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Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:51 pm

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If you are like me, you like the old stuff. Sirius XM Channel 4 is Holiday Traditions...40's 50's and 60's. That era unfortunately includes Santa Baby and the Beach Boys shit but mostly I've heard great stuff, Dean Martin, Perry Como, instrumentals, etc. Today I heard two songs from Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!

And I have a volume control button for the crap.

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Postby 41Forever » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:18 pm

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I'm all about Christmas music -- even the Beach Boys. But I'm right there with you on "Santa Baby."

Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:41 pm

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I'll bet I heard Santa Baby 200 times last year. I used to think it was cute but now it's just overplayed.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby MFS62 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:29 pm

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I've done a song parody, Sandy Baby, a few times. Even "sang" it (And I can't sing) on Steve Sommers' WFAN radio show one year.
I'll pass this year. Too many needs to get the rhymes right.

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:49 pm

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Alderson?

Re: Holiday Music

Postby MFS62 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:54 pm

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cooby wrote:Alderson?

Yes.
Its about a kid wishing for players for the Mets.
Maybe I'll post an old one on Facebook in a few weeks.
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:50 am

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OK, I busted out the old playlist for a spin and annual add-ons.

New xmas albums this year from Cheap Trick (!!), Hanson (a second one??) and Herb Alpert. Trick includes a hot take on Kinks' Father Christmas; and the Hanson one manages to improve McCartney's awful "Wonderful Christmastime" (a little). The Alpert one is easy, put it on a decorate a tree.



Nobody uses Deezer except me I think but here's my old mix list, I play it on "random" but more often find the mood I want from this and play the associated album. http://www.deezer.com/playlist/14756085 ... medium=web
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Postby Ceetar » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:00 pm

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Postby Ceetar » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:01 pm

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Postby 41Forever » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:13 pm

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Rob Thomas' "New York Christmas" is a big fave! Proceeds go to the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which raises money for no-kill animal shelters.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby dgwphotography » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:36 pm

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For me, the season officially starts when I hear this:

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:34 pm

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Kinda disappointed in channel 4. They play about five different songs but by different artists. They do throw in a gem once in a while. So far my favorite is Doris Day's "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"

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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 pm

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I'll just come out and say it. "So this is Christmas" isn't much better than "Wonderful Christmastime" and I'm already equally sick of both.

Here's another in Heavy Rotation in our joint:

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby Vic Sage » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 pm

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 pm

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Here's one from 2015 that I discovered this year. I have only a vague idea who Kylie Minouge is. But I saw the duet with Iggy Pop (!!!!) for "Christmas Wrapping" and found the disc in my library. It's good! I mean, "Santa Baby" is awful. But the originals are surprisingly good.


Re: Holiday Music

Postby MFS62 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:42 pm

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Forget Iggy Pop.
If you watch Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of my Head" video, your eyes will pop. And you won't be able to get her out of your head, no matter what the holiday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfr9bhSmfXc

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:12 pm

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Is there a delete function to this thread?

Re: Holiday Music

Postby Frayed Knot » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:36 pm

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dgwphotography wrote:For me, the season officially starts when I hear this:



For me it doesn't start until I see 'Robert Goulet's Cajun Christmas' on TV
Would that i'twere so simple

Re: Holiday Music

Postby MFS62 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:42 pm

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cooby wrote:Is there a delete function to this thread?

:)

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:21 pm

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MFS62 wrote:Forget Iggy Pop.
If you watch Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of my Head" video, your eyes will pop. And you won't be able to get her out of your head, no matter what the holiday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfr9bhSmfXc

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Wow. That’s like an Fman video Christmas list.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm

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cooby wrote:Is there a delete function to this thread?

No, it's all in or nothing!!


Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:45 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:
dgwphotography wrote:For me, the season officially starts when I hear this:



For me it doesn't start until I see 'Robert Goulet's Cajun Christmas' on TV


Followed by “The Night the Reindeer Died.”

I love Scrooged!

Here's a much nicer video from the Kylie Minogue album. It's a beautiful song that's been bouncing around my head for a week.


Re: Holiday Music

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 pm

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I'm not sure how the world needs another "Christmas Wrapping" or "Only You." They're two songs done so wonderfully the first time, nobody ever gets sick o' them. Give an unproven song a chance, Kylie. Some misfit songwriter needs a break.

Willing to bet all the ice in the freezer that she has her own tortured version of "Hallelujah."
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:58 am

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One of my all-time favorite holiday albums is David Crowder Band’s “Oh, for Joy.” Will post the cover later.

Crowder is a quirky guy, and doesn’t do things the way you expect. But it’s always good. “Angels We Have Heard on High” becomes a stomping bluegrass sing along, “Go tell it on the Mountain” is a slow and hushed. My favorite is “The First Noel,” which starts with a simple guitar and gently builds and builds to a triumphant climax.

Definitely worth a listen. Will post a song when I have access to something other than my phone.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 am

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