Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to one and all.
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In the Silent Night
Lo, in the silent night
A child to God is born
And all is brought again
That ere was lost or lorn.
Could but thy soul, O man
Become a silent night!
God would be born in thee
And set all things aright.
15th Century verse
2013 reveals sort of a punker/”classic” indie lean, with plenty of originals alongside chestnuts roasted with new recipes. Other genre excursions too, natch. Hope you find some new favorites to brighten your Advent and Christmas seasons. Love to hear what you’re diggin on.
‘Tis (almost) the season, Friends,
Per usual, HBBJ showcases this years’ particular pop obsessions (Roxy Music, the Bee Gees, the Manics [although I left out the Dead!]), outre cover versions (Cee Lo, J Tull, Jon Anderson), and selections from my Christmas vault that I propose for canonization (Ed Gerhard, John Prine, Byron Lee). Now – I submit to you this question: what makes the Glam and Power Pop sub-genres the ground most fertile for holiday originals.? Taste and see!
Lots of instrumentals this year. In that vein, I’ll let the mix speak for itself. Enjoy! Merry Christmas.
And the Angel Said Unto Them - David Axelrod White Christmas - He5 Christmas Time Is Here - John Zorn Joy To The World - Lalo Schifrin Hot Club Of Christmas - Aztec Camera All I Want For Christmas (Is A Little Bit Of Music) - Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns Little Drummer Boy - Lenox Avenue Run Rudolph Run - Richards, Keith Jingle Bells - The Blues Magoos Christmas Bop (version 2) - Bolan, Marc Christmas for the Free - Argent Merry Christmas Baby (alt edit) - Elvis Presley White Christmas - Les Paul & Mary Ford The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - The Jackie Davis Trio Every Day Is Christmas (When I'm Lovin' You) - Charles Bradley Christmas On Riverside Drive - August Darnell Things Fall Apart - Cristina This Christmas - Shoes Please Come Home for Christmas - The Uniques Christmas Eve Can Kill You - Everly Brothers Blue Christmas - Sharon Van Etten Silent Night - Charles T. Chapman (Carillonneur on The Luray Singing Tower, Luray, VA)
Stephanie finds this mix my “coziest” yet. And its cold out there!
You’re going to need some of this: