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Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:28 am

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https://youtu.be/gi24rjATFvU

Kylie et al can bite me: None of them holds a candle to a smokin' young Doris Day.

OFF with my overcoat OFF with my gloves
I'm burnin with LUV love

My husband tells me if I don't stop parading around singing this he's gonna throw me out in the snow. Joke's on him though...there isn't any!
hehehe

Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:30 am

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This one's great tooo

https://youtu.be/lT62A3uSM0w

Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:25 pm

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cooby wrote:https://youtu.be/gi24rjATFvU

Kylie et al can bite me: None of them holds a candle to a smokin' young Doris Day.

OFF with my overcoat OFF with my gloves
I'm burnin with LUV love

My husband tells me if I don't stop parading around singing this he's gonna throw me out in the snow. Joke's on him though...there isn't any!
hehehe



Doris is awesome! I have an “old school” Christmas playlist with classics from her, Bing, Frank, Ella, Louis Armstrong — it’s a sound so many artists try to copy today and can’t capture the magic.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby MFS62 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:39 pm

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cooby wrote:This one's great tooo

https://youtu.be/lT62A3uSM0w

I've done that at our company's holiday karaoke party because the man's part can basically be spoken rather than sung. If you ever get to hear me sing, you'll realize what a good idea that is.

I remember watching this TV show every year. It told the story of the writing of one of my favorites:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067610/

Sorry, Schaeffer voters, it was on a show called Rheingold Theater.


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Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:31 am

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This version with Pearl and Hotlips has the best adlibs ever! I love it when he asks her if she wants to see his etchings :D

And what a voice he has. Pearl is easily won over, lol.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:06 pm

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Here’s something fun I stumbled on a while back. It’s sort of an emo Christmas CD, and I don’t like much of it. But the first cut is really good. Love Spirials Downward is the band — sounds pretty emo — but the band does a cover of “Welcome Christmas” from The Grinch.

It’s a very light, airy delivery. I love it. It’s very different from everything else on the CD.

Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:17 pm

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So what are they saying after "Welcome Christmas"? Yahoo, yahoo?

Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:06 pm

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cooby wrote:So what are they saying after "Welcome Christmas"? Yahoo, yahoo?


It’s very Dr. Seuss, but I think it’s something like “fa-who.”

Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:29 pm

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lol makes sense :D

Re: Holiday Music

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:50 pm

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Fah-who foraze, dah-who doraze.

Sounds very 4AD.
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:01 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Fah-who foraze, dah-who doraze.

Sounds very 4AD.


That's it!

Here's the rest off the songs. The disc is titled: Excelsis: A Dark Noel. And, it's not false advertising. The first cut from Arcanta is OK. But "Welcome Christmas" is far and away the best thing. There is a sequel with a white cover, but nothing jumps out at me on that one. But they're still better than the Melissa Etheridge Christmas disc.

1. Carol Of The Bells - Arcanta
2. Welcome Christmas From Dr. Suess' How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Love Spirals Downward
3. Oh Come All Ye Faithful - FuchiKachis Ethu
4. Carol Of The Bells - This Ascension
5. O Come Emmanuel - Area
6. The First Noel - Thanatos
7. Jingle Bells (Snowblower) - Loveliescrushing
8. What Child Is This? - Balderas & Osborn
9. Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah - Black Tape For A Blue Girl
10. The Little Drummer Boy - Sorrow
11. We Three Kings - Lycia/The Unquiet Void
12. O Holy Night - Eva O
13. A Winter Wassail - Faith And The Muse
14. Stille Nacht (G)Rave Remix - Autopsia
15. Silent Night - Attrition

Re: Holiday Music

Postby Methead » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:06 pm

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We play this one a lot in our house

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I think you can stream / buy it here.

https://sharonjonesandthedapkings.bandc ... soul-party

Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:04 pm

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That sounds really cool!

Re: Holiday Music

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:51 pm

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Methead wrote:We play this one a lot in our house

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I think you can stream / buy it here.

https://sharonjonesandthedapkings.bandc ... soul-party


Good pick! Listening now. We know the sax player, he's the guy holding the sign on the left.
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:06 pm

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Heard that one on the car radio today.
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:07 pm

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Here’s another fun one. The B-side to John and Yoko’s “Happy X-Mas” is a Yoko song called, “Listen, the Snow is Falling.”

Now, I can’t name another Yoko song that I like. But I think this one is beautiful. I don’t think snow falling makes a sound, but if it did, it would sound like this. I like the subtle sleigh bells, the bells, the sparse chords.

Because she mentions the Empire State Building, I can justify putting it in my New York Christmas songs playlist.


Re: Holiday Music

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:15 pm

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Methead wrote:We play this one a lot in our house



I think you can stream / buy it here.

https://sharonjonesandthedapkings.bandc ... soul-party


Good pick! Listening now. We know the sax player, he's the guy holding the sign on the left.


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I haven't checked it out yet (it's been running maybe six months now) but 'THE BOOGIE DOWN' airs Saturday nights from 8-11 and recent shows are available via their on-line archives.

From the FUV website: Binky is known as a soul man, but has varied tastes you'll hear on the show. Soul and funk are the common threads that run through all the music. Expect horns and organs, but also banjos and rock guitars (every once in a while) too. As the newly minted DJ himself says, "I'm really interested in helping the soul bands that are coming up now. I'll play their records right next to the classic hits and the rare grooves, that's how we'll keep real music alive, by spreading the word about the bands and labels that are doing good work."
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby Batty31 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:25 pm

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Lefty Specialist wrote:Hate Christmas music. Bah humbug.

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 pm

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Jars of Clay is one of my favorite bands, so it makes sense that I’d love the band’s 2007 release “Christmas Songs.”

It’s got a number of originals, and my favorites are “Love Came Down for Christmas” and “Peace is Here.”

Here’s a live version of “Love Came Down on Christmas.”



And a live version of “Peace is Here.”



I augment my playlist with some of the band’s other Christmas songs that appeared on EPS and compilations, most notably “Christmas for Cowboys.”

Re: Holiday Music

Postby cooby » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:18 am

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Another beautiful song that I love to hear all year long is Shepard's Carol as sung by Kip Ledger :D

Re: Holiday Music

Postby RealityChuck » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am

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41Forever wrote: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.

Really no different from the original.

It's my favorite since it's sweet but not cloying and you don't hear it every day in December.
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby 41Forever » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:54 am

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I like the Very Special Christmas compilations, which benefit Special Olympics in addition to bringing some holiday cheer.

They all have some good songs, but the first one is far and away the best in terms of star power and quality songs.

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1. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" The Pointer Sisters
2. "Winter Wonderland" Eurythmics
3. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Whitney Houston
4. "Merry Christmas Baby." Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
5. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Pretenders
6. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" John Cougar Mellencamp
7. "Gabriel's Message" Sting
8. "Christmas in Hollis" Run-D.M.C.
9. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" U2
10. "Santa Baby" Madonna
11. "The Little Drummer Boy" Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
12. "Run Rudolph Run" Bryan Adams
13. "Back Door Santa" Bon Jovi
14. "The Coventry Carol" Alison Moyet
15. "Silent Night" Stevie Nicks

Any compilation is going to have ups and downs. Bon Jovi's "Back Door Santa" is so cringe-worthy that it's been replaced on recent pressings. Stevie Nicks wrestles "Silent Night" to the ground. And, well, "Santa Baby," though it is perfect for Madonna in full Material Girl mode.

But The Pretenders' melancholy "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" is perfect, U2 does Darlene Love proud, and the Eurythmics nail "Winter Wonderland." And Run DMC brings home the only original with "Christmas in Hollis." Good stuff!
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:19 am

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Is "Step into Christmas" some kind of British colloquialism that makes all the sense in the world in the UK and absolutely none to us?

"Happy Holidays, Mrs. Squiggins! How are you doing?"

"Oh, lovely, dear! You know me! Step into Christmas!"
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Re: Holiday Music

Postby Lefty Specialist » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:56 pm

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Re: Holiday Music

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:01 pm

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Wifey Bucket (and perhaps all Wifeys) cannot resist the laid-back Nashville surfer-soul Santa style of Chris Isaak. This is a fine record:

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