Music For Listeners 12/24/2011
Can You Say Christmas VIII?
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme (Christmas Version)" Remixed from the CD 'The Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys Anthology'.
2) Ann Margaret and Al Hirt-"Baby, It's Cold Outside" From the CD 'Beauty and the Beard'.
3) Summer Camp-"All I Wonderful Christmas is You" From the digital single for "All I Wonderful Christmas is You".
4) Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler-"Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)" From the brand new CD 'This Is Christmas'.
5) T.Rex-"Christmas Bop" From the vinyl 7" single for "Christmas Bop".
6) The Ventures-"Sleigh Ride" From the CD 'The Ventures Christmas Album'.
7) The Nightmare-"Riverbottom Nightmare Band" From the CD soundtrack to the film 'Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas'.
8) Dean Martin and Scarlett Johansson-"I'll Be Home for Christmas" From the CD compilation 'My Kind of Christmas'.
9) My Morning Jacket-"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (BBC Session)" A digital download from BBC Radio 6'.
10) Lucy Rose-"Driving Home for Christmas (BBC Session)" A digital download from BBC Radio 6'.
11) Catwalk-"Christmas Don't Be Late" From the digital single for "Christmas Don't Be Late".
12) Woods-"Christmas Time Is Here" From the digital single for "Christmas Time Is Here".
13) Allo Darlin'-"Wannadies Christmas" From the CD 'Merry Christmas from Allo Darlin' EP'.
14) Darren Hayman-"The Christmas Wars" From the CD EP 'Christmas in Haworth'.
15) Half-Handed Cloud-"Oh It's Christmas Again!" From the digital released compilation 'A Light Goes On'.
16) Shonen Knife-"Sweet Christmas" From the CD single for "Sweet Christmas".
17) The Spinto Band-"Don't Tell Me That It's Wintertime" From the digital EP 'Happy Holidays from The Spinto Band'.
18) Gruff Rhys-"Slashed Wrists This Christmas" From the CD 'The Atheist Xmas EP'.
19) Caitlan Rose with Keegan Dewitt-"You Never Come Home for Christmas" From the CD EP 'Columbia Hotel'.
20) Slow Club-"It's Christmas and You're Boring Me" From the CD EP 'Christmas, Thanks For Nothing'.
21) Summer Fiction-"Christmas Eve for Two" From the digital single for "Christmas Eve for Two".
22) The Killers-"The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" From the digital released 'Red EP'.
23) Smith & Burrows-"Funny Looking Angels" From the CD 'Funny Looking Angels'.
24) The White Stripes-"Story of the Magi" From the vinyl 7" single 'Merry Christmas from The White Stripes'.
25) She and Him-"The Christmas Waltz" From the CD 'A Very She & Him Christmas'.
26) The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl)-"Fairytale of New York" From the CD 'If I Should Fall from Grace With God'.
27) Bears-"I'm A Snowman" From the vinyl 7" EP 'Snowman'.
28) Paul Revere & the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay-"Macy's Window" From the CD 'A Christmas Present... and Past'.
29) Bing Crosby-"Mele Kalikimaka" From the vinyl LP 'Merry Christmas'.
30) Spectrals-"It's Christmas and I've Got Everything I Want (Long Version)" From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "It's Christmas and I've Got Everything I Want".
31) Booker T. and The MG's-"Jingle Bells" From the CD 'Booker T. and the MG's In the Christmas Spirit'.
32) Charles Bradley-"Every Day is Christmas" From the digital single for "Every Day is Christmas".
33) James Brown-"Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year" From the CD 'Funky Christmas'.
34) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Kate Bush-'50 Words for Snow'
Every year Kate Bush puts out an album of new material, it's almost a sure bet that it will be my favorite album of the year. This year Kate fans were treated to two albums of material. One album made of reworked material from two of her previous albums, and this album made of completely new material. I know myself and other fans of her music enjoy her "wintery" themes and the wintertime seems to be the best time to listen to her music, so this album seems almost over the top. A "snowy" album from Ms. Bush. This album feels like winter and after everything is said and done, it could be her best work since her masterpiece 'Hounds of Love', released almost 25 years ago now. It's only been out a month and it's already a special album. "Let me hear your 50 words for snow" Michael - MFL
35) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.