Thursday, December 15, 2011
"Holiday Playlist #1": THE WEEKEND MIX
What we have here is my first holiday mix of the season. Oddly enough, it contains no holiday music. Correction! It contains no "Christmas" music. Personally, I think the 20 songs compiled here are perfect for any holiday.
I thought about a theme, but couldn't find one...except...this hour of music represents what my 10PM-12AM shift would sound like if the gods of radio were courageous enough to offer me my dream DJ job.
I count 4 covers:
Queen via Neko Case
Aerosmith via Lou Ann Barton
Elvis Costello via Nick Lowe
Cole Porter via Sammy Davis Jr.
4 songs by the original artists whose covers you may be more familiar with:
The House That Jack Built (covered by Aretha)
Ice Cream Man (covered by Van Halen)
If Sugar Was As Sweet As You (covered by Rockpile)
WPLJ (covered by The Mothers Of Invention)
1 song by Norah Jones' step-sister:
The mix rounds out with tunes I love, that I hope you will, too.
I get a kick out of sequencing and listening back with the ears of all of you. There's something for everyone...I hope.
Give this mix a ride. You may discover some new faves.
As always, I present this playlist as something that sounds good as one. No skipping.
(I'm watching you.)
The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3- David Shire
Apricot Brandy- Rhinoceros
Bam Balam- The Du Droppers
The House That Jack Built- Thelma Jones
Misdemeanor- Foster Sylvers
I Don't Remember Your Name- The Records
Big Noise From Winnetka- Bob Crosby & His Orchestra
Bread & Butter- The Newbeats
Misfire- Neko Case
Chalk One Up For Albert's Side- Jim Boggia
Ice Cream Man- John Brim
If Sugar Was As Sweet As You- Joe Tex
Girl Talk- Billy May
Red Sun- Anoushkar Shankar
One Way Street- Lou Ann Barton
Working Girl- The Members
WPLJ- The Four Deuces
Alison- Nick Lowe
Waters Of March- Tom Jobim & Elis Regina
Begin The Beguine- Sammy Davis Jr.
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL ZIP OF THE YEAR