Christmas music

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Christmas music

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:44 am

OK, some people hate pop Christmas music, but I dig it. What are your faves? Here are a few of mine:

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Postby mood swung » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:58 am

for fun (and most definitely not for kiddies)
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more fun, but he should NOT have covered Happy Xmas (war is over)
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previously mentioned, and there's a new one that's just as fab out this year
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Postby invisible Pole » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:13 am

I haven't got it, but this series sounds interesting :

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Various artists including Ron Sexsmith, Bright Eyes, Neil Finn, Rufus Wainwright, Rilo Kiley, Damien Rice, Badly Drawn Boy, Flaming Lips and Death Cab For Cutie.
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Postby pophead2k » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:16 am

One song: Spinal Tap's beloved 'Christmas With the Devil'

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Postby noiseradio » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:17 am

http://www.beingtheremag.com/content/0412/holiday.html


I did a column for Being There on this very topic last year.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:43 am

noiseradio wrote:http://www.beingtheremag.com/content/0412/holiday.html


I did a column for Being There on this very topic last year.


Nice one noise. Tiny Tim for X-mas, eh?
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Postby laughingcrow » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:48 pm

The Beach Boys Xmas album is pretty damn good...

what about christmas playlists?

St Stephens Day Massacre - EC
The River song - Joni Mitchell
Middle Of Winter - John Otway
Run Rudolph Run - Dave Edmunds
Donna & Blitzen - Badly Drawn Boy
Christmas In Capetown - Randy Newman
There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage - Captain Beefheart
Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
Fairytale Of New York - Kirsty/Pogues
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis - Tom Waits

more?

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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:27 pm

Hereabouts, it's time for ...




Hanson - Snowed In
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Postby migdd » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:36 pm

Graham Parker - The Christmas Cracker is an incredible EP! Check it out!

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Postby sabreman » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:03 am

James Brown is hard to beat!

Santa Claus Go Straight to The Ghetto! Cause Hank Ballard told you so!

Listen!

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Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
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(16 tracks compilation 1966-1970)
Rhino R2 70194


1. Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto [03:02] 1968
2. Santa Claus, Santa Claus [04:04] 1968
3. Christmas In Heaven [02:55] 1966
4. It's Christmas Time, Part 1 [03:12] 1969
5. Go Power At Christmas Time [03:12] 1970
6. Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year [06:32] 1966
7. The Christmas Song (version 2) [02:46] 1966
8. Soulful Christmas [03:08] 1968
9. Please Come Home For Christmas [03:22] 1966
10. Merry Christmas Baby [03:57] 1966
11. Merry Christmas, I Love You [02:33] 1966
12. Let's Unite The Whole World At Christmas [02:44] 1968
13. Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) [03:06] 1968
14. Sweet Little Baby Boy, Part 1 [02:51] 1966
15.Santa Claus Is Definitely Here To Stay [04:24] 1970
16. Hey America [03:36] 1970

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Postby oily slick » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:11 am

did anyone catch Brian Wilson singing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on Leno last night? It was rugged to watch. Tonight it is Princess Diana with Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
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Postby bambooneedle » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:16 am

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Pretenders
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:32 am

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This morning you've got time for a hot, home-cooked breakfast! Delicious and piping hot in only 3 microwave minutes.

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...featuring Solomon Burke, Tom Waits, Chrissie Hynde, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Shelby Lynne, George Clinton and others.

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Postby mood swung » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:42 am

good call, SMM.

Blue, I heard one song off that Hendrix album and it was kinda like the Star Spangled Banner thing - it got old real fast. I hope the rest is better.

oh yeah, this one's pretty good...
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Postby selfmademug » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:34 pm

Okay I just put this 35-song playlist together... am I the only one who can't get that Kay Starr song out of their head cause of those Macy's commercials? Sometimes ads do us the biggest favors....

The Lena Horne track at the end is sure to make me cry every damn time.

(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag - Kay Starr
Someday At Christmas - Stevie Wonder
Merry Christmas Baby - Etta James
Last Month Of The Year - The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Lou Rawls
Christmas In New Orleans - Louis Armstrong
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whitling
Frosty the Snowman - The Ventures
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Ella Fitzgerald
Happy Holidays - Peggy Lee
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - Billy May & His Orchestra
Silver and Gold - Burl Ives
All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - The Nat King Cole Trio
Greensleeves - John Coltrane Quartet
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bing Crosby
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Lena Horne
Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis
Sleigh Ride - Leory Anderson
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays - Perry Como
We Need A Little Christma - Angela Lansbury
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
Here Comes Santa Claus - Doris Day
My Favorite Things - Tony Bennett
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Perry Como
White Christmas - Rosemary Clooney
Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte
Jingle Bells - Ella Fitzgerald
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
The Christmas Waltz - Peggy Lee
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Lena Horne

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Postby LittleFoole » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:14 pm

Merry Christmas, I Don't Want To Fight Tonight - Ramones
Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You - Billy Squier
Christmas Wrapping - the Waitresses
Please Come Home For Christmas - the Eagles cover
Santa Baby - Madonna :shock: cover
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Postby El Vez » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:15 pm

White Christmas - Strom Thurmond & The Montgomery Cuties

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Postby whar » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:55 pm

"Christmas Day" - Squeeze is the only christmas song for me this year.
It's on my myspace (http://www.myspace.com/oiwiththepoodlesalready) right now.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:13 pm

selfmademug wrote:What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

I find this title almost unbearably poignant and evocative. What's the song like?
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Postby noiseradio » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:19 pm

The way Lena Horne sings it, it's a really sexy come on song, right up there with Baby it's Cold Outside. Recommended.
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Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:07 am

Around Christmas 1996 I bought a few cds direct from Rhino and they through in this cd -

Christmas Sampler 1996

The Kinks - Father Christmas
Alan Jackson - A Holly Jolly Christmas
Christmas in the Stars - Meco
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - The Ramones
I Believe in Father Christmas - Emerson Lake and Palmer
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy - Buck Owens
Frosty the Snow Man - Jimmy Durante
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Beausoleil
Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas - Staple Singers
Santa Clause is Coming to Town - The Jackson 5
Jinge Bells - Booker T & the MG's
Twelve Days of Chritmas - Bob & Doug McKenzie
Pine Cones and Holly Berries - The Osmonds
Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Silver Bells - Doris Days
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
The Little Drummer Boy - The Harry Simeobe Chorale
O Holy Night - Andy Williams
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) - Jackie Wilson
Caroling Caroling - The Inner Voices
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - The Cadillacs
The Christmas Song - featuring Daffy Duck
Thanks for Christmas - The Three Wise Men (aka XTC)


Most of my favorites have been mentioned - Pogues, Perry Como, the Phil Specter LP, The Elvis LP -

A couple of others -

The Fats Domino - Christmas is a Special Day LP

Sinatra's - "Jingle Bells"

Chuck Berry - "Run Rudolph Run"

George Thorogood - "Rock N' Roll Christmas"
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Postby SoLikeCandy » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:52 am

The Vince Guaraldi album--music from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. Nothing says Christmas like "Skating"...brings me back to my childhood.

Winter Wonderland by Aretha Franklin. One the happiest songs ever when sung by her.

This Christmas by Donny Hathaway. I consider this one of the classics.

Funky Christmas by James Brown. Santa's puttin' some stank on it.
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Postby sabreman » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:37 pm

>>The Vince Guaraldi album--music from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. Nothing says Christmas like "Skating"...brings me back to my childhood.

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That is a great one. Super piano player!

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Funky Christmas by James Brown. Santa's puttin' some stank on it.
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Can't agree more. Unbelievable IMHO!

Funky Christmas replaced the Santa's Got A Brand New Bag I mentioned above (both Rhino releases).

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Postby laughingcrow » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:57 pm

My friend gave me this....and it's BRILLIANT

Erlend Oye (the singer in Kings of Convenience) singing acoustically Last Christmas (yes, the Wham song).


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