Saturday, December 22, 2012

John Peel's Other Christmas Records

Have I been a tad parsimonious with me Christmas records this year?

Oh well, you know, what with one thing and another. Plus, I've posted most of my favourites before.

Can I more than make it up to you with this bandwidth-busting so grab-it-while-you-can complete upload, in two parts, of Peel's Christmas Eve show from 1992?

With his typically eclectic selection of doowop, blues, soul, punk, country, ragga, reggae and avant Christmas choons ?

'Guaranteed Greg Lake free' ?

Well, can I?

John Peel - 'John Peel's Other Christmas Records - Part One' (1992)
John Peel - 'John Peel's Other Christmas Records - Part Two' (1992)


[Tracklistings in Comments - and visible in the Lyrics tab if uploaded to iTunes].


  1. Part One

    Hank Ballard And The Midnighters – Santa Claus Is Coming
    Solomon Burke – Presents For Christmas
    Shonen Knife – Space Christmas
    The Hepsters – Rocking And Rolling With Santa Claus
    Black Ace – Santa Claus Blues
    Mikey Jarrett And Mikey General – Santa Claus Is Black
    Four Lovers – White Christmas
    Margo Sylvia And The Tuneweavers – Merry Christmas Baby
    Wailers – Christmas Spirit
    Cocteau Twins – Frosty The Snowman
    [11:30pm news]
    Huey Piano Smith – 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
    Phil Ochs – No Christmas In Kentucky
    Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Dont Wanna Fight Tonight)
    Champion Jack Dupree – Santa Claus Blues
    Moods – Rockin Santa Claus
    Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – There Aint No Santa Claus On The Evening Train
    Amos Milburn – Christmas Comes Once A Year
    Oscar Matlolly And His Honeyjumpers – Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
    Lynn White – If You Cant Come Home For Christmas
    Johnny Preston – I Want A Rock'n' Roll Guitar (part.)

    Part Two

    Johnny Preston – I Want A Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (cont.)
    Lonnie Brooks – Christmas On the Bayou
    Wedding Present – Step Into Christmas
    Meditation Singers – Blue Christmas
    Carla Thomas – Gee Whizz Its Christmas
    Director – Christmas Soca
    The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
    Moonglows – Hey Santa Claus
    Commander Cody – Daddys Drinking Up Our Christmas
    Run DMC – Christmas In Hollis
    Turtles – Santa And The Sidewalk Surfer
    Plan 9 – Merry Christmas
    Freddie King – Christmas Tears
    Gary U.S. Bonds – Call Me For Christmas
    Carlene Davis – Santa Claus Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto
    The Fall – Xmas With Simon
    Sonics – Santa Claus
    Marcels – Merry Twistmas
    Otis Redding – White Christmas

  2. So many thanks for this! - - and for all the other great posts. And yes, I really should be saying this much more often.

    Have a great one -

  3. Now that is a Christmas present!

  4. You're welcome. Hope the download times aren't proving too taxing.

  5. This is simply terrific. And it contains my favourite Christmas track of all time (at the moment) Phil Ochs.

  6. I saw you put that over at Drew's George - worra happy coincidence

  7. '96% of monthly bandwidth now gone' folks - if you want this, and why wouldn't you, please grab asap to avoid disappoints x

  8. ...and it's a track to played in this household on Christmas day. Along with The Fall's Hark the herald angels, and many others in a similar vein. Until the other 50% of the household get fed up with Christmas-themed music.

  9. Have fun with it George.

    98% of bandwidth gone now. Keep grabbing folks, I'll try to upload to Mediafire too, the will bust soon and then be offline until Jan 1st (!)

  10. looks like i have grabbed the last of it dave. just got the latest richard hawley today. wow.

    thanks for these great posts dave. and for all the yrs great posts

  11. Too late!!! But will check back in hopes of Mediafire Christmas miracle.

  12. Mediafire's up. There *is* a Santy Claus G xx

  13. anto - thank *you* for poppin in

  14. Parsi-what?
    Well done for makin it home davide. Hope the weather didn't waterlog your spirits nor dampen the girls' glitter.

    The marking of your departure time in the Visitors Book is heart-wrenching. I know how tough that can be.

    I'll see you on the other side, kid.

    Love, cheer, and strength.


  15. My boxnet went days ago. Christmas is the seasob to download

  16. SA - generally I avoid trouble by uploading only very small quantities of unpopular music.

    Thank you Dickie.

  17. PS: Sorry everyone to be using the utterly awful Mediafire with all its rotten pop up ads and so on - I hope you make it through to JP and the music.

  18. Made it! Thank you very very much, this will be excellent company for the rest of the Christmas cooking.

    It's a real stormy one here, MrH.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours x

  19. Merry Christmas to you two lovelies too x


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