Almost entirely, although I had to chop off the first track – Soundcloud kept complaining about ‘copyright’ and ‘record label’, all that man-talk that I never can understand. Throws it off-kilter a little. Oh well.
I suppose that in the future I will simply make a Spotify playlist, but this mix comes from across the years, through dusty thrift stores, long-gone record shops, and more different situations than I can write about here, and I’m pretty sure that not all of these tunes are widely available. Yet. And, anyway, where’s the fucking fun in making a Spotify playlist?
If you’d like to download this collection as individual tracks, you may do so here.
J.’S VINYL XMAS CARD
02. Ed Harcourt : In The Bleak Midwinter
03. Lead Belly : Christmas is-A-Coming
04. Akim & Teddy Vann : Santa Clause Is A Black Man
05. Merle Haggard : If We Make It Through December
06. Rotary Connection : Silent Night Chant
07. Claudine Longet : Snow
08. Butterbeans & Susie : Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus ( And Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree )
09. Jimmy McGriff : The Christmas Song
10. The Handsome Family : So Much Wine
11. Lord Beginner : Christmas Morning The Rum Had Me Yawning
12. The Moog Machine : Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. Little Cindy : Happy Birthday Jesus ( A Child’s Prayer )
14. Lou Rawls : The Little Drummer Boy
15. Kelly Pace, Aaron Brown, Joe Green, Paul Hayes, & Matthew Johnson : Holy Babe
16. Paul Revere & The Raiders : Rain, Sleet, Snow
17. Lou Rawls : Good Time Christmas
18. Leroy Carr : Christmas In Jail – Ain’t That A Pain
19. Rotary Connection : Santa’s Little Helpers
20. The Beach Boys : Auld Lang Syne
21. Lightnin’ Hopkins : Happy New Year