN L.A. © Jay Spears Music ASCAP

When it's Christmas in L.A.,
We play on the beach all day
I wanna hold your hand strollin' on the sand
When it's Christmas in L.A.

I've been good for goodness sake
But my chimney came down in the Northridge Quake.
See the blazing Yule before us
And right next door we got yer menorahs.

Ya know it's Christmas 'cause we got snow
In the mountains over San Bernardino.
We sure love our winter sports
'Cause we get to play 'em in a t-shirt and shorts!

When it's Christmas in L.A., etc....

It's hard to keep that holiday spark
When you're fightin' for a place to park.
But no way you'll stay in a bad mood
When you hear a guy say "Feliz Navidad, dude!"

When it's Christmas in L.A., etc....

See the holiday shine at Hollywood & Vine
(Hope Santa don't run into the Hollywood Sign)
He doesn't care if you're Blood or Crip;
Let's go caroling on the Sunset Strip!

My shopping list is a total no-brainer:
My agent, my lawyer, my personal trainer.
And if you're shoppin' for a Holiday beau,
Try the ho-ho-ho-ho Homo Depot!

When it's Christmas in L.A., etc....

Christmas in L. A. (Disneyland, Disneyland)
Christmas in L. A. (Malibu, Malibu)
Christmas in L. A. (Movie stars, movie stars)
Christmas in L. A. (Venice Beach, Muscle Beach)
Christmas in L. A. (All the guys moisturize)
Christmas in L. A. (At the tar pits (we love it!))
Track Name: You Coulda Knocked Me Over With A Feather
You Coulda Knocked Me Over With A Feather © Jay Spears Music ASCAP

You coulda knocked me over with a feather
When you said Santa Claus isn't real
Quit it, Dad, you're gonna make me mad
Come on Mom, don't you care how I feel?
It isn't nice to kid your kid like this
Especially on Christmas Eve.
You coulda knocked me over with a feather,
But Santa knows I still believe.

What would Baby Jesus say
If he heard you talkin' this way?
Poor little baby asleep in the hay
Don't pay them any mind.

You coulda knocked me over with a feather
When you said Santa Claus isn't real
Don't know why you're tryin' to make me cry
Haven't I been good? What's the deal?
It isn't nice to kid your kid like this
Especially on Christmas Eve.
You coulda knocked me over with a feather,
But Santa knows I still believe.

You coulda knocked me over with a feather,
You coulda knocked me over with a feather,
You coulda knocked me over with a feather,
But Santa knows I still believe.
Track Name: It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR
Lyric by Edmund Sears 1849; melody by Richard Storrs, 1850

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
From heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.

~ instrumental ~

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong.
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring.
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing.

And ye, beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!
Track Name: Daddy Claus
DADDY CLAUS © Jay Spears Music ASCAP

Daddy Claus knows what you want for Christmas
Daddy Claus knows what you need
Daddy Claus has what you want for Christmas
Daddy Claus has what you need.

Daddy Claus knows how you feel at Christmas
All that holiday stress
Daddy Claus knows how to chill at Christmas
That's what your Daddy does best.

You don't have to write Daddy Claus a letter
Daddy knows how to make you feel better
He won't bring you socks or a sweater
Daddy Claus knows you don't need no clothes.

Daddy Claus knows what you want for Christmas
Daddy Claus knows what you need
Daddy Claus has what you want for Christmas
Daddy Claus has what you need

Daddy knows, Daddy knows.
Daddy knows,
Tell them elves to keep their hands to themselves!

INSTRUMENTAL

Sit for a sec in Daddy Claus' lap he
Knows what you need to make you happy
He's your snappy holiday pappy
Here's one dad who's glad when you're bad.

If you don't know what you want for Christmas
Give your Daddy a call
Daddy Claus has what you want for Christmas
And you won't find it at the mall.

Daddy knows, Daddy knows.
Daddy knows,
Daddy Claus knows what you need
Daddy Claus knows what you need
Daddy Claus knows what you need.