Music Mix Christmas Blowout, December 17, 2016
Playlist from the "Christmas Blowout" edition of the Saturday Night Music Mix, December 17, 2016.
I was going to wait. I really was. But when planning tonight's show all I could think of was cool holiday music. I know not everyone cares for it, but I'm stuck on the idea that it's only because they keep hearing the same songs over and over and over. I try to find unique renditions of classics and new stuff to make up a Christmas show that those people won't hate. I hope it works, at least a little.
I framed the show by starting and ending with tracks from Esquivel's "Merry Xmas from the Space-Age Bachelor Pad". In the first track he welcomes guests to his party, pointing out the bar, the band, and the mistletoe (which seems to be occupied). At the finish he thanks his guests for coming and then excuses himself to find a space shuttle to give his more intoxicated guests a ride home. This was the last album Esquivel recorded, in the mid-1990s.
Some other highlights:
- The Billy May Orchestra's "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mambo" is easily the best version of that song ever recorded. Close your eyes real nice and tight, Santa comes tonight.
- Ren and Stimpy's (mosty Ren's) "I Hate Christmas", for people who wish I'd get back to mmy more usual show.
- Clarence Carter's "Back Door Santa" (ooh) followed by Run-DMC's "Christmas in Hollis", which samples Carter.
- Louis Prima doing "What Will Santa Claus Say (When he Finds Everybody Swingin')". Join in, I assume.
- Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors doing an unexpected and amazing cover of "Mr. Grinch".
|2016-12-17 22:06:00||Esquivel||Jingle Bells (Greetings from Esquivel!)||Jingle Bells (Greetings from Esquivel!) - Single||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:08:21||Louis Armstrong & The Commanders||'Zat You, Santa Claus?||Yule Be Miserable||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:11:08||Big Bad Voodoo Daddy||Mr. Heatmiser||Everything You Want For Christmas||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:15:30||Donny Hathaway||This Christmas (Single Edit)||Never My Love: The Anthology||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:19:02||James Brown||Soulful Christmas||James Brown's Funky Christmas||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:22:10||Brave Combo||Must Be Santa||It's Christmas, Man!||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:25:45||Dread Zeppelin||All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth||The First No-Elvis||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:28:42||Billy May and His Orchestra||Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo||Christmas Eve (Jazz Christmas)||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:31:18||Leon Redbone||Christmas Island||Christmas Island||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:34:52||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects||It's a Holiday Soul Party||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:37:13||Timbuk 3||All I Want Fot Christmas (Is World Peace)||Lost Christmas 3 - Holiday Rarities||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:42:53||Bob & Doug McKenzie||The Twelve Days of Christmas||Great White North||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:47:38||Shonen Knife||Space Christmas||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:50:37||Ren and Stimpy||I Hate Christmas||Crock O' Christmas||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:55:00||The Polyphonic Spree||Happy Xmas (War Is Over)||Two Thousand Places - Single||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 22:59:14||Vince Guaraldi Trio||Skating||A Charlie Brown Christmas (Expanded Edition)||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:06:22||Ohio Players||Happy Holidays, Pt. 1||20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ohio Players||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:10:17||Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors||Mr. Grinch||Horny Holidays!||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:12:51||Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers||Dig That, Crazy Santa Claus||Merry Christmas! Songs & Holiday Music||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:15:26||Kurtis Blow||Christmas Rappin||20th Century Master - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kurtis Blow||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:20:22||Clarence Carter||Back Door Santa||Soul Christmas||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:22:31||Run-DMC||Christmas In Hollis||A Very Special Christmas: Live from Washington, D.C.||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:25:28||Elton John||Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who'd Be a Turkey At Christmas)||Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Celebration) [Super Deluxe Edition]||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:29:33||Vince Guaraldi Trio||O Tannenbaum||A Charlie Brown Christmas (Expanded Edition)||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:34:42||Leon Redbone||That Old Christmas Moon||Christmas Island||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:37:39||Harvey Averne Band||Let’s Get It Together This Christmas||In the Christmas Groove||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:42:10||Mabel Scott||Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (Remastered)||Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (Remastered) - Single||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:44:27||James Brown||Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto||James Brown's Funky Christmas||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:47:28||Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang||What Will Santa Claus Say? (When He Finds Everybody Swingin')||Jingle Bell Swing||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:50:36||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings||Funky Little Drummer Boy||It's a Holiday Soul Party||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:53:54||Auld Lang Syne (Adios from Esquivel)||Esquivel||Merry Xmas from the Space-Age Bachelor Pad||iTunes|
|2016-12-17 23:54:44||Snowfall||Esquivel||Merry Xmas from the Space-Age Bachelor Pad||iTunes|