Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas CD of the Week

Andrews Sisters Christmas
For a jazzy, swinging good Christmas time, nothing beats this Andrews Sisters CD. They scat their way through the classic Christmastime tunes and frankly, I can’t imagine a party without this one. The Andrew Sisters version of "Jingle Bells" has got to be the jazziest out of control Jingle Bells of them all! Let loose ladies! Also, don’t miss,“The Toys Gave A Party For Poppa Santa Claus,” a rollicking number with Bing Crosby.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jack Black and Jason Segal Ring in Good Cheer

This was a cute surprise. Two funny guys with nice musical abilities. Download this on iTunes to benefit Blue Star Families, an organization that helps military families. Good going Black & Segal!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas CD of the Week

Christmas Time with The Judds
Yeah, I said it. I’m highlighted The Judds Christmas album. Now, I cannot name one single song that The Judds ever recorded, but this 1987 release, is one of my all time favorite Christmas albums.

I originally had this on cassette and then actually repurchased it in the late 90’s on CD. My Christmas music collection is quite vast and I love dipping into lesser known genres. This one fits the bill to a tee!

Give this a try. Their harmonies are simply gorgeous and the tracks “Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem” and “Silver Bells” are some of my favorite renditions.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hanukkah Harry - SNL

Christmastime on the Couch

I’m one of those people that refuse to do anything Christmasy until it’s officially December. Well… it’s December! Look for lots of holiday goodies this month.

I’ll be talking about some of my favorite holiday specials and point out some things you may have missed.

Also, Song of the Week will be transformed to Christmas CD of the Week!

I hope you’ll join me and share some of your favorite holiday specials, music and traditions.

In honor of the beginning of Hanukkah, I bring you one of my favorite Saturday Night Live clips. Sadly, they did not put up the whole clip.