December 13, 2007

the leather canary xmas mix #5

curb your enthusiasm's hilarious season finale aired over a month ago, but another great hbo show, extras, is closing up shop for good this weekend with an extended christmas special...even if you've never watched a single episode, i suggest you tune in sunday, because it looks amazing...anyways, our fifth holiday compilation is a bit of a mixed bag, with great tracks from dr. john, smokey robinson, & joni mitchell, as well as my favorite cut off my morning jacket's fantastic xmas fiasco style ep...i do feel a little self conscious about including mariah carey here, but what the hell, she sings a great song...unfortunately, i can't quite say the same for elton john (still, a little cheesiness is good this time of year)...also, i'm not really a coldplay fan, but chris martin does a nice job with a judy garland classic to close out the mix, & (bringing it back around) he was pretty funny on extras as well...hope you guys like this one...listen to the star wars track at your own risk.

download: the leather canary xmas mix #5.zip

01. mavis staples - christmas in love
02. al green - it feels like christmas
03. dalhart imperials - old man spivey's egg nog
04. charles brown - christmas blues
05. my morning jacket - xmas time is here again
06. the drifters - white christmas
07. marvin gaye - purple snowflakes
08. joni mitchell - river
09. graham parker - new year's revolution
10. star wars singers - r2-d2, we wish you a merry christmas
11. the jackson 5 - up on the house top
12. andrew dost - yeah, i know, it's christmastime
13. mariah carey - all i want for christmas is you
14. smokey robinson & the miracles - christmas everyday
15. robert earl keen - merry christmas from the family
16. over the rhine - darlin' (christmas is coming)
17. martin sexton - holly jolly christmas
18. elton john - step into christmas
19. elvis presley - santa, bring my baby back
20. dr. john - silent night
21. the weepies - all that i want
22. brett dennen - the holidays are here (and we're still at war)
23. coldplay - have yourself a merry little christmas

previously: the leather canary xmas mix #1
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #2
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #3
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #4

related: if you live in chicago (or anywhere, really) & are looking for a good way to help those in need, all day today wxrt (chicago's finest rock) is excepting donations to feed the children & letting those who donate decide what songs are going on the air...pretty cool idea.

4 comments:

Aricia said...

Hey, thanks for posting these mixes!

jamie said...

That R2D2 song is probably the greatest Christmas song ever. How did I not know it existed?

the tt$t said...

wow, dg and dan... your xmas mixes keep getting better! i would love it if you guys could check out a lovely xmas song called "my first santa." it's a meloncholy indie-folk song... "hits in the car" and "six eyes" have put it on xmas mixes and i think you'd like it, and i'd be honoured if u put it on an upcoming xmas mix...if you go to www.myspace.com/thetenthousanddollartattoo, you can hear it... by the wat, i wanted to email you the suggestion privately, but could not figure out how to. thanks guys.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for these mixes! Hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas time.

Best wishes from Germany, Michael