blue/s xmas.

Last week a friend of mine who owns a vintage apparel & accessories store in Claremont CA hired me to curate an xmas playlist similar to the sound of the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Since it’s located right across the hall from the coffee bar where I often post up for many hours during the week, I visit her store to browse and shop regularly and really enjoy the music she’s playing on her mini stereo system.

Anyway, putting it together was kind of fun and she really dug the set so I finally decided to re-activate my Spotify page and add it as my first entry. While I chose to include a couple of songs that you might hear on KOST 103.5’s post-Halloween holiday repertoire (which is WAY too early of a start date, IMHO), and without trying to go ostentatiously deep, I went for a bluesy (but not too melancholy), swingin’ set that I think might be a pretty fresh take. I chose 18 tunes, but because I still needed an extra 15 minutes to fill out an 80-minute blank CD, I added four extra tunes from a great compilation called “An Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas”. Check out my “Blue(s) Xmas” playlist via the link below:

GLENN RED on Spotify

Track List:
FRANK SINATRA – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
LITTLE JIMMY KING & THE MEMPHIS HORNS – “Happy Christmas Tears”
THE HONEY DIPPERS – “Under The Christmas Tree”
B.B. KING – “Merry Christmas, Baby”
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA – “Jingle Bells”
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY – “Christmastime In Tinseltown”
BILLY PAUL WILLIAMS & LAUREN CARTER – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
KAY STARR – “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm [stuhr remix]”
THE PUPPINI SISTERS – “Step Into Christmas”
ROOMFUL OF BLUES – “I Want You With Me Christmas”
BIG MAYBELLE – “Silent Night”
ELVIS PRESLEY – “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Clause Lane)”
CHRIS ISAAK – “Blue Christmas”
IRMA THOMAS & THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – “May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas”
CLARENCE CARTER – “Back Door Santa”
ANGELA STREHLI – “Boogie Woogie Santa Clause”
LOWELL FULSON – “Lonesome Christmas”
LOU ANN BARTON – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
PAUL RAY – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
ANGELA STREHLI – “Sweet Little Baby Boy”
SARAH BROWN – “My Christmas Tree Is Hung With Tears”
SOLOMON BURKE – “Presents For Christmas”

Hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays.

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