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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri Dec 24th 2010

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri Dec 24th 2010 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

Tom Waits “Christmas Card from a Hooker In Minneapolis” from Cool Christmas (WEA 1993) —Bringing the yuletide cheer - well, the yuletide something. At any rate, it's a terrific song.Buy it!

7:04am

Joe Tex “I'll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman)” from The Original Soul Christmas (Rhino 1994) —I admit to sometimes being a little perverse in my song connections.Buy it!

7:08am

The Enchanters “Mambo Santa Mambo” (Rhino 2000) —Getting the dance party started.Buy it!

7:10am

Pearl Bailey “Jingle Bells Cha-Cha-Cha” from Christmas Belles (Rhino 2000) —Pearl Bailey sounds almost lascivious about those bells.Buy it!

7:13am

Louis Armstrong “Winter Wonderland” from Now That's What I Call Christma! (EMI/Universal/Sony 2003) —I'm no fan of winter wonderlands, but if Louis sings it, I guess I can accept it.Buy it!

7:16am

Isaac Hayes “Winter Snow” from It's Christmas Time Again (stax 1989) —A heart as cold as a winter snow.Buy it!

7:19am

Marvin Gaye “Purple Snowfakes” from Blue Christmas (Mojo 2005) —This song was written almost certainly before anybody at Motown took acid - why purple, then?Buy it!

7:21am

The Ventures “Frosty the Snowman” from Christmas on KYULE 2004 (KYULE 2004) —These guys make everything sound more fun.Buy it!

7:23am

Darlene Love “White Christmas” from A Christmas Gift For You (ABKCO 1963) —Yeah, I hate white Christmases myself, but it looks like we're stuck with one, so let's let the greatest Christmas singer of them all wax rhapsodic about it.Buy it!

7:26am

Paul Simon “Getting Ready for Christmas Day” from single (online 2010N  —I saw him do this on the Colbert Report last week - the samples were muddy on TV, but it all works better on record.Buy it!

7:30am

Bob Dylan “Silver Bells” from Christmas in the Heart (Columbia 2009) —I proudly say that I love this record.Buy it!

7:33am

Shelby Lynne “Christmas Time Is Here” from Merry Christmas (Everso 2010N  —A bittersweet, beautiful version of the Charlie Brown Xmas classic.Buy it!

7:35am

Cyrus Chestnut “Linus and Lucy” from A Charlie Brown Christmas (Atlantic 2000) —I'd say if you're under 55 years old, this song is practically a part of your genetic make-up. Nice version.Buy it!

7:47am

Wizzard “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” from Christmas A Go Go (Wicked Cool www.wickedcoolrecords.com 2008) —A perennial English holiday fave, but I like it, too!Buy it!

7:52am

Chris Stamey & the dB's “Christmas Time” from Ho Ho Ho Spice (Volunteer 2003) —This never became the standard for the rest of the world that it is in my own world. But I have to play it every year, and have done so for something like 25 years.Buy it!

7:55am

Rooney “Merry Christmas Everybody!” from Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah (Warner Brothers 2004) —I wish I had the Slade version, but it continues to elude me no matter how many compilations I acquire. But this is a nice version.Buy it!

8:07am

Marty Staurt “Even Santa Claus Gets the Blues” from A Very Special Acoustic Christmas (Lost Highway 2003) —"Lost my favorite reindeer in a hurricane." Poor Santa.Buy it!

8:11am

Suzy Boggus w/Delbert McClinton “Baby It's Cold Outside” from Deck the Halls (Compadre 2003) —A nice country take on this perennial.Buy it!

8:14am

Rough Shop “This Silent Night” from Just Because It's Christmas (Perdition 2009) —A beautiful and sad John Wendland song, sung beautifully by Steve Carosello.Buy it!

8:18am

Martha Wainwright “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” from The McGarrigle Christmas Hour (Nonesuch 2005) —In the McGarrigle/Wainwright family, you sing about your life. That's just the way it is.Buy it!

8:22am

Rosanne Cash “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” from Acoustic Christmas (Columbia 1990) —My most favorite version of a favorite carol.Buy it!

8:31am

Meat Wad & Neko Case “Santa Left a Booger in My Stocking” from Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas (Williams Street 2009R  —Very quickly it's become a holiday classic.Buy it!

8:34am

Canned Heat & the Chipmunks “The Chipmunk Song” from Legends of Christmas Past (EMI 1992) —This is 1968, brother,not 1958.Buy it!

8:37am

The Singing Dogs “Jingle Bells” from Ultimate Christmas Album Vol. 3 (Collectables) —Don't challenge me with messages on the website saying we won't play something - I like this record.Buy it!

8:40am

The Royal Guardsmen “Snoopy's Christmas” from single (iTunes 1965R  —Cat bought this on Itunes just to fulfill a request.Buy it!

8:43am

The Marquees “Christmas in the Congo” from Cool Yule (Rhino 1988) —See, everybody just wanted American culture back in the day.Buy it!

8:45am

Clarence Carter “Back Door Santa” from Original Soul Christmas (Rhino 1994R  —I ain't like old Saint Nick, he don't come but once a year.Buy it!

8:47am

King Diamond “No Presents For Christmas” from Best of King Diamond (Roadrunner 2003) —The greatest comedian of the 80s.Buy it!

8:52am

Mega Hurts “All I Got For Christmas Was This Lousy Gun” from A Very Bert Dax Christmas Vol. 3 (Bert Dax Cavalcade Of Stars 2005) —One of Karen Ried's best songs.Buy it!

8:54am

The Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)” from Christmas A Go Go (Wicked Cool www.wickedcoolrecords.com 2008) —An essential holiday song.Buy it!

9:01am

The Kinks “Father Christmas” from Rock'n'Roll Christmas (Rhino 1994) —A song that probably means even more now than it did when it was written.Buy it!

9:05am

NRBQ “Christmas Wish” from Christmas on KYULE 2005 (KYULE 2005) —A sweet little holiday wish.Buy it!

9:07am

Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks “Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit” from Crazy For Christmas (SURFDOG 2010N  —This new record is just plain enjoyable.Buy it!

9:12am

Little Charlie & The Nightcats “It's Christmas Time Again (Spend, Spend, Spend)” from Genuine Houserockin' Christmas (Alligator 2003) —An easy target, to be sure, but this band is so hot, who cares?Buy it!

9:15am

John Prine “Christmas in Prison” from Christmas on KYULE 2000 (KYULE 2000R  —Masterpiece.Buy it!

9:19am

Paul Kelly “How To Make Gravy” from Christmas On KYULE 2004 (KYULE 2004) —One of the greatest songs in the world. It gets me every time.Buy it!

9:24am

Rough Shop “How To Make Gravy” from Just Because It Was Christmas (Santa's Last Stop 2009L —The KYULE CD sounded like crap, so I went to the Rough Shop rendition, which stands up to the original with ease.Buy it!

9:29am

Brenda Lee “Papa Noel” from Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (MCA 1999) —Happy feet.Buy it!

9:31am

Jackson Five “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” from Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection (Motown 2009) —One of the most exuberant Christmas records ever.Buy it!

9:36am

Dion “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” from Hot Rod Holiday (RIGHT STUFF 1997) —One of them great singers.Buy it!

9:39am

Marshall Crenshaw “Sock It To Me Santa” from Christmas on KYULE 2010 (KYULE 2010) —You know, Marshall will be at Off Broadway with the Bottle Rockets backing him up Jan. 19.Buy it!

9:41am

Huey Piano Smith and the Clowns “All I Want For Christmas Is a Little Bit of Music” from Christmas Party With Eddie G (Columbia 1990) —Keeping the dance mood going.Buy it!

9:44am

Doris Day “Ol' Saint Nicholas” from Christmas on KYULE 2010 (KYULE 2010) —A bouncy and sweet little happy song.Buy it!

9:47am

Cyndi Lauper “Home on Christmas Day” from Merry Christmas From the Beckers (homemade 2007) —Ed Becker made me this CD a few years back (well, he made it for lots of people, but I got one) - I'm not sure where this song appeared originally.Buy it!

9:54am

Stompers “Stompin' 'Round the Christmas Tree” from Santa's On His Way (homemade 2006) —I'm not even sure who gave me this compilation, but it's a good 'un.Buy it!

9:56am

Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” from A Christmas Gift For You (ABKCO 1963) —I believe this record is the reason for the season.Buy it!

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