Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Songs for You-- Part 1

Bob Stroud's Rock and Roll Roots show on the Drive, 96.9 FM in Chicago was his annual Christmas Hootenanny.

So, grab ahold of your yule log and let's get to it. Happy Merry!

RUN RUDOLPH, RUN-- KEITH RICHARDS-- great old Chuck Berry rocker. Keith's version from '79.
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY-- BEACH BOYS-- Recorded in the heat of summer 1964 and released at Christmas time on the Beach Boys Christmas Album, my favorite all-time Christmas album.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN-- RONETTES-- Good will to all. We find ourselves up against Phil Spector's wall...of Sound. From his "A Christmas Gift to You." (Probably the best rock and roll Christmas album ever.)
SANTA BRING MY BABY BACK TO ME-- ELVIS PRESLEY-- the King

SLEIGH RIDE-- VENTURES-- instrumental
I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS-- FOUR SEASONS--

SOULFUL CHRISTMAS-- JAMES BROWN-- You ready to get back and do the camel walk with the Godfather of Soul?
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY-- IKE AND TINA TURNER--

FATHER CHRISTMAS-- KINKS-- From the Arista label
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS-- BOB B. SOX & THE BLUE JEANS-- You can't miss him. he's the cat who looks like he always has his meal super-sized all those years. From Phil Spector's Christmas album.

More Christmas Music on Its Way. --RoadDog


SIXTIES HITS REVISED-- Temptations: "Papa's Got a Kidney Stine."

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