Where to begin… the holidaze! UGH!!! Oh well, it’ll be all good on Xmas day.
In any event, it bears repeating that through all of my adversity, I am still very thankful. I can never forget that. I am especailly thankful for the apparent success of this here blog. Four complete years… wow! Of course I was skeptical; I just knew that it would be considered an afterthought, but a few hundred thousand hits later, I was proven wrong. To each and every one of you who has ever viewed this page, downloaded a mix, left a comment, gave me a link, or in some cases, struck up a friendship through the power of music, I thank you. I thank you. I thank you.
Well, for the purpose of not spoiling your joy on this most auspicious occasion, which is actually shaping up to be okay. here’s a repost of my Xmas mix from 2008, in case you didn’t get it before or if you want to share it on the fly. Enjoy.
as always, listen on-demand here…
01 Sleigh Ride-Rick Holmstrom
02 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer-The Temptations
03 Jingle Bells-Booker T. & The MGs
04 Santa Claus-Sonny Boy Williamson
05 My Favourite Things-The Supremes
06 The Little Drummer Boy-Salsoul Orchestra
07 Soulful Christmas-James Brown
08 Silent Night-Rotary Connection
09 Back Door Santa-Rufus Thomas
10 Christmas Present Blues-Jimmy Reed
11 Go Power At Christmas Time-James Brown
12 White Christmas-Otis Redding
13 Sam’s Christmas Blues-Anson Funderburgh & The Rocket
14 Peace At Least-Rotary Connection
15 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Sweetwater
16 Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas-Staple Singers
17 Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto-James Brown
18 Lonesome Christmas (Part 1)-Lowell Fulsom
19 Stone Soul Christmas-Binky Griptite & the Dee-Kay’s
20 Santa’s Got Bag Of Soul-Soul Saints Orchestra
21 Merry Christmas Baby-James Brown
22 This Christmas-Donny Hathaway
there’s another batch of 45’s soon to come and a special comment, probably tomorrow. This time of year is always so busy… , so please stay tuned. Whatever you do this holiday, as always, be sure to do it good.
Peace and blessings.