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Homeless for the Holidaze Hits the Streets

An Ensemble of Lonesome Fellas (ELF)


Ken French, Doug Zangar, Sandy Carter, Mark Bentz, Craig Flory and Jim Freeman

Ken French – drums, percussion
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass, rhythm guitar, baritone guitar
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitar, banjo
Sandy Carter – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Paul Sherman – piano, organ, keys
Craig Flory – tenor, baritone and alto saxophones
Mark Bentz – trumpet, mellophone, cornet


ELF and a Few of Their Special Guests

ELF would not be complete without the talent and contributions of the following very special guests presented in order of appearance on the recording.  For a full list of credits by song click here:  

Vocals: Pete Kirkland; Hans Brehmer, Trish Hatley, and Phil Demaree of Hans, Trish and Phil; Mike Dippery, Phil Bentz, and Dean Johnson of The All American Playboys; Captain Smartypants of The Seattle Men’s Chorus; and Pastor Patrinell Wright, Camila Recchi, Victoria Fuangaromya, and Deshe’ Brooks of The Total Experience Choir

Additional Players:  Ted Burik – acoustic bass;  Randy Oxford – trombone;  Dewey Marler – flute, piccolo, alto sax, soprano sax;  Ted Bowden – trumpet;  Bill Anthony – trombone;  Aimee Lamarch – voice over;  Steve Rice – accordion, piano, organ;  Paul Ostler – tuba;  Denali Williams – percussion;  Mike Mines – trumpet, flugelhorn;  Rubina Carmona – castanets;  Bruce Hall – clarinet;  Dave Holo – cornet;  Dave Loomis – trombone;  Ed Portnow –washboard;  Terry Hines – guitar;  Dean Schmidt – electric bass;  Glenn Lorbecki – guitar, MIDI keyboard operation;  Eric Oz – didjeridu, finger cymbals;  Thom Beckman – guitar


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List of Credits by Song


Pete Kirkland, Vocals

Track #1   —    Homeless for the Holidaze

Pete Kirkland – lead vocals
Paul Sherman – piano and organ
Ted Burik – acoustic bass
Ken French – drums
Doug Zangar – guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel

The horn section:

Dewey Marler – flute
Ted Bowden - trumpet
Mark Bentz – trumpet
Craig Flory – alto sax
Randy Oxford – trombone
Bill Anthony - trombone



Shark Attack! – Paul Sherman

Track #2   —    The Stripper’s Holiday

Ken French – drums
Ted Burik – acoustic bass
Doug Zangar – guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – piano and organ
Craig  Flory – tenor sax

The horn section:

Dewey Marler – flute
Ted Bowden - trumpet
Mark Bentz – trumpet
Craig Flory – alto sax
Randy Oxford – trombone
Bill Anthony - trombone


Doug Zangar on Guitar

Track #3   —    Santa’s Big Fat Sack

Aimee Lamarch – voice over
Ken French – drums, percussion
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm guitars
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – piano and organ
Craig Flory – alto sax
Mark Bentz – trumpet

The horn section:

Dewey Marler – alto sax
Mark Bentz - trumpet
Craig Flory – baritone sax and tenor sax
Bill Anthony - trombone


Mike Dippery – Vocals

Track #4   —    Holly Jolly Christmas/Jingle Bell Rock

Mike Dippery – lead vocals
Hans Bremmer, Trish Hatley and Phil Demaree – back up vocals
Ken French – drums, percussion
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – organ and keys
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Dewey Marler – flute
Mike Mines - trumpet


The Magic Hands of Rubina Carmona

Track #5   —    pipa de la paz (Peace Pipe)

Ken French – drums, percussion
Rubina Carmona – castanets
Denali Williams - marracas
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Steve Rice - accordion
Mike Mines - flugelhorn
Mark Bentz – trumpet, mellophone, cornet
Paul Osteler - tuba
Glenn Lorebecki – MIDI programming


Jim, Rubina and Hans

Track #6   —    Silver Bells

Ken French – drums
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Paul Sherman – organ
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Mark Bentz – trumpet


A Very Horny Grinch

Track #7   —    (You’re a Mean One) Mr. Grinch

Ken French – drums, percussion
Denali Williams - percussion
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – piano
Craig Flory – baritone and alto saxophones

The horn section:

Ted Bowden - trumpet
Mark Bentz- trumpet
Craig Flory - tenor sax
Bill Anthony – trombone



There's No Such Thing As a Little Bit of Tuba

The Mardis Gras/Dixieland Whoville Bridge:

Ken French – drums
Ed Portnow – washboard
Doug Zangar – banjo
Bruce Hall  - clarinet
Dave Holo – cornet
Dave Loomis – trombone
Paul Ostler - tuba



One of ELF's Little Helpers

Track #8   —    Fa La La

Ken French – drums
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – organ
Randy Oxford - trombone
Craig Flory – alto sax

The horn section:

Mark Bentz – trumpet
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Randy Oxford - trombone


Sandy and friends

Track #9   —    Santa Claus Is Shufflin’ To Town

Ken French – drums
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Terry Hines – rhythm guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Paul Sherman – organ
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Mark Bentz – flugelhorn


Doug and Paul Working It Out For “Out of Presents”

Track #10   —    Out of Presents (Out of Limits/Up On The Housetop)

Ken French – drums, percussion
Rubina Carmona - castanets
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass and rhythm guitar
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars
Sandy Carter – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Steve Rice - accordion
Paul Sherman – organ
Craig Flory – baritone and tenor saxophones
Mark Bentz – trumpet, mellophone, cornet
Paul Ostler - tuba


Hans, Trish and Phil on Jesus Super Freak

Track #11   —    Jesus Super Freak

Trush Hatley – lead vocals
Hans Bremmer and Phil Demaree – back up vocals
Ken French – drums, percussion
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass and rhythm guitar
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars
Sandy Carter – pedal steel and acoustic guitar
Paul Sherman – organ
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Mark Bentz – trumpet


In The Control Room:  Floyd Doug and Jim

Track #12   —    Carol of the Tubular Bells

Ken French – drums
Dean Schmidt – electric bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitar and classical guitar
Steve Rice – piano and organ
Dewey Marler – flute and piccolo
Mike Mines – flugelhorn and trumpet
Glenn Lorebecki – MIDI programming



Ted Burik on Acoustic Bass

Track #13   —    The Christmas Song

Ken French – drums and sleighbells
Ted Burik – acoustic bass
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Paul Sherman – Fender Rhodes organ
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Mike Mines - flugelhorn
Mark Bentz – trumpet


“More Cowbell!” provided by Ken French

Track #14   —    Ghosts of Christmas Past (Albatross/Spirit in the Sky Medley)

Albatross:
Ken French – drums, percussion and cowbell
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass, rhythm guitar, baritone guitar
Doug Zangar – lead and rhythm electric guitars
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – organ
Eric Oz - didjeridu


Trumpets on Spirit In The Sky, Courtesy of Ted Bowden

Spirit In The Sky:
Ken French – drums, percussion and cowbell
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass, rhythm guitar, baritone guitar
Thom Beckman – lead guitar
Doug Zangar – rhythm guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – organ
Glenn Lorebecki - guitar
Eric Oz - finger cymbals
Craig Flory – tenor sax
Ted Bowden – trumpets



Pete Kirkland, Floyd Reitsma and Dave

Track #15   —    Santa Claus Goes Straight (To the Ghetto)

Pete Kirkland – lead vocals
Mike Dippery – backing leadvocals
Total experience Choir (Pastor Patrinell Wright, Camila Recchi, Victoria Fuangaromya,
            and Deshe’ Brooks_ - back up vocals
Ken French – drums
Jim Freeman – hollowbody electric bass
Doug Zangar – guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – piano and organ
Craig flory – alto sax

The horn section:

Dewey Marler – alto sax
Mark Bentz - trumpet
Craig Flory – baritone sax and tenor sax
Bill Anthony – trombone



Hans and Trish

Track #16   —    The Stripper Revisited

Ken French – drums
Ted Burik – acoustic bass
Doug Zangar – guitar
Sandy Carter – pedal steel
Paul Sherman – piano and organ

The horn section:

Dewey Marler – flute
Ted Bowden - trumpet
Mark Bentz – trumpet
Craig Flory – alto sax
Randy Oxford – trombone
Bill Anthony - trombone


Dean Johnson

Track #17   —    The End (Time To Go Home)

Street recording by Jim Freeman
Editing and mixing by Jim freeman and Floyd Reitsma


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