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Options December 20, 2012: Obligatory uninspired holiday fare

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Homer & Jethro  Baby, It's Cold Outside   Options America's Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro  Razor & Tie    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
George Jones  A New Baby For Christmas   Options Cup of Loneliness: the Classic Mercury Years  Mercury    0:03:13 (Pop‑up)
Roger LaVern & the Microns  Reindeer Ride   Options Vampires, Cowboys, Spacemen & Spooks: The Very Best Of Joe Meek's Instrumentals  Castle    0:05:18 (Pop‑up)
Qualities  It's Christmas Time   Options Interplanetary Melodies: Doo Wop From Saturn And Beyond, Vol. One  Norton    0:07:58 (Pop‑up)
Washboard Pete  Christmas Blues   Options Mr. Santa's Boogie (Santa's Secret)  Savoy Jazz    0:10:36 (Pop‑up)
Sonny Boy Williamson  Santa Claus   Options Chess Blues Masters  Chess    0:13:11 (Pop‑up)
Count Basie and His Orchestra  Good Morning Blues   Options The Complete Decca Recordings  Decca Jazz/GRP    0:16:25 (Pop‑up)
John Kirby  Bounce Of The Sugar Plum Fairy   Options Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm  Tax    0:19:30 (Pop‑up)
Caruso  Cantique De Noel   Options The Complete Caruso, Vol. 10  Naxos    0:21:34 (Pop‑up)
Reverend JM Gates  Did You Spend Christmas Day in Jail?   Options Best Of  Columbia Legacy    0:29:48 (Pop‑up)
Jessie Mae Hemphill  Merry Christmas Pretty Baby   Options Feelin' Good  High Water    0:32:40 (Pop‑up)
Tarbox Ramblers  Last Month of the Year   Options A Fix Back East  Rounder    0:36:24 (Pop‑up)
The Staple Singers  Born in Bethlehem   Options Pray On  Charly    0:38:53 (Pop‑up)
William Bell  Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday   Options The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968  Stax    0:41:29 (Pop‑up)
Clarence Carter  Back Door Santa   Options Testifyin'  Atlantic    0:43:29 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year   Options Santa's Got a Brand New Bag  Rhino    0:45:45 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Spending Christmas   Options You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-66  Hip-O Select    0:52:08 (Pop‑up)
Jackie & the Cedrics  Silent Night Rumble   Options 7"  Norton    0:58:55 (Pop‑up)
The Crossfires  Livin' Doll   Options Out Of Control  Sundazed    1:01:39 (Pop‑up)
The Sonics  Don't Believe In Christmas   Options Here Are the Sonics!!!  Norton    1:04:14 (Pop‑up)
Fear  Fuck Christmas   Options Fear: The Record  Slash    1:05:50 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Presley  Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me   Options The King of Rock n Roll: The Complete 50's Masters  RCA    1:06:30 (Pop‑up)
The Davis Sisters  The Christmas Boogie   Options Memories  Bear Family    1:08:21 (Pop‑up)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen  Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas   Options Hillbilly Holiday  Rhino    1:10:39 (Pop‑up)
Joseph Spence  Santa Claus is Coming to Town   Options Living On The Hallelujah Side  Rounder    1:13:00 (Pop‑up)
Jacob Miller  Deck The Halls   Options Natty Christmas  Top Ranking    1:15:51 (Pop‑up)
Rockin' Sidney  Christmas Celebration   Options A Holiday Celebration With Rockin' Sidney  ZBC    1:18:33 (Pop‑up)
The Snowballs  Come On to the Christmas Party   Options     J. Geils gone Chipmunk  1:21:22 (Pop‑up)
The Three Suns  Sleigh Ride   Options 7"  RCA Victor    1:28:05 (Pop‑up)
The Three Stooges  Wreck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly   Options 7"  Golden Record    1:31:21 (Pop‑up)
The New Surfsiders  Little Saint Nick   Options 7"  Norton    1:33:45 (Pop‑up)
Hasil Adkins  Santa Claus Boogie   Options 7"  Norton    1:35:15 (Pop‑up)
Nathaniel Mayer  Mr. Santa Claus   Options Village Of Love  Fortune    1:38:07 (Pop‑up)
Bob Marley & The Wailers  White Christmas   Options Destiny: Rare Ska Sides From Studio One  Heartbeat    1:40:28 (Pop‑up)
The Youngsters  Christmas In Jail   Options Bummed Out Christmas      1:43:38 (Pop‑up)
The Kaisers  Merry Christmas Loopy Lu   Options 7"  Norton    1:45:49 (Pop‑up)
The Drifters  The Bells of St. Mary's   Options 7"  Atlantic    1:48:42 (Pop‑up)
Woody Guthrie  Jesus Christ   Options This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1  Smithsonian Folkways    1:51:17 (Pop‑up)
Jim Backus  Why Don't You Go Home For Christmas   Options Christmas Past  West Side    1:53:51 (Pop‑up)

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Fiveash:

Merry Merry! Anybody there?
  1:02pm Ralph (UK):

Just me today - Sues gone to the pantomime if you know that piece of englishness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Fiveash:

Hope the queue isn't too long to get in...
  1:03pm Josh in Missouri:

Howdy! It's snowing here in God's country.
  1:04pm Mickey:

Hi Goofy.
  1:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Merry Happy Fiveash and everyone!
@Ralph: A jolly time, at the pantomime!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Fiveash:

Mickey come over for a Christmas Party!
  1:07pm Mickey:

Will there be sawdust on the floor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Fiveash:

Of course, how else will the vomit be absorbed?
  1:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Also keeps people from slipping on the vomit already on the floor.
  1:10pm Lore:

peerless woodblock player on this number
  1:11pm Scott C.:

It's going to be a green and gray Christmas here in middle-of-nowhere upstate New York. Nog it up, knuckleheads!
  1:11pm Dominick:

Is that chestnuts popping?
  1:11pm Rich Z. - New Jersey, U.S.A.:

Please Santa…I just want minty copies of "Now!" and "Beggars Banquet" for Christmas.
  1:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Washboard Pete! Love that name.

@Scott: Mingus' eggnog recipe. Supposed to be outstanding:
  1:14pm Ralph (UK):

Sonny Boy = ace
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Fiveash:

Almost as many great recording artists named Washboard as there were ones named Guitar.
  1:17pm kat330:

Hey, Matt(s) and all here in the room!

I tried writing this even before MfS left his 1:13 post, but something went wrong. -- Anyway, just was going to note the typo of Washboard (wasacummannago ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Fiveash:

  1:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Go Count Basie as well!
@Fiveash: There's a theme, artists with a musical instrument in their name. Maybe more of an Underwater Theme Park concept.

Yo kat!
  1:20pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: Say, what *is* a cumin mango, anyway? ;)
  1:22pm kat330:

Wasa is a very fine cracker.

Ahhh, Minuit Chretiens!
  1:23pm kat330:

Wasa is a very fine cracker.

Ahhh, Minuit Chretiens!
  1:24pm Matt from Springfield:

Caruso! Stretching back to the early days of recorded music.

So a Wasa (cracker), cum (with) "Mannago" (cheese?)
  1:24pm kat330:

It was appropriate to hear Caruso after my mango'd Italian wasa.... :)
  1:26pm Matt from Springfield:

Sleigh, Don't Run!
  1:29pm Scott C.:

Thanks, Matt from Springfield! *HIC* I've got Aretha Franklin's holiday family meatloaf recipe here somewhere if you want it.
  1:31pm kat330:

@ScottC: Yeah, we're also having a very grey eve of the end of the world. And warm, but I believe they're saying the temps will fall during the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Fiveash:

Lore, hope you're still around for this set...
  1:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Sure Scott, might as well post it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Fiveash:

And happy belated birthday Scott C, beating out Jesus by a few days.
  1:35pm Matt from Springfield:

@Fiveash: That was my guess, I think most recordings are Sonny Boy Williamson (II), Didn't the original only make a few recordings, and then got killed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Fiveash:

He made a bunch of recordings but I think he did die young.
  1:39pm kat330:

Gotta run do a bunch of pesky things, but will be able to listen pretty much until the end.

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to everyone! Stay safe and be good to each other!
  1:40pm boogie:

Sonny Boy Williamson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  1:41pm Matt from Springfield:

See ya kat!
  1:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeah, at age 34 "John Lee Williamson was killed in a robbery on Chicago's South Side, as he walked home from a performance at The Plantation Club at 31st St. and Giles Ave., a tavern just a block and a half away from his home at 3226 S. Giles. Williamson's final words are reported to have been "Lord have mercy"."

Sic transit bluesmen mundi - thus passes the bluesmen of the world...
  1:45pm seang:

now we be houserockin! Howdy, Fiveash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Fiveash:

Hey Sean!
  1:47pm Gaylord Fields:

I never caught the "I carry a mean sack" line before. Oh, Clarence, you doity dawg!
  1:49pm Matt from Springfield:

He carries a mean sack - in the sack!

Hey Gaylord! Have a fun soulllllllllllll-stice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Fiveash:

Get your mind out of the gutter, he spells it with a "K"! That was the LP version so maybe he doesn't say such swears on the single version? Can't remember.
  1:51pm Scott C.:

Here you go gang, make a yule log of meat just like the Queen of Soul does! The secret ingredient? C-O-R-N-F-L-A-K-E-S:

  1:54pm Mickey:

Oh, goody! I love meat logs.
  1:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Hmm, while I normally don't use fillers in meatloaf, I like that idea of dumping tomato soup over it *after* it's started baking.

Thanks Scott! And thanks Queen of Soul!
  1:56pm Gaylord Fields:

The 45 version, which I consider the only Xmas (or XXX-mas) single that matters, doesn't go to that particular place.
  1:57pm Matt from Springfield:

@Fiveash: Hey, as long as you don't run to the bathroom over "Hey Jude"...:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Fiveash:

Gaylord, I guess he hung his sac on the mantle for the single version.
  2:03pm Matt from Springfield:

At least The Crossfires specified a "living" doll. Creepiness factor goes down.
  2:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Duh oh, novelty singles!
Too Much Monkey Christmas! (Which would also make a good novelty song)
  2:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Moonshine explanation for Rudolph's red nose! HA!
  2:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Foul mouthed Fear...into Elvis! God bless us, Ichiban!
  2:13pm Scott C.:

I just saw ex-Airmen Bill Kirchen and Professor John Tichy do this one together last week. A real seasonal tearjerker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Fiveash:

  2:15pm Matt from Springfield:

@Scott: Cool! My Dad had some albums by Commander Cody.
  2:16pm Stanley:

Well, Joseph certainly sounds on form on this
  2:17pm Scott C.:

Commander Cody (George Frayne) lives up here now, near Saratoga, NY. Still a peerless piano pounder!
  2:18pm Matt from Springfield:

Natty Dread Xmas! An outright Rasta Christmas song!
  2:19pm Stanley:

Deck the Halls with lots of Collie......
  2:22pm Matt from Springfield:

"Collie", "ivory", a bunch of new terms for me!
  2:22pm Mickey:

Oh my god, WCBN flashback. Holy crap.
  2:23pm Mickey:

I mean WBCN. God damn it all.
  2:23pm Matt from Springfield:

The Fuckin' Geils!
The *Chipmunk* Fuckin' Geils!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Fiveash:

You misspelled WBCN!
  2:24pm Mickey:

Not used to typing those letters in that order.
  2:25pm Matt from Springfield:

"I Feel Moon-shine (with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)"
  2:28pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, two diff stations with similar letter order!

WCBN is the Ann Arbor station that Ken Freedman and others once worked at, WBCN was the "Rock of Boston" powerhouse.
  2:28pm Matt from Springfield:

Dumbest of ALL Xmas records?? Bring it on!!
  2:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Clay Pigeon would TOTALLY use this as bed music!
"Jesse Crawford, Poet of the Organ!" Sounds similar to, anyway! :)
  2:33pm Matt from Springfield:

The [3] Stooges!
  2:35pm Mickey:

Matt from Springfield, WCBN is where I am these days. So I automatically typed WCBN when I meant WBCN, which I grew up with. Hello from Ann Arbor! My name's not really Mickey.
  2:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Even more confusing if you're there now! Hello from Springfield, VA!

My name really is Matt. I assume Mickey is short for "the Michigan Key", your stage name then? :)
  2:38pm Skirkie:

I NEED that Three Stooges 7" for my dad. He doesn't even have a turntable anymore.
  2:43pm Kristin (not really Mickey):

My name is really Kristin. Matt & I have known each other a loooong time, so we enjoy using stupid fake names that have meanings only we understand.
I listen to him every Thursday so I can steal his ideas.
  2:43pm Matt from Springfield:

I enjoy the early, ska Bob Marley. This sounds like "Destiny" era production.
  2:44pm Gaylord Fields:

Bob sure is keeping it real by singing "NOT like the ones I used to know."
  2:44pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Kristin! Steal away!
If you're gonna steal, steal from a show (and station!) with some CLASS! :)
  2:45pm Matt from Springfield:

"Truth in Holiday Inn covers" rule.
  2:56pm Gaylord Fields:

Why does everyone harsh on Judas? Without him, Jesus couldn't have done the whole resurrection after crucifixion.
  2:57pm Zan:

  3:05pm Fiveash:

Tanx everybody and happy white winterfest!
  3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Fiveash!
Have a great holiday!
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