Liner Notes

From Liz & Roy

Merry Christmas everyone!

This album came as a response to a really fun idea we had to do a music video countdown to Christmas (our mutual FAVORITE holiday and favorite time of the year for music!). “Liz and Roy’s Christmas Carol Countdown” launched in December of 2016, and the response was absolutely overwhelming! Each video received hundreds and thousands of views, and over the next year family, friends, and fans new and old continued to ask when we were going to make an album. Through the busyness of our schedules, and Liz releasing her own solo EP, we finally buckled down and decided to put a Christmas album into motion, and we are proud to present to you: A Christmas in Black and White!



Thank You's

From Roy:

To my family near and far, thank you for being the biggest fans and greatest supporters. To My friends around the WORLD, you have embraced all the crazy adventures I’ve been on and now you get to take it with you wherever you go. To Liz, though our schedules are insane, and our lives are crazier our love for music and the arts never wavers. It’s an honor, privilege, and thrill to be on the bandstand with you whenever we have the time to work it out. Here’s to a tour, and playing our favorite stages one day with our own crew so we don't have to lug our own stuff! Jeremiah 29:11. Thank you God for the gifts you’ve given and allowed me to share. This album is for The Santucci Family, The Hoelle Family and the Mussolino Family, may you find peace, and feel loved this holiday season.


From Liz:

Johnny, you are so amazingly supportive, thank you for making this record all that it could be! Roy, my dear friend, it is always a joy to create music with you, and I’m SO glad our first record together was CHRISTMAS MUSIC! To my family, friends, fans, and all who listen to this album; I hope these songs inspire your holiday spirit and I hope that while you listen to this record it feels like a Christmas concert right in your home! Happy Holidays to you all!


Album Info

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Johnny Terrell

Soul Haven Studios, Virginia Beach, VA


Cover Art by Joshua Orozco


Piano and Featured Vocals (Joy To The World): Roy George

Main Vocals and Shakers (White Christmas): Elizabeth Joy Terrell


Track and Copyright Information

1. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

Writers: Mel Torme, Robert Wells

Arr. by Liz Terrell and Roy George

© Kobalt Music Pub America I OBO Edwin H Morris & Co



2. Santa Baby

Writers: J. Javits, P. Springer, T. Springer

Arr. by Liz Terrell

© Tamir Music


3. White Christmas

Writer: Irving Berlin

Arr. by Liz Terrell

© Irving Berlin Music Company


4. My Favorite Things/Carol of the Bells

Writers (My Favorite Things): Sayre, Hammerstein, Rodgers

Writers (Carol of the Bells): Peter Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich

Arr. by Liz Terrell and Roy George

© My Favorite Things: Williamson Music Co.- A Div. of Rogers and Hammerstein

© Carol of the Bells: Carl Fischer, LLC


5. Jingle Bells

Writer (Jingle Bells): James Pierpont

Writers (The Dreidel Song): Mikhl Gelbart, Samuel S. Grossman, Samuel E. Goldfarb

Arr. by Liz Terrell and Roy George

Jingle Bells: Public Domain

The Dreidel Song: Public Domain


6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Writers: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane

Arr. by Liz Terrell and Roy George

© EMI April Music Inc OBO EMI Feist Catalog INC


7. I’m Still Waiting For Christmas

Writer: Steven Hardy

Arr. by Liz Terrell and Roy George        

© Steven Hardy


8. Joy To The World Medley

Writers (Carol): Isaac Watts

Writers (Pop): Hoyt Axton

(Alternate lyrics taken from Sharon Lois and Bram’s The Elephant Show: S4 E13)

Arr. By Roy George

Joy To The World (Carol): Public Domain

© Joy To The World (Pop): Irving Music, INC


9. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)/ In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Writer (Count Your Blessings): Irving Berlin

Writers (Wee Small Hours): Bob Hilliard, Dave Mann

Arr. by Roy George

© Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep): Irving Berlin Music Company

© In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning: Better Half Music

© In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning: Cherio Corporation OBO Rytvoc, INC