Back in ye olde shoppe days of NYCD, I'd make a couple or three dozen Christmas mixes every holiday season to give away to friends and to the nice but never naughty customers. The mixes were far from traditional, as I'd not only like to mix it up to keep things fresh musically, but I always felt a song could feel a little "Christmas-ish" without it necessarily being a Christmas song. Sometimes, I just felt like including a song whether it felt "Christmas-ish" or not, because you see, I'm reminded of a....
I've expanded the Songs Of The Week mix into something you might like to listen to over the next few days.
I hope you dig it.
Merry-ish Christmas. It's almost over.
I've included a Spotify version for those who prefer to stream. It differs slightly because...Spotify.
Little Drummer Boy- Ellis & Jason Marsalis
The Skaters Waltz- Roland Kirk
Child's Christmas In Wales- John Cale
Give Me A Second Chance- Mike Viola & The Candy Butchers
Marshmallow World- Los Straitjackets
Christmas In Jail- The Youngsters
Can't Find My Way Home- Blind Faith
Tell It Like It Is- The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
A Weary Silent Night- Earl King
I Want You To Want Me- The Holmes Brothers
Water From An Ancient Well- Stanton Moore
The Christmas Party- The Goo Goo Dolls featuring The Union Square 5
Blackberry Winter- Keith Jarrett
Shelly's Winter Love- Merle Haggard
Nothing Doing- The John Sally Ride
Christmas In Suburbia- Martin Newell
A Merry Jingle- The Greedies
Do You Hear What I Hear- Spiraling
Merry Christmas Baby- Charles Brown
Old Fashioned Christmas- Duke Pearson