NJ mayor releases CD of Christmas songs

December 18, 2008 7:46:36 AM PST
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Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy has become known for singing at informal gatherings, and now he's releasing a CD of his own.

Healy, who's been mayor of New Jersey's second largest city for the last four years, says music was a big part of his family's Christmas tradition dating back to when they emigrated from Ireland.

The disc contains seven Christmas favorites and two bonus songs. It's produced by Cliff Perkins of the vocal group Soul Generation, and members of the St. Dominic Academy Choir provide backup.

Healy is scheduled to distribute copies of the CD on Thursday.