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December 21st, 2023 9 comments

 

The more sherlockian of regular readers may have deduced that I rather like Christmas, as the volume of Christmas mixes I have compiled over the years might suggest.

But there will be those who do not share that affection for festive bonhomie, as well as those who like to lace the sweetness of the season with a shot of bitterness.

For them, here is a mix of anti-Christmas songs, to go with the Not For Mother mix which I posted some years ago. While most of the songs here take a dim view of Xmas — the season, not necessarily the religious significance — a couple of tracks here may express disappointment with it rather than total resentment. Others may wish that they had the festive spirit but lament its absence, or bemoan the hypocrisy that tends to accompany the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

But none of these songs are fit for aural consumption by mother around the Christmas tree, and few are likely to be performed amid fake snow by Michael Bublé on a TV special — though if he ever does perform the song by The Damned, I shall love him forever.

For those who like their Christmases a bit more merry, the whole lot of previous mixes are up again (see the list below).

And with that, I wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas that is lacking in any nastiness.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and includes home-humbugged covers and the above in PDF format. PW on comments.

  1. The Kinks – Father Christmas (1977)
    Bah Humbug: Department store Santa gets mugged
  2. Dogmatics – X’mas Time (It Sure Doesn’t Feel Like It) (1984)
    Bah Humbug: “It sure don’t feel like Christmastime”
  3. The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa (2007)
    Bah Humbug: Killer doesn’t want Santa to shoot him.
  4. The Long Blondes – Christmas Is Cancelled (2004)
    Bah Humbug: Deadbeat cheat comes back, but Christmas is cancelled this year
  5. Kate Nash – I Hate You This Christmas (2013)
    Bah Humbug: Puked on her dress, caught her boyfriend cheating
  6. Fay Lovsky – Christmas Was A Friend Of Mine (1981)
    Bah Humbug: No Christmas can compete with the nostalgia of Christmas
  7. Dropkick Murphys – The Season’s Upon Us (2012)
    Bah Humbug: Nephew once gave the singer a gift-wrapped box full of shit
  8. The Chieftains feat Elvis Costello – St. Stephen’s Day Murders (1991)
    Bah Humbug: That Christmas spirit drowned in spirits
  9. The Twang – Fairytale Of New York (2019)
    Bah Humbug: Happy Christmas your ass, I pray God it’s our last – to a Mariachi sound
  10. Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You (1972)
    Bah Humbug: Nobody stops for the lost and lonely at Christmas
  11. Homer & Jethro – Santa’s Movin’ On (1968)
    Bah Humbug: Santa, a sad ole man, has a run of bad luck
  12. Brenda Lee – Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day (1964)
    Bah Humbug: No happy Christmas when you’ve just been dumped
  13. Jimmy Witherspoon – How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around (1948)
    Bah Humbug: Santa only brought Jimmy the blues
  14. Miles Davis feat. Bob Dorough – Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) (1962)
    Bah Humbug: “All the waste, all the sham, all the haste, and plain old bad taste”
  15. Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (1978)
    Bah Humbug: Request to borrow money in a Christmas card
  16. The Fall – Xmas With Simon (1991)
    Bah Humbug: “Pity the people in the desert… Pity the people who had too much dessert”
  17. Pet Shop Boys – It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas (1997)
    Bah Humbug: “Christmas is not all it’s cracked up to be”
  18. Little Charlie & The Nightcats – It’s Christmas Time Again (2003)
    Bah Humbug: “Spend, spend, spend!”
  19. Sensational Alex Harvey Band – There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree… (1972)
    Bah Humbug: An execution puts out the Christmas tree lights
  20. The Damned – There Ain’t No Sanity Clause (1980)
    Bah Humbug: Not really anti Xmas, but putting candy canes up each other’s butts?
  21. Christopher Lee – Jingle Hell (2013)
    Bah Humbug: Veteran actor says it’s a pain to ride in a one horse open sleigh
  22. Eric Idle – Fuck Christmas (2014)
    Bah Humbug: Well, what it says on the box

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Any Major 1960s Christmas Vol. 2

December 12th, 2023 3 comments

 

 

The 1960s might have been the zenith of Christmas records, certainly in sheer quantity. Quality is a matter of taste, of course. And when it comes to Christmas music, good taste is really secondary to the spirit these songs can create.

With my 1970s German background, it is essential for me to get me a yuletide fix of Heintje’s Christmas album. I would not play the records of the Dutch child star under any other circumstances, even when I deep-dive into the shadiest nostalgia of late 1960s/early ‘70s schlager fare, as I might do when nobody can see me. But at Christmas, I cheerfully lift my Heintje blacklist, and damn well love it. You may recall that the lad featured last year on Any Major Polygot Christmas, crooning in Dutch.

Of course, in the avalanche of Xmas dross in the 1960s, there were many gems. Some feature on this second volume of Any Major 1960s Christmas (Volume 1 is here). The Phil Spector Christmas album, of course, is a stone-cold classic; two songs from it feature here. One features Fanita James, who died recently, as a third of Bob B Soxx And Blue Jeans. I expect she also did backing vocals on fellow Blossoms member Darlene Love’s wonderful Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).

Another singer who was still with us last Christmas is Tony Bennett, who chips in with a great big band version of Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town.

I have run The Flirtations’ superlative Christmas Time Is Here Again before, but it certainly bears repetition. Their appearance is preceded by a grooving instrumental version of Silver Bells by Booker T. & The MG’s. The mix also closes with a groovy wordless interpretation of Silent Night by jazz organist Jimmy Smith, who did a whole album of that sort of thing in 1965 (as did Booker T).

There are still three more mixes coming this month: another Christmas compilation (one for the “Bah Humbug” crowd), a new Songbook, and the annual Any Major Dance mix for you to party like it’s 1083 on New Year’s Eve.

By the way, after the death of Zippy, I have re-upped all past Christmas mixes, which was quite a project. If there is one I missed, let me know in the comments.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-baubled covers. PW in comments.

1. Booker T. & The MG’s – Silver Bells (1967)
2. The Flirtations – Christmas Time Is Here Again (1968)
3. Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (1963)
4. Aretha Franklin – Winter Wonderland (1964)
5. Tony Bennett – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1968)
6. Burl Ives – A Holly Jolly Christmas (1965)
7. Sammy Davis Jr. – Christmas Time All Over The World (1965)
8. Dean Martin – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (1966)
9. Julius La Rosa – We Need A Little Christmas (1966)
10. The Ventures – Frosty The Snowman (1965)
11. The Beach Boys – Christmas Day (1964)
12. Glen Campbell – I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1968)
13. Marty Robbins – Christmas Time Is Here Again (1967)
14. Elvis Presley – If Every Day Was Like Christmas (1966)
15. Danny Thomas – The First Christmas (1967)
16. Bobby Goldsboro – A Christmas Wish (1968)
17. Andy Williams – The Christmas Song (1963)
18. Adam Faith – Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) (1960)
19. Marlene Dietrich – Candles Glowing (1967)
20. Patti LaBelle & The Bluebells – Blue Christmas (1963)
21. Bob B Soxx And Blue Jeans – Here Comes Santa Claus (1963)
22. The Supremes – My Christmas Tree (1965)
23. Stevie Wonder – One Little Christmas Tree (1967)
24. The Uniques – Please Come Home For Christmas (1966)
25. Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas (1966)
26. The Staple Singers – The Last Month Of The Year (1962)
27. Baby Washington – White Christmas (1966)
28. James Brown – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year (1966)
29. Jimmy Smith – Silent Night (1964)

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Any Major Polygot Christmas

December 12th, 2022 3 comments

This year there’ll be only one Any Major Christmas mix, simply because this one took so much time to put together — a compilation of Christmas pop standards covered in different languages: French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Finnish, Icelandic, Greek, Czech, Hungarian, Korean… and one dialect, Kölsch, which is spoken in the German city of Cologne.

Apologies if your language didn’t make it. I hope you will enjoy hearing the Christmas songs we know in different languages anyway. Of course, I cannot vouch for it that the artists performing these songs have any kind of cool factor in their country, because most of them I know nothing about.

I do know that Heintje does not meet the definition of cool in Germany or the Netherlands. The Dutch-born boy singer was a superstar in Germany in the late 1960s and early ’70s, as the model-grandson singer of sentimental songs and as an actor in those compellingly bad German Schlager “comedies” (Schatzi haut den Pauker auf die Schnauze). In the 1970s, practically every West German family had Heintje’s first Christmas album rom 1968. The present track was released in 1971, just before poor Heintje’s voice broke. As Hein Simon, he tried to revive his career, but nobody wanted a grown-up Heintje.

Two acts here are superstar-famous, though one of them didn’t know her fame-filled future yet when the featured track was recorded. Céline Dion was a 13-year-old singer in Québec when she recorded her Christmas album, on which the producer must have had a yen for reggae.

The other superstar closes this set: In 1980 Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA recorded an album of Christmas songs in Swedish with her little daughter Linda, whose father was (and still is) Björn Ulvaeus. The album, released in 1981, featured no other ABBA members, but some of the usual studio gang were playing on it.

Next week I’ll help you out with a last-minute Christmas present for family or friends over 80: a mix of hits from 1947 (seeing as it’s 75 years ago). I think people under 80 will enjoy it, too.

I think all Any Major Christmas mixes are currently up. If you need one that isn’t, post your request in the comments.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and features joyeux-noëled covers. PW in comments.

1. Guy Cloutier – Voici le Père Noël (Here Comes Santa Claus, French) (1964)
2. Gerhard Wendland – Weißer Winderwald (Winter Wonderland, German) (1954)
3. Aldo Donà – Bianco Natale (White Christmas, Italian) (1948)
4. Michèle Richard – Joyeux Noël (The Christmas Song, French) (1966)
5. Fernand Gignac – C’est Noël (Silver Bells, French) (1961)
6. Gals & Pals – Jingeling-tingeling (Sleigh Ride, Swedish) (1963)
7. Castel et Casti – Monsieur la Neige (Frosty The Snowman, French) (1958)
8. Celly Campello – Jingle Bell Rock (Portuguese) (1960)
9. Cho Young Nam – Blue Christmas (Korean) (1971)
10. Vera Špinarová – Až za modrou horou (Merry X-Mas [War Is Over], Czech) (1974)
11. Katy Garbi – Ώρα Χριστουγέννων (I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Greek) (1998)
12. Szandi – Rock a karácsonyfa körül (Rock Around The Christmas Tree, Hungarian) (1993)
13. Willeke Alberti – Ik wil niet alleen zijn met Kerst (Lonely This Christmas, Dutch) (1991)
14. Nada Urbánková – Dlouhá zima (It’s Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas, Czech) (1982)
15. Lasse Lindbom Band – Om jag bara fick en elgitarr till jul (I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, Swedish) (1979)
16. Erna Gunnarsdóttir – Enn Jólin (Last Christmas, Icelandic) (1986)
17. Menneisyyden Vangit – Hyvää Joulua Kaikille (Merry Xmas Everybody, Finnish) (2005)
18. Zoe Kluss – El Mejor Regalo Eres Tú (All I Want For Christmas, Spanish) (2017)
19. Köster & Hocker – Weihnachtsmärche us Kölle (Fairytale Of New York, Kölsch) (2017)
20. Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea – Santa Baby (Spanish) (2007)
21. Götz Alsmann  – Der Weihnachtsmann (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, German) (2006)
22. Jaci Velasquez – Hoy que es Navidad (…Merry Little Christmas, Spanish) (2001)
23. Céline Dion – J’ai Vu Maman Embrasser Le Père Noël (I Saw Mommy…, French) (1981)
24. Eiríkur Hauksson – Jólaþankar (I Believe In Father Christmas, Icelandic) (1986)
25. Heintje – Der kleine Trommler (The Little Drummer Boy, German) (1971)
26. Agnetha & Linda – Bjallerklang (Jingle Bells, Swedish) (1981)

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Any Major New Year’s

December 24th, 2021 2 comments

How has your 2021 been? Mine? A mixed bag: the pandemic has screwed me over financially (the Rainy Day Fund? Gone), and my health is trying to tell me that I’m getting older. But I’m still loved and I’m still loving. Be that as it may, 2021 can very much piss off, and take that pandemic with it.

So, as we may look forward to a better new year, with the hope it won’t be our last, here’s a mix of New Year’s Eve songs, a week before we do our Auld Lang Synes.

I have managed to compile it without the help of U2, but a couple of obvious tracks have to feature (hello ABBA). Still, I expect that this collection contains some pleasant surprises (one of them being three songs with the same title being sequenced to follow one another, quite unintentionally).

And that’s what I’m hoping for in 2022: pleasant surprises for all of us, and an end to the nightmare of the past two years.

In that spirit, I wish you a good slide into the new year, as the Germans say.

And do pop in on Tursday for the annual year-end disco mix — or post-disco, if we want to pick nits, since it covers songs to boogie on down to from 1981.

As ever, this mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-countdowned covers. PW in comments.

1. Eagles – Funky New Year (1978)
2. Charles Brown – Bringing In A Brand New Year (1964)
3. The Cameos – New Year’s Eve (1957)
4. The Coolbreezers – Hello Mr. New Year (1958)
5. Jo-Ann Campbell – Happy New Year Baby (1958)
6. The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year (1968)
7. Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne (1981)
8. Barry Manilow – It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve (1977)
9. ABBA – Happy New Year (1980)
10. Carole King – New Year’s Day (2011)
11. Mary Chapin Carpenter – New Year’s Day (2012)
12. Taylor Swift – New Year’s Day (2017)
13. Tom Waits – New Year’s Eve (2011)
14. Harry Connick Jr. feat. George Jones – Nothin’ New For New Year (2003)
15. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year (1953)
16. Mary Harris – Happy New Year Blues (1935)
17. Vera Lynn – The Happiest New Year Of All (1946)
18. Mae West – My New Year’s Resolutions (1966)
19. The Heartbeats – After New Year’s Eve (1957)
20. Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – New Year’s Resolution (1967)
21. Nancy Wilson – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (1965)
22. Paddy Roberts – Merry X-Mas You Suckers (And A Happy New Year) (1962)
23. Franklin MacCormack – My New Year’s Wish For You (1948)

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Any Major Santa Claus

December 16th, 2021 4 comments

A few years ago I put up a mix of traditional Christmas carols as sung by pop artists. In those songs, obviously, the birth of Jesus was at the centre. But for many people, the person at the centre of Christmas is Santa Claus, so here’s a mix of songs about the old reindeer-exploiting face of rampant commercialism. As far as I can tell, none of these songs have featured in previous Any Major Christmas mixes (at least I tried my best to make it so).

Santa Claus, as most people know, is based on the Christian 4th-century Saint Nicholas of Myrna, who was a bishop in Asia Minor, or modern-day Turkey. Which means that in the US, UK and Western Europe, there are people who’d prefer to deny the original Santa entry into their country. The Santa of this mix, of course, has special access everywhere, including chimneys, in which he might get stuck from time to time, as Ella Fitzgerald explains.

We also know from The Sensational Little Shana Lynette, as the 10-year-old Kansas kid was billed in 1983, that Santa was in danger of falling victim to international terrorism at the hands of the dastardly Soviets, or “Mr Russian”, as Shana politely says in her Cold War propaganda song. I suspect that agent Father Frost, who had replaced Santa Claus in the festive celebrations in the USSR, would have loved to get a shot at his capitalist rival.

Similar Zeitgeist silliness found expression in other seasonal songs. In 1957, Bobby Helms had “Captain Santa Claus” and his reindeers going on space patrol in a track that served as the b-side to his X-Mas hit, Jingle Bell Rock. And George Jones, still to grow into his sonorous voice and macho persona, involves Santa in the twist craze of the early 1960s.

Santa is at times something of a sex symbol, in ways most overweight and white-haired men of a certain age are not. We had Eartha Kitt trying to seduce the old feller in Santa Baby on the Any Major Gals’ Christmas mix last week. Here we up the ante by having Mae West apply her seductive wiles to ole Nick. And since West was 73 when she issued her version in 1966, it is rather more age-appropriate than that by Kitt, who was 26 when she tried to get Santa and his sack into the sack. Not that one should judge inter-generational sexual attraction between consenting adults, of course.

Most famously, Santa Claus was kissing Mommy underneath the mistletoe. Of course — and here I issue a spoiler alert for the uninitiated — it wasn’t really Santa whose tongue was roaming in Mom’s mouth (and here I wish to introduce you to the great German concept of “Kopfkino”). I’m particularly pleased that on this mix we have John Prine sing this song, giving proof to the fact that Prine could make even the most dreadful songs sound entertaining.

An even more unlikely candidate for the performance of trivial X-Mas songs is Bob Dylan, yet here he is singing Here Comes Santa Claus (which is not a Santa sex songs. Neither is Back Door Santa, nor Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney). The original performer of that song — which featured on Any Major Christmas Originals — was Gene Autry. The “Singing Cowboy” is also represented on this mix, with When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter, the b-side to the original release of Here Comes Santa Claus.

As ever, this mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, includes home-ho-ho-hoed covers, and the above text in an illustrated PDF. PW in comments, and links to previous Christmas mixes below.

Next week I’ll post a mix of New Year’s songs, and before New Year’s Eve the traditional disco mix. If I don’t see you before Christmas, let me wish you a very merry, peaceful and healthy Christmas!

1. The Weather Girls – Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas) (1983)
2. Bob Dylan – Here Comes Santa Claus (2009)
3. John Prine – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (1993)
4. The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick (1964)
5. Elvis Presley – Santa Claus Is Back In Town (1957)
6. Bob Seger & The Last Heard – Sock It To Me Santa (1966)
7. James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto (1968)
8. Louis Jordan – Santa Claus, Santa Claus (1968)
9. Lou Rawls – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1967)
10. Mae West – Santa Baby (1966)
11. Ella Fitzgerald – Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney (1950)
12. Nat ‘King’ Cole – The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (1953)
13. The Mills Brothers – You Don’t Have To Be A Santa Claus (1955)
14. Fats Domino – I Told Santa Claus (1993)
15. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Is Zat You Santa Claus (2004)
16. Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ (1974)
17. The Holmes Brothers – Back Door Santa (2003)
18. Sufjan Stevens – Get Behind Me, Santa! (2006)
19. Sia – My Old Santa Claus (2018)
20. Dwight Yoakam – Santa Can’t Stay (2015)
21. Homer & Jethro – Santa’s Movin’ On (1956)
22. Jim Reeves – Señor Santa Claus (1963)
23. Gene Autry – When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter (1950)
24. George Jones & The Jones Boys – My Mom And Santa Claus (Twistin’ Santa Claus) (1962)
25. Bobby Helms – Captain Santa Claus (And His Reindeer Space Patrol) (1957)
26. The Di Mara Sisters – Santa’s Italian Wife (1971)
27. Shana Lynette – Mister Russian, Please Don’t Shoot Down Santa’s Sleigh (1983)

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Any Major Gals’ Christmas

December 9th, 2021 9 comments

Today, as I write, I’ve felt unusually Christmassy — thanks to this mix! As the title subtly hints at, this collection comprises Christmas songs sung by women. And if that concept strikes you as a bit sexist (and I’m not sure why it should), let me reassure you that next year I’ll have a mix of songs only by guys.

The festive sense I’ve felt kicked in right from the beginning, with Kylie Minogue’s richly retro version of It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. And while I might not be a dedicated follower of Christina Aguilera’s catalogue — I’m mostly indifferent to it — I find her interpretation of Donny Hathaway’s lovely This Christmas quite outstanding.

This collection covers various eras and styles. The youngest recording here is from 2015; the oldest is Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby from 1954. There’s the lighthearted stuff — Ella Fitzgerald’s Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is great fun; Etta James’ bluesy Merry Christmas Baby is sexy stuff — and some is traditional and reflective. Of the latter, Emmylou Harris’ Light Of The Stable is particularly beautiful.

Almost all of these artists are well-known; only Margie Joseph exists on the margins of popular music. Except for fans of 1970s soul, who’ll readily acclaim her as one of the great singers of her generation. She also featured on the second volume of the Albums of The Year: 1971, which went up a few weeks ago.

I had several contenders for inclusion of women who performed The Christmas Song, and I nearly chose the gorgeous rendition by Anita Baker. In the event, there was no way past Natalie Cole, the daughter of the man who first recorded the song and made it something of a signature tune. Her version is, of course, very lovely, too.

There will be another Christmas mix next week. Check out the previous Christmas mixes in the list below (or the whole lot here). As far as I can see, all links are working. If you need anything re-upped, let me know in the comments.

As ever, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and includes home-kringled covers. PW in comments.

1. Kylie Minogue – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
2. Christina Aguilera – This Christmas
3. Wilson Phillips – Warm Lovin’ Christmastime
4. Mariah Carey – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
5. Carole King – Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
6. Nancy Sinatra – We Need A Little Christmas
7. Natalie Cole – The Christmas Song
8. Doris Day – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
9. Julie London – I’d Like You For Christmas
10. Keely Smith – Blue Christmas
11. Darlene Love – Winter Wonderland
12. The Supremes – My Christmas Tree
13. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
14. Ella Fitzgerald – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
15. Etta James – Merry Christmas Baby
16. Vanessa Williams – Christmas Is
17. Gladys Knight & The Pips – When You Love Someone (It’s Christmas Everyday)
18. Margie Joseph – Feeling Like Christmas
19. Emmylou Harris – Light Of The Stable
20. Dolly Parton – We Three Kings
21. Olivia Newton-John – Christmas Never Felt Like This Before
22. Nancy Wilson – The Christmas Waltz
23. Dinah Washington – Silent Night
24. Sarah McLachlan – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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Any Major 1940s Christmas

December 17th, 2020 15 comments

 

Retro Christmas vibes are the best, aren’t they? They appear to offer a distraction and alternative to the frantic and overly commercialised Christmas of today. Of course, Christmas always was commercialised. That wonderful 1947 film Miracle On 34th Street bemoaned the excess in commerce in Christmas. Five years earlier, Bing Crosby was dreaming of Christmases as they used to be, appealing to the idealised version of a better past, with more inclement weather.

The nostalgia for the Christmas as it used to be is probably driven by a desire to recapture the innocence of our childhood, a time when the anticipation and arrival of Christmas occupied our minds, rather than bills, relationships and social problems. As adults, that innocence and the certainties that came with it is gone, so the notions of an idealised past are chased for that ephemeral sensation of experiencing Christmas as it used to be, the joy of childhood, maybe a hint of the comfort of a loving mother who is now gone.

And, frankly, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. A touch of nostalgia, even if it recalls a past that doesn’t really correspond with reality, can be a great escape — as long as it doesn’t cloud our good judgment on social and political issues. In real money, the past was just as shitty as the present. On this mix, the songs soundtrack a time of war and, in many places, food rationing. In the USA, where all these songs come from, it was a time of war followed by the rise of the HUAC and the McCarthyist hysteria.

Between 2009 and 2013, I posted three mixes of Christmas in Black & White which covered the era of the 1930s to the ’60s, and four years ago we revisited the 1950s specifically. Here we go back to the 1940s, with a passing nod to the first peacetime Christmas after WW2, which this year was 75 years ago.

Will this bring to a close the Christmas-by-decade mixes? We’ve already done the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, besides the ’50s one mentioned above. I don’t really know yet.

I hope you’ll enjoy this 1940s Christmas mix, which brings together the cheesy (which in some cases, such as in the Perry Como track, is accompanied by comedy) and the excellent, with one of the few good versions of Jingle Bells, Nat King Cole doing a silly novelty song with a straight face and a wink, and Amos Milburn telling his baby that he wants to “slide down your chimney” and promising her that she may “ride my reindeer”. I expect square middle-aged people in the 1940s were longing for a Christmas when there still were good, old-fashioned family values…

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-made covers made out of old ration-cards (so this mix could be a nice Christmas present for some people of a certain age). PW in comments.

After the Christmas Blues mix and this second Christmas compilation, I shall take a short time off, but I will be back before the year is out to post the obligatory New Year’s disco mix. If I don’t see you before Christmas, have a very merry one.

1. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra – Jingle Bells (1941)
2. Buddy Clark with The Girl Friends – Winter Wonderland (1949)
3. Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (1945)
4. Perry Como and The Satisfiers – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1946)
5. Joe Turner’s Orchestra with Pete Johnson – Christmas Date Boogie (1948)
6. Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers – Merry Christmas Baby (1947)
7. Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra – White Christmas (1942)
8. Doris Day – Ol’ Saint Nicholas (1949)
9. Tony Martin with Earle Hagan’s Orchestra – The Christmas Song (1947)
10. Hugo Winterhalter – Blue Christmas (1949)
11. Gene Autry – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1949)
12. Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (1944)
13. Eddy Howard and His Orchestra – I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1947)
14. Nat ‘King’ Cole and His Trio – All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (1949)
15. Amos Milburn – Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby (1949)
16. Willie Lewis and His Negro Ban – Christmas Night In Harlem (1941)
17. Slam Stewart Quintet with Johnny Guarnieri – Santa’s Secret (1944)
18. Sonny Thompson – Not On A Xmas Tree (1949)
19. Frank Sinatra – Christmas Dreaming (1947)
20. Dinah Shore – The Merry Christmas Polka (1949)
21. Jesse Rogers and his 49ers – Here Comes Santa Claus (1948)
22. Les Brown and His Orchestra – When You Trim Your Christmas Tree (1946)
23. Frankie Laine – You’re All I Want For Christmas (1948)
24. Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters – The Twelve Days Of Christmas (1949)
25. Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians – ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (1947)

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Any Major X-Mas Blues

December 13th, 2020 6 comments

 

It’s December, and the little corner of the Internet in which we gather presently can’t help but reverberate with the sound of Christmas. And the mix I’ll post later this week — before I go on a little break until after I’ve unwrapped my pretend presents — will be suitable Christmassy.

This mix of Christmas seen through the kaleidoscope of the blues, however, hardly inspires the warm glow of the Victorian Christmas idyll. But what the collection may lack in old-fashioned Christmas spirit it makes up in great music and many fine lyrics. I am but an innocent country boy, so I’m not sure if any of these singers are making sexual innuendo, but I half expect some might. Of course, there is the usual blues theme of being broke, issuing sentiments which in 2020 has a louder echo than it has had for many a decade.

The timeframe this mix covers the years 1930 to 1965, a time that saw a sea-change in music, but blues didn’t change much. I suppose the blues was as it was before rock & roll, and it was as it was after rock & roll. In our money, that time-span is equivalent to 1985 to the present. If you are of a certain age, 1985 feels like the day before yesterday. What’s time anyway when a Christmas song from 1994 tops the UK charts 26 years later.

This mix is a good companion piece to the Any Major Christmas Rhythm & Blues collection from 2012, which in turn accompanies the Any Major Christmas Soul series (Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3), which in turn goes well with Any Major Smooth Christmas (Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3).

On Thursday we stay in a black & white mood with a mix of Christmas recordings from the 1940s, which include a few more blues songs.

As ever, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and includes home-moaned covers. PW in comments.

1. Jimmy McCracklin – Christmas Time (Part 1) (1961)
2. Amos Milburn – Christmas Comes Once A Year (1960)
3. Jody Levins – Jingle Bells Boogie (1954)
4. Titus Turner – Christmas Morning Blues (1952)
5. Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (1948)
6. J.B. Summers with Doc Bagby’s Orchestra – I Want A Present For Christmas (1949)
7. Tampa Red – Christmas And New Year Blues (1934)
8. Butterbeans & Susie – Papa Ain’t No Santa Clause, Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree (1930)
9. Bumble Bee Slim – Santa Claus, Bring Me A New Woman (1936)
10. Johnny Moore’s Blazers – Christmas Eve Baby (1947)
11. Cecil Gant – Hello Santa Claus (1950)
12. Charles Brown – Christmas With No One To Love (1961)
13. John Lee Hooker – Blues For Christmas (1960)
14. Freddy King – Christmas Tears (1961)
15. Gus Jenkins and His Orchestra – Remember Last Xmas (1956)
16. Johnny Otis Orchestra with Little Esther & Mel Walker – Faraway Blues (Xmas Blues) (1950)
17. Jimmy Liggins – I Want My Baby For Christmas (1950)
18. Felix Gross and His Orchestra – Love For Christmas (1949)
19. Little Willie Littlefield – Merry Xmas (1949)
20. Lowell Fulson – Lonesome Christmas (1951)
21. Floyd Dixon – Empty Stocking Blues (1951)
22. Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends – Christmas Spirits (1948)
23. Victoria Spivey – I Ain’t Gonna Let You See My Santa Claus (1936)
24. The Honey Dripper – Let Me Hang Your Stockings In Your Christmas Tree (1936)
25. Leadbelly – Christmas Is A-Coming (1940s)
26. Larry Darnell – Christmas Blues (1950)
27. Little Johnny Taylor – Please Come Home For Christmas (1965)
28. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa (1965)
29. Chuck Berry – Spending Christmas (1964)

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Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 3

December 17th, 2019 1 comment

It’s already six years since I dropped the second volume of Any Major Smooth Christmas — and nine years since Volume 1. A few tracks here weren’t even released then.

So, like the first two volumes, this mix includes seasonal songs by soul and smooth jazz acts. So kick off those boots, take off that coat, light a (virtual) fire, pour yourself a glass of eggnog, and relax.

By my reckoning, all links to previous Christmas mixes going back to 2009 should work. If they don’t, feel free to alert me.

The first Christmas mix for the year dropped a couple of weeks ago.

As ever, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes ho-ho-home-made covers. PW in comments. And have a merry Christmas!

1. Earth, Wind & Fire – Winter Wonderland
2. The O’Jays – Merry Christmas Baby
3. Luther Vandross – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. John Legend – This Christmas
5. Boney James feat. Chanté Moore – Santa Baby
6. En Vogue – With My Honey
7. Isley Brothers – What Can I Buy You
8. Marilyn McCoo – White Christmas
9. Gregory Porter – The Christmas Song
10. Laura Fygi – Merry Christmas Darling
11. Dianne Reeves – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
12. New York Voices – I Wonder As I Wander
13. Angela Winbush – All I Want For Christmas
14. Al Jarreau – Christmas Time Is Here
15. Alexander O’Neal – My Gift To You
16. Dave Koz feat. Johnny Mathis – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
17. Musiq Soulchild – The First Noel
18. Toni Braxton – This Time Next Year

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Any Major ABC of Christmas

November 28th, 2019 5 comments

 

This year we use the ABC compilation concept for Christmas. One artist each representing the letters A through to Z. So it’s all a bit random, and great fun. I’m really enjoying this mix.

Some of the tracks here are pretty interesting. Take The Qualities, a Chicago doo wop band in the mid to late 1950s. They were produced by a young Sun Ra, whose acquaintance with LSD had by then progressed to a friendship. And it shows on this doo wop Christmas track, which sounds like nothing you’d expect.

Four tracks later, we have the Universal Robot Band celebrating a Disco Christmas. Released in 1977, it may sound like a horrible cash-in, especially if I tell you that it includes a conversation between Santa and Rudolph. But don’t skip the track! Recorded by the soul-disco band Kleeer, the groove is solid, and the conversation between our heroes is amusing. Santa decides to “add a little soul to this white Christmas”, and Rudolph affirms, “I can dig it, boss.”

You have to love the idea of a song title that takes the unsnappy route of declaring: “I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You” (I hope there was a swinging, finger-clicking answer record titled: “I reciprocate your determination to realise the objective of forestalling the absence of seasonal companionship”). The song by French singer Claudine Longet, then Andy Williams’ wife, is bright and quintessential 1960s fare. It was written for Longet by jazz songwriter Margo Guryan at the request of producer Tommy LiPuma.

There are a couple of slightly curmudgeonly tracks here. South African-born British comedian Paddy Roberts’ Merry X-Mas You Suckers (And A Happy New Year) pokes fun at the commercialism and revelry of the season. “You’ll be spending your money on cartloads of junk, and from here to new year you’ll be drunk as a skunk.” But in the end, you might as well party down: “But stick to it suckers, go swallow a pill, for this is the season of peace and goodwill. While we patiently wait for that nuclear blast… Merry Christmas you suckers, it may be your last.”

The Everly Brothers are quite morose about Christmas. “Christmas Eve can kill you when you’re trying to hitch a ride to anywhere… A car goes running by, the man don’t even turn his head. Guess he’s busy being Santa Claus tonight. The saddest part of all is knowing if I switched with him I’d leave him stumbling ragged by the road.” Written by Dennis Linde (who also wrote the Elvis hit Burning Love), this is not comedy.

Comedy is provided by the marvellous Richard Cheese, whose shtick is to rework well-known songs in the way of a cheesy nightclub singer (hence the name). Cheese does so with much wit and musical flair. The featured track, Christmas In Vegas, is the only original track on his 2006 Silent Nightclub album (which features a quite unsettling version of Silent Night). The lyrics are quite savage: “Christmas in Las Vegas, Decorate your tree with chips. Let’s roll a yo beneath the mistletoe while that angel strips.”

As ever, CD-R length, homemistletoed covers. PW in comments. Another Christmas mix will drop in two weeks.

1. Aaron Neville – Louisiana Christmas Day (1993)
2. B.B. King – Merry Christmas Baby (2001)
3. Claudine Longet – I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You (1968)
4. Dean Martin – The Christmas Blues (1953)
5. Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You (1972)
6. Fountains of Wayne – I Want An Alien For Christmas (1997)
7. Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus Is Ska-Ing To Town (1964)
8. Hot Chocolate – Brand New Christmas (1980)
9. Isley Brothers – Winter Wonderland (2007)
10. Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners – You’re My Christmas Present (1990)
11. Kylie Minogue – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (2015)
12. Leadbelly – Christmas Is A-Coming (1940s)
13. Mel Tormé – Sleigh Ride (1992)
14. Neil Diamond – You Make It Feel Like Christmas (1984)
15. Otis Redding – Merry Christmas, Baby (1968)
16. Paddy Roberts – Merry X-Mas You Suckers (And A Happy New Year) (1962)
17. Qualities – It’s Christmas Time (1956)
18. Richard Cheese – Christmas In Las Vegas (2006)
19. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Please Come Home For Christmas (2015)
20. TLC – Sleigh Ride (1993)
21. Universal Robot Band – Disco Christmas (1977)
22. Ventures – Blue Christmas (1965)
23. Wilson Phillips – Warm Lovin’ Christmastime (2010)
24. XTC (as Three Wise Men) – Thanks For Christmas (1983)
25. Yellowman – Santa Claus Never Comes To The Ghetto (1998)
26. Zee Avi – No Christmas For Me (2009)

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