Christmas top 5 2012 – #1

December 21, 2012

This is a fairly well known song, I suspect but it seemed appropriate to feature it this year as I will actually be in New York for Christmas, but not in the drunk tank, I hope.


Christmas top 5 2012 – #2

December 20, 2012

It is still strange to think that Bob Dylan did a Christmas album. Turns out that the idea of Dylan crooning Christmas has been around for years. Check out this novelty number from back in the 60’s.

Christmas top 5 2012 – #3

December 19, 2012

Fancy a little bit of country boogie? Take it away Hank Snow.

Christmas top 5 2012 – #4

December 18, 2012

Who wants something loud for Christmas? Here is some early Bob Seger, taking a cue from James Brown, and rocking it for the yuletide season.

Christmas top 5 2012 – #5

December 17, 2012

So, I know, I have not blogged a post in months. Changing jobs can do that. But I knew I had to come back for the annual Christmas top 5.
I love Bacharach tunes at any time of the year so why not at Christmas? I guess Burt was trying for Christmas immortality with this tune. Maybe it was popular when it came out but I had never heard it until last year when I came across an old LP of A&M Christmas songs, which included this number. Here it is as performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass from Herb’s Christmas Album, which I later picked up (Herb was the A in A&M, just so you know).

Christmas Vinyl Display 2011

December 21, 2011

So, what records have I put up as Christmas decorations this year?

The Ventures Christmas Album

Someday At Christmas by Stevie Wonder Christmas In Blues by Various Artists

Christmas Top 5 2011 #1

December 16, 2011

Is this a Christmas song? Well, it is about Christmas, and that is good enough for me. What’s more it comes from one of my all time favourite albums, namely Paris 1919 by John Cale.