Here’s the cover artwork for my 119th posting on my music compilation sharing site. This site is private, for friends only. Sorry. Here’s the intro and recommended playlist from this mix:I couldn’t resist doing a Christmas collection for you. Sure not all of you even celebrate the holiday, but what the heck. Merry Annual Shopping Holiday to all of you.I tried to find some Chirstmas songs that weren’t the traditional ones you are undoubtedly hearing just about everywhere that pipes in music. I didn’t want the songs to be completely bizarre though. No Dr. Demento stuff here. Great blues recordings by Charles Brown, J. B. Summer, Julie Lee, and B.B. King. Lots of vocal jazz versions of traditional and nontraditional songs by the likes of Jack Jones, Dinah Washington, Bob Francis, Kay Starr, Louis Armstrong to name a few. I heaped in some fun Motown and funky Xmas tunes as well as a couple of Indie rock songs that totally fit the compilation and the season.On that note I have to say one of the best albums of late, Christmas themed or not, has to be Sufjan Stevens “Songs for Christmas”. I could listen to this all year long. And probably will. And probably sneak songs into future mixes as well.Enjoy.1) Merry Christmas, Baby – Charles Brown from Rock Is Dead, But It Won’t Lie Down2) Lord, You Made Us Human – Dinah Washington from The Complete Dinah Washinton on Mercury, Vol. 6 (1958-60)3) I Want A Present For Christmas – J.B. Summer from Blue, Blues Christmas4) Mistletoe and Holly – Jack Jones from White Christmas5) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Jackson 5 from A Motown Christmas6) Santa Claus, Santa Claus – James Brown from Funky Christmas7) Christmas Spirits – Julia Lee from Kansas City’s First Lady of the Blues08) That Swingin’ Manger – Bob Francis from Blame It On Christmas09) Back Door Santa – B.B. King from A Christmas Celebration Of Hope10) Hello, Mr. Kringle – Kay Kyser & His Orchestra from Christmas On The Bandstand11) (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag – Kay Starr from Swingin’ Christmas12) Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – Lionel Hampton from Noel Jazz13) A Rootn’ Tootn’ Santa Claus – Tex Beneke from Swingin’ Christmas14) Merry Christmas, Baby – Otis Redding from Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding15) The Christmas Song – Carmen McRae from Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics16) When Winter Comes to Town – Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra from Christmas On The Bandstand17) Zat You Santa Claus – Louis Armstrong released as Decca 2894318) May Every Day Be Christmas – Louis Jordan released as Decca 2780619) Jingle Bells – Smokey Robinson and The Miracles from Soul Christmas20) What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder from The Best of Stevie Wonder, The Christmas Collection21) Silver Bells – The Supremes from Christmas With the Supremes and The Temptations22) Silent Night – The Temptations from The Best of the Temptations Christmas23) Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Woody Herman from Jazz Christmas 1930-195024) Sweet Hallelujah – Hawksley Workman from For Him And The Girls25) Come on! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance! – Sufjan Stevens from Songs For Christmas— Anthony P. Munozapmunoz.com

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