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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri Dec 21st 2012

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri Dec 21st 2012 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central

7:00am

Spinal Tap “Christmas With the Devil”
from This Is Spinal Tap (Polydor 1984) —Now this is the reason for the season.

7:05am

The Trashmen “Dancin' With Santa”
from Surfin' Bird Single (Sundazed 1964) —This ain't no Surfin' Bird.

7:07am

Mega-Hurts “All I Got For Christmas Was This Lousy Gun”
from A Very Bert Dax Christmas Volume Three (Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars 2004) —One of the greatest Christmas songs of the past decade or so - cracks me up every time.

7:10am

Graham Parker and Nona Hendryx “Soul Christmas”
from Christmas Cracker (Dakota Arts 1994) —I never heard this cut when it was new, but man, it cooks.

7:16am

The Temptations “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
from The Best of the Temptations Christmas (Motown 2001) —Wishing you the best Christmas ever and good vibrations for the coming year.

7:19am

B.B. King “Christmas Celebration”
from Blue Christmas (Mojo 2005) —This is as joyous as Christmas songs come.

7:22am

Clarence Carter “Back Door Santa”
from Soul Christmas (Atlantic 1968) —I ain't like ol' Saint Nick. He don't come but once a year.

7:24am

The Swan Sivertones “Great Day in December”
from The Swan Silvertones / Singin' In My Soul (Vee-Jay 1993) —No room in the inn.

7:27am

Sister Rosetta Tharpe “When They Ring the Golden Bell”
from Gospel Train (Verve 1962) —Another great song I learned from John Wendland's invaluable KYULE series.

7:31am

The Rum Drum Ramblers “Holiday in Chi-Town”
from KDHXmas, Holiday Music Sampler Vol II (KDHX 2012) N L —These guys have an album release party Sunday at Off Broadway. Meanwhile, you should check out this great local comp of holiday music at kdhx.org.

7:35am

Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “White Christmas”
from better than fruitcake (Sound System 2000) L —Gosh darn it, this cut rocks so hard!

7:39am

Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)”
from Punk Rock christmas (Rhino 1995) —Perfect.

7:41am

The Hives & Cyndi Lauper “A Christmas Duel”
from download (Unknown unk 2010) —The line that is unclear in the edit: "Who the fuck anyway wants a Christmas tree"

7:48am

Wizzard “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day”
from Christmas A Go Go (Wicked Cool www.wickedcool.com 2008) —This song actually works pretty much any time of year, but I always bring it out for the holiday.

7:52am

The Bee Gees “Thank You For Christmas”
from Horizontal (ATCO 1968) —Now here's one I pretty much didn't know existed - thanks to Rob Wagoner for gifting me with a set of holiday music most of which I didn't know.

7:54am

The Roches “Good King Wenceslas”
from We Three Kings (MCA 1990) —From three brothers to three sisters - Christmas harmony rules!

8:01am

Fleming and John “Misty Mountain Wonderland”
from download (Unknown unk 2005) —I'm no fan of mashing up two songs together, unless it's done as brilliantly as this (and done by musicians, not mixers).

8:05am

Bob Dylan “Here Comes Santa Claus”
from Christmas in the Heart (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 2009) —I know not everybody agrees, but I love pretty much everything about this record.

8:08am

The Ronettes “Frosty the Snowman”
from A Christmas Gift For You (ABKCO 1963) —From the greatest Christmas record ever made.

8:11am

The dB's “Christmas Time”
from Ho-Ho Hospice (Volunteer 1998) —Chris Stamey captures the spirit.

8:17am

Rough Shop “Snowbound Girl”
from KDHXmas 2012: Holiday Music Sampler Volume II (KDHX 2012) —John Wendland - Mr. Christmas - wrote this amazing song which has become a staple of the Rough Shop holiday live shows, and has now been documented.

8:23am

Shelby Lynne “Christmas Time Is Here”
from Merry Christmas (Everso 2010) —I love her singing more and more. This may be the most perfect version of this song.

8:25am

Aimee Mann “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
from One More Drifter In the Snow (Superego 2006) —Lovely take on the traditional song.

8:28am

Emmylou Harris “Christmas Time's a Coming”
from Light of the Stable (Warner 1992) —A song of delighted expectation.

8:32am

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band “I Saw Three Ships”
from Carols & Capers (Park 1991) —I'd forgotten how great Maddy Prior is - what a joyful take on this trad number.

8:36am

Norah Jones “Peace”
from A Very Special Acoustic Christmas (Lost Highway 2003) —A lovely little number from one of my fave singers.

8:39am

Duke Ellington “Jingle Bells”
from Jingle Bell Jam: Jazz Christmas Classics (Rhino 1994) —The swingin'est take on this yuletide fave.

8:44am

The Salsoul Orchestra “Merry Christmas All”
from Christmas Jollies (Salsoul Rcds. Corp. 1996) —They didn't stay up all night writing this one, but it's a danceable and happy number.

8:47am

Stevie Wonder “Someday at Christmas”
from The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection (Motown 2009) —No Christmas season is complete without this one.

8:50am

Mack Rice “Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'”
from It's Christmas Time Again (stax 1989) —Time for ol' Santa Claus to make his midnight creep.

8:53am

Hank Ballard And The Midnighters “Santa Claus Is Coming”
from Nothing But Good (1952-1962 (Bear Family 2009) —Seriously, nothing but good.

9:01am

King Diamond “No Presents For Christmas” (Roadrunner 1985) —Now this shows the holiday season is really here.

9:09am

Kay Martin and Her Body Guards “Santa's Doin' the Horizontal Twist”
from Eddie G's Non-Breakable Xmas Party 2006 (self 2006) —Naughty.

9:12am

Tim Lee 3 “Shiny Red Suit”
from download (none 2011) —This is a fun number, for sure.

9:14am

Grace Basement “A Kiss For All the World”
from KDHXmas 2012: Holiday Music Sampler Volume II (KDHX 2012) N L —Kevin Buckley is one heck of a songwriter. Can't wait for a new Grace Basement record next year.

9:17am

Rough Shop “How To Make Gravy”
from Just Because It Was Christmas (Santa's Last Stop 2009) R L —St. Louis take on one of the world's most perfect Christmas songs.

9:25am

Rufus Wainwright feat. Sharon Von Etten “Baby, It's Cold Outside”
from Holidays Rule (Hear Music 2012) N  —An odd take on the standard - they try really hard to sound drunk.

9:29am

Martha Wainwright “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”
from The McGarrigle Christmas Hour (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2005) —I try hard to make this song into a standard - don't know if the rest of the world has caught on yet.

9:36am

Rosanne Cash “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
from Acoustic Christmas (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 1990) —The most beautiful version of one of the most beautiful hymns.

9:40am

Aimee Mann with Michael Penn “Christmastime”
from Just Say Noel (Geffen 1996) —Why don't they record more duets?

9:46am

XTC “Countdown to Christmas Party Time”
from Rag 'N' Bone Buffet (Virgin 1990) —I'd completely forgotten this obscurity - but Cat forgets no XTC song.

9:49am

Bobby Lloyd and the Skeletons “Do You Hear What I Hear / You Really Got Me”
from Christmas Party With Eddie G (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 1990) —See my note above about mash-ups.

9:52am

Canned Heat & the Chipmunks “The Chipmunk Song”
from Legends of Christmas Past (EMI 1992) —You mice gotta get it together.

9:55am

Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
from A Christmas Gift For You (ABKCO 1963) —Quite simply the greatest single Christmas recording. She'll be on Letterman tonight. That's the symbol that Christmas is really here.


Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.