Options Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk: Playlist from December 25, 2012 Options

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Options December 25, 2012: Frosty the Snowman (Fill-in for the Best Show)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
The Beach Boys  Frosty the Snowman   Options   Capitol  1963  45    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Three Wise Men  Countdown to Christmas Party Time   Options   Virgin  1983  45    0:02:40 (Pop‑up)
Esquivel  Jingle Bells (Greetings From Esquivel!)   Options WFMU's War on Christmas  WFMU  2012  CD-R    0:06:48 (Pop‑up)
Tony Bennett  Christmasland   Options Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album  Columbia Legacy  2007  CD    0:08:57 (Pop‑up)
Liberace  O Holy Night   Options A Liberace Christmas  MCA  1973  CD    0:11:54 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis, Jr.  Christmas Time All Over the World   Options Stay Free! Magazine Presents The Best & Worst Of Xmas  Stay Free!  2004  CD-R    0:13:39 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  Christmas Memories   Options   Reprise  1975  45    0:16:11 (Pop‑up)
The Burns Sisters  Children Go Where I Send Thee   Options Tradition    1996      0:18:19 (Pop‑up)
Darlene Love  Marshmallow World   Options A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector  Phil Spector Records/ABKCO  1989  CD  Originally released in 1963  0:21:11 (Pop‑up)
Joey Ramone  Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)   Options Christmas Spirit ... In My House  Sanctuary  2002  EP    0:27:31 (Pop‑up)
The Fall  Jingle Bell Rock   Options         from an old xmas gift cd-r - sorry i don't have the proper credits...  0:31:47 (Pop‑up)
The Wave Benders  Do You Hear What I Hear?   Options Surfin' Christmas  Dwell Records  1996  CD    0:32:56 (Pop‑up)
Big Star  Jesus Christ (alternate mix)   Options WFMU's War on Christmas  WFMU  2012  CD-R    0:35:39 (Pop‑up)
Queen  A Winter's Tale   Options A Winter's Tale  Queen Productions, Ltd  1985  EP    0:37:55 (Pop‑up)
The Darkness  Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)   Options   Warner Bros  2003  CD  CD single  0:41:44 (Pop‑up)
Ringo Starr  I Wanna Be Santa Claus   Options I Wanna Be Santa Claus  Mercury  1999  CD    0:45:12 (Pop‑up)
The Partridge Family  My Christmas Card To You   Options A Partridge Family Christmas Card  Razor & Tie  1992  CD  "Recorded prior to 1972," according to the notes. Ha! Lost history of the 20th century!  0:48:52 (Pop‑up)
The Osmond Brothers  Christmas Means More Ev'ry Year   Options We Sing You a Merry Christmas  Metro  1963      0:51:21 (Pop‑up)
Hanson  Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree   Options Snowed In  Mercury  1997  CD    0:53:40 (Pop‑up)
The Patrons  12 Days of Christmas   Options   SoundCloud  2012  WAV  Recorded at the Greenwich Village Bistro Dec. 6, 2012 - https://soundcloud.com/kurt-gottschalk/some-bistro  0:56:26 (Pop‑up)
Sufjan Stevens  It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad!   Options Noel: Songs for Christmas Vol. I  Asthmatic Kitty  2001  CD    1:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Mark Weber  The Christmas Atrocity   Options Brother Can You Spare a Dime I Need a Christmas Tree  Zerx  1998  CD    1:09:31 (Pop‑up)
Gene Autry  Merry Christmas Waltz   Options A Gene Autry Christmas  Columbia Legacy  2003  CD  Recorded in 1953  1:16:22 (Pop‑up)
The Louvin Brothers  Shut-in at Christmas / Shut-in Prayer   Options Fire in the Chimney, Ashes in the Grate  McGasko  2012  CD-R  Skipper Joe McGasko's annual Christmas mix CD!  1:18:52 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  Little Gray Donkey   Options Classic Christmas  Sony Music   1991  CD    1:23:39 (Pop‑up)
Willie Nelson  Christmas Blues   Options Pretty Paper  CBS  1979  CD    1:28:22 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  Must Be Santa   Options Christmas in the Heart  Columbia  2009  CD    1:31:31 (Pop‑up)
Red Simpson  Truckin' Trees for Christmas   Options The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer  Diesel Only  1999  CD  Originally released in 1973  1:34:13 (Pop‑up)
John Fahey  Medley: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful   Options The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album  Fantasy  1993  CD  Originally released in 1968  1:36:39 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Presley  If Every Day Was Like Christmas   Options If Every Day Was Like Christmas  RCA  1984    Originally released in 1966  1:39:40 (Pop‑up)
McPeake Trio  The Jug of Punch   Options Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year  Rounder  2000  CD    1:42:54 (Pop‑up)
Ravenhill Temperance Flute Band  Viny Ridge March   Options Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year  Rounder  2000  CD    1:52:17 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Largo  Christmas Medley   Options The Joyous Sounds of Christmas: Johnny Largo at the Optigan  Optigan   1999  CD    1:44:21 (Pop‑up)
Julian Koster  Silent Night   Options The Singing Saw at Christmastime  Merge Records  2008  CD    1:47:36 (Pop‑up)
Lord Beginner  Christmas Morning the Rum Had Me Yawning   Options WFMU's War on Christmas  WFMU  2012  CD-R    1:49:50 (Pop‑up)
Lord Nelson  A Party for Santa Claus   Options Xmas Marks the Spot  Rykodisc  1997  CD    1:52:56 (Pop‑up)
Joe Ferry  Skallelujah   Options Skallelujah  Big Music  1997  CD    1:55:47 (Pop‑up)
Nobukazu Takemura  Messiah (Assembler Mix)   Options Messiah Remix  Cantaloupe Music  2004  CD    2:06:34 (Pop‑up)
Phil Kline  On the Waters of the Sun   Options Unsilent Night  Cantaloupe Music  2001  CD    2:10:46 (Pop‑up)
Vaycheslav Guyvoronsky / Andrey Kondakov / Vladimir Volkov  Christmas Waltz   Options A Christmas Concert  Leo Records  2008  CD    2:16:23 (Pop‑up)
Shwan Hansem  Drumming Carol   Options It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas trapped in outer space  Evolving Ear  2005  CD-R    2:26:11 (Pop‑up)
Suicide  Hey Lord   Options WFMU's War on Christmas  WFMU  2012  CD-R    2:29:59 (Pop‑up)
Jimi Hendrix  Little Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Auld Lang Syne   Options Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  Experience Hendrix  1999  EP    2:33:20 (Pop‑up)
The Qualities  It's Christmas Time   Options   Norton  2011  45    2:40:40 (Pop‑up)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  Christmas Song   Options Kirkatron  32 Jazz  1998  CD  Originally released in 1977  2:43:21 (Pop‑up)
The Respect Sextet  A Merrier Christmas   Options Respect in Yule!  Mode  2012  CD  Composed by Thelonious Monk  2:47:14 (Pop‑up)
Yulenog  Merry Christmas   Options Yulenog8  Hot Cup  2012  CD    2:49:17 (Pop‑up)
Klaus Nomi  Silent Night   Options Za Bak Daz  Heliocentric    EP  Originally released as a cassette given to friends in 1979  2:51:30 (Pop‑up)
Gladys Knight & the Pips  What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?   Options That Special Time of Year  Columbia  1980  CD    2:54:25 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:15pm Frank Booth:

Liberace and then Sammy??? AWESOME KURT GEEZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9:21pm Richard from Venezuela:

Merry christmas Kurt.
  9:22pm das:

  9:24pm KP:

Nice work.
Avatar 9:35pm DJKG:

Hi yallz! Thanks for tuning in!
  9:41pm Listener Schned:

Camus: To do is to be-
Sartre: To be is to do-
Sinatra: Do-bee-do-bee-do!
  9:41pm davefromknoxville:

Hey Kurt, regular Best Show listener out to support you tonight! Thanks for working on the holiday, it is much appreciated.
  9:43pm Andrew Waterloo:

Isn't that Jingle Bell Rock from the Peel Sessions. I missed it when you played it here but I know there is one on the Peel sessions disc.
  9:44pm jrlp:

Hey Hooray and Cheers from Vancouver!
Avatar 9:44pm DJKG:

hey! thanks dave! andrew, i dunno but probably. that's the only ref i found for it online.
  9:45pm eastvanhalen:

I am really loving my WFMU Christmas. Cheers from Vancouver, too!
  9:45pm Chop Scott:

KURT! Loving the show and company tonight--Cheers!
Avatar 9:47pm DJKG:

thanks guys!
  9:48pm cooh john:

Thanks for the music, KG!
  10:05pm amEdeo:

Can't believe I missed Hanson. Come to think of it, I missed Hanson the last time AND the first time.

BUT I DID JUST HEAR MICHAEL CAINE! Hello, I keep on going.
  10:08pm steve:

Kurt! this is a most pleasant surprise.
Avatar 10:11pm DJKG:

hey STEVE and AMeDEO! thanks for listening!
  10:14pm Shanghai Sam:

Greetings from Shanghai, where even though Christmas has passed, we can still enjoy the music. Any chance we'll get to hear William Burroughs' Junkie's Christmas?
Avatar 10:15pm DJKG:

Hello Shanghai! Might get there. Big stack of stuff to play and we're just starting in on the country music!
  10:15pm Peter:

Merry Xmas from Hamilton - great show!
  10:19pm Andrew Waterloo:

@Peter Hamilton, Ont?
Avatar 10:21pm DJKG:

andrew waterloo? do i know you from guelph?
  10:23pm Andrew Waterloo:

I dunno.. I've only made the jazz festival recently
Avatar 10:25pm DJKG:

ah, ok. i've met another andrew there, does a radio project with doug from cfru
  10:28pm KP:

Great stuff.
  10:28pm Peter:

Yes...Hamilton Ont.
  10:28pm Prattsville Jack:

I forgot Johnny Cash took a lot of acid back in the day. I'd be seeing little grey donkeys too.
  10:29pm Andrew Waterloo:

I like Guelph, people are friendly there, they all tell me it's a horrible place, but I people won't even say that much to you in other places
  10:30pm BSI:

Minotaurs? I have no idea what day/time it is now. Reality all twisty now. Like them green sticks what makes the bread stay inna bag. Thing.
  10:30pm KP:

This is the best Christmas show ever.
  10:30pm Danne D:

Merry Christmas Kurt and everyone :D
Avatar 10:30pm DJKG:

PrattJack, you know that song "Look at Them Beans"? THAT'S a scary trip.
  10:31pm Jillydg:

Dollar CD Sales Girl Says Hoppy Holiday Kurt. All good things in 2013!
  10:31pm travis j:

is there a steely dan christmas song?
Avatar 10:33pm DJKG:

andrewaterloo, yes, i like guelph
Avatar 10:33pm DJKG:

KP, are you who i think you are?
BSI, hi!
Avatar 10:33pm DJKG:

Avatar 10:34pm DJKG:

travis, i wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  10:36pm travis j:

bad religion has one though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR1TKLwCiFE
  10:38pm Prattsville Jack:

DJKG, I just found it. OMG, I'm never eating beans again. It is clearly the gateway drug to deities. RIP JC
  10:41pm KP:

I doubt it.
Avatar 10:46pm DJKG:

travis, can't do it; pratt, ha!; kp, ok.
  10:57pm steve:

someone at work casually mentioned a recently unearthed Arthur Russell Christmas album just to toy with me... sadly doesn't actually exist :(
Avatar 10:59pm DJKG:

shame, that....
  11:28pm Destroit:

just settling in. Judging from the playlist, I've missed some good stuff. Hope everyone had a nice Xmas.
  11:29pm Andrew Waterloo:

Merry Christmas Destroit
Avatar 11:30pm DJKG:

for a long winter's nap, destroit?
  11:36pm KP:

Purple Christmas!
  11:38pm Destroit:

You too Waterloo. KG, it's up to you dj types to decide when I sleep tonight...I'll just lay down and listen!
Avatar 11:39pm DJKG:

we'll do our best to keep you from rest!
  11:47pm Andrew Waterloo:

one my current favs.. Kirk!
  11:54pm KP:

Santa Klaus
  11:55pm KP:

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