Monday, December 21, 2009

Feel Bad For Santa

Thanks to the forum users at AltCountryTab.ca for these lovely tunes! Ho-Ho-Holy Shit! This is a great comp! The comments under the songs are not necessarily from me, but they are necessarily hysterical.


1. The Legendary Tiger Man - Fuck Christmas, I Got the Blues.mp3
Buy (MP3): Fuck Christmas, I Got The Blues (2007)

2. Andre Williams - Poor Mr. Santa.mp3
From: Poor Mr. Santa 7" (1997, out of print)
Not safe for work.

3. Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.mp3
Buy: Wizzard Brew (1973, reissued 2006)
On of my blog readers suggested this song as one that is impossible to avoid during Christmas across the pond. "Guaranteed to get played at office Xmas parties in the UK, everyone knows the words well enough to slur them. "

4. Jeffrey Foucault - Ghost Repeater.mp3
Buy: Ghost Repeater (2006)

5. Sam Baker - Angel Hair.mp3
Buy: Cotton (2009)

6. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Little Drummer Boy.mp3
Buy: I Love Rock N Roll (1984, reissued 2006)
"Pa-RRRRRRRRRRRRRRump-Pa-Pum-Pum."

7. Belle & Sebastian - O Come, O Come Emmanuel.mp3
From: It's a Cool, Cool Christmas (2000 compilation, out of print)
I don't really like Belle & Sebastian, but Santa Aimz is generous this holiday season.

8. Shonen Knife - Space Christmas.mp3
From: 7" vinyl (1991, out of print)

9. Johnny Cash - What Child Is This.mp3
From: Country Christmas (1991, out of print)

10. Weezer - The Christmas Song.mp3
From: Christmas CD (2000, out of print)

11. Julian Casablancas -I Wish It Were Christmas Today (Horatio Sanz Cover).mp3
Buy: Phrazes For The Young (bonus track, 2009)

12. The Drifters - White Christmas.mp3
From: Atlantic Rhythm and Blues (1954 compilation, out of print)

13. Perry Como - I'll Be Home for Christmas
Buy: Sings Merry Christmas Music (1946, reissued 2009)
Had this album recorded on reel to reel as a kid. Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Happened on the CD one day. Spent $3.95 -- best bargain since Pimps, Players, and Private Eyes for $2.98. Anyhoo, never thought much of this song until I read about how this was a very poignant song for the soldiers in WW2 ("If only in my dreams..."). Never realized that about the song until recently.

14. The Ventures - Sleigh Ride.mp3
Buy: The Ventures' Christmas Album (1965, reissued 1995)
Great Christmas party record. Each song starts with a current pop smash riff then off to the melody. Great challenge to name what song is sampled ('65 style).

15. The Ventures - Snow Flakes (What Child is This).mp3
Buy: The Ventures' Christmas Album (1965, reissued 1995)

16. Brenda Lee - I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus.mp3
From: Rockin Little Christmas (out of print, 1986 compilation, song orig. recorded in 1960)
Sweet steel here. Brenda was fourteen on this, I think. She sounds like an elf, haha.

17. Kapelye - Chicken.mp3
From: Chicken (1987, out of print)
A non-Sandler Hanukkah song....mmmm....chicken. This album also has the sweetest cover art (right).

18. Funk Machine - Soul Santa.mp3
Buy: In the Christmas Groove (2009 compilation)
I've been fascinated with black santas since I was a kid....this is a SONG about black santa, so WIN: me.
Edit: I can't find any info on this band.

19. The Last Poets - Hands Off.mp3
From: Chastisement (1973, out of print)
The Kwanzaa song. This is perfect for Kwanzaa, cause Kwanzaa has no ties to any african holiday and was made up in the 60s by the (cult) leader of the ultra militant black pride group US Organization. A group so militant they frequently clashed with the black panthers. Screw whitey's holiday....we'll make our own and whitey's not allowed to celebrate it.

4 comments:

toomuchcountry said...

Like me some Jeffrey Foucault. Would enjoy seeing him live one day.

simon2307 said...

Wizzard - now we're talking, great work Aimz, Ghost Repeater's a favourite of mine too.

AC@46 said...

great collection .. thanks

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