Saturday, 24 December 2011

Advent Calendar - 24th December

Christmas Eve and here's quite simply the best Christmas song ever. Kirsty, we miss you.

Advent Calendar - The Collection

Here it is, the whole thing including today's - Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Advent Calendar - 23rd December

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!

Advent Calendar - 22nd December

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. . . .

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Advent Calendar - December 21st

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 song by MyAngel_Xtina

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Advent Calendar - December 20th

Nearing the end now and here's something special - Kermit The Frog!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Advent Calendar - 19th December

Today I bring you the unusual and instrumental 'Christmas In The City' by Marvin Gaye.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Advent Calendar - 18th December

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'.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Advent Calendar - 17th December

It's the seventeenth now and just a week from Christmas Eve and today I bring You The Raveonettes with 'Come On Santa'.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Advent Calender - 16th December

Here we are and with snow on the ground (and in the air) it's time to check out these Ladies and Gents winter fashions!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Advent Calender - 15th December

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!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Advent Calender - 14th December

Best 'bored girl vocal' band of all time, today I give you The Waitresses and their tale of love and the magic of Christmas. No, really!!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Advent Calender - 13th December

Day thirteen of the festive countdown and here's Adam Faith. We don't make 'em like this any more!

Advent Calender - 12th December

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. . .

NB: presenter's name may not be Bob. Thank you

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Advent Calender - 11th December

It's the 11th December so Christmas is just two weeks away!! So for this Sunday morning it's time to dance with Debbie and The Darnells from 1962.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Advent Calender - 10th December

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'!


You knows it.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Maru Funk 9 - A Funk 'n' Soul Christmas

It's Christmas time so let's have a party!

Advent Calender - 9th December

Today I am again promoting the fabulous FREE album from Stella Artois available here and bring you 'Deck The Halls' by Human for day nine . . . .

Deck The Halls by Marufunk

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Advent Calender - 8th December

Now this is really silly, get down and boogie, it's Milly and Silly!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Advent Calender - 7th December

The first week of December comes to a close, have you done your shopping yet? Today's offering is Lady GaGa with the very rude (but not explcit) Christmas Tree featuring Space Cowboy.

I can't find any real video but this 'miniplanet'(?) one is cute and has the words.

Cover above is by "Other Covers" on Deviant Art. Thank You.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Advent Calender - 6th December

Day 6 and here's a treat from The Jackson 5 and 'Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year'.

Don't cry, don't cry!!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Advent Calender - 5th December

Up next The Swingle Singers. Check out this totally kitsch Christmas medley!!

Advent Calender - 4th December

Some excellent advice from Alma Cogan makes day four!!

Here's a bonus German version too!

Advent Calender - 3rd December

Day three and this is a little more obscure. Gee Whizz It's Christmas!!

Advent Calender - 2nd December

Take three lovely ladies with beautiful voices, sprinkle in some drums and a whole load of Christmas and what have you got?

Day 2!!

Advent Calender - !st December

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!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Under The Christmas Star

Those clever, clever marketing people at Stella Artois have done it again! This FREE album of very kitsch Christmas tunes is avilable on their website here!

Ok, you'll have to like them on facebook if you have such a thing but once you hear the first track you'll love them anyway. Now go get it and enjoy!