She'll Grow Back: Have Yourself A Country Little Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Have Yourself A Country Little Christmas

Here is one of last year's two CD-length mixes. This one focuses on country, western swing, bluegrass and folk music. (In two days, I'll post the other mix from '07, focusing on blues and soul.)

I had a hard time whittling this down to one CD's worth of music. At the earliest stage, I had almost three hours of music to pick from, all songs on the theme which I loved. (The second mix was a little easier to choose from -- I only had to delete about half an hour from that one.) I'm well aware this is a totally subjective collection of "country" Christmas music -- you'll notice there's not one note, not one second of "new country" -- the only hitmakers on this CD recorded back in the 60's or earlier. That's MY country music.

Tracklist:

01. George Jones - My Mom and Santa Claus
02. Tennessee Ernie Ford (with The Mellomen featuring Thurl Ravenscroft) - A Root'n Toot'n Santa Claus
03. Asleep At The Wheel - Santa Loves To Boogie
04. Whit Hill and John Latini - Going With My Cousin To See Santa At The Mall
05. Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys - Christmas Time's A Comin'
06. Earl Scruggs - Jingle Bells
07. Jerry Webb - Christmas Time On The County Line
08. John Fahey - In The Bleak Midwinter
09. Bobby Goldsboro - Look Around You (It's Christmas)
10. The Wailers - Christmas Spirit
11. Bill Kelly - Here Comes Christmas
12. Del McCoury - Call Collect On Christmas
13. Roger Christian - Little Mary Christmas
14. Woody Guthrie - Hannukah Dance (alternate take)
15. Brigid Kaelin - Mazel Tonk
16. Mindy Smith - My Holiday
17. Nancy Hanson - All Wrapped Up
18. Michael Bishop - Rock-A-Billy Christmas
19. Mark Jungers and The Whistling Mules - The Christmas Song
20. Brenda Lee - I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
21. Hank Snow - Reindeer Boogie
22. Johnny Horton - They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose
23. Holly Golightly - Christmas Tree's On Fire
24. Jimmy Martin - Old-Fashioned Christmas
25. Ernest Tubb - Merry Texas Christmas You All
26. Johnny Cash - Blue Christmas
27. Trainwreck Riders - Christmas Time Blues




4 comments:

humanebean said...

Looks like a great collection! Unfortunately, I'm having the same trouble with the file not opening on my Mac. Is this posted elsewhere? Thanks!

tjmertz said...

Great stuff in these collections -- thanks.

Unfortunately, I cannot open this one either.

ERICDARKO said...

Thank God Someone agrees that Country has fallen ... in the last few years Ive only been interested in one "New" Country Star ... Lee Ann Womack. The Loretta Lynn/Jack White compilation taught me the older country Stars are still respected in other genres of music but not in their own.... this compilation is much appreciated and it will be used this year THANKS

Mark H. Besotted said...

Glad you liked it. If you're a big Loretta Lynn fan, I should probably recommend Neko Case to you...