Posts Tagged ‘holiday music’

Christmas to New Year’s

December 29, 2020

“Christmas to New Years,” recorded in 1951 by The Larks. Lead vocal: Alden (Allen) Bunn.
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If We Make It Through December

December 29, 2020

“If We Make It Through December” written and recorded by Merle Haggard, 1973. Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Bobby Wayne on lead guitar.

“I got laid off down at the factory
And their timing’s not the greatest in the world
Heaven knows I been workin’ hard
I wanted Christmas to be right for daddy’s girl
Now I don’t mean to hate December
It’s meant to be the happy time of year
And why my little girl don’t understand
Why daddy can’t afford no Christmas here.”

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Presents For Christmas

December 28, 2020

“Presents For Christmas,” recorded by Solomon Burke in 1966.

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A Christmas Twist

December 28, 2020

“A Christmas Twist,” by Si Cranstoun.

Si Cranstoun website

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Last Christmas

December 28, 2020

“Last Christmas,” written by George Michael, arranged by Scott Bradlee for his Postmodern Jukebox.

Postmodern Jukebox website

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Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney

December 27, 2020

“Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney,” written by William D.Hardy and Billy Moore, Jr.  Ella Fitzgerald sings the hokey tune with a sense of innocence in this recording, sounding younger than her years in this 1950 recording, accompanied by The Ink Spots.

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Merry Christmas Baby

December 26, 2020

“Merry Christmas Baby,” written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore, performed by Ray Charles at Ettal Abbey in Bavaria in 1979.

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It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me

December 26, 2020

“It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me,” written by Dixie Deen and Ray King, best known for their truck driving songs, performed here by Buck Owens, king of the Bakersfield Sound. Don’t get confused by the Hank Ballard R&B tune of the same name.
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Christmas at the Airport

December 26, 2020

Nick Lowe’s 2013 Christmas song is based on a real travel experience. Nick recorded a strangely-moving solo acoustic version for Fordham University’s WFUV-FM.

Video: Writer/Director Scott Jacobson; Director of Animation: Matthew I. Jenkins; Animation, Composite and Effects: Travis Fowler, Brendan Davis, Joe Coleman of Bark-Bark.

Nick Lowe website

2020 note: Stay the hell home this Christmas. COVID-19 is not an appropriate yuletide gift.

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Christmas Time Is Here

December 26, 2020

“Christmas Time Is Here,”  written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi, recorded by Khruangbin, 2018. Video by Nathan David Smith.

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