I’ve been trying to think of something profound to say, but the best I can manage is:”Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday! Enjoy the music!” If you have an Earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org,along with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. The next set of worms will appear on New Year’s Day, so let’s try a theme – send me some music to inspire us all to new beginnings. TTFN.
Dinah Washington – Ole Santa – goneforeign: Dinah – self-titled “Queen of the blues”.
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby – goneforeign: We’ve had this before, but it’s a great song and GF has sent an interesting article from the LA Times, about the nonagenarian writer.
Eleven & Chris Cornell – Ave Maria – DsD: One of 2017’s saddest losses … nothing else to say. :o(
Ella Fitzgerald – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – goneforeign: “Queen of Jazz”.
James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto / Tit For Tat – Ravi Raman: from his Funky Christmas set. There were other, more cheerful tracks but these are my favourites.
James Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas – goneforeign
John Prine – Christmas in Prison – Ravi Raman: a more sombre song but one of my regular noms this year.
Kate Rusby – Here We Come A Wassailing / The Holly And The Ivy – AliM: Just thought I’d share two little slices of Christmas Kate with you.
King Creosote – O Holy Night – DsD: Because Kenny can soothe my soul like few other voices can.
Mac McCaughan – Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again) – Panthersan: Seasons greetings from Japan!
Marianne Sveen – Let it Snow / Silver Bells – severin: Norwegian composer, producer, singer and songwriter, formerly a member of Katzenjammer.
Nina Simone – I Am Blessed – Ravi Raman: not entirely sure that it’s about Christmas but any excuse to listen to Ms Simone.
Over the Rhine – Let It Fall – glassarfemptee: It’s been a mad, bad, sad year. We need to let our cares all fall, like snow. Hope springs eternal…
Rosetta Tharpe – Oh Little Town – goneforeign: Soulful mix of spiritual lyrics and rhythm.
Vintage Trouble – Santa Why – DsD: Came as a freebie download to those on their mailing list. It’s a bit odd, mood-wise.
Bob Dylan – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – goneforeign
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