Posts tagged ‘Christmas’


It’s Christmas Time: A Very Merry Podcast 134


Here we are again. Candy canes and mistletoe. Christmas lights and presents. Holiday Cheer!! You know what I’m talking about. Seems like it starts earlier and earlier every year. But I love it; and you’ve got to love it. Its that time of year when we’ve got to embrace the crazy. Lean into it. Breathe deeply, practice gratitude. Make a vow to count your blessings every day. Our brains and bodies cannot be mad, angry, frustrated or depressed when we are in Gratitude.

And you know what I’m grateful for? All of you, loyal Shady Groove listeners. Thanks for your support. There’s a ton of podcasts out there and you chose to listen here. You chose to listen to yours truly ramble on; to wax poetically and basically give you a self indulgent mixtape of my favorite tunes of the time. I hope you enjoy it. So, as we move into the new year and prepare to make it through the holidays, bust into the liquor cabinet or wine cellar, pour yourself a tall one. Pop on the Shady Groove Christmas Podcast.. or break out your Xmas vinyl, throw it on the turntable and let yourself slip into Christmas. ┬áCheers.


Here are the hap hap happiest tracks that made the cut:

(Opening Credits) The Muppets – Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas ++ Elvis Presley – Santa Claus Is Back In Town ++ Johnny Cash – Blue Christmas ++ Loretta Lynn – Country Christmas ++ George Jones and Tammy Wynette – Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus ++ JD McPerson – All The Gifts I Need ++ G. Love & Special Sauce – Christmas Baby ++ Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas From The Family ++ Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means to Me ++ Donny Hathaway – This Christmas ++ Soul Saints Orchestra – Santa’s Got A Bag O’ Soul ++ Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby ++ The Beatles – 1969 ++ Lynn August – Christmas By The Bar-B-Que ++ Bessie Smith – At The Christmas Ball ++ Brenda Lee – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus ++ Kenny Rogers – Kentucky Homemade Christmas ++ The Qualities (Sun Ra) – It’s Christmas Time ++ Booker T. & The MG’s – Jingle Bells ++ Eagles – Please Come Home For Christmas ++ The Gourds – Yes Yes Yes ++



Shady Groove’s XMas Show


Vinyl Christmas Tree

From Shady Groove to you. Warm up some figgy pudding, fill your glass with holiday cheer, and enjoy our favorite of holiday traditions, the SG Podcast.

The Beatles – 1967 Xmas ++ Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town ++ The Kinks – Father Christmas ++ Mae West – Put The Loot In The Boot, Santa ++ Binky Griptite & The Dee-Kay’s – Stoned Soul Christmas ++ Chuck Berry – Christmas ++ Otis Redding – Merry Christmas, Baby ++ Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewin’ ++ Fitz & The Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady ++ Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects ++ Zach Gill – Party Hard ++ David Grisman – Silent Night ++ Kenny Rogers – Kentucky Homemade Christmas ++ Red Simpson – Truckin’ Trees For Christmas ++ Loretta Lynn – Country Christmas ++ Johnny Cash – Blue Christmas ++ Elmo & Patsy – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer ++ The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) ++ The Ventures – Sleigh Ride ++ Hayes Carll – Grateful For Christmas

Download Shady Groove Podcast #45: SG Xmas Show



Podcast #14: A Very Shady Christmas

This year, spend your Holidays listening to the best mix of Christmas music around. Straight from the shelves of the Shady Groove archives comes a smart, sophisticated, freewheeling compilation of the finest nature. We’ve compiled many of the season’s classics along with some not-so-well-known favorites of mine. Listen. Dance. Enjoy.

A Very Shady Christmas 2010: Vince Guaraldi Trio – Linus and Lucy ++ The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping ++ Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run ++ Clarence Carter – Backdoor Santa ++ Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis ++ Bing Crosby – Mele Kalikimaka ++ Big John Greer – We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo ++ The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick ++ Madonna – Santa Baby ++ Brenda Lee – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus ++ Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Merry Christmas Baby ++ Neil Diamond – You Make It Feel Like Christmas ++ Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ++ Paul McCartney – Wonderful Chrismastime ++ Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas ++ The Youngsters – Christmas In Jail ++ Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues ++ Booker T and the MG’s – Jingle Bells ++ CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band – Zydeco Christmas ++ John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Download Shady Groove Podcast #14: A Very Shady Christmas