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In the great tradition of James Brown's "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto," the Emotions' "Black Christmas" and Brook Benton's "Soul Santa," Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings express a soulful yuletide spirit from an urban, African-American point of view. "Ain't No Chimneys in the Project" is a contemporary Christmas classic.

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Nothing quite says the holidays like Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes and a 1940s Christmas classic. OK, that's a bit of an overstatement; still, this recording of Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson's "Blue Christmas," cut by Bright Eyes in 2002 and recently reissued by Saddle Creek, rings out as charming and sincere as a silver bell.

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If you love holiday music, you surely love the way tradition gets updated, refreshed and sometimes warped. On "Running With Rudolph," St. Louis' the Lucky Old Sons do just that -- in a swinging '50s rock 'n' roll style no less -- with one of the season's most venerable characters.

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Fresh and revelatory holiday music can be hard to come by, but when Brothers Lazaroff join forces with electronic musician the Vaad, lyricist James Stone Goodman and members of the Klezmer Conspiracy, Hanukkah truly sounds like a festival of light and dedication for the 21st century.

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Amidst the rocking back and forth between each stop, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers played their old-timey tunes to a jubilant crowd of commuters on MetroLink on Saturday afternoon aboard the Holiday Magic Express.

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Funky Butt Brass Band hosted their fourth annual Holiday Brasstravaganza at Off Broadway on Saturday night. Members of the band were dressed in sock monkey pajamas and the stage was decked out with lights and trees.

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Oh ye merry music fans, do we have a compilation for you. The second volume of KDHXmas features 17 artists from St. Louis and beyond, all playing brand new and/or familiar songs to make the season bright.

Published in Inside KDHX
Friday, 16 December 2011 08:52

It's beginning to sound a lot like KDHXmas

Deck the halls with boughs of great music this season. 88.1 KDHX presents KDHXmas 2011: A Holiday Sampler -- 12 festive tracks, recorded live at KDHX.

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A St. Louis Christmas legacy marches on with "A Very Bert Dax Christmas Volume 9." The latest CD of Christmas songs from St. Louis artists will be released this week with four CD release shows around town.

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Thursday, 01 December 2011 10:38

Celia's Yuletide Express 12/1/11

You better not cry, you better not pout -- it's Christmas time again and Celia's Yuletide Express is in town.

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