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Search "Troika" or whatever it's called, and that Run DMC one and The Pogues, innit. Destroy Cliff. MORE!

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

search: "Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland"

mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I just got some fucking mad version of "Troika" off SLSK. it's by Keith Emerson. I amy never celebrate Xmas again.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

search the Phil Spector Xmas album, Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'" and De La Soul's "Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa"

M Matos (M Matos), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

S: Ramones - "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)"
Vibrolux - "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Chieftains w/ Elvis Costello - "St. Stephen's Day Murders"
Centro-Matic - "Fuselage (It's Starting To Look Like Christmas Again)"
(actually, pretty much all of the Idol Records Electric Ornaments compilation is good to great, if you like North Texas local bands - Deathray Davies, Centro-Matic, Vibrolux, the Mag Seven - but I doubt it's still available)

D: most "traditional" Christmas music

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Lou Rawls - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
anything by Sandler & Young

Bryan (Bryan), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm a sentimental coot, but Vince Guaraldi's "Charlie Brown Christmas" and the John Lennon song (as well as the Pogues) get the "S".

D: McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" and that George Michael monstrosity.

Nom De Plume (Nom De Plume), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Fear - Fxxk Christmas

Nate (Nate), Friday, 28 November 2003 22:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Shit, Nate beat me to it.

"There Ain't No Sanity Clause" by the Damned.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 28 November 2003 23:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No Doubt's "Oi To The World" cover is fun.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Friday, 28 November 2003 23:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Cocteau Twins "Frosty the Snowman", haha!

David A. (Davant), Friday, 28 November 2003 23:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Pogues/MacColl seconded, of course.

David A. (Davant), Friday, 28 November 2003 23:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Roches - "Winter Wonderland," complete with Brooklyn accents!

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Saturday, 29 November 2003 00:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the pogues thirded
that "all i want for christmas is you" one
the low christmas album

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Saturday, 29 November 2003 00:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'that "all i want for christmas is you" one'

the one by mariah carey. gorgeous song. love "last christmas" by wham as well.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Saturday, 29 November 2003 00:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the flaming lips have a heartwarming one called "christmas at the zoo" as well.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Saturday, 29 November 2003 00:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Fall, "No Christmas For John Quays"

I think Kindercore released a Christmas cd a few years ago--original songs by K-core artists...

Stephen Boyle (SBoyle), Saturday, 29 November 2003 01:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'zat you, santa claus? - RJG plays

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 29 November 2003 01:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

S: Low Christmas EP, Flaming Lips' White Christmas, Radiohead's Walking in a winter wonderland and the White Stripes' Christmas EP

D: 'novelty' Christmas songs, Mr Blobby, etc

jellybean (jellybean), Saturday, 29 November 2003 01:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

man, why hasn't anyone mentioned the beach boys yet?!

Also S: The cover of Mud's "Lonely This Christmas" my mate Feedle did. It's truly beautiful!

dog latin (dog latin), Saturday, 29 November 2003 01:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Wedding Present - "No Christmas"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 29 November 2003 03:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Best Christmas song ever made. So wonderful, so cheesy and so everything wonderful about them. Probably ranks one higher then Go Go's Vacation in my all time list.
Pogues - Fairytale of New York. Or whatever the hell its called, you know the song.
Henry Rollins reading The Night Before Christmas
The Swans (or was it Doves, I always get those names mixed up for some gawdawful reason) - So This Is Christmas
Elvis - Blue Christmas
Jill Sobule - Merry Christmas From The Family
Carolyn Mark & Her Room-Mates - Something that resembles 'The Christmas Song'

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Saturday, 29 November 2003 03:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Search : Ray Charles - That Spirit of Christmas

brian, Saturday, 29 November 2003 04:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Elastica - "I Wanna Be A King Of Orient Aah"
Weddings Parties Anything's grumpy rendition of "Jolly Old Christmas Time"

Poppy (poppy), Saturday, 29 November 2003 08:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

those are search obviously, also search: Dolly Parton's Xmas album
Destroy: Amy Grant's Xmas album

Poppy (poppy), Saturday, 29 November 2003 08:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Destroy: "Merry Christmas (War Is over)"

cis (cis), Saturday, 29 November 2003 10:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the yobs - oy santa

and the rest of their christmas album.

brian badword (badwords), Saturday, 29 November 2003 10:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Search:
Vitesse: "The Last Days of December"
Can: "Silent Night"
Mark Mothersbaugh: Joyeux Mutato

Mr. Noodles -- "Christmas Wrapping" OTM.

Destroy:
quickie holiday records by big artists recorded solely so that they'll have some new product in the shops during the December shopping season (way too many to list)

d.w., Saturday, 29 November 2003 11:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

If I never, ever, ever, ever heard the following songs....as sung by any artist....again, I'd be a much happier reindeer:

1. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
2. "Frosty the Snowman"
3. "Jingle Fuckin' Bells"


I especially loathe scat-splattered jazzy renderings of Christmas songs as well. Makes me want to shave my head, speak nothing but backwards Latin, become a full thelemite and go live in Bolskine House on Loch Ness.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 29 November 2003 11:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

paul mccartney - rudolph the red-nosed reggae

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 29 November 2003 11:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I like most of the big Christmas tunes. I am a Christmas rockist and hate records which 'subvert' Christmas or show its 'dark side' though. And Alex in NYC has a rare encounter with 'the money' when it comes to jazzy versions.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Saturday, 29 November 2003 11:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

hahahaha.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 29 November 2003 12:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've always liked Father Christmas by the Kinks.

weather!ngda1eson, Saturday, 29 November 2003 12:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Search - Helen Love, "The Happiest Time of the Year"
Josh Rouse, "Christmas with Jesus"
Simon & Garfunkel, "Silent Night"
Pogues and Low fourthed and thirded, respectively.

Ben Dot (1977), Saturday, 29 November 2003 18:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Rudolph the Red-nosed Reggae" is one of the moe insane offerings from McCartney's solo career!

I'd love to hear the Kinks' "Father Christmas" and Mud's "Lonely This Christmas", yet I don't believe I ever have.

For me:
Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time Is Here"... evokes childhood's christmases; beautifully melancholic. Piano playing of levity and gravitas; a spare production... very moving. Love the choral version.

Lew Stone produced 1946 version of "Let It Snow". A less obvious choice than "White Christmas" certainly, though that too inevitably has its place; it was always *there*...

Flaming Lips' "Christmas at the Zoo" is reasonably good I suppose, yeah.

Ashamed to say that Wham's "Last Christmas" has its place in my yuletide affections... I always seem to associate childhood christmases with things like Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley's "Thank You Very Much" from the 1971 film musical "Scrooge", starring Albert Finney. This always got shown on TV around the xmas period; I strongly recall watching it at junior school near the holiday and soon after it being on TV. ;-) Really loved the film, and this song in particular brings back so many memories...

Tom May (Tom May), Sunday, 30 November 2003 13:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

d.w.: where does one find Can doing "Silent Night"?

Nom De Plume (Nom De Plume), Sunday, 30 November 2003 22:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Melt Banana - White Christmas

largehearted boy (largeheartedboy), Sunday, 30 November 2003 23:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

*I'd love to hear the Kinks' "Father Christmas" ... yet I don't believe I ever have.*

Here's a Gone Daddy Finch version. 'Sokay. (Scroll down a bit.)

http://www.gonedaddyfinch.com/gonedaddyfinch/mp3page.html

weather!ngda1eson, Monday, 1 December 2003 00:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ruff ruff ruff,
ruff ruff ruff,
ruff RUFF ruff ruff ruff...

Joe (Joe), Monday, 1 December 2003 00:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Peace on earth...(burumpa bum bum) can it be...

Joe (Joe), Monday, 1 December 2003 00:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

*Every* band should have a Christmas song.

S: Jona Lewie - "Stop The Cavalry", The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" (which Coldplay have apparently covered, for shame), Shane'n'Kirsty obv, "Last Christmas" oh yeah, Dandy Warhols - "Little Drummer Boy"

D: Cliff urgh. Most Christmas songs are aces tho, just cos it's Christmas innit.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 1 December 2003 12:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i think the Darkness one is pretty rank

stevem (blueski), Monday, 1 December 2003 12:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Carnie and Wendy: "Hey Santa"
The Honeys: "Snowflakes"

harveyw (harveyw), Monday, 1 December 2003 13:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Squeeze: Christmas Day
XTC/Three Wise Men: Thanks For Christmas
Captain Sensible: One Christmas Catalogue
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Christmas All Over Again
Extreme: Christmas Time Again

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Monday, 1 December 2003 13:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Little Donkey" by Camera Obscura. They were on John Peels Xmas show a year or two ago, and I got the proper Xmas spirit while listening to it. U&K.

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 1 December 2003 14:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Nom: it's originally from a 7", apparently. Spoon Records posted it on their site a few years ago as an MP3 for a brief time. I need to find it, it's sitting on a CDR somewhere. It's very, very good.

d.w., Monday, 1 December 2003 15:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dominic The Donkey...chinga dee ching.

Chris B. Sure (Chris V), Monday, 1 December 2003 15:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" is such a weird song when sung by Frankie Valli.

Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

As sung by the Four Seasons this comes across like really surreal, mordant humor. Father walking in on his wife smooching a four-hundred pound mythical figure, and little Frankie sitting in the corner thinking it's all really quite an amusing scene.

Cunga, Friday, 25 December 2009 00:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Chris Rea - Driving Home For Xmas (The Revenge Re-rub)

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Friday, 25 December 2009 01:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

hearing the Jackson 5 sing it is weird too because I doubt irl the kids would have ratted their mom out to their abusive dad if they had caught her cheating, especially with a guy like Santa who would have made a pretty awesome stepdad

musically, Friday, 25 December 2009 03:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4kptfxlHo

calzino, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Leslie Odom Jr's xmas album is SO good

simple arrangements & very pleasing nostalgic, old-school style, and his voice is gorgeous

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Xmas 2016 Spotify playlist. Lots of new, but a fair bit of old too. Featuring Sun Ra, Kacey, Kylie, Count Basie, ABC, Loretta, Ariana, Low and Moomins.
https://open.spotify.com/user/worrellj14/playlist/4AJf5XYj6kAgDXa6sytAtf

Jeff W, Saturday, 24 December 2016 09:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Nice piece by Richard Williams on David Sigerson's 'It's a big country' https://thebluemoment.com/2016/12/23/a-christmas-no-1/

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 24 December 2016 09:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Um, Davitt. Damn autocorrect.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 24 December 2016 09:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Merry shoegaze everyone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79rS-sl9tSg

my hangover is a time machine (seandalai), Sunday, 25 December 2016 00:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Official Christmas anthem of the seandalai household

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwMuHy8t_Vk

my hangover is a time machine (seandalai), Sunday, 25 December 2016 00:08 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Destroy: that dreadful Pentatonix cover of "Hallelujah" that my local holiday station has in aggressively high rotation.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Sunday, 3 December 2017 19:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

Is that a Christmas song?

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

It is now.

MarkoP, Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

uggggh i heard that the other night on the way home from work. noped right out after like 10 seconds. Bleuch.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah and how is it even a holiday song. piss off

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

You rang?
xpost

Anne Git Yorgun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 December 2017 21:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 December 2017 22:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

that Gregory Porter appearance on Marr earlier is still troubling my thoughts. He always had a touch of "Pebble Mill at One Bill Withers" about him, but his christmas album of Nat King Cole covers is absolute wank.

calzino, Sunday, 3 December 2017 22:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

in good christmas music news, i got a copy of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ Home for Christmas album <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 December 2017 22:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

i blame alexandra burke (really simon cowell) for "hallelujah" now being a holiday song

dyl, Sunday, 3 December 2017 22:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

i made this last year and it features among others XTC, Alexander O Neal, Dragonette, Ariana Grande and The Marx Brothers

https://www.mixcloud.com/damienjohnstone/

piscesx, Sunday, 3 December 2017 23:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

shld we poll an americana christmas?

i love old 79's here it is christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm0xHpqjvq4

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 04:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

There's really very little past the 1960's that's not terrible. I think my entire idea of what Christmas should sound like is cemented as either Nat King Cole or the Vince Guaraldi Trio, and everything else is a terrible scourage designed to soundtrack your shopping.

yesca, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

I find your lack of regard for post-'60s xmas music ver 'scouraging.

Ooey Gooey Fresh and Frothy (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah that’s a nonsense position

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

Agreed. Most of the 50s and 60s Christmas music was intended to soundtrack your consumerism, too.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

Super Christmas music fan here. Infinity did you catch the new Bloodshot comp this year? https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/13-days-xmas
I might amend Yesca's point to say that there are very few Christmas albums worth hearing after the 60s. Not really sure why that is, perhaps the labels had more power back then and could order a Phil Spector or Kenny Burrell to make one.

Below is my mix for 2017:
Do You Hear What I Hear? Spiraling
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Chris Isaak (Live With Stevie Nicks & Friends)
Break Up Holiday Dude York
White Christmas Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
FaLaLaLaLove Ya Nikki Lane
They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose Johnny Horton
I Don't Intend to spend Christmas Without You Margo Guryan
Noel Christmas Sugar & Tiger
Peppermint Delight Firebreather
Shake Hands With Santa Claus Louis Prima
Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons Hank Thompson
Look Around You (It's Christmas Time) Bobby Goldsboro
Felices Pascuas Eydie Gorme
Underneath the Christmas Tree Bill Lloyd
By the Fireside Ellen and the Escapades
Christmas Day Detroit Junior
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Slow Club
Fairytale of New York Rostam
Yule Tide Me Over The Minus 5
Here Comes Santa Claus Ramsey Lewis
How to Make Gravy All Our Exes Live In Texas
It Was Jesus Johnny Cash
Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses
Soulful Christmas James Brown
This Christmas Night Kaskade feat. Dia Frampton

campreverb, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

can someone help me

there's this drive-thru light show in town where you tune your radio to a certain station and the lights sync up with the music

I know pretty much all the songs but there's one I don't know, it's like this bombastic Vangelis-style sequencer instrumental. in the last 15 seconds or so some vocals come in on the fade. it's bothering me b/c I should know what this is, but I don't.

frogbs, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

could be Mannheim Steamroller?

Dominique, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

Been enjoying The Soulful Strings album "The Magic of Christmas"

Heez, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

yes! "Good King Wenceslas" its called. god that was bothering me. had no idea Mannheim sounded like that.

frogbs, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

Infinity did you catch the new Bloodshot comp this year? https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/13-days-xmas
I might amend Yesca's point to say that there are very few Christmas albums worth hearing after the 60s. Not really sure why that is, perhaps the labels had more power back then and could order a Phil Spector or Kenny Burrell to make one.

― campreverb, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:29 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i have not but cheers for the rec

sounds p cool

will have a listen

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1yZah5l6S0

In a slipshod style (Ross), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

The last few cycles, I've been all about John Williams' song from the sequel, which I prefer to the much more by-the-numbers song the first movie had:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Buv2eOXZ8

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

can't forget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iClHpepBY1I

In a slipshod style (Ross), Thursday, 21 December 2017 05:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

Jingle cats videos will come in handy when were stoned sunday night

infinity (∞), Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

I might amend Yesca's point to say that there are very few Christmas albums worth hearing after the 60s.

Off the top of my head these are excellent single-artist albums from the 70s and later:

Klezmonauts - Oy to the World
John Zorn - A Dreamers Christmas
Hortens Ellis and Trinity - African Christmas
The Mistletoe Disco Band - Christmas
Willie Colon - Asalto Navideño

And that's before we get to canonical compilations like the Ze Christmas album/Christmas Rap/Funky Christmas. The joy of Christmas music isn't really in albums though.

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

Cyndi Lauper's Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life is delightful.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 21 December 2017 23:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

it’s the greatest!!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 December 2017 02:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

Love this one today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H_-ia2M2M4

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah it's definitely a singles affair. that St Etienne christmas album is an exception, it's so great.
https://saintetienne.greedbag.com/buy/a-glimpse-of-stocking-vinyl-lp/

campreverb, Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

^although that was a compilation of fan club singles with a few new songs added!

Good (not by various artists) Christmas albums since 1970 that haven't already been mentioned:

Bobby Sherman - Christmas Album
Jackson 5 - Christmas Album
Red Simpson - Truckers' Christmas
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - Once Upon A Christmas
Hilary Duff - Santa Clause Lane
Götz Alsmann und die WDR Big Band - Winterwunderwelt

Jeff W, Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

*Claus

Jeff W, Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

Red Simpson - Truckers' Christmas

classic for sure!

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Monday, 25 December 2017 00:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

My Christmas (and New Year) 2017 Spotify playlist. As ever, nods to the new recordings for this year, mixed in with old-but-new-to-me favourites and a few classics. Featuring: Leadbelly, Mariah, Prince, Gwen Stefani, Cheap Trick, Deerful, First Aid Kit, Patti Page, Ariel Pink, Girl Ray, Loona, Lawrence Welk and more. Happy holidays everyone.

https://open.spotify.com/user/worrellj14/playlist/6VVjGF3BTT9dGqQuvzEZNW

Jeff W, Monday, 25 December 2017 00:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

earl nash's "floyd not floyd" thread had me on a steve miller kick. here's steve on the king biscuit flower hour doing god rest ye merry gentlemen -> fly like an eagle. (i tend to like christmas songs best when they're just interpolated into non-christmasy songs. like there's a song on "the electric lucifer" that's like that.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKS29ZP2_SI

bob lefse (rushomancy), Monday, 25 December 2017 00:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Heard Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" in a public setting (restaurant) for the first time ever last week. Probably a commonplace occurrence in Britain--not here.

clemenza, Monday, 25 December 2017 20:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

Repost of the 2015 Christmas concert w Gaby Moreno's soulful, shivery, yet no-frills delivery, mostly with a guitar or two (generally electric), a drum, mostly in Spanish, but you'll recognize the tunes (Gina Chavez and her uke or mando show up too):
https://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2015/12/04/458352429/festivo-alt-latino-gaby-moreno-in-concert

dow, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Actually I don't recognize all the tunes, but all good.

dow, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

In 3 a.m. sleeplessness the other night I started mashing up Jefferson Airplane lyrics with "Sleigh Ride."

Horror grips us as we WATCH-- you die
All we can do is echo your ANG-- uished cry
It'll nearly be like a picture print
By Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things
We remember all through our lives

WilliamC, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

S: ...The Pretenders - "2000 Miles"...

― CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, December 1, 2003 4:41 AM (fourteen years ago)

It's a weird Xmas/not-Xmas song but the way her phrasing is laid out upon the waltz is amazing and gorgeous. I love Chrissie.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

search: The Living Sisters - Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday

heard that for the first time this week. "christmas in california" is fantastic.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Just discovered this one this year. It's a new year's song rather than Christmas, but it's lovely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WsVBAc3Hc4

Buttery males (Dan Peterson), Friday, 29 December 2017 16:27 (nine months ago) Permalink


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