Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mele Kalikimaka & Night

My mixes for this month's FTOTZ Mixtape/CD Club exchange went out to Diddydeezie:

01 - Esquivel (with Combustible Edison) - Jingle Bells (Greetings From Esquivel!)
02 - The Beach Boys - Melekalikimaka
03 - Cassetteboy - Ho Ho Ho
04 - DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown
05 - The Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling
06 - Bob Atcher & The Dinning Sisters - Christmas Island
07 - Sheila E. - Santa Baby
08 - Cassetteboy - Up The Chimney
09 - Eartha Kitt - Nothin' For Christmas
10 - Jingle Punx - Baby It's Cold Outside
11 - Charo - Feliz Navidad
12 - Arthur Lyman - Mele Kalikimaka
13 - Ike & Tina Turner - Merry Christmas Baby
14 - Ella Fitzgerald - Christmas Island
15 - Cassetteboy - Bingmas
16 - Aretha Franklin - Winter Wonderland
17 - Standstill - I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
18 - The Sportsmen - Reindeer Rock
19 - Spike Jones - Christmas Island
20 - Celia Cruz - Jingle Bells
21 - Cassetteboy - Banned Aid
22 - Rotary Connection - Christmas Love
23 - Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
24 - Lynn Anderson - Ding-A-Ling The Christmas Bell
25 - Heather Noel - Santa Came on A Nuclear Missle
26 - El Vez - Mamacita Donde Esta Santa Claus
27 - Blowfly - Jingle Fuckin' Bells
28 - The Andrews Sisters, Guy Lombardo - Christmas Island
29 - The Children of the Inpatient Music Therapy Program, University of Michigan Children's Psychiatric Hospital - O Come, All Ye Faithful
30 - Cassetteboy - Merry Christmas ft Wesley Willis
31 - Pearl Bailey - A Five Pound Box of Money
32 - Go Home Productions - Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown)
33 - Loretta Lynn - To Heck With Ole Santa Claus
34 - Bit Shifter - Let It Snow
35 - Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club - Mele Kalikimaka

Esquivel's "Jingle Bells (Greetings From Esquivel!)" was produced by Combustible Edison and appears on Merry Xmas From The Space Age Bachelor Pad.

The Beach Boys' "Melekalikimaka" can be heard on The Beach Boys Ultimate Christmas.

Cassetteboy's "Ho Ho Ho," "Up The Chimney," "Bingmas," "Banned Aid," and "Merry Christmas ft. Wesley Willis" appear on Festive Christmas.

DJ John's "The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown" is from Santastic: Holiday Boots 4 Your Stockings.

The Carpenters' "Merry Christmas Darling" may be heard on Christmas Portrait.

I found Bob Atcher & The Dinning Sisters' "Christmas Island" on Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part Two.

Sheila E.'s cover of "Santa Baby" was featured on Playboy's Latin Jazz Christmas: A Not So Silent Night.

Eartha Kitt's "Nothin' For Christmas" can be found on Christmas Blues & Shout.

"Baby It's Cold Outside," as interpreted by The Jingle Punx, is from It's What I Got In My Sack.

Charo's "Feliz Navidad" is from the delightful Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special.

Arthur Lyman included this vibealicious version of Mele Kalikimaka on With A Christmas Vibe.

I found Ike & Tina Turner's "Merry Christmas, Baby" on The Best of Cool Yule.

"Christmas Island" by Ella Fitzgerald is a bonus track on the reissue of Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas.

Aretha Franklin's rendition of "Winter Wonderland is from Rhino's Rockin' Christmas: The 60's.

The compilation A Santa Cause: It's A Punk Rock Christmas featured Standstill's "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus."

The Sportsmen's "Reindeer Rock" was compiled on Rockabilly Xmas.

Spike Jones' "Christmas Island" may be heard on Let's Sing A Song Of Christmas.

Celia Cruz's excellent take on "Jingle Bells" appeared on Mambo Santa Mambo: Christmas from the Latin Lounge.

Rotary Connection's "Christmas Love" is from their album Peace.

I found "At The Christmas Ball" by Bessie Smith on Jingle Blues: House of Blues Christmas Collection.

Lynn Anderson's "Ding-A-Ling The Christmas Bell" is from The Christmas Album.

Heather Noel's "Santa Came on A Nuclear Missle" was featured on The American Song-Poem Christmas.

"Mamacita Donde Esta Santa Claus" by El Vez is from his album Merry MeX-mas.

Blowfly's "Jingle Fuckin' Bells" is from the hilariously raunchy Blowfly Does XXX-Mas.

A Merry Christmas with Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters features Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians ably backing The Andrews Sisters on "Christmas Island".

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" is from Christmas at C.P.H. - The Children of the Inpatient Music Therapy Program, University of Michigan’s Children’s Psychiatric Hospital.

"A Five Pound Box of Money" by Pearl Bailey appears on Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics.

Go Home Productions' "Carpenters Christmas (Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown)" is on the mashup collection Santastic II: Clausome!

Loretta Lynn's "To Heck With Ole Santa Claus" can be heard on Hillbilly Holliday.

Bit Shifter's "Let It Snow" was composed and performed on a GameBoy and is compiled on The 8bits of Christmas.

"Mele Kalikimaka" by the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club appears on Mele Kalikimaka - A Hawaiian Christmas Party.

Mele Kalikimaka from Sgt Howie cover features pin-up art by Bill Medcalf.

Download "Mele Kalikimaka from Sgt Howie"


01 - Robin Thicke - Everything I Can't Have
02 - Sielab - (Take Your Pants Off &) Follow the Leader
03 - Bobbie Gentry - He Made a Woman Out of Me
04 - Salem Al Fakir - Count Me Out
05 - Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles - Go on (This Is Goodbye)
06 - Essra Mohawk - Spiral
07 - Roisin Murphy - Footprints
08 - Koko Taylor - Time Will Tell
09 - Hues Corporation - I'm Gonna Catch You
10 - B.J. Snowden - In Canada
11 - Bent - Magic Love
12 - The Evolution Control Committee - I Want A Cookie
13 - The Gossip - Are U That Somebody
14 - Hanne Hukkelberg - Ease
15 - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
16 - Mr. Oizo - Transexual
17 - The Countdown Five - Candy
18 - Me'Shell Ndegéocello - Elliptical
19 - Teena Marie - Honey Call
20 - Xaviera Hollander - The Hippie
21 - Yma Sumac - Malambo No. 1

Robin Thicke's "Everything I Can't Have" appeared on The Evolution of Robin Thicke.

"(Take Your Pants Off &) Follow the Leader" by Sielab is from Suck it and See.

Bobbie Gentry's "He Made a Woman Out of Me" can be heard on Fancy.

Salem Al Fakir's "Count Me Out" is from his amazing debut This Is Who I Am.

I first heard Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles "Go on (This Is Goodbye)" on The Early Years.

Essra Mohawk's "Spiral" appeared on her acclaimed LP Primordial Lovers.

Róisín Murphy's "Footprints" is from her excellent album Overpowered.

"Time Will Tell" by Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor is on Jump For Joy.

Hues Corporation's "I'm Gonna Catch You" appears on the Blacula soundtrack.

I fell in love with B.J. Snowden's "In Canada" while listening to Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music.

Bent's "Magic Love", featuring the vocal stylings of Billie Jo Spears, can be heard on their phenomenal album The Everlasting Blink.

The Evolution Control Committee's "I Want A Cookie" appears on the essential Plagiarythm Nation Vol. 2.0.

The Gossip's cover of Aaliyah's "Are U That Somebody" is on GSSP RMX.

Hanne Hukkelberg's "Ease" is on her highly recommended album Little Things.

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings' "100 Days, 100 Nights" is the title track from their latest album.

Mr. Oizo 's "Transexual" is from his Transexual/Patrick 122 EP.

The Countdown Five's "Candy" is from Psychedelic States: Texas in the '60s, Vol. 1.

Me'Shell Ndegéocello's "Elliptical" is from her latest release, The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams.

Teena Marie's "Honey Call" appeared on her phenomenal 2004 comeback album La Doña.

I discovered Xaviera Hollander's "The Hippie" on Hippie Goddesses - Soaked with Sizzling 1960s-70s Funky Femme Psych Sounds. You heard this track sampled heavily on Sielab's (Take Your Pants Off &) Follow the Leader.

Yma Sumac's "Malambo No. 1," from Mambo!, was heavily sampled on Robin Thicke's "Everything I Can't Have."

Night cover features "Godlike," a photo by Chuck Anderson.

Download "Night"

Listening to: Bettye LaVette - Suspicions
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