Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Good Ole Santa
Gonna load y'all up today, and the next few days, with Holiday glee (or woe). Even got a repost request.
First, just a reminder that on Dec. 26th I'll start the cranky countdown of my favorite albums of the year. Maybe I'll throw in some irritable commentary and a "worst of" category or two.
Now the music.
Red Sovine is responsible for some of the worst treacle ever to be recorded. I can't deny it. His "talking songs", delivered in a morbidly tearful voice, about dead wives, crippled orphans talking on cb's, and roses, are guaranteed to send those with even the heartiest stomachs out of the room for a few minutes. Luckily for us, when he sticks to singin' he performs some of the most kick ass truckin'n'cowboy tunes this side of Dave Dudley. Below, we've got the kick ass version of ole Red, informing us of Santa's true origin.
Red Sovine: Santa is a Texas Cowboy (mp3) (RapidShare link)
Kitty Wells , the "Queen of Country Music", shook up the establishment a bit in her day, defiantly calling out the menfolk for general bad behaviour and cussedness. Here, Kitty invokes a little revisionist history, with the real story of how Santa finds his way through the night sky.
Kitty Wells: Dasher With the Light Upon His Tail(mp3) (RapidShare link)
George Jones is George Jones. The Voice. The Possum. No Show Jones. Ask him about the time he rode his lawn mower to the nearest liquor store. Ask him about a lonely Christmas.
George Jones: Lonely Christmas Call (mp3) (RapidShare link)
And, by special request:
Holly Twins with Eddie Cochran: I Want Elvis For Christmas (mp3)
Gettin' greasy tomorrow, soulful on Friday, and downright joyous on Saturday.
Support your local independent retailers this Holiday season.