December 18, 2007

the leather canary xmas mix #6

i usually try to stay away from some of the more depressing holiday music out there (which is actually harder than it seems), but if a song is good i'll probably listen to it regardless of the tone it sets...with that being said, i've included a few melancholy numbers in this sixth christmas mix from the likes of randy newman, rilo kiley & sufjan stevens, among others...but there's also a decent amount of upbeat material from bands like the db's, nrbq, & booker t. & the m.g.'s to even things out...hope you like it...& make sure you check out "kung fu christmas" from national lampoon's 1975 album, good-bye pop, featuring music by christopher guest & paul shaffer & lyrics by brian doyle-murray, bill murray & gilda's great...i might do one more of these later in the week, but if you haven't gotten your fill of christmas tunes from the leather canary xmas mixes, there's a lot of other sites out there offering up some really good holiday music, starting with big rock candy mountain & 77 santas, who have both dedicated a ton of time to providing great songs for the season...anyways, enjoy.

download: the leather canary xmas mix

01. the carny - this christmas (if you come back)
02. the db's - home for the holidays
03. antsy mcclain - she's underneath the mistletoe again
04. aimee mann - calling on mary
05. the chipmunks - the chipmunk song (christmas don't be late)
06. james brown - go power at christmas time
07. dar williams - christians & pagans
08. sufjan stevens - that was the worst christmas ever
09. stevie wonder - one little christmas tree
10. booker t. & the m.g.'s - jingle bells
11. shane macgowen - christmas lullaby
12. nrbq - christmas wish
13. hello saferide - ipod christmas
14. randy newman - christmas in capetown
15. johnny cash - blue christmas
16. the soulful strings - sleigh ride
17. the beach boys - little saint nick
18. charles brown - i'll be home for christmas (ohmega watts remix)
19. rilo kiley - xmas cake
20. the moonglows - hey, santa claus
21. national lampoon - kung fu christmas
22. pearl jam - let me sleep
23. trombone shorty & friends - o holy night

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
previously: the leather canary xmas mix #5

related: that ohmega watts remix is probably the closest you'll get to hearing hip-hop on these mixes, but that doesn't mean there aren't great hip-hop christmas's just that it's a little hard to transition from aimee mann to eazy-e...anyways, here are a couple to fill the void & if it's not enough, let me again highly recommend stone throws badd santa disc, presented by peanut butter wolf.

download: run d.m.c. - christmas in hollis
download: cold chillin' juice crew - cold chillin' christmas
download: de la soul - millie pulled a pistol on santa
download: eazy-e - merry muthafuckin' xmas

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the introduction to some great music. Any chance you could ad "Hey Santa" from the Wilson Sisters to your next mix? Thanks again.