The return of Santa’s sackfull of seasonal sing-a-longs, stuffing and stollen smorgasbord


Happy freakin’ Holidays y’all! The toilet roll advent tree is rockin’ along now, a lil’ late this year but come on, we had to put in some extra effort to get 24 rolls if you see what I say. It ain’t too late yet for a shiny new christmas mix this year I feel, few newer-ish/new to me tunes kickin about and looking down the list here lot of good old ones missing from these dusty old selection boxes. Truth is friends, ain’t entirely feeling the seasonal vibes yet, couple weeks to go though, so I’d best get some whiskey and cake in my sorry face and get with the damn programme. In the meanwhile, some folks been scrolling back and finding this old post from previous years so I’m slapping it up on the top agin for those what’s taken with the festive feelin’ already to get stuck on into –  a triple whammy of old mixes to make the season bright, click the titles to download ’em, top one is up on the mixcloud, others ain’t – holler if’n you care about that any, and Merry Damn Christmas Y’all!

How Randy & Earl Stole Christmas

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intro/Julian Koster – Silver Bells
Rev. J.M. Gates  – Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail?
Amos Milburn – Let’s Make Christmas Merry, Baby
Bumble Bee Slim – Christmas and No Santa Claus
Lowell Fulson – Christmas Party Shuffle
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn – The Wrong Way To Celebrate Christmas
Capt. Elmo McKenzie & The Roosters – Home On Christmas Day
The Harlem Children’s Chorus – Black Christmas
Thurl Ravenscroft – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – Black Santa
Johnny Dowd – Jingle Bells
J.D. McPherson – Twinkle Little Christmas Lights
Lyle Lovett – The Girl With The Holiday Smile
Aretha Franklin – Over The Rainbow
The Andrews Sisters – I’d Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus
The Dalhart Imperials – Old Man Spivey’s Egg Nog
Jack White Christmas – Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over
C.W. Stoneking – On A Christmas Day
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa
Carla Thomas – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Ramsey Lewis – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Booker T. & The M.G.s – Winter Snow
Imagene Peise –  Silent Night, Spiritualized – Silent Night, Julian Koster – Silent Night

A Randy & Earl Christmas

Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel and a couple of curve balls this one is a sweet little set of festive fun from the out and out silliness of ‘Boogie Woogie Santa Claus’ to Irma’s stunning and devout version of ‘O Holy Night’ the poetry of Tom Waits and that gorgeous closing piano from Ahmad Jamal. Kinky Friedman done a version of ‘Christmas Card From A Hooker…’ this year. Ain’t no match for Tom’s and that’s a plain fact. Not bad though and probably be on the new xmas mix if I get it together to do it. Expect it for New Year’s maybe, heh.

R&EXmas2008  Huey Smith I Wrote To Santa Claus,
Louis ArmstrongChristmas Night In Harlem,
Lionel HamptonBoogie Woogie Santa Claus,
Keely SmithRudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,
Herb AlpertJingle Bell Rock,
Al HirtSanta Claus Is Comin’ To Town,
Darlene LoveIt’s A Marshmallow World,
The SonicsSanta Claus,
Ike & Tina TurnerMerry Christmas, Baby,
Sister Rosetta TharpeO’ Little Town Of Bethlehem,
Irma ThomasO Holy Night,
Marion WilliamsWhen Was Jesus Born,
Rebirth Brass Band (we come to) Xmas Party,
Dr. JohnMerry Christmas, Baby,
Andre WilliamsPoor Mr Santa,
Rufus ThomasI’ll Be Your Santa,
Marvin GayePurple Snowflakes,
Roland KirkWe Free Kings,
Bill EvansSanta Claus Is Comin’ To Town,
Tom WaitsSilent Night/Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis,
Ahmad JamalSnowfall.

Randy & Earl’s Country Christmas

This one’s a whole bunch of country – there’s heartbreak and drinkin’ and family in there a plenty and a hearty helping of cheese too, ain’t no point in sugar coating that particular christmas plum. I guess that means it ain’t all for everyone but, c’mon y’all, Jesus loved him some country music dont’cha know and it’s his birthday so get yer drunk ass onboard here ‘k?

country xmas frt

Country ChristmasLoretta Lynn
Christmas Times A’ cominJerry Reed
Santa Claus Is from The SouthBenny Martin
Cowboy Santa ClausPrairie Ramblers
A Cowboy’s Christmas SongLeon McAuliffe
Truckin’ Trees For ChristmasRed Simpson
Six Tons Of ToysDave Dudley
honky tonk ChristmasDale Watson
Crazy Little Kitten For ChristmasPaul James
Christmas In SouthgateRy Cooder
Grateful for XmasHayes Carll
Christmas Eve Can Kill youThe Everley Brothers
Daddy’s Drinking Up Our ChristmasCommander Cody
The Empty Xmas StockingLulu Belle & Scotty
Drunk This ChristmasPaul Sanchez
Blue ChristmasMerle Haggard
It’s Christmas Everyday In AlaskaHank Thompson
Santa Looked A Lot Like DaddyBuck Owens & Susan Raye
Shut In At ChristmasCharlie Louvin
Christmas Letter HomeLaura Cantrell
Rudolph The Red Nosed ReindeerWillie Nelson
Carol Of The BellsJohn Fahey
Christmas MorningLyle Lovett


~ by Mumblin' Earl on December 8, 2015.

One Response to “The return of Santa’s sackfull of seasonal sing-a-longs, stuffing and stollen smorgasbord”

  1. Thanks! One can never have enough Christmas music!

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