Monday, December 14, 2020

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL. IX C60

This year it took Pete Seeger’s banjo plucking whilst whistling the chorale from Beethoven's Ninth to seriously get me into the right kind of seasonal mood. No wonder «An die Freude» for a choir of 10 000 voices is Japan's most popular Christmas tradition. Other than that, Moahaha’s Ninth (Xmas Delights) is the usual nostalgia-drenched hour stuffed with the uttermost folk, latin and lightly jazzy Yuletide oldies. Yeah still mostly vintage tunes because hardly anyone knows how to properly sing or arrange carols anymore. As always there’s Santa vs Jesus battling out whether 'Tis the season to be mainly jolly or thankful - and if the Christmas spirit is something you’re supposed to drink or not. Happy holidays y’all! -and take care, Moahaha

1 Pete Seeger - Chorale from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
   -Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824
2 Lanny Ross - Sleigh-Bell Serenade
   -Lanny Ross, 1941
3 Les Peters Sisters - Berceuse Noire
   -J.Larue & J.H.Rys, 1950
4 Jackie Gleason - By the Fireside
   -Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly & Ray Noble, 1932
5 Rosemary Standley & Dom La Nena - El Cant dels Ocells
   -traditional Catalan
6 Portland Cello Project - Riu Chiu
   -traditional catalan, 15th century

7 Johnny Pearson - Cantate Domino
   -Westmore & Hughes, 1972
8 John Klein - Gesu Bambino
   -Pietro Yon, 1917, Italia
9 Rod McKuen - Bethlehem B.C.
   -Rod McKuen, 1970
10 Roy Smeck and His Island Quartet  - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    -Tommy Connor, 1952

11 Tapio Rautavaara - Tonttujen Jouluyö
    -Vilhelm Sefve & Alfred Smedberg, 1898. Sweden
12 Bonnemere And His Piano - White Christmas
    -Irving Berlin, 1942
13 Leroy Holmes, voc. Johnny Corvo - This Is The Time of The Year
    -Lisbona & Sigler, 1951
14 Gustav Winckler - Landsbykirkens Klokkeklang
    -Gustav Winckler & Sven Bueman, 1951
15 Shoji Suzuki and Rhythm Ace - Adeste Fideles
    -John Francis Wade, 1743

16 Mickey Carter And The Riff-Tones - Underneath The Mistletoe
    -Lewis Simpkins, 1950
17 The Sportsmen - The Sleigh (A La Russe)
    -Richard Kountz & Ivor Tchervanow, 1926
18 Freddy Martin & Murray Arnold - Toy Piano Boogie
    -Murray Arnold & Bob Ballard, 1951
19 Jean Sablon - Chemineau Noël
    -André Sablon & Jean Franc, 1909?
20 Connee Boswell - When Christmas is Gone
    -Connie Boswell & Nat Schwartz, 1939
21 Keith Mansfield - The First Christmas
     -traditional English/Cornish

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Link to all our Delights & XD-V (where you’ll also find Vol. I-IV) + here's the streams for 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016:

-Every December I visit my favorite Christmas-place on the internet: Ernie (Not Bert) on a daily basis.  Most, if not all of my Xmas-mixes includes a few tunes first discovered there. This year I think it has to be at least five of them.