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Options December 24, 2012: Merry Kissmas! (Fillin' in for Therese)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring   Options VA: The #1 Baroque Album  Universal Music Group  2001  CD box set  1990. Cover version of one of Bach's biggest hits.    0:00:00 ()
Bellrays  All I Want To Do Is Shag For Christmas   Options Merry Christmas from the Bellrays  Cheap Lullaby  2006  CD      0:02:57 ()
Bob Seger and the Last Heard  Sock It To Me Santa   Options   Cameo  1966  7"      0:05:32 ()
Bibi Farber with the Michael Lynch Orchestra  Gonna Ask Santa Claus   Options     2008  CD-R      0:07:35 ()
Fleshtones  Super Rock Santa   Options Stocking Stuffer  Yep Roc  2008  CD      0:11:20 ()
Sloppy Seconds  Hooray for Santa Claus   Options Lonely Christmas  Taang!  1992  CD      0:13:15 ()
Cheap Trick  Come On Christmas   Options Gift  Not Cool  1995  CD      0:15:23 ()
Kurt Baker  Christmas in the Sand   Options VA: This Christmas Time 2  Power Pop Academy  2012  CD    *   0:17:27 ()
Larry Norman  Christmas Time   Options VA: Sugarplums  Gentleman Joe  2010  CD-R  1973. From WFMU's Gentleman Joe McGasko's 2010 Xmas comp -- he turned me on to this awesome track    0:21:12 ()
Chesterfield Kings  Hey, Santa Claus   Options VA: Little Steven's Underground Garage Presents Christmas A Go Go  Wicked Cool  2008  CD      0:24:58 ()
James Brown  Go Power at Christmas Time   Options James Brown's Funky Christmas  Chronicles  1995  CD  1970    0:27:14 ()
Rockfield Chorus  Jingle, Jangle   Options VA: Destination Bomp!  Bomp!  1994  CD box set  1975    0:40:00 ()
Zumpano  Mods of Christmas Town   Options VA: Dawn of a New Era  Ptolemaic Terrascope  1997?  CD  CD given out with issue 25 of the "Ptolemaic Terrascope" mag    0:42:47 ()
Chris Stamey Group  Christmas Time   Options Christmas Time  Coyote  1985  LP      0:45:23 ()
Mockers  (There‚Äôs No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is In Your Heart   Options     2012  MP3  Another track I snagged from a YouTube vid -- Did these dudes officially release this one?

Actually, buy it from iTunes right HERE
*   0:48:56 ()
Jerry and the Landslides  Get Off of My Roof   Options VA: You Gotta Have... Moxie, Volume 2  AIP  1999  CD box set  1966    0:52:19 ()
Kinks  All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth   Options       MP3  Live on the "Ready Steady Go" UK TV show, December 1965    0:54:58 ()
Sonics  Don't Believe In Christmas   Options   Norton  1997  7"  1965    0:56:42 ()
Wolf Pack  We're Gonna Howl   Options OST: The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood  ABC-Paramount  1965  LP  This is the Animals! This is from a 1965 ABC TV musical comedy show.    0:58:34 ()
Youngsters  Christmas In Jail   Options VA: Bummed Out Christmas  Rhino  1989  CD  1956    1:00:20 ()
Chuck Berry  Run Rudolf Run   Options VA: Rhythm & Blues Christmas  United Artists  1976  LP  1958    1:02:32 ()
Wildebeests  Rudolph's Ruin   Options   Norton  2000  7"      1:04:56 ()
Clarence Carter  Back Door Santa   Options VA: Cool Yule  Rhino  1986  LP  1968    1:07:07 ()
Procol Harum  Shine On Brightly   Options Shine On Brightly  A&M  1968  LP      1:18:38 ()
Twice As Much and Vashti  The Coldest Night of the Year   Options Sittin' On A Fence: The Immediate Anthology  Sequel  1999  CD  1968    1:22:06 ()
Majority  All Our Christmases   Options The Decca Years 1965-68  Rev-Ola  2009  CD  1968. Written by the Gibb brothers    1:25:27 ()
Oscar  Holiday   Options VA: Maybe Someone is Digging Underground - Songs of the Bee Gees  Sanctuary  2004  CD  1968. Written by the Gibb bros.    1:27:58 ()
Who  Christmas   Options Tommy  Decca  1969  LP      1:31:30 ()
Monkees  Riu Chiu   Options Missing Links, Vol 2  Rhino  1990  CD  1967.
  1:35:58 ()
Marvin Gaye  Purple Snowflakes   Options VA: A Christmas Present From Motown, Volume 1  Motown  2001  CD  1964    1:37:28 ()
Beatles  Christmas Time is Here Again   Options Free As a Bird  Apple  1995  CD  1967. 4-song maxisingle    1:40:13 ()
Big Star  Jesus Christ   Options VA: WFMU's War on Christmas  WFMU  2012  CD-R  alternate mix of 1975 track  *   1:43:12 ()
Velvet Underground  Jesus   Options Peel Slowly and See  Polydor  1995  Boxed set  "closet mix" of 1969's "The Velvet Underground" LP    1:45:46 ()
Rolling Stones  Cosmic Christmas   Options Their Satanic Majesties Request  London  1967  LP  Hidden track at the end of Side 1 of this LP    1:48:52 ()
Velvet Haze  Last Day on Earth   Options VA: Aliens Psychos & Wild Things #3  Arcania International  2003  CD  1968    2:03:51 ()
Creatures of the Golden Dawn  It Feels Like the End of the World   Options 1000 Shadows  Dionysus  1994  CD      2:06:24 ()
Lancastrians  The World Keeps Going Round   Options VA: Doin' the Mod, Vol. 4 - Ready Steady Stop!  Castle  2002  CD  1966. Cover of a Kinks' track written by Ray Davies featuring Jimmy Page on guitar.    2:09:02 ()
Mirage  The World Goes On Around You   Options You Can't Be Serious  MR1  2000  CD  1968    2:11:26 ()
Twilights  Stop The World For A Day   Options Once Upon a Twilight  Aztec  2006  CD  1968    2:13:36 ()
La-De-Da's  On Top of the World   Options How Is The Air Up There? 1966-1967  Ascension  2000  CD  1966    2:17:02 ()
Shocking Blue  Send Me a Postcard   Options VA: We Can Fly, Vol. 3  Past and Present  2003  CD  1968    2:19:24 ()
Above  Imprisoned   Options   Boppa Do Down  2013  7"  This single is coming soon in 2013  *   2:21:50 ()
Vipers  Christmas I'll Be Home   Options VA: Oh! No! Not Another... Midnight Christmas Mess Again!!  Midnight  1986  LP      2:33:37 ()
Johnny Cash  The Little Drummer Boy   Options The Christmas Spirit  Columbia  1963  LP      2:36:39 ()
Ivy League  Good King Wenceslas   Options VA: Sequel's Sixties Christmas  Sequel  1998  CD  1965    2:39:09 ()
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos  Christmas Shopping   Options Christmas Shopping  Sundazed  1999  CD  1968    2:41:10 ()
Bee Gees  All My Christmases Came At Once   Options Horizontal  Reprise  2006  CD box set  Bonus track on CD reissue of this 1968 LP    2:43:25 ()
Michael Lynch  Christmas Bells   Options Warped Xmas 2012  Michael Lynch  2012  CD-R  taking its cue from the Yardbirds' "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago"  *   2:46:18 ()
Blind Faith  Presence of the Lord   Options Blind Faith  ATCO  1969  LP      2:48:59 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 12/24/12 12:02am Santa lil helper:

Merry Xmas !
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:04am Destroit:

Hello MSin and everyone. A welcome surprise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/24/12 12:09am Mike Sin:

Good evening, folks!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:10am Andrew Waterloo:

  Mon. 12/24/12 12:13am G:

Holy Cow, fully saturated Xmas colorscheme all up in your face :-)
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:13am Scott B.:

huh! Put 'em in the Hall of Fame..in the hall of fame powerstance everyone! now!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:14am adrienne:

tuned in for some religious, secular, and sinful xmas hitz .. diggin the sloppy seconds!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:15am Bluesman:

Happy Christmas Eve Eve dear old friend! I'm counting on you to out Bing Bing tonight!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:17am KP:

Good time to write the cards! Long as in mail by 25th, it's kosher, right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/24/12 12:20am Mike Sin:

Folks! Roll with me!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:24am Terre T:

Really luvin' the Xmas songs, Sin! Bell Rays, Bob Seger, Cheap Trick right on! The Kurt Baker cut was fantastic& totally agree w/ the sentiment ! (Was that in the New Bin? Wish I wudda played that!)
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:27am tomB:

enjoying the Sinner's Xmas
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:29am Terre T:

Heya @Adrienne- Happy & Merry!
And hiya, happy& merry @Bluesman! Maybe Santa's
gunna get u the Who "Quadrophenia" DELUXE box !
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:32am zotz:

Hey, that Larry Norman rocked!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:34am zotz:

Hey, you swigging amaretto you're one step away from peppermint schnapps! Jus' fooling, merry Christmas!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:34am adrienne:

hey terre - you too! wrappin some gifts to some very merry holiday toonz from the haus of $in
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:36am KP:

Is it ok to write Christmas cards in black ink?
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:37am G:

Yes, as long as your fingernails are painted black.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:39am Bluesman:

What happened to your love of Malibu? The bottle not the Hoboken diner (which I passed today on my eyetalyin express run to Lisa's Deli for supreme Mozzarella braids and
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:40am BadGuyZero:

BLERG! I keep forgetting that I'm an hour behind the time zone I'm used to. Good evening, everyone. Last night of this visit to Denver. Will listen as late as I can. I have to head to the airport in six hours. :rollseyes:
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:40am Bluesman:

...super soprasatta!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:43am BadGuyZero:

Billy Idol used red and green ink in his Christmas card.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:44am Andrew Waterloo:

I must say, I do enjoy a shot of Amaretto in my coffee
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:44am amEdeo:

Where are you headed to next BGZ?
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:44am KP:

Bach stole the break from the Byrds' She Don't Care About Time for that one.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:46am BadGuyZero:

@ameDeo: Back to Dallas in the morning. No more travels planned until next month. I'm going to Chicago for the Low Times live podcast with Steve Albini.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:46am KP:

Hey BGZ, Merry Christmas! I'm in Va. Almost the Midwest.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:47am KP:

G. Paint the black it is!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:49am BadGuyZero:

@KP: Merry Christmas to you! Some of my friends from Denver are in Virginia right now, too. I never realized that Virginia was THE place to spend Christmas.

I will be driving up to Denton, TX [the city of my birth] tomorrow to see my grandparents. Will probably spend the night with my parents tomorrow. I hope nobody gets stabbed.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:50am G:

You go girl :)
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:52am KP:

We are in Old Towne Alexandria. It's one big Christmas card.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:52am vinnie favale:

the mockers song is GREAT and it's available on Spotify as a single cut..it says it's from an album titled the same as the song
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:54am KP:

G, thanks!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:54am Andrew Waterloo:

hmmm.. is it only Michigan where it's pronounced ruff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/24/12 12:54am Mike Sin:

Folks! Thanks for commenting! Well all right!
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:54am BadGuyZero:

Does anyone know if there's a copy of Mojo Nixon's Christmas album in the FMU library? 'Cause if not I'm going to rectify that by Christmas season 2013.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:55am KP:

I figure it's better to be miserable with Mrs. KP's family than my own.
  Mon. 12/24/12 12:56am G:

@KP: Small world alert. I'm seeing relatives tomorrow morning here in MD who live on Fairfax St.
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:00am BadGuyZero:

Looks like that Mockers tune is digital only.

  Mon. 12/24/12 1:06am Joe B:

Hey Mike! sounding great! ready to start wrapping Christmas gifts! Hey TT!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:07am KP:

Uh oh.
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:08am KP:

I'm sending cards. How do you spell "B" again?
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:11am G:

To spell B, just write a capital I with no bars, then connect to right side of it a backwards-facing E with curvy arms.
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:12am Joe B:

Dave Edmunds has the best version!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:13am BadGuyZero:

  Mon. 12/24/12 1:13am G:


Foghat from youtoobs
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:17am Terre T:

Hey @ Joe B - man everybody's wrapping presents! I gotta do that tomorrow! Happy& Merry my raydeo brother!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:17am chip:

a chance to play shuggie otos' strawberry letter 23 , not xmas but a great sentiment anyhoo
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:17am KP:

Mrs KP, (after two days in close quarters here in Va) aren't you sick of all this weird Christmas music.
Mr. KP: No!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:19am Joe B:

TT great party Saturday, bummed I had to split!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:20am KP:

Saw Charlie's My Darling on Tv down here. Unbeeleeevable bubba!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:20am G:

Didn't P.H. also do that Irving Berling adaptation, "A Whiter Shade of Christmas"?
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:24am BadGuyZero:

I'm writing postcards right now. But I'll be wrappin' gifts tomorrow night.
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:25am KP:

Writing a letter
To make you feel better
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:26am KP:

BGZ, right after you buy them!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:27am Terre T:

@ Joe B -YEAH sad u couldn't stay ! Stupid work!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:27am KP:

This is a fantastic one, mike sin!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:28am Andrew Waterloo:

There's been a lot of great Christmas music on WFMU the last few days
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:30am Terre T:

@Mike Sin- thx for the Vashti !
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:30am tomB:

@Chip, Shuggie Otis is playing NYC 4/18/13
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/24/12 1:31am Mike Sin:

Folks! Thanks!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:32am listener mark:

Happy Christmas Eve!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:34am tomB:

& Mike, thanks for Tommy's Xmas. DJs tend to overlook this great song. Christ, it even mentions Jesus!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:36am KP:

tomB you're giving away the plot (I saw it too)
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:36am KP:

This has the greatest Yeah!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:38am KP:

Sgt Pepper, Tommy ... and the rest
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:42am Bob:

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs...I love all the Beatles Christmas records. It's great to hear all this music on WFMU around this time of year. Thanks!
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:48am KP:

  Mon. 12/24/12 1:52am BadGuyZero:

I have a bootleg that compiles all of the Beatles' Christmas singles.

Before I forget, thank you, Mike, for filling in for Therese. It's always a pleasure to hear you on my interwebs.
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:52am Bob:

BGZ - I have that boot too! :-)
  Mon. 12/24/12 1:59am Julie at the compound:

Hi Mike!!
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:03am KP:

BGZ agreed!
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:03am BadGuyZero:

"Baby It's Cold Inside"
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:07am KP:

Ha ha!
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:22am BadGuyZero:

Hmm...is this a subtle request?
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:23am BadGuyZero:

[the Shocking Blue song]
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:24am Julie at the compound:

sounded like Ray Davies to me..through my tiny bad computer speakers anyway
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:27am Joe B:

worldwide debut! Mike Sin exclusive! who are you, Vin Scelsa!
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:36am Joe B:

love the Midnight X-Mess comps!
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:41am BadGuyZero:

Pumpkin time for me. Thanks again, Mike!

Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you have a pleasant day regardless of who you do or do not spend it with.

Until next time...
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:49am Cuz Jerry:

Just got on...I'll listen to the archive on Christmas Eve...what can be better! Merry Christmas Mike & TerreT
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:51am KP:

Thanks for this after that version of Holiday.
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:51am KP:

BGZ very Merry if I don't see ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/24/12 2:52am Mike Sin:

Merry Xmas to all of those celebrating! Thanks so much, folks! It's been great fun!
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:57am KP:

Thanks Mike!
Wow it is getting late. Merry Christmas one and all.
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:58am Joe B:

Christmas Spirit LP was 1963
  Mon. 12/24/12 2:59am Cuz Jerry:

Only one I missed was Melanie Safka'Merry Christmas". That very cool strange voice...the tempo changes...the message and hell its Merry Christmas!
  Mon. 12/24/12 6:13pm kat330:

Mike, quite a fine Christmas show. I fully get why you would play Shine On Brightly when you're bummed.
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