Episode 284

Episode 284 – Dec 24, 2020

Americana Christmas sounds will be streaming your way on this Christmas Eve, after a long and arduous 2020. This week we’ll be sharing some new sounds but the primary theme will be holiday sounds. Lots of new holiday sounds, in fact. Tune in for some special yule tracks from Sierra Ferrell, Tami Neilson, and White Owl Red. We’ll also be sharing a few of those old chestnuts by the open fire from Springsteen, Los Lobos, and John Prine. As the year winds down, let me share a little nugget from The Bard, not Dylan, but Shakespeare:  “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” And in these difficult times, if you have food on the table and you’re comfortable listening in leisure, remember that there are those who are losing their livelihoods, their shelter, and their food security. Give back and share; especially now, in this winter of our discontent.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bruce Springsteen Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Elton John's Christmas Party Amazon
3Sierra Ferrell Jeremiah Jeremiah (Single) Amazon
4Sierra Ferrell Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Concord Holiday Hits 2020 Amazon
5Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy Christmas On A Greyhound Bus Amazon
6John Prine I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A John Prine Christmas Amazon
7John Prine Christmas in Prison Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
8The Christmas Jug Band I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (From a Marx Brothers film) Uncorked Amazon
9Dan Penn Living On Mercy Living On Mercy Amazon
10White Owl Red 2am Christmas Eve 2am Christmas Eve (Single) Amazon
11Los Lobos Christmas And You Llegs Navidad Amazon
12EM Santa Baby Santa Baby (Single) Amazon
13P.J. O'Connor Wolf Den (Radio Edit) Television's Golden Age Amazon
14Dee Dee Warwick Suspicious Minds (feat. The Dixie Flyers) [Album Version] The Complete Atco Recordings Amazon
15MIchael Meeking Lonesome (Good Times Will Come Again) November '72 Amazon
16Eli Paperboy Reed Last Christmas Last Christmas Amazon
17JD McPherson Red Bows (for a Blue Girl) Red Bows (Single) Amazon
18Southern Culture on the Skids Surfing on Christmas Day (Santa Won't You Bring Me Some Waves) Surfing On Christmas Day (Single) Amazon
19The Shootouts Look Out The Window (The Winter Song) Look Out The Window (Single) Amazon
20Tami Neilson Pretty Paper Pretty Paper (Single) Amazon
21Paul Thorn It's Never Too Late To Call Never Too Late To Call (Single) Amazon
22Calexico Happy Xmas (war is Over) Seasonal Shift Amazon
23The Tractors Santa Claus is Comin' to Town Have Yourself a Tractors Christmas Amazon
24Leon Redbone White Christmas Christmas Island Amazon
25Justin Townes Earle Workin' for the MTA Harlem River Blues [Explicit] Amazon
26Steve Earle Harlem River Blues J. T. Amazon
27Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues Reprise Harlem River Blues [Explicit] Amazon
28Chuck Berry Run Rudolph, Run Blues, Blues Christmas – Volume 2 (1926-1958) Amazon
29The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick (Single Version) Ultimate Christmas Amazon
30Elvis Presley Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Christmas Album Amazon
31Tennessee Ernie Ford A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
32Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel Baby It's Cold Outside Unknown Amazon
33Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland (Single) Amazon

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