Post by Sheriff John Stone on Dec 29, 2019 13:31:28 GMT
There's several cover versions of Chuck Berry's "Run Rudolph Run" out there - some good and some not so good. I just heard Cheap Trick's version of the song on Music Choice's Sounds Of The Season cable-TV channel and was quite impressed. Cheap Trick still rocks! I'm posting the studio version and a cool live version:
On Christmas Eve it was requested that I put together a playlist for Christmas Day. Of course, I was glad to, but I didn't have much time. So, I decided to stick to a few favorite albums. Initially, I was planning on limiting it to 80 minutes so I could put it on a CD, but I ended up abandoning that idea. I also initially planned on not repeating any songs, but I ended up making a few exceptions. What I really like about it, though, is how I broke up the artists. I made blocks of 3-6 songs. The equivalent of a side or EP. And I think the sequencing from song to song and block to block works really well. I was even pleased with the volume levels. Fortunately, the CDs I sourced from were similarly mastered. Anyway, I got to listen to what I wanted to listen to and got numerous compliments along the way. A win-win. We probably ended up listening to it 3 times in total.
39 Songs - 1 hour 44 minutes
1. Elvis Presley - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 2. Elvis Presley - Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 3. Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas 4. The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick 5. The Beach Boys - The Man With All The Toys 6. The Beach Boys - Santa's Beard 7. The Beach Boys - Merry Christmas, Baby 8. The Beach Boys - Christmas Day 9. Phil Spector - Winter Wonderland 10. Phil Spector - A Marshmallow World 11. Phil Spector - Frosty The Snowman 12. Phil Spector - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 13. Phil Spector - Here Comes Santa Claus 14. Elvis Presley - Silent Night 15. Elvis Presley - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley [For Me] 16. Elvis Presley - O Little Town Of Bethlehem 17. The Beach Boys - We Three Kings Of Orient Are 18. The Beach Boys - Blue Christmas 19. The Beach Boys - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 20. The Beach Boys - White Christmas 21. The Beach Boys - I'll Be Home For Christmas 22. The Beach Boys - Auld Lang Syne 23. Elvis Presley - I Believe 24. Elvis Presley - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 25. Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone 26. Phil Spector - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers 27. Phil Spector - The Bells Of St. Mary 28. Phil Spector - White Christmas 29. Phil Spector - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 30. Phil Spector - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 31. Phil Spector - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 32. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime 33. John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over) 34. George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 35. Elvis Presley - His Hand In Mine 36. Elvis Presley - Somebody Bigger Than You And I 37. Elvis Presley - In The Garden 38. Elvis Presley - Without Him 39. Elvis Presley - How Great Thou Art
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jan 26, 2020 17:05:19 GMT
Love the list, B.E.
I also like to include George (and Ringo!) in my Beatles' Christmas mix next to John and Paul's hits. Interesting choice of "(Give Me Love) Give Me Peace On Earth". I never thought of that one, but it does work. There's not many George songs to use and I usually go with "Ding Dong, Ding Dong":
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT