12 days mashed into one

While you wait for more of the Christmas music you’ve become accustomed to seeing here, we did want to mention …

All of the tunes posted during our 12 Days of Christmas series last year are still up. Here’s a brief guide to those posts. Please go explore them and grab the tunes if you haven’t already done so.

Day 1: Vintage ’60s and ’70s Motown Christmas soul with the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Temptations.

Day 2: The Brian Setzer Orchestra is the best Christmas show to see live.

Day 3: Vintage ’60s Christmas jazz from the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

Day 4: Christmas from New Orleans with Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Luther Kent.

Day 5: Vintage ’60s Christmas pop from Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme and Trio Los Panchos.

Day 6: Vintage ’50s and ’60s Christmas soul and R&B from Charles Brown.

Day 7: Variations on “The Little Drummer Boy” from Alexander O’Neal, Brave Combo, Dandy Warhols, Lenox Avenue and the Salsoul Orchestra.

Day 8: The acoustic guitar Christmas as only John Fahey could do it.

Day 9: A Christmas playlist from NPR stations featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama, Brave Combo, Clarence Carter, Darlene Love, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, James Brown, Jimmy Smith, Leon Redbone, Louis Armstrong, the Vince Guaraldi Trio and the Waitresses.

Day 10: Christmas music we bought but hadn’t shared. With songs from Ann and Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, the Blue Hawaiians, Darlene Love, Deana Carter, Fats Domino, Lou Rawls, Melissa Etheridge, the Mighty Blue Kings, Pete Jolly, Reverend Horton Heat, Roomful of Blues, Shawn Colvin and the Whispers.

Day 11: An ’80s video Christmas with Band Aid, Billy Squier, Dave Edmunds, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Grace Jones, the Pretenders and Run-D.M.C.

Day 12: It just isn’t Christmas without Bob and Doug McKenzie, Cheech and Chong, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Johnny Mathis, Robert Greenidge, the Royal Guardsmen, the Salsoul Orchestra, Steve Goodman, Timbuk 3 and some of our friends.

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One response to “12 days mashed into one

  1. Hey guys, the “Ol’ Captain” here, and as of right now I am the fan club president for this band, “The Royal Guardsmen”. We very much appreciate you showing them a little love, since they’re actively playing and recording again, and we’re trying to get the fan base kick started.
    Obviously, they’re known for the big 3 hits they had, (Snoopy vs.Red Baron, Return of the Red Baron, and Snoopys Christmas) but they’re also good musicians and really nice guys, too. Like most bands, their best stuff isn’t whats played on the radio.
    If it’s cool with you, we’d love anyone interested to come on over to facebook and “like” The Royal Guardsmen, and from there you can stay current regarding news, tour dates and we even have semi monthly giveaways, one should be coming up soon.
    I think I speak for the group when I say a great big thanks for this, have a great day, guys!
    Here’s the link, http://www.facebook.com/theroyalguardsmen , hope to see you there!

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