Options Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.: Playlist from December 23, 2016 Options

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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Options December 23, 2016: Holiday Action!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
Howard Blake / William Chen  Walking In the Air   Options Howard Blake: Lifecycle  ABC Classics  2003  For those who love the Snowman!      0:00:00 ()
The Staple Singers  The Virgin Mary Had One Son   Options The Song Is Always There: Joe McGasko's Christmas Mix 2015  N/A  N/A  From 1962      0:05:05 ()
Lois Lane  Winds of Heaven   Options   Mercury  1969        0:08:00 ()
The Bird & The Bee  Carol of the Bells   Options Carol of the Bells  Blue Note  2007        0:10:38 ()
Marvin Gaye  Purple Snowflakes   Options The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection  Motown  2009  Unreleased at the time / better known as "Pretty Little Baby" from 1965      0:12:58 ()
Honey & the Bees  Jing Jing A Ling   Options   Chess  1969        0:15:22 ()
Tracey Ullman  Move Over Darling   Options You Broke My Heart In 17 Places  Stiff  1983   
  0:17:45 ()
Brigitte Bardot  La Madrague   Options   Philips  1963   
  0:20:22 ()
Carla Thomas  Gee Whiz, It's Christmas   Options Soul Christmas  Rhino  2010  From 1963      0:22:56 ()
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  8 Days (of Hannukah)   Options It's a Holiday Soul Party  Daptone  2015   
  0:33:02 ()
Puffy  12-gatsu   Options Spike  Epic Records  2000   
  0:35:57 ()
Debbie & The Darnels   Santa, Teach Me To Dance   Options   Vernon  1962        0:40:48 ()
The Cookies  Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)   Options   Dimension  1963        0:42:13 ()
She & Him  Must Be Santa   Options Christmas Party  Columbia  2016   
*   0:44:50 ()
Juniore  De Saison   Options   Snowflake Christmas Singles Club  2015   
  0:47:46 ()
Tanita Tikaram  Twist In My Sobriety   Options Ancient  Warner Music  1988        0:50:57 ()
Kay Martin  I Know What You Want For Christmas (But I Don't Know How To Wrap It)   Options Sexcapades: Songs for Love, Lust and Depravity  Universal  2011  From 1962      0:55:31 ()
Lord Nelson  A Party For Santa Claus   Options A Caribbean Christmas Party  Archive Of Contemporary Music  1992  From 1962      1:07:17 ()
Electrocute  A Christmas Wish   Options   Gummizelle  2016  The great pop queen Coco Morier!    *   1:09:30 ()
The Ink Spots  I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire   Options 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Ink Spots  MCA  1999  From 1941      1:12:40 ()
The Shirelles  Dedicated To the One I Love   Options   Scepter  1958  My copy of this has been beaten to a pulp, so a clean CD version here for ya.      1:16:02 ()
Alphaville  Big In Japan   Options Forever Young  WEA  1984   
  1:17:39 ()
The Waitresses  Christmas Wrapping   Options Zetrospective  Island Records  1999  From 1981      1:21:38 ()
Randy Crawford  Street Life   Options Jackie Brown Soundtrack  A Band Part  1997  From 1979      1:26:37 ()
Midori Tashiro  Jingle Bells   Options Japanese Pop Christmas in Dreamy 60s  Teichiku  2000  From 1961      1:30:06 ()
Christine Hunter  Santa Bring Me Ringo   Options   Roulette  1964  co-written, produced, and arranged by Angelo Badalamenti!!! WHAT?!! / My Single of the Week!      1:38:43 ()
The Duke Spirit  Melt By the Morning   Options   Duke Spirit  2016   
*   1:41:06 ()
Sammy Davis Jr.  Bee Bum   Options Saint Etienne Presents Songs For A Central Park Picnic  Cherry Red  2013        1:44:20 ()
The Lollipops  Mister Santa   Options   Columbia  1959        1:46:30 ()
Judy and Mary  Christmas   Options Orange Sunshine  Epic  1994   
  1:48:55 ()
Billie Holiday  Them There Eyes   Options Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits  Decca Jazz  1995  From 1949 (I think)      1:53:46 ()
The 4 Seasons  Beggin'   Options   Philips  1967  Can a song get any better?!! 
  1:56:09 ()
Louis Armstrong & the Commanders  ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? (The Heavy Remix)   Options Verve Remixed Christmas  Verve  2005  Original from 1953      2:07:10 ()
Ernestine Eady  The Change   Options   Scepter  1965        2:08:53 ()
Salome  Soc Molt Poca Cosa   Options Pop A La Catalana 3 - Jazz, Bossa, & Groovy Sounds From Catalunya (1963-1969)  Picap  2014  From 1968      2:11:00 ()
Anchorsong  Butterflies   Options Ceremonial  Tru Thoughts Recordings  2016   
*   2:13:24 ()
Francoise Hardy  Song of Winter   Options Midnight Blues: Paris/London 1968-72  Ace Records  2013  From 1969 
  2:18:56 ()
The Orchids  Christmas Is The Time To Be With Your Baby   Options   Columbia  1964        2:21:38 ()
Linda Yamamoto  Santa Ga Machi Ni Yatte Kuru   Options Linda Yamamoto, Minoruphone Years  Tokuma  2003   
  2:24:34 ()
Ron Winters  Snow Girl   Options Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer  Ace Records  2012  From 1963      2:26:44 ()
Chris Rea  Driving Home For Christmas   Options   Magnet  1986  The beigest record on earth!      2:33:45 ()
Toni Wine  My Boyfriend’s Coming Home For Christmas   Options   Colpix  1963        2:37:04 ()
Toni Stante  Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Where Is Santa Claus?)   Options   Parkway  1967        2:40:26 ()
My Bubba  Champagne Drops   Options   Cash Only LLC  2016   
*   2:42:18 ()
Sebadoh  Cold As Ice   Options XFM Live Sessions  N/A  2000        2:45:31 ()
Robin Ward  Winter's Here   Options   Dot  1963        2:48:01 ()
Barry Gordon with Art Mooney & His Orchestra  Nuttin’ For Christmas   Options   N/A  N/A  From 1955 / Too much!      2:50:34 ()
Meshugga Beach party  Hava Nagila   Options Hot Rod Hanukkah  Halakahiki  2011   
  2:52:49 ()
Jessie Mae Hemphill  Lord, Help the Poor and Needy   Options Shake It Baby  Hightone  2003  Thanks Mike S.!      2:55:26 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:03pm Michael 98145:

Santa, bring us Sheila B
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:03pm Rob Kopp:

Good afternoon / evening fellow listeners
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:04pm Cooh John:

We meet again, djsheilab and boom boomers!
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:05pm Rob Kopp:

and of course hello to you as well Sheila
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:05pm hsss:

snowman song :(
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:05pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Sheila and all!
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:05pm Ramblin' Ray:

Greetings all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:06pm Michael 98145:

( i suspect most of us in the US of A never saw the original of "The Snowman" ... )
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:06pm Cooh John:

All I want for Christmas is sophisticated boom boom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:06pm Cecile:

do you have "Mary Don't You Wait" by the Swan Silvertones?
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:07pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Sheila!
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:07pm djsheilab:

Afternoon friends n' listeners! The Snowman song was for all those listening in the UK + for anyone familiar with the film. It's such a heartbreaker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:08pm Cecile:

Sorry, Mary Don't You Weep! my brain is slow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:11pm doctorjazz:

Hi all!
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:12pm JakeGould:

Hey! Thanks to Governor Cuomo insisting the MTA get WiFi by the end of the year, I can write this comment while stuck in a subway train.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:12pm Michael 98145:

* The song is based on a Ukrainian folk chant called "Shchedryk". *
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:14pm Michael 98145:

( if i may be crass for a moment, this is SO much better than those crappy xmas channels :)
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:17pm JakeGould:

And the music helps too!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:18pm listener james from westwood:

Agreed, Michael. This Honey & the Bees track is worth a thousand Burl Ives–burped "Holly Jolly Christmas"es.
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:18pm JtotheK:

Honey and the Bees, yeahhhhh!!!! Hi SheilaB, hi boom boomers. Seasonal Greeting to you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:20pm The Contessa:

Hello Sheila! Hello everyone! Sorry we're late but glad we got here in time for Tracey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:21pm Michael 98145:

BB !!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:25pm Guido from Cologne:

CT !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:28pm Cecile:

He also produced Paul Revere and the Raiders
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:28pm Adrian in London:

Checking in late because I've been removing The Contessa's shoes for her, to save her the indignity of having to stoop... evening Sheila, evening all, from beautiful Girona, Catalonia
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:30pm Cecile:

Deadpool would be a great Christmas movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:30pm The Contessa:

May I just tell my Marvin Gaye story again, please? My friend met him in Kentucky Fried Chicken in Notting Hill in London and he gave her his phone number. She didn't ring him!!! Strange girl…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:32pm Michael 98145:

ooh, we loved Girona !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 3:33pm Parq:

Aw gee, I missed "Gee". Gonna have to play my own copy of Soul Christmas tonight. Not that I wasn't going to anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 3:34pm Adrian in London:

@Michael 98145 How do you know Girona? Any tips, apart from eating all the food in all the restaurants?
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:34pm karmester:

so. you grew up in scarsdale?? ;-)
you can convert to Judaism anytime Sheila. ;-)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:34pm listener james from westwood:

This Sharon track is great! Beats the schmaltz out of that SNL guy's Hanukkah song.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:35pm northguineahills:

Now, this is holiday album I can get behind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:36pm Michael 98145:

we visited Catalonia several years ago. i'm sure we don't remember specifics. yes, just eat and drink and enjoy. and try to visit Cadaqués. good for you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 3:37pm Adrian in London:

@Michael 98145 The Dali museum? Yes, we may well do that. Been here less than 24 hours and already met one pro cyclist.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:37pm JakeGould:

@djsheilab: Awesome memory! The fact that WFMU has somehow attracted a whole bunch of people who have complex and oddball relationships to Judaism is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:38pm Michael 98145:

yes, Dali haunts the area. See Port Lligat.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:39pm JakeGould:

Also if you went to Hebrew school, wore a Yarmulke and was raised in the NYC suburbs you’re an honorary Jew in my book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:40pm Michael 98145:

beautiful : en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:40pm djsheilab:

Hurray! @JakeGould
  Fri. 12/23/16 3:41pm hsss:

listening in from Catalunya also ;)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:43pm JakeGould:

Are there any modern Santa songs that maybe have some modern surveillance twist on them like, “Santa is a Spook for the NSA?”
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:46pm JakeGould:

Or how about “Santa is Sliding into My DMs.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:46pm Cecile:

you could write one Jake, and be set for life if it's good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:46pm Michael 98145:

@JakeG, plenty of cartoons : uwnthesis.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:47pm Rob Kopp:

Love Dali. Saw a big exhibition in Rotterdam in the early 70's. Another "modern" painter I like is Hundertwasser. When you're in Vienna to watch the famous Hundertwasser house, don't forget to go to the Hundertwasser museum nearby as well. Beautiful paintings. One of the things he created as well was a flag for Israel AND Palestina
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:48pm Cecile:

oh! Bret McKenzie (under the name Blazer Force) wrote one called Electronic Santa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 3:50pm Adrian in London:

Ah, Juniore?!?! Juniore are one of the best things you've introduced me to Sheila, I'm like a ten-year-old going doolally about Adam Ant when it come to them. Love the b-side of this, their Mariah cover, too.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 3:53pm djsheilab:

@Adrian in London So glad to hear it! Their record came out on Burger over here, but nothing really happened. They are one of the best new bands me thinks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:55pm Michael 98145:

"All God's children need traveling shoes"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:56pm Michael 98145:

woo !
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 3:57pm JakeGould:

Oh damn, this is one of the nastiest songs I have heard… Period…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:57pm Cecile:

ohhhhhh kayyyyyy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 3:58pm Adrian in London:

@Sheila Their album comes out next year, I was reading on their Twitter yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 3:59pm chris:

woooo! sounds like a great gift!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:00pm Michael 98145:

Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:04pm JakeGould:

You know what’s a Christmas movie people don’t talk about “3 Days of the Condor.” All of that crap happens during the holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:05pm Adrian in London:

YES!!! Fanny and Alexander is THE Christmas film. The vomiting witches!! The terrifying priest!! GOD, that priest is the most terrifying character in film!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:05pm Summer and Michael:

We watch "Fanny and Alexander" on Christmas, too! Sending love to you, dear Sheila!
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:07pm ilovenon:

Topper. B
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:07pm Parq:

Well, F&A and Die Hard are great movies, but Christmas movies should be warm and sentimental. That's why my choice is Edward Scissorhands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:08pm Cecile:

here is the one calypso/soca song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:08pm Adrian in London:

Kieslowski's Dekalog is a fun Christmas outing too, probably because I first saw it at Christmas on BBC2 a million years ago. Also, The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant and David Niven is a lovely Christmas film. I think it's on Mubi at the moment, the UK one at least.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:08pm Guido from Cologne:

Famous cover artwork, Kay Martin:
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:09pm ilovenon:

should say Topper 1937 B
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:09pm Cecile:

I watch Mark Morris's ballet "The Hard Nut" every Christmas. It's done in a 60s style with lots of gender bending and amazing Charles Burns sets. Full 90's Mark Morris narrates it. He looks like Kenny G.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:10pm Cecile:

Topper is fantastic.
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:10pm mark:

oh no,
doctor jazz ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:10pm Mike Sin:

I've always loved that Lord Nelson track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:11pm Cecile:

The Bishop's Wife is much better than the remake. The other actors are fine, but Whitney Houston is only good when she's mad.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 4:13pm Rob Kopp:

Another one who's singing about Joey Ramone. Amy Rigby's single Dancing with Joey Ramone is high on my waitlist (have her album Little fugitive)
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:13pm nachurall:

Thank you Sheila b for being a beacon of light in what has been a turd
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 4:14pm djsheilab:

A friend also insisted I watch Topper, so Topper is it! Thanks all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:16pm doctorjazz:

Love this version of Dedicated to the One I Love
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:17pm JakeGould:

“Fanny and Alexander” is set in Uppsala, Sweden… And WFMU began it’s life at Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. Makes you think.
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:18pm Joe G.:

As rare as delicious fruitcake, our d.j. finds a way to spin really decent holiday tunes from an ordinarily pedestrian effort by most others on the radio dial. Thank you and happy holidays, Sheila, and to all listeners.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:20pm maestroso:

Alphaville! Volume up!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:21pm The Contessa:

Thanks @Cecile, We'll watch the Mark Morris
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:22pm listener james from westwood:

Hells yes to Alphaville!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:22pm Cecile:

I think you will not be disappointed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:23pm Cecile:

Waitresses = Tin Huey with a female vocalist and a lot less weird. But still good.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:24pm JakeGould:

@Cecile: That is quite a WFMU listener comment right there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:25pm steve:

i think this is the only good Christmas song i've ever heard played at the supermarket
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:25pm Peter in Seattle:

God Yul und
Fröhliche Weihnachten Sheila! Can't wait for that Badalamenti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:26pm Lizardner Dave:

Where is the think piece talking about how this song is bad because the female protagonist needs a guy to be happy? There's gotta be one somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:27pm Parq:

Smiling just at the thought of my first Christmas in New York with a real tree, dollar-store ornaments, and a copy of "Ze Christmas".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:27pm Cecile:

I think because Patty Donahue is singing it, it takes the ook out of it.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:27pm JakeGould:

Pretty good interview with Chris Butler on how “Christmas Wrapping” basically broke up “The Waitresses.” But it’s also a really good history of how the band came together. Fave part? How he found Patty Donahue, “Undeterred, he walked into a bar one afternoon and stood on a chair to ask if anyone was up for doing something different. The voice that piped up belonged to Patty Donahue, a 22-year-old waitress working her way through college.”

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:28pm Cecile:

Parq, that song was the soundtrack to my first Christmas as a married lady.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:29pm JakeGould:

@LizardnerDave: That interview has this quote that kinda addresses what you are saying maybe, “I noticed there were two or three stereotypes of women in music: the hard-rock babe, the sensitive folkie and maybe the black diva. I thought, ‘Where’s the normal working woman? Where’s the female Bruce Springsteen? It seemed pretty natural to build an honest personality that reflected what was going on around me.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:31pm Cecile:

I thought this track was originally credited to the Crusaders?
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 4:32pm djsheilab:

@Cecile It's a different version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:33pm Cecile:

got it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello there, all you wonderful people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:34pm Adrian in London:

I listened to nigh on 37 – 37!! – James Brown Christmas songs today. I felt about 0.005% more Christmassy at the end of all that…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:34pm Cecile:

I thought she did the vocals on the original?
     Fri. 12/23/16 4:34pm Listener Robert:

That last piece is one I really got to like under unusual circumstances when I had to listen to it a lot. We had a snowstorm on a Fri. (maybe Thurs.) in Nov., and left work at UMDNJ Newark at noon. when they told us to close. What was usually less than an hour drive to home in the Bronx turned into 6 hrs. during which I nearly ran out of gas twice. I think I had WLIR on because whoever was on your station then on Fri. afternoons I didn't like much. When I got home, I mired my car in a snow bank for the weekend.

Anyway, they had this song in heavy rotation, don't remember how many times I heard it during that drive. I came to love it for its incongruousness, its cleverness, fitting to a march/disco beat a funny story told funnily with all sorts of little tricks in the lyrics to match the beat.

I never knew its right name until I saw it on your playlist now, and the rapping-wrapping ("Christmas Wrapping") pun makes it even funnier. A grand achievement in music composition & prod'n.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:34pm JakeGould:

@Ken: Oh… It’s you…
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:36pm Derek:

Megadeth, lol- just what I was thinking of!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:38pm JakeGould:

Ringo Starr? Hubba! Hubba!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:39pm Linda Lee:

back in 64 i wanted Ringo too! he was my fave. the most childlike, i guess. i was 4.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:39pm listener james from westwood:

If "All Roads Lead to Girl Pop" doesn't go on the short list of 2017 Sophisticated Boom-Boom Marathon CD titles, well, I don't know what's happened to this planet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Jake. How'd the subway ride go? No hobo head butts today, I trust.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:40pm Adrian in London:

@ Ken @Jake I liked Hobo Head Butts' first album…
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:40pm Linda Lee:

why isn't Christine singing 'i wanna hold his ring' ??it rhymes!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:41pm Linda Lee:

'his thing' would work too.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:41pm listener james from westwood:

Just noticing the shout out to WLIR earlier and raising a glass. Loved WDRE/WLIR back in the day.
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:41pm JtotheK:

excellent single of the week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:41pm Cecile:

This song needs to be chopped and screwed.
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:42pm fredr:

Great stuff today, thanks Sheila! Merry Christmas!
     Fri. 12/23/16 4:42pm Listener Robert:

Sorry, it was actually usu. a 1:15 or 1:30 drive, Newark to Bronx, so it took only 4 times as long. But it was the 1st time I heard that tune...and the 2nd...& the 3rd....
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:42pm Linda Lee:

the Duke Spirit is everything, really.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:42pm Guido from Cologne:

Duke Spirit!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:46pm Guido from Cologne:

this is a charity download single if i get it right:
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 4:47pm djsheilab:

@Guido from Cologne Will mention that on air! Good cause.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:50pm JakeGould:

@KenFromHydePark: No new incidents hobos head-butting me. But in the lovely spirit of the season, a mom and child accidentally ran into one nasty neighborhood bum who scream, “What where the fuck you are walking!?!?!?” then sees the kid and says loudly, “Oh… Be nice to your parents!” He was wearing a Santa cap so it was charming.
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:50pm Joe McG:

Hi, Sheila! Definitely hitting you up for Japanese Christmas songs for next year's mix. Have a happy holiday! :)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:52pm Linda Lee:

your show is absolutely essential for the good life, SheilaB! please don't leave the country any time soon. we need you! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 4:54pm Adrian in London:

@Jake You got headbutted by a hobo?
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 4:54pm djsheilab:

Awww....what a lovely thing to say. Thanks @Linda Lee!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:55pm Linda Lee:

my pleasure dear! :-)
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 4:55pm djsheilab:

@Joe McG I actually burned you a copy of the Japanese Xmas CD last year when you asked me, but forgot to give it to you. Oops!
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:56pm jerry h.:

Hi Ho-Ho-ho @djsheilab and fellow boom-boomers! Happy Holidays to one and all! T.G.I.F.F.! Finally Friday!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:57pm JakeGould:

@AdrianinLondon: Yes I did. You know Ken Burns or something and want I should tell my story that way?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:57pm Michael 98145:

LL is absolutely correct.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 4:57pm Linda Lee:

Bille recorded 'Them There Eyes' a number of times. this version is sublime.
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:57pm JtotheK:

Beggin', nice one!
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:57pm Joe McG:

@sb: Never too late! I'll "beg" it from you soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 4:59pm Michael 98145:

From the Interweb: ""Them There Eyes" is a jazz song written by Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber and William Tracey. It was published in 1930. One of the early recorded versions was performed by Louis Armstrong in 1931. It was made famous by Billie Holiday, who recorded her version in 1939 on Vocalion Records."
  Fri. 12/23/16 4:59pm jerry h.:

Missed Tanita Tikaram! and other Holiday grooves!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:00pm Linda Lee:

Michael ~ that was the first version. her voice on that is young. this one is much later.
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:00pm Bob:

Yes. Agree.
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:01pm JtotheK:

I have yet to find the "beggin'" by Timebox 45, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:01pm Michael 98145:

I never tire of listening to Billie Holiday.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:02pm Rob Kopp:

Varetta Dillard's cover of Them there eyes is superb
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:02pm Linda Lee:

one artist we love all our lives. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:03pm Michael 98145:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:04pm common:

happy friday all!
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:05pm jerry h.:

@djsheilab Are Peggy Lee,Ella or Lou Rawls on your playlist this year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:05pm Cecile:

That Beggin almost did the Four Tops better than the Four Tops
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:06pm djsheilab:

Bill Adler's xmas mix article! www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:08pm Michael 98145:

Ooh, the Sharon Jones song is on Adler's list ....
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:08pm Derek:

The source of the Set the World Afire / Megadeth comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfjLC5Wo-Us
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:08pm JakeGould:

Another Christmas song idea, "Santa Was Head Butted by a Hobo (While Walking Home with Pizza)"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:11pm Cecile:

Jake, you gotta start writing those songs.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:12pm Linda Lee:

@JakeGould ~ to the tune of 'Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer' ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:13pm Adrian in London:

Loving the Catalunya sounds right now… (The wine is so cheap compared with London. I mean EVERYTHING is cheap compared with London, but that's a given…)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:14pm Adrian in London:

Think there's a record shop here called Moby Disk, which is quite promising…
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:14pm Bob:

Thanks for the NY Times link! I do a mix every three years or so, can never find enough goodies to do them annually. My favourite find this year - The Friendly Beasts by Burl Ives...definitely melancholy.
     Fri. 12/23/16 5:15pm Listener Robert:

Oh, "Soc Molt Poca Cosa"? I heard it as "Suit of Coca-Cola".
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:16pm Linda Lee:

everything about this Anchorsong side is lovely~ & the cover photo is just fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:16pm Michael 98145:

@Adrian, we loved Spain and Portugal. great people, wine less expensive than water. what's not to love?
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:17pm Dano59:

Salome (I've always wanted to date a Salome) sounds a lot like Eartha!!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:17pm Linda Lee:

i have a recurring fantasy about visiting Portugal in order to disappear.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:19pm Linda Lee:

the US is so ugly right now. blecch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I visited Barcelona years ago and made a side trip to the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres. Highly enjoyable.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:22pm Rob Kopp:

I think Led Zeppelin must have heard this song when they made Stairway to heaven.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:22pm Michael 98145:

I could see living in Madrid for a while ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Make America Beautiful Again! That's my slogan for 2017.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:22pm Linda Lee:

'Song of Winter' guitar line is right from Clapton's 'Let It Rain', isn't it? luscious song ....
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:23pm Dano59:

Linda, I'm gonna stand and fight. Like the nice guy I am.

ooh I love this one ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:23pm Michael 98145:

( that Hardy track was beautiful )
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:23pm jerry h.:

By the by, has anyone heard Bill Haley and His Comets' version of "Jingle Bell Rock"? Definitive version.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:23pm Linda Lee:

@Dano59 ~ no choice, is there.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:24pm Linda Lee:

at least there isn't for most of us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:26pm Michael 98145:

you are exceeding expectations again, DJ Sheila :)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:27pm Guido from Cologne:

i first thought this was Danish ... hahaha
Säntä Kläüs ... hahaha
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:27pm jerry h.:

Great Show djsheilab!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:27pm Adrian in London:

I know any of you may have seen this but here's Björk, age 11, on Icelandic TV, reading a Christmas story www.openculture.com...
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:27pm eyenoise:

Best wishes to you this holiday season, DJ Shiela B! Sophisticated Boom Boom has been a total joy of 2016!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:28pm Linda Lee:

this is exactly why i've been inspired in the past to propose. who couldn't love this woman ever after? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:30pm Michael 98145:

Turkey Claus : www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:30pm Ken From Hyde Park:

News reports of Carrie Fisher suffering a heart attack this afternoon. Hope she pulls through and comes out of it OK.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:31pm Rob Kopp:

@Sheila: Do you know the '65-song Nina-Kocka-Nina by American band The Dinks? They're making up some kind of language that sounds very Japanese. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:31pm Cecile:

me, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:32pm Michael 98145:

IMHO, the Verve remixes were fun
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:32pm Dano59:

I came in late, will go back and listen to the whole thing tomorrow night. After MY (second) Christmas show... ..
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:33pm Guido from Cologne:

when spacemen came travelling ...
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:33pm Marc Francis:

I love this song. I am driving home for Christmas tomorrow morning!
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:34pm Bob:

Josephine is a Balearic classic! You're not alone Sheila!!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:35pm Dominick:

Better late than never
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:35pm Adrian in London:

"Driving… in my car" Ha ha! Marvellous
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:35pm David Ho Ho Ho:

Bing translator sez that means Soc Molt Poca Cosa You Are Very Little Thing Cheers
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:35pm Linda Lee:

love this slow hustle beat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:36pm Adrian in London:

And there's no 'freeway' to Middlesbrough, Chris…
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:36pm Bob:

That middle eight is really quite unsettling.
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:36pm jerry h.:

@Micheal98145 Merry mixmas?
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:36pm Rob Kopp:

Since about 15 years we have a Top 2000 in The Netherlands (starts on 1st Christmas Day and ends on the 31st of december) with the 2000 favorite songs of the Dutch! Not my choice. 2000 Chris Rea's
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:37pm Linda Lee:

wow. the top 2000! love it!
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:37pm Rob Kopp:

You will hate it
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:37pm Linda Lee:

really?? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:37pm steve:

omg top 2000
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:38pm Dano59:

and I'd be OK with 3 Days of the Condor as a holiday tradition... right after Mixed Nuts. for balance...
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:38pm Rob Kopp:

here's that list: www.nporadio2.nl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:38pm Michael 98145:

nice segue
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:40pm Linda Lee:

thank you for the list. hardly anything not from the US or UK! surprising. or not ..?
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:41pm Linda Lee:

very commercial!
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:41pm JakeGould:

¿Coming esta Santa?
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:41pm JakeGould:

¿Donde esta Santa?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:41pm Michael 98145:

( guess i had forgotten we were already involved with the Vietnam War in early 1960) ( cripes )
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:42pm Guido from Cologne:

Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:43pm Rob Kopp:

indeed very commercial. But millions out of the 16 we have voted! I have to admit I voted as well. My no 1: Shangri-La by The Kinks.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:44pm Linda Lee:

Rob, you were given a list to vote on?
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:45pm Linda Lee:

Kinks always fantastic.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:45pm Rob Kopp:

Yes. You could choose 15 songs from that list and add 10 others yourself (I think)
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:46pm nick26:

Hey Sheila! Merry Christmas! Your show today has been a great mood lightener and Season's seasoning. You mentioned Spirited Away- my fave is Princess Mononoke- more textured story. Most of the rest are great, too. Have a good one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:46pm Cecile:

Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:46pm Rob Kopp:

Lovely cover
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:47pm Linda Lee:

that's a lot of votes!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:47pm Linda Lee:

.. for not a lot of choices.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:47pm listener james from westwood:

Dig this Sebadoh cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Quiz Time: Is Foreigner in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame or not?
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:48pm Linda Lee:

Ken, yes, they are.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:48pm Dano59:

that's some kinda rhetorical Q, ainnit? Oh no say it ain't so Linda.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:49pm Linda Lee:

just guessing.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:50pm Linda Lee:

going against my intuition.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:50pm Dano59:

it's all been downhill since Boston got in (kidding - no relevance there at all, so I try not to care)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:50pm Guido from Cologne:

  Fri. 12/23/16 5:51pm jerry h.:

Love The late Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings album cover. Very Retro Ray Conniff or Mitch Miller! Wasn't listening when it was being played.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:51pm Dano59:

although recognition for some who never made much money is an occasional good thing the HoF does... rarely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:52pm Cecile:

they are not in the rock and roll hall of fame
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:52pm Rob Kopp:

Until next week. And in the meantime I will NOT be listening to that top 2000! I think none of the songs Sheila played are in it (maybe except Chris Rea)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:52pm Linda Lee:

such a great tune by the young Donald Trump!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:52pm Linda Lee:

good to see you Rob!
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:53pm JakeGould:

I want nuttin for Christmas as well.
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:53pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:53pm Michael 98145:

@LL, haha :)
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:55pm listener james from westwood:

Surfin' into the Sabbath with Sheila!
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:55pm JtotheK:

Thanks Sheila, enjoyed the show!
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:55pm Tome:

love that record cover too !!!
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:56pm JakeGould:

Thanks Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:56pm chris:

merry christmas and happy hanukkah, sheilab and all!
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:56pm Rob Kopp:

I thought Troy Hess was the young Donald Trump! (Please don't go topless, mother). The answer song by the Budget girls is also great (I like to go topless, sunny)
  Fri. 12/23/16 5:57pm jerry h.:

Thank You so very much djsheilab !! Hope your holidays are happy and peaceful!! Ditto everyone as well! Fantastic show!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:57pm Michael 98145:

thank you again, wonderful DJ Sheila
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:57pm Linda Lee:

Rob ~ he always was an opportunist ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 5:58pm The Contessa:

Thank you, Sheila. Have fun everyone!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:58pm Guido from Cologne:

perfect last hour!
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:58pm Linda Lee:

Judy. oh my heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/23/16 5:59pm Adrian in London:

Thanks! Merry Christmas to everyone, and Happy Hannukah to Sheila!! xx
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

Sheila, be well. You are one of the good ones.
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:59pm Rob Kopp:

Happy days everyone
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 5:59pm Slick Goldtooth:

Keep on rockin' in the nearly free world
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 6:00pm Linda Lee:

Happy Holidays Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 6:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yowzie...show's over already? Best Christmas ever, Sheila. You deserve great things.
Merry Christmas, The Contessa & Adrian in London!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/23/16 6:00pm The Contessa:

@Ken, have a good time
Avatar    Fri. 12/23/16 6:00pm Linda Lee:

Happy Holidays everyone!
Avatar Fri. 12/23/16 6:01pm djsheilab:

Thanks everyone! Have a wonderful holiday! Sending you off with love Xoxoxo
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