Wednesday, November 27, 2019

On the Right Side of Christmas 2019

There's only about four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year so I'm posting my yearly Christmas compilation a little early.  I've also re-upped all the previous Xmas compilations so have at 'em.


Silent Night Brother Joe May
Lonely This Christmas (Mud) Lucky Soul
Cutty Wren Richard Thompson
Walking In The Air The Eastern Sea
We Three Kings of Orient Are The Swingle Singers
Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit The Christmas Jug Band/Dan Hicks
Santa, Please Bring Him Home Jenny Don't And The Spurs
Christmas, It's Not a Biggie Say Sue Me
Twistin' Bells Santo And Johnny
Santa Claus' Daughter Charlie Rich
Christmas Bells Bobby Nunn
Christmas Time in Bossier City Shinyribs
Just a Sad Xmas The Soul Duo
Peppermints and Mistletoe Chelsea Williams
First Snowfall The Coctails
Frosty the Snowman Freddy Fender & Flaco Jimenez
Mary's Boy Child Esso Trinidad Steel Band
Rudolph's Ruin The Wildebeests
Holiday Baby Fat Daddy
It's Christmas Time Smokey Robinson
Peace & Love (Little Drummer Boy) Sonny Bradshaw
Please Come Home for Christmas The Insight
New Year's Eve Amy Allison
Auld Lang Syne Sufjan Stevens

Friday, November 1, 2019

Can't Shake These Blues: A Chris Smither Retrospective

      I'm not sure exactly why Chris Smither has flown under the radar for so long, but his three Hightone releases from the 1990's (Live as I'll Ever Be, Small Revelations, and Up on the Lowdown) still stand up really well and he's one of the few solo performers I've seen that can really hold a stage for 90 minutes (Ted Hawkins is another one that comes to mind).  He started out in the 1970s, overcame his alcoholism, and has been recording and touring since the early 1990s.   So here's a nice retrospective to celebrate his career.


Strolling Down The Highway
Frankie & Albert
Have You Seen My Baby
Hundred Dollar Valentine
Crocodile Man
Cave Man
Nobody Home
Time Stands Still
Friend Of The Devil
Lonesome Georgia Brown
It Ain't Easy
The Devil's Real (Live)
Can't Shake These Blues
Seems So Real
No Love Today