December 04, 2008

It's Christmas Time Pretty Baby

A grab bag of old standards and new classics today.

Palace Songs: Christmastime in the Mountains

I will follow Will Oldham's voice wherever it wants to lead me.

Bing Crosby/David Bowie: Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy


Low: Little Drummer Boy

Creepy and Gorgeous!

Willie Nelson: Pretty Paper

Great tune. I actually prefer Orbison's version, and challenge JV to post it.

My Morning Jacket: Santa Claus is Back in Town

Great, boozy, bluesy, old school MMJ feel on this.

Patti Page: Pretty Snowflakes

Because you have to have at least one xmas tune with children singing the chorus. I guess.

Vince Guraldi: Christmas Time is Here (Vocal Version)

That's more like it.

Kyu Sakamoto: Sukiyaki

I don't care if it doesn't fit the 77 Santas mold, I love this song.



Anonymous said...

It's funny. Every Christmas, I want to hear Sukiyaki. Honest to God. The air turns chilly and I start hearing that song in my head. I can't explain it, but thanks!

thehauntedtooth said...

i agree. it also makes me want to go into a near empty chinese restaurant--one of those two floor deals with lots of decorations--and drink an afternoon away.

Anonymous said...

CLASSIC david and bing so good

Unknown said...

Hi, I tried to download Bill Oldham's Christmastime in the Mountains and I'm getting a wma file instead of mp3 or m4a. Can I convert it or something? Or is it something you can fix on your end? I got everything else OK -- THANKS so much for an eclectic mix of holiday tunes!