Saturday, December 25, 2010

In The Christmas Groove - Various Artists

In The Christmas Groove (2009)

This album came out last year but I didn't hear about it til this year.  My dad had a very soft spot for quirky songs, but especially holiday songs.  He would put together mixes (on cassette, yes cassette!) for the annual Christmas party at his friends Ted & Peggy Claire's house.  I figured my brother and I could use a break from some of those more overplayed & emotionally-scarring songs. (really: Yogi Yorgesson's "I Yust Go Nuts Ay Christmas"? No thanks!)
Big ups to the fine folks at Strut for saving Christmas with some funk!!

Favorite: Funk Machine - "Soul Santa"; J.D. McDonald - "Boogaloo Santa"; The Black On White Affair - "Auld Lang Syne" - so, so funky!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Remixed

Christmas Remixed by Various Artists (2003)

Favorites: Dean Martin - "Jingle Bells" (Dan the Automator remix); Charles Brown - "Merry Christmas Baby" (MNO remix)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Go - Jónsi

Go by Jónsi (2010)

first time solo album from this Sigur Rós front man.

Favorite: "Boy Lilikoi"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New York City Live - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

New York City Live by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (2007)

Favorites: "Juke Box" "War"

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (2010)

Favorite: "Monster" (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj &Bon Iver) - Nicki kind of kills this!! I was a hater until I heard her verse on this song.
"Who Will Survive In America" - I always loved me some Gil-Scott Heron tho!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Bright Mississippi - Allen Toussaint

The Bright Mississippi by Allen Toussaint (2009)

Favorite: "Dear Old Southland" "Blue Drag" "Solitude"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shapeshifters - Invincible

Shapeshifters - Invincible (2008)

Powerful Detroit hip hop.

Favorite: "Sledgehammer"