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Never Mind The Chestnuts! Here's Your X-mas Mix (2CDs)

Side A
Artist Song
Charlie Brown X-mas  Christmas Time is Here (Vocal) 
Dean Martin  White Christmas 
Nancy Wilson  The Christmas Waltz 
Lena Horne  Jingle All The Way 
Lou Rawls  Merry Christmas Baby 
Canned Heat  Christmas Blues 
Pete Nelson  You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch 
Leon Redbone  There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays 
The Ventures  Frosty The Snowman 
Sheila E.  Santa Baby 
Ferrante & Teicher/Les Baxter  Sleigh Ride/Santa Claus' Party 
Kay Starr  (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag 
Louis Armstrong  'Zat You Santa Claus? 
Sonny Boy Williamson  Santa Claus 
Dwight Yoakam  Run Run Rudolf 
Erin McKeown  At The Christmas Ball 
Big Jack Johnson  Jingle Bell Boogie 
Jimmy McCracklin  Christmas Time PT. 1 
Leon Redbone  That Old Christmas Moon 
Dean Martin  A Winter Romance 
Julie London  Warm December 
Ray Anthony w/ The Bookends  Christmas Kisses 
Julie London  I'd Like You For Christmas 
Nancy Wilson  What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 
Dean Martin  I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 
Dean Martin  Baby It's Cold Outside 
Cyndi Lauper  Feels Like Christmas 
Side B
Billy May  Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer Mambo 
Dwight Yoakam  Santa Can't Stay 
James Brown  Slay Ride 
Eartha Kitt  Santa Baby 
Eddie C. Campbell  Santa's Messin' With The Kid 
Lightening Hopkins  Merry Christmas 
Texas Pete Mayes & His Houserockers  Christmas Holidays 
Leon Redbone  Christmas Ball Blues 
Dean Martin  Let It Snow! 
Dean Martin  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 
Peggy Lee  Happy Holidays 
Wayne Newton  Jingle Bell Rock 
Peggy Lee  Winter Wonderland 
Ray Anthoney  Christmas Trumpets/We Wish You A Merry Christmas 
Lou Rawls  Christmas Is 
The Voices  Santa Claus Baby 
Dean Martin  The Christmas Blues 
Dwight Yoakam  Come On Christmas 
Dwight Yoakam  Silver Bells 
Pete Excovedo & Ray Obiedo  Feliz Navidad 
Capitol Studio Orchestra  Cha-Cha All The Way 
Leon Redbone  Frosty The Snowman 
Charles Brown Band (No, NOT Charlie Brown)  Merry Christmas Baby 
Leon Redbone  Christmas Island 
Leon Redbone  Toyland 
Louis Armstrong  White Christmas 
The Pogues  Fairytale of New York 


Ok, I'll admit that I like holiday music but I hate hearing the same old Bing Crosby & Nat King Cole's over and over. One year I worked in a mall where all they played was some wanker album by Manneheim Steamroller or Yanni or something....I wanted to pull my ears off with pliers and stuff up the holes with the fleshy pulps. That didn't happen and well folks, this is over 2hrs. & 40 mins. of X-mas music w/o one song by Crosby, Cole, Yanni, etc. Above all I wanted the 2 CDs to emphasize feeling and flow while having the greatest possible range of musical styles: a mix of 50s-60s big band & jazz, blues, country, salsa, pop and a few other surprises. My favorite tracks lately include the ones by James Brown, Cyndi Lauper, The Pogues, Louis Armstrong & Leon Redbone. Still, I wish I had more like these....post X-mas trades anyone???
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Date: 12/21/2002
wow. i completely agree with you, i'd much rather come across something like this than listen to the same old songs. they're not bad tunes, but we always listen to them at the same tiem every year. good mix here
Date: 1/7/2003
my wife made me buy that mannheim steamroller album, not to mention the *choke* garth brooks xmas album, but i made sure that we have alot of the stuff you have on this mix. these are some of the best xmas tunes around, i think. good mix.