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Options December 22, 2009: a very efd christmas

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
martin mull  santafly   Options 7"  capricorn  1973  Martin Mull    0:00:00 ()
moonlion  the little drummer boy   Options 12"  pickwick  1975      0:02:27 ()
elastica  i wanna be a king of orient-aah   Options the radio one sessions  koch  2001  recorded in 1994    0:07:16 ()
smithereens  merry christmas baby   Options christmas with the smithereens  koch  2007      0:09:16 ()
hentchmen  come on santa   Options 7"  norton  1997      0:11:50 ()
plum crazy (w/dave edmunds)  run run rudolph   Options va-christmas at the patti 2x10"  ua  1972      0:13:53 ()
canned heat  christmas blues   Options legends of christmas past: a rock and r&b holiday collection  capitol        0:15:58 ()
sen. everett mckinley dirksen  the night before christmas   Options at christmas time  capitol  1967      0:18:31 ()
angel  the christmas song   Options an anthology  island/def jam        0:31:06 ()
roy wood & wizzard  rock and roll winter   Options singles  conoisseur        0:34:34 ()
the muldoons  it's near the 25th   Options 7"  cass  2005      0:38:47 ()
the ravers  (it's gonna be a) punk rock christmas   Options 7"  zombie        0:40:28 ()
pointed sticks  power pop santa   Options mp3  no label    http://www.thepointedsticks.com/xmasdownloads.htm    0:44:01 ()
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funk machine  soul santa   Options va-in the christmas groove  strut      *   0:52:27 ()
george conedy  el nino tambor   Options merry soul christmas  kent gospel    hat tip: http://funky16corners.wordpress.com    0:55:46 ()
bellrays  christmas train   Options merry christmas from  cheap lullaby  2005      1:00:27 ()
big star  jesus christ   Options 7"  aura        1:02:42 ()
stan freberg & daws butler  christmas dragnet   Options va-dr. demento presents the greatest christmas novelty cd of all time  rhino        1:12:29 ()
whirling dervishes  you're a mean one mr grinch   Options grinch cd ep  continuum        1:19:18 ()
fleshtones  super rock santa claus   Options stocking stuffer  yep roc  2008      1:21:18 ()
dwight twilley  christmas night   Options have a twilley christmas  digital musicworks international  2005      1:23:12 ()
tralala  everybody christmastime   Options falala-la-la with tralala  audika  2005      1:27:10 ()
glam chops  counting down to christmas   Options mp3  no label    downloadable at http://www.reverbnation.com/glamchops    1:36:27 ()
gary glitter  another rock n roll christmas   Options ultimate gary glitter  recall        1:40:12 ()
team 9  looks like rain, dear   Options va-we wish you a merry christmash  half-inch recordings        1:43:53 ()
trolley  holiday/christmas in the marketplace   Options star of wonder cd ep  easter  1997      1:47:13 ()
elton john  step into christmas   Options 7"  mca  1973      1:49:55 ()
hanson  everybody knows the claus   Options snowed in  island/mercury        1:58:51 ()
the kinks  father christmas   Options 7"  arista  1977      2:03:19 ()
soulful strings  jingle bells   Options the magic of christmas  cadet    hat tip: http://funky16corners.wordpress.com    2:06:59 ()
the dumbells  giddy-up   Options 7"  eg  1980      2:10:29 ()
the db's  home for the holidays   Options 12"  irs  1987      2:12:36 ()
chris stamey & cathy harrington  you're what i want for christmas   Options va-christmastime again: the db's and friends  collector's choice        2:20:42 ()
the waitresses  christmas wrapping   Options i could rule the world if i could only get the parts ep  polydor  1982      2:24:32 ()
the o'jays  christmas ain't christmas new year's ain't new year's without the one you love   Options 7"  philiadelphia international        2:29:37 ()
huey "piano" smith & the clowns  silent night   Options 'twas the night before christmas  westside        2:31:45 ()
dion  santa claus is coming to town   Options rock n roll christmas  the right stuff  1993      2:38:37 ()
augie rios  donde esta santa claus   Options va-wcbs-fm ultimate christmas album vol 2  collectables        2:43:21 ()
the ergs  we're going to have a devo christmas   Options mp3  no label    download it at http://www.dorkrockcorkrod.com/sounds.html    2:45:42 ()
swingin' neckbreakers  santa claus ain't comin' this year   Options 7"  norton  1999      2:48:37 ()
jack scott  there's trouble brewin'   Options the way i walk: the original carlton recordings  rollercoaster    via the WFMU Ichiban blog - http://wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2009/12/black-christmas.html    2:51:43 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 12/22/09 11:07pm Lang:

I love the snowflake backdrop EFD!!
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:11pm Julie T.:

Do you podcast your shows? Most times it's hard for me to listen until it's over.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:11pm Megacosm:

if I didn't know better, I'd say Little Drummer Boy was off of one of those K-Tel Meco records. The Meco Star Wars (And Other Galacitic Funk) album was a smash hit in my house in '77.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:14pm Michael from the Left Coast:

How perfect a Yenta singing about the King of the Orient-aah
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:14pm cissy davis:

heeey happy holidays evan,,,i also love the backdrop,,btw did you ever find that linda hughes tune for tonite's show??? peace on earth & joy to the world,,,i hope you get everything you waant and lots more!! HAPPY XMAS =)=)
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:17pm Mike Love Not War:

Was that MErry Christmas Baby thing a Brian written tune?
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:19pm (mta) Tony:

Definitely Lang, great easy to read holiday color scheme, too. Bravo efd and Merry Christmas to all.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:23pm Dud MIlkington:

Blind Owl!
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:23pm toni daytona:

dear evan,
peace,,,love,,joy & happiness
with love
toni daytona
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:25pm efd:

hi everybody, merry christmas, happy hanukkah, and happy holidays and winter season in general! Glad you're enjoying the holiday background.

MLNW yes, that was a Beach Boys cover by the Smithereens.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:28pm cissy davis:

evan? did you find the linda hughes tune this week?
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:37pm efd:

Julie, I can't podcast my show, but it is archived and if you email me (evan at wfmu dot org) I can tell you how to do kind of a manual-style podcast.

Cissy/Toni/Cheri, no Linda Hughes I'm afraid, but I hope you'll enjoy the show anyway.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:37pm Gabe:

Punky Meadows! Guiffria! Turn that ANGEL logo upside down. It still sez ... ANGEL.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:39pm slugluv1313:

aaaggggghhhhhh ANGEL!!!!!!! (all kidding aside YES i actually OWN this 45 -- pic sleeve and everything, featuring ANGEL in those oh-so-fabulous 1970s white jumpsuits and that extra-long-FEATHERED hair!!!!!!!)
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:41pm cissy davis:

god bless brittney murphy may she rest peacefuly,,,evan you know i always enjoy what you play,,,ho ho ho!!!!!!!
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:41pm john:

So nice to hear a Roy Wood song at this time of year that isn't I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day!
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:47pm efd:

glad you appreciated that, John - i thought it would be nice to change it up a bit.

Although I do love "I Wish It Could Be Christmas..." too.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:48pm Vanda Young:

Baby Jesus will have a mohawk
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:50pm geno:

nice work! show kicks ass! pointed stix & roy wood? awesome.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:52pm toni daytona:

well evan us gals gotta skip out,,,but we'll still listen have a wonderfull holiday,,,g'nite see you soon=)=)
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:53pm Danne D:

Merre Christmas and Happy Holidays all you funk fans out there :) Hope the season treats you all well.

That Angel track was interesting as it sounded sorta like some sort of random John Wetton type thing or another.

Accidental poem:
We all know what every lady
Would like to see
Under the tree:
E - F - D!

  Tue. 12/22/09 11:56pm Danne D:

why do I have visions of toni and company taking a trip down Evan's chimney on Christmas Eve? :)

As a total aside this set has randomly jarred my memory to remind me of the very first record I technically owned (in the sense that one of my siblings said I could have it) was a Beach Boys 45" that has long since disappeared from my posseession. I don't remember the a-side but I vaguely remember the b-side as being something called "Funky Christmas" - you can pretty much figure out the time frame that THAT record must be from :)
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:57pm Danne D:

Midnight Ticket Mirage?!?
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:57pm Lang:

You are the funk machine Evan!
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:57pm Vanda Young:

I will replay that Angel song from the archive after the traditional Christmas meal... so I can make room for pie.
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:59pm Lang:

we have this 45 here at the Key Lang homestead. So great to hear it on the airwaves!!
  Tue. 12/22/09 11:59pm slugluv1313:

here's one for ya, Evan! (truthfully one of *my* "holiday favorites" -- even if it IS just so durn *cute*!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wrc6Q7acME
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:00am Danne D:

I think my memory has played tricks on me.
It appears the song is "Funky New Year" by the Eagles.

And yep....it was the Eagles.

It was this record:

  Wed. 12/23/09 12:01am slugluv1313:

Vanda, that is EXACTLY why that Angel song was CREATED!!!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:01am Danne D:

And to close out this trip down memory lane, apparently the 45 actually charted in 1978. So there you go. Danne D's first technically owned record :)
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:02am Amanda:

DD -- Heh. I thought that didn't sound quite right, but I didn't say anything since my personal time frame is that of "Funky, Funky Christmas" by New Kids on the Block.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:03am toni daytona:

evan i just came back to say i want you all to myself,,,bye-bye
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:06am Danne D:

Amanda! :) Now it's like Christmas with you here :) I think it was the seeming incongruity in my mind of the band with the two songs - that is they didn't seem terribly Eagles-like to me. Not particulary Beach Boys-like either which is probably why I mixed 'em up. Found a link to it on a rather sketchy looking site with cyrillic letters: http://www.vbox7.com/play:413d2a96
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:06am Hermínio:

Evan, this is a brazilian WFMU fan istening to your show from Natal, Brazil
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:08am Danne D:

anyhow, Evan actually could start '10 with the 70s with that song.

Feliz Natal - Hermínio!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:08am efd:

Hola, Herminio! Thanks for listening, and for the comment.

I know that Spanish isn't the primary language in Brazil, but hopefully "hola" is close enough. :)
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:10am Amanda:

AWRIGHT BIG STAR! Someone had to say it.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:12am Danne D:

btw, EFD, I totally cheated and used babelfish in my greeting to Herminio ;)
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:12am Danne D:

so you ready for Santa, Amanda?
I'm probably getting coal :(
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:18am toni daytona:

efd--i hate to be selfish but i want YOU under my tree xmas morning.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:19am Danne D:

Wow I haven't heard this in like a million years!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:22am Amanda:

Love to have ya.

Yes, I guess I am ready for Santa! Hard to believe you've been anything but good -- your pledge is all paid up and everything.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:22am Vanda Young:

Augie, my boy...
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:25am Sarah:

Stan Freberg! My sister and I used to recite his bits when we were kids.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:26am Danne D:

Whoa! Amanda really must have an in with santa - she even knows my pledge status ;o)
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:26am The Maelman:

Surely Thank God It's Not Christmas by SPARKS is in the bullpen?
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:28am efd:

but... but... it *IS* Christmas!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:31am Sybil:

Surely, efd, you can hold two mutually contradictory thoughts in your head at the same time.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:32am toni daytona:

efd i'm really loving your show tonite!!!!!!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:36am Jessica:

You're a sweet one, Mister EFD.
Happy sun's return!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:43am Jessica:

This sounds mighty Art Brut-y.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:46am efd:

Indeed! I guess it's hard for anything with his voice to sound otherwise.
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:50am rachel jansen:

who can not love efd!?!?!?!?!
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:50am ?:

Great show EFD! Happy Holidays ... Clay P
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:52am Danne D:

I heard scrooge pledged to efd, but then didn't pay, rachel :)
  Wed. 12/23/09 12:53am efd:

thank you, mr. pigeon! the next song's for you.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:05am Joshua K:

Oh dear, whats going on... Im hearing such things... I don't know what to say...
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:05am Danne D:

lol EFD expands "everyone knows the claus"'s lead as the most played Hanson song on FMU. 5-2 over MMMBop
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:07am john:

After Elton and Hanson, virtually nowhere to go but down, so I'll stumble off to bed. Merry happy, everybody!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:07am efd:

MMMBop might as well just pack it in. It'll never catch up.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:08am Zanderoid:

Isn't Tyler Hanson in a band with Bun E. Carlos now?
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:09am john:

Well, and this one.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:09am Danne D:

Yay :) Even if this is an x-mas staple it never gets old :)

Well yeah MMMBop won't catch up until the reincarnation of Greasy Kids Stuff ;o)
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:10am DanneD:

Correction btw it's 4-2 for the 'claus - still amazed at Kenzo's work that has the live accuplaylist stuff automatically archived like that.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:12am efd:

that's tAylor hanson, and yes he is. We'll be hearing them next week... not that I'm giving anything away.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:15am Joshua K:

Do you think the kids at school made fun of him and called him Taylor HAMson
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:16am efd:

only if he'd gone to school in new jersey.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:18am Santeater:

Can Mannheim Steamroller be far behind?
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:20am efd:

yes, they can be very very far behind.

they're stuck somewhere with the trans-siberian orchestra, i think. who we also won't be hearing.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:21am Joshua K:

I like the ventures and james brown christmas albums, even though they might get overplayed.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:23am Danne D:

OOF - that Claus(e) pun Evan!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:26am Al Jardine:

I LOVE John Stamos! Thanks!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:30am Danne D:

Believe it or not this is the first time I've heard this song this christmas season :) glad to see it on the list
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:31am Sybil:

Speaking of my love for Tin Huey and all that springs forth from its ruins...

Danne, I believe efd usually plays this at this time of year. I'm waiting on one more thing...
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:33am efd:

Sybil, is the song you're waiting for performed by someone whose name starts with "D" and ends with "n?" If not, I'm afraid I might have forgotten something...
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:33am Danne D:

Sybil's careful listening probably means more presents for her than for Danne this year...
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:34am Dee Wassell:

Keep playing the amazing music!! <33 WFMU and Evan Funk Davies. Thanks for the tickets, that made my night!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:37am Sybil:

Uhhhh... not what I had in mind, but I'm thinking of the same D-person you're thinking of, it'll do as well!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:38am efd:

oh wait, I think I know what Sybil's waiting for, and it's not what I was thinking. Actually, I don't think anyone's waiting for the song I was thinking of, but I'll play it anyway.

Then I'll play the song I think Sybil's waiting for.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:40am Sybil:

I actually understood that comment. I think.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:40am Danne D:

I wait with bated breath :)
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:43am Danne D:

awww :( I loved Top Cat
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:44am Sybil:

Yup, that's the D-man!

Too bad about Top Cat. He was the coolest.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:46am efd:

let's see if i guessed right with the next track, Sybil...
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:46am A:

Anyone else getting a weird Dave Thomas vibe from Dion?
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:48am Sybil:

Heh, you got it!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:49am Danne D:

  Wed. 12/23/09 1:49am efd:


where is Augie Rios now, that's the question.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:49am Klaus:

Augie ist wunderbar! Danke Schoen.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:51am dave:

it used to be that christmas started for me the first time i heard "have a holly jolly christmas".

now it's "donde esta santa claus".

wfmu has had a profound, and somewhat ambiguous, effect on on my holiday season is all i'm saying.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:53am Sybil:

Augie Rios had, apparently, another, lesser-known Christmas song:
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:53am Sybil:

Sorry, I was too lazy t0o tinyurl that one.
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:56am Joshua K:

I would post something from hugeurl.com but I don't want to defile this playlist on such a joyous occasion
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:57am efd:

show's almost over, so that url won't matter.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! thanks for listening!
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:57am cissy davis:

evan---please deticate this show to the passin of brittney murphy,,thank you evan,,,
  Wed. 12/23/09 1:59am Sybil:

Good night and happy happy to all, see you next time for the BEST OF 2009!

Thanks efd for another great year!
  Wed. 12/23/09 2:01am Danne D:

Great show EFD!
And again glad tiding to all funk fans! :)
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