Joni Mitchell :: ‘River’ (1971, from the album Blue)
It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on…
The Treacherous Three :: ‘X-mas Rap (Uncensored)’ (1984)
John Fahey :: ‘Silent Night’ (1968, from The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Album)
This is gorgeousness.
James Brown :: ‘Soulful Christmas’ (1968)
Easily my favorite Christmas song ever of all time forever and ever. Amen.
(Close second: Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto)
Juice Crew All-Stars :: ‘Cold Chillin’ Christmas’ (1988, from the album Winter Warnerland)
James Brown :: ‘Christmas in Heaven’
RIP to the Godfather on the fourth anniversary of his death. Merry Christmas, everybody.
George Conedy :: ‘Nino del Tambor’
A slow, funky, sexy burner of a “Little Drummer Boy” by Hammond organist par excellence George Conedy. And why not? Merry, merry y’all. (via)