Monday, December 06, 2010
Veering and careening our way through another Holiday season. Just a reminder that at the end of all this we're gonna do our massively out of control Favorite Records Of The Year List. Just looking at the list as it stands right now...well...yikes (and we just had to add the brand spankin' new Unholy Two rekkid, with more releases to come.). Will we get everything listened to in time? Who knows? Stay tuned...
Today, we're goin' a little off-track (or off the rails, as some might suggest...). The following songs aren't specifically Xmas tunes. But they do reference Santa Claus and/or the Holidays, so they should fit right and properly on yr stereo when the time comes for yr stocking stuffing and whatnot. Hey, this whole exercise is meant to be a bit "non-traditional", anyway.
So. Butterbeans and Susie and Marvin Rainwater want you to know (drunkenly, it seems) that if there is a Santa Claus, it aint them, and it aint anyone they know. And The Cats And Fiddle remind us that every day's a Holiday if yr a swingin' hepster.
For our Re-Post Special, how about some of our favorite Country and Western artists (Including two Hanks), doing Christmas in the way that only they can. Give it up for Hank Thompson, Hank Snow, and Ferlin Husky.
Everybody knows there aint know sanity clause!
The Cats and Fiddle: Hep Cat's Holiday (mp3)
Butterbeans and Susie: Papa Aint No Santa Claus (Mama Aint No Christmas Tree) (link removed by request)
Marvin Rainwater: Get Off The Stool (mp3)
Hank Snow: Christmas Cannonball (mp3)
Hank Thompson: Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons (mp3)
Ferlin Husky: In Santa's Bag (mp3)
Please support yr local, independent record store this pagan Solstice season.