“Put some records on while I pour…” Bing Crosby to Doris Day in ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’
I’m a sucker for holiday music.
Baby, Its Cold Outside and Blue Christmas are the two best xmas tunes ever. However, I heard a couple great new ones this year—The Waitresses ‘Christmas Wrapping’ and Brett Dennen’s ‘The Holidays Are Here And We’re Still At War’.
Someday Some Morning Sometime is probably my favorite tune of this set. Billy Bragg and Wilco were contacted by Nora Guthrie, daughter to Woody Guthrie, to put music to some of her father’s lyrics and they came out with the two volumes of Mermaid Avenue. This song has some great lyrics and Jeff Tweedy’s voice is perfect for it, although I long to hear Woody sing this one.
If you live in Vermont, get out to see the Starline Rhythm Boys live—they put on an awesome honky tonk show. The song I played, Texacos and Roadmaps, is all about hitting the road and living a life of ramblin’ around. “…I’ve streamlined my life back, to Texacos and roadmaps…” Sounds good to me.
1. Christmas Weekend – Los Straitjackets – ‘Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets
2. Always Wanting More – Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ‘08
3. Set In Stone – Catfish Haven – Devastator
4. Cheer – Descendents – Somery
5. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Doris Day & Bing Crosby
6. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley – Elvis’ Christmas Album
7. Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry
8. I Met Him On A Sunday – Shirelles
9. The Coast – Paul Simon – The Rhythm of the Saints
10. Mi Confesion – Gotan Project Feat. Koxmoz – Lunatico
11. Truckin’ Trees For Christmas – Red Simpson
12. Texacos and Roadmaps – Starline Rhythm Boys – Better Luck is a Barroom Away
13. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys – Sounds of Summer
14. Santa Claus Blues – Champion Jack Dupree
15. Someday Some Morning Sometime – Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue Volume 2
16. Sunken Treasure – Jeff Tweedy – Sunken Treasure
17. Two Hearts – Chris Isaak – San Francisco Days
18. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
19. What Peer Pressure – Tan Analog