Christmas

Song of the Day: Fat Daddy “Holiday Baby”

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Dec 26, 2014
12262014_fatdaddy

Baltimore DJ Paul “Fat Daddy” Johnson was the self-described “300 Pound King of Soul.” He cut this R&B holiday shuffler, “Holiday Baby,” in 1963 for local label, Johnny-A.

Song of the Day: Misfits “Blue Christmas”

Posted by: Steven Faith
Dec 24, 2014
Jerry_Only_live_with_the_Misifts,_Sala_Copernico,_Madrid,_2008-04-23_(3)

Jerry Only’s current incarnation of the legendary Misfits recorded a limited edition holiday record featuring their version of “Blue Christmas”, made famous by Elvis Presley.

Song of the Day: Tuxedo “Wonderful Christmastime”

Posted by: DJ Jayclue
Dec 22, 2014
Tuxedo_WC

Tuxedo managed to do a very tastefully funky update on their cover of the classic “Wonderful Christmastime” that I wouldn’t mind hearing put into rotation on air and at the shopping malls of America.

Song of the Day: Mark Murphy “My Favorite Things”

Posted by: Neville C.
Dec 05, 2014
markmurphy

Mark Murphy, originally from Syracuse has been recording since 1955 and is still active today. He can sing a song you’ve heard a million versions of and totally make it his own. Here’s his swinging twist on a holiday classic, “My Favorite Things.”

Song(s) of the Day: The Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular

Posted by: Micah Vellian
Dec 25, 2013
BP_Holiday_Front

Here’s a holiday treat! Video artist &/OR [re]added the visuals to The Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular, a Dilla-like production using music from vintage animated TV specials.

Song of the Day: PUTS and Black Milk Flip Macca for Christmas

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Dec 23, 2013
12232013_mccartney_wonderful_christmastime_sm

Paul McCartney‘s “Wonderful Christmastime” either evokes fond memories around this time of year or feels like a dagger of repetition in your head as it soundtracks your shopping battles in your local mall. Here are two flips of McCartney’s yule tune that give it a fresh feel.

Song of the Day: Brenda Lee “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree”

Posted by: Ange
Dec 20, 2013
brenda-lee-1

“Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee is one of my favorite holiday songs for reasons you’d never suspect.

Song of the Day: Wizzard “Rock’n’Roll Winter (Looney’s Tune)”

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Dec 10, 2013
12102013_roywood_wizzard

There’s no denying the Phil Spector influence on Wizzard’s “Rock’n’Roll Winter (Looney’s Tune)”; the song is catchy like the flu, the sound is absolutely huge, and the lyrics are pure nostalgia for the innocence of youth. Amazing.

Song of The Day: Wham! “Last Christmas”

Posted by: Micah Vellian
Dec 09, 2013
wham22

There are a few go-to Christmas tunes I dig that get me a lot of questioning faces; Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is one of them.

Song of The Day: Olympic Cyclone Band “Little Drummer Boy”

Posted by: Rusty B
Dec 25, 2012
artworks-000035401552-5n4r74-crop

Dr. Rubberfunk and Hint make up the Olympic Cyclone Band and they put out a full Christmas album which is really fresh.