Thursday, December 10

VA - Celebrate Xmas! comp

bumped from a few years ago...
The dB’s (& other cool people)
Celebrate Xmas!
assorted live and studio recordings (none commercially released)
variable audio quality
Peter plays Father Christmas and Jeff ... he's, um ...
what exactly were you doing, Jeff?!?
01 Christmas Time (Chris Stamey & friends)
02 It's Christmas Time (Yo La Tengo)
03 White Christmas (Patti Smith)
04 Happy Christmas / War is Over (John Hiatt with Los Lobos)
05 Christmas Time Is Here (Shawn Colvin)
06 I Saw Three Ships (Don Dixon)
07 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Marti Jones)
08 Home for the Holidays (The dB's)
09 O Holy Night (The dB's)
10 New Year's Revolution (Graham Parker)
11 Santa Claus Is Back In Town (The Pursuit of Happiness)
12 Silent Night (Tom Waits)
13 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Sam Phillips)
14 O Holy Night (Syd Straw & Rickie Lee Jones)
15 Two Thousand Miles (Syd Straw)
16 Feliz Navidad (The dB's)

Rob sez: Many of these come from the Naughty Dog “Upon This Night” Christmas comp — big thanks to you, Naughty Dog! 

1.  Idiot's Delight radio session Dec. 5, 1993
2.  unknown 
3.  studio recording c. 1978 
4.  Los Lobos Xmas special, FM broadcast Nov. 24, 1992 
5.  FM broadcast 1998 
6 & 7. Birchmere, FM broadcast Dec. 1995 
8 & 9. KCRW-FM "Snap" session Dec. 1987 
10. Idiot's Delight radio session Dec. 18, 1994 
11. The World, NYC Dec. 10, 1988 
12. Austin City Limits c. 1979 
13. FM broadcast Dec. 1991 
14. Los Lobos Xmas special, FM broadcast Nov. 24, 1992 
15. Pretenders cover, Holiday Hayride, The Fez, NYC Dec. 1993 
16. WXRT-FM, Chicago, IL Dec. 5, 1984
Want a great, fun collection of
holiday music? Look no further!
22 tracks available at Omnivore Recordings
(download or CD). Read spavid's review at his Wilfully Obscure blog.


  1. Looking forward to hearing this. That dB's Xmas record in its various versions has been a favorite in this household for years.

    1. Enjoy, Bruce. You might think of this as a companion to the official "Christmas Time" comp.


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