Saturday, November 24, 2007


So. On Saturdays between now and Shane Macgowan's birthday (that'd be December 25th...what did you think we were celebrating around here, the birth of Big Baby Jesus? Everybody knows he was born on November 15th.), we're going to present some special Holiday mixes for all y'all.

I've received numerous requests for songs posted in past years' Holiday extravaganzas, so I done figger I'll do my best to accomodate y'all, near as I can. Today, we've got an extra special mix of the best Xmas songs from our first year of Holiday goodness. Perfect for parties, you can download and press play (or "drop the needle" for those of us who love our vinyl). Guaranteed to make your party the best party in town.

Stop by this spot during the week for fresh new Ho Ho music, and Saturdays for further swell mixes.

For now, please enjoy the superstars of, erm, Season One.

Link to mp3 follows track listing.

A Big Rock Candy Cane Xmas

1. Christmas Spirit (The Wailers)
2. Don't Believe In Christmas (The Sonics)
3. Reindeer Boogie (Hank Snow)
4. Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus (Pee Wee King)
5. I'll Be Your Santa Baby (Rufus Thomas)
6. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas (The Staple Singers)
7. Santa Came Home Drunk (Clyde Lasley)
8. Beatnik's Wish (Patsy Raye)
9. Deck 5 (Saturday's Children)
10. We Free Kings (Roland Kirk)
11. Merry Christmas (Lightnin' Hopkins)
12. Christmas Day (Detroit Junior)
13. Feliz Navi Dada (El Vez)
14. Old Man Spivey's Egg Nog (The Dalheart Imperials)
15. Christmas Carols By The Old Corral (Tex Ritter)
16. Santa Santa Santa (Gene Autry)
17. Santa Got A DWI (Sherwin Linton)
18. Santa Stole My Whiskey (The Rimshots)
19. The Mistletoe and Me (Isaac Hayes)
20. Xmas In Nevada (The Willard Grant Conspiracy)
21. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Neko Case does Tom Waits)
22. I Wish I Was Santa Claus (Merle Haggard)
23. Please Come Home For Christmas (Little Junior)
24. Christmas Past (Mike Ireland)
25. Christmas Eve Can Kill You (The Everley Brothers)
26. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas (The Emotions)
27. Go Tell It On The Mountain (The Blind Boys Of Alabama w/Tom Waits)

A Big Rock Candy Cane Xmas (mp3)

Please support your local Salvation Army bell ringer. It's cold out there 'round the old bucket.


Anonymous said...

Up to Roland Kirk and loving the Xmas spirit. Like Roy Wood's old band sang (and it's played as background music during at least one scene of Coronation Street every appropriate season) "I wish it could be Christmas everyday."
cheers from north of 49,

patch atomz said...

Hey, any chance for a repost on this? Looks like a holly jolly comp and would love to rock it for the holiday season.

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Gloria said...

hey, fantastic blog, I can't believe this is the first time I've seen it.

Is there any way you have your compilations stored individually by song (sometimes it's hard for me to tell which track is which)...i know i know...give em and inch...

Thanks for anything you can do.

And thanks for the awesome blogging.