Wow, December's nearly gone already! I hope your shopping is done and your presents are wrapped. If not there's still tomorrow. In the meantime here's James Brown with 'Go Power At Christmas'. See you tomorrow for the last one!
I really don't know what's happening to Blogger, everything keeps changing and it's nowhere near as good. Anyway, today I bring you a substitution. It should have been me but the cold I've had for the past week has left me unable to record a vocal track. What I have chosen instead is a song I heard performed beautifully by The Luton Youth Cantores on Saturday, even though their own version is not available. I did not know it and it reminds me of something, but it's great anyway. It's also being used by the BBC to advertise their Dickens transcription so it's all over TV. Seems I'm late to the party. Talking of late, busy day, James Taylor Quartet, signed CD and yes, midnight has passed. Just enjoy. . . .
So I was watching Michael Bublé's Christmas rundown on 4Music and he chose this which I actually like. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Christina fan, I just don't listen to her very often. I'm sure the video is cheesy enough for here too "Look what I got Mommy. . . " (Slap).
Christina Aguilera - The Christmas songby MyAngel_Xtina
Growing up there were two albums that came back each year courtesy of my grandparents - The Elvis Christmas Album and Jim Reeves 12 Songs Of Christmas. Unless it was Jingle Bells or little Donkey I didn't care but to revisit these albums as a grown man I bring you today, one week before the big day, Jim Reeves with 'An Old Christmas Card'.
Today's kitsch treat is Milton DeLugg's 'Hooray For Santa Claus' from the film 'Santa Claus Conquers The Martians'. The song is VERY kitsch but remains one of the best things about an otherwise disappointing film given it's title!
Oh, and the way they sing 'Santy Claus' yet spell 'S-A-N-T-A' really confuzzled me when I watched the film!
Sorry, I missed a day. I had a really long day at work and have the worst cold, but now two days off to recover with some warm honey & Lemon drinks. My voicebox may have crawled up and away but I can still type!
Back on track this is yesterday's delight, over to you Bob. . .
Into double figures and today's treat is courtesy of last year's It's A Goldie Lookin Christmas (The fairy tale of Newport). I loved their boy band pastiches and this is just as good as 'You Knows I Love You' or 'R 'n' B'!
Yes, I'm late, but have you seen all these 'celebrities' doing musical advent calendars on Spotify and the like? Pixie Lott (yes, I'm watching hers), Primal Scream (I shall look at theirs too) Maroon 5 (really?), Michael Bublé, etc and they're all so . . . ordinary.
So here's my festive countdown which will be available to stream on mixcloud from 23rd and up first: Glee. I first heard this last year and loved it's high camp and energy. I never got into the show itself, or even the other records, but this Christmas album is a kitsch classic!