Rex Ivy releases new Christmas album, ‘Santa’s Calling’



The ever-changing, multifaceted musicians known as Rex Ivy and Moot Booxle have released their infinitely colorful Christmas record, titled, “Santa’s Calling.” The album is populated with most of the traditional standard songs the English-speaking world loves to hear during the Christmas season, and as is usual for Ivy and Booxle, these songs have been arranged and performed in the absolute least standard way imaginable – and are all the better for the treatment. The album is expected to drop in late September of this year (2013).


Listeners unacquainted with the Rex Ivy experience need only to hear his “12 Days of Christmas” to know how very varied his styles can be. His vocals range from Louis Armstrong’s growl to Elvis Presley’s drawl, and from a Sinatra swing to a hayseed twang. Ivy and Booxle play in every tone and timbre of the musical rainbow, and “Santa’s Calling” is no exception. Their jumping rendition of “Silent Night” is part dixieland jazz, part 1920s-era jitterbug. It is impossible to intuit or detect that the same two artists are the arrangers and performers of all this music from track to track.


This is in keeping with the growing Rex Ivy tradition. Their seasonal record, “Santa’s Calling,” comes hot on the heels of his and Booxle’s LP record released last spring, “Mood Swings,” which was the proper introduction of many music fans to this remarkably dynamic duo. Speaking now of their new album, Ivy writes:


“With ‘Santa’s Calling,’ we set out to create a truly unique and original take on traditional Christmas music, as well as some new, original music that conveys the true spirit and meaning of Christmas.”


While there is certainly a fair amount of good humor in music from Ivy and Booxle, it should not be presumed that no Rex Ivy music is in a serious vein; indeed, Ivy is very capable of penning and performing earnestly from the heart, and much of “Santa’s Calling” is music to genuinely stoke the warm hearth fires of holiday goodwill worldwide.


“Santa’s Calling” by Rex Ivy is available online worldwide beginning late September, 2013. Be sure to experience the groove and fun of Rex Ivy’s “Mood Swings,” also.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer



The LP “Santa’s Calling” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download


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