Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Glam Bam Santa

One week to go til the merry merry sleigh ride!  And we've been slacking this year.  Sorry about that, folks.  We're trying to make it up, and if we have to do it again next year, well, so be it!!!

Wanna thank our good friends Mark W. and Thomas M. who make killer xmas comps every year and send them out to us.  We steal liberally from 'em, and appreciate all their sharing!

So, let's dip into our Xmas stockings and see what we got today, with a special bonus at the end!

We're gonna go all power pop/jangly/glam to start us off today!  What could be better than a 1,2,3,4 punch of T.Rex, Cheap Trick, Dwight Tilley, and Don Dixon (the king of jangle and producer of early REM) to get us boppin' to the Holiday spirit?  Aw, yeah!

Country fans, don't despair....we've got Merle Lindsay and the Oklahoma Night Riders giving us an "Old Timey Christmas". 

Betty Lloyd satisfies our Soul Christmas cookie yearnings with "Six Days to Christmas". 

And for the indie about the progenitors of lo-fi, primal indie rawk, Beat Happening giving us a twisted candy cane take on Xmas day?  Yummy!

As a bonus, another of our world famous Xmas mixes, A Big Rock Candy Cane Xmas!!!!  Another classic compilation of some of the many great and essential tunes we've presented in years past.  If you don't already have it, grab it now!  Your Xmas Eve will never be better, if you're not playing this mix!!

Santa's a Boppin' Mad Man!

Cheap Trick: Come On Christmas (mp3)

T Rex: Christmas Bop (mp3)

Dwight Tilley: Christmas Night (mp3)

Don Dixon: Christmas Is Saturday (mp3)

Merle Lindsay and the Oklahoma Night Riders: Old Timey Christmas (mp3)

Betty Lloyd: Six Days To Christmas (mp3)

Beat Happening: Christmas (mp3)

Bonus Xmas Joy!

A Big Rock Candy Cane Xmas (link follows track listing)

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)

Take care of each other this Holiday Season.  We're all we've got. 


Mark said...

Long live Marc Bolan!

Dat ol' Varmint said...

Glad ya digs the Comps I send yer way...
You are the man all year round, a savior in the world of all that's bland and commercial. Our guiding light to the hip and non-mainstream jewels that cross your path, sharing to us all.. Much appreciated, what would we do without cha'?
Especially 'round the holidaze, a world class act...

Mark W.