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post #46 of 64
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And don't look back...



This is an incredible album.
post #47 of 64
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OK: Quick recap thus far of what I've bought, borrowed, found, or otherwise sampled:

Elvis: no thanx. Awesome voice, but too gospel for me to stay awake. wazzup with the Jesus-theme?
Beach Boys: not feeling it. Could be memories of my youth, spinning my folks' vinyl.
Gene Autry: another vinyl treat from my folks' stacks. Again, not feeling it. It's hard watching your childhood favorites fade like that.
George Strait: *sigh* George it doesn't snow in Texas, stop making like it does.
Canadian Brass: Only worth it for the 12 days of Christmas, which always makes me smile.
Sheryl Crow: She writes a good tune, but her voice is so thin and reedy. May listen again, for the (Memphis) horns.
Annie Lennox: Will listen again.
Brian Setzer Orchestra: The one that caught my ears was Stray Cat Strut, with different words. Not a good sign. Energetic, though - will listen again.
Diana Krall: Mama told me if I didn't have nothing nice to say, to not say nothing. Will fap again, though.
Aimee Mann: Will use to get my son sleeping on Christmas eve. Actually, her cover of "You're a Mean one, Mr. Grinch" is charming. The rest: not recommended if you're using heavy machinery.
James Taylor: solid.
Dale Watson: waiting on Amazon to hurry the hell up.
post #48 of 64
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Diana Krall: Mama told me if I didn't have nothing nice to say, to not say nothing. Will fap again, though.

And she's banging Elvis Costello.
post #49 of 64
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OK: Quick recap thus far of what I've bought, borrowed, found, or otherwise sampled:

Check out the Blind Boys, brah.
post #50 of 64
Try the "Blue Yule" comp on Rhino.

+1 on John Fahey's "The New Possibility".
post #51 of 64
One of the early Rhino Records compilations "Bummed Out Christmas": http://www.allmusic.com/album/bummed...istmas-r133506

George Jones' heartbreaking "Lonely Christmas Call", Ry Cooder's version of the John Prine classic "Christmas in Prison" and the Everly Brothers' "Christmas Eve Can Kill You".
post #52 of 64
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And she's banging Elvis Costello.

I know, right. Lucky, lucky bastard. He does write a swell tune, though.

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Check out the Blind Boys, brah.

Can't see that happening.

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One of the early Rhino Records compilations "Bummed Out Christmas": http://www.allmusic.com/album/bummed...istmas-r133506

George Jones' heartbreaking "Lonely Christmas Call", Ry Cooder's version of the John Prine classic "Christmas in Prison" and the Everly Brothers' "Christmas Eve Can Kill You".

Actually, Aimee Mann has that covered, and it's growing on my. I can only take so much depresso before I turn to pure sunlight.

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Try the "Blue Yule" comp on Rhino.

+1 on John Fahey's "The New Possibility".

Listening to Fahey now. Thus far, I like.
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post #55 of 64
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This is an incredible album.
I'm in the minority, but I would even go so far as to say "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" is the best wall-of-sound track ever cut. Paul Shaffer does an incredible job orchestrating that song each year on Letterman.
post #56 of 64
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I'm in the minority, but I would even go so far as to say "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" is the best wall-of-sound track ever cut.

Paul Shaffer does an incredible job orchestrating that song each year on Letterman.

And Darlene sings the shit out of that song...
post #57 of 64
Heard the Harry Connick Christmas album at a party tonight. Very nice. Need to kop.
post #58 of 64
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Heard the Harry Connick Christmas album at a party tonight. Very nice. Need to kop.

LOL - which one? He had three, last time I checked.
post #59 of 64
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Update:

Dale Watson turned up and country isn't normally my thing, but this beats George Strait. Couple of standouts on the disc, notable the last track - You can call me Nick.

Sheryl Crow: I can't get Merry Christmas, Baby off my mind. You've heard this song before, but for some reason she sells it really well and her voice: I don't know what happened to it but it works.
post #60 of 64
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song album is the greatest of all time.
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