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Old 13 November 2017, 08:49 PM
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Royalty Identify a Recording of "We Three Kings"

OK, I'll confess: we're listening (occasionally) to Christmas Music at our house already, courtesy of SiriusXM. Over the weekend my husband heard a nice recording of "We Three Kings of Orient Are" and would like to identify the performers; I was not in the room at the time, so all I have is his description, which is pretty vague.

It was a performance with male and female singers and a band. They sang all the verses of the song. He described it as being "syncopated" or "jazzy." My first guess was Manhattan Transfer but I don't see that they ever recorded it. He's already done a search online and came up empty, although he did listen to Pentatonix's version and confirmed it was not them. I didn't ask which other ones he listened to.

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Old 13 November 2017, 09:01 PM
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This site lists a number of the recordings of that song with links to listen to some of them. Maybe one of them is it.
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Old 13 November 2017, 09:22 PM
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Maybe this one? it's the New York Voices.
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Old 13 November 2017, 09:39 PM
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Brad, that does seem to fit what he said. I'll pass on the link. Thanks!

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This site lists a number of the recordings of that song with links to listen to some of them. Maybe one of them is it.
Thanks; I'll share with him tonight, in case Brad hasn't already solved it.
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Old 14 November 2017, 05:22 PM
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Well, dang, that wasn't it. He added a few more data points: it was fast-paced, in an almost swing-like style. Heavy bass line, lots of drums.

I suggested he send an email to the folks at SiriusXM, on the chance that they could provide an answer. Meanwhile, he's going to go through the list on the link GenYus234 provided.
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Old 15 November 2017, 01:45 AM
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Could it be this medley of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "We Three Kings" by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan?

https://youtu.be/HGVNzgUxE-g
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Old 18 November 2017, 05:23 PM
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Could it be this medley of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "We Three Kings" by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan?

https://youtu.be/HGVNzgUxE-g
I hadn't been here for a few days and just logged in to report we found it, and yes, that was it!

Thanks, everyone!
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I'm glad we had this thread. Some good music was found.

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Old 20 November 2017, 07:18 PM
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He was astounded by how I finally found it - I searched for "'We Three Kings' Country style". He didn't think it sounded "Country" at all, and maybe that's so, but it was one of the first things that came up on the list.
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