Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sexy Christmas Baby

Darlene Love was robbed. Just sayin'.

Fruitcake! We've got Fruitcake! We've got lots and lots of Fruitcake! (hum along). Man, we love fruitcakes. Can't get enough of 'em. Yummy, yum yum yum.

With a day to go, we've got a whole fruitcake of tunes to serve up. Christmas Eve, we'll have our favorite Xmas song (a no-brainer, really), and we'll follow that up (after a few days' rest) with our Top 50 List. Pretty exciting, innit it?

Assorted nuts today, to go with the Fruitcake. Beat noir from Morphine (Mark Sandman's death is still one of the saddest moments in recent musical history), Bluegrass from The Stanley Brothers, Irish punk Holiday drinking from Monkhouse, and garage kings outta Columbus, The New Bomb Turks doing an essential version of an old classic.

What, you want more? Ok. How about some old timey Country and Western from Al Dexter, 60's organ-drenched soul garagers The Galaxies, and Darlene Love and the E Street Band, doing their best 80's bar band Xmas lights strung bar band rave-up (And no, we're not apologizing. It's a great song, despite the soundtrack it's from.... It's fucking Darlene Love!)

Bonus Re-Posts
(and you'll have to wait 'til next year for more) today are a swinging, jumpin', jivin', rockin' affair. Dig it, cats: Cordell Jackson, Wanda Jackson, The Staple Singers, The Youngsters, The Kaisers, Rufus Thomas, and The Marquees! Does it get much better than this??

Santa Is A Fruitcake!

Morphine: Sexy Christmas Baby Mine (mp3)

The Stanley Brothers: Christmas Is Near (mp3)

Monkhouse: Guinness And Wine (mp3)

New Bomb Turks: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (mp3)

Al Dexter and His Troopers: Merry Christmas To All (mp3)

The Galaxies: Christmas Eve (mp3)

Darlene Love and The E Street Band: All Alone On Christmas (mp3)

Bonus Stocking Stuffer Re-Posts

Cordell Jackson: Rock'n'Roll Christmas (mp3)

Wanda Jackosn: Rockabilly Santa Claus (mp3)

The Youngsters: Christmas In Jail (mp3)

The Staple Singers: Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas (mp3)

The Marquees: Santa Done Got Hip (mp3)

The Kaisers: Merry Christmas Loopy Lu (mp3)

Rufus Thomas: I'll Be Your Santa Baby (mp3)

Sometimes a blanket, a hot meal, or a new pair of warm socks is Christmas gift enough. Please consider how the change in your pocket might affect those less fortunate. Please support whatever charities you are able to this Holiday Season. Times are tough for all of us, but if we've got internet access a place to store MP3's, we're probably better off than some. Sorry for the speech, but I'm just sayin'....


Mark said...

Thanks for all the great Xmas music. Even though we had some unexpected holiday bills (an appliance always seems to go around Christmas), we were able to slip a little something to a couple of local charities. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

great songs as usual, checking my lists, present for wife, yup, presents for kids, yep, donation to salvation army & toys for tots, yep, copy of Von Bondies - "Ain't No Chimney In The Big House" & Deadbolt's "I'm The One That Gunned Down Santa Claus", nope, can't find, I know it's late but any chance of posting these in the reposts tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the wonderful music, and the information you share along with it. May your stocking be overfilled with holiday cheer!


p.s. Not just Darlene Love, but I could also go on about Chubby Checker and The Monkees... The R&R HOF has basically become irrelevant...

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