Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Music

I have traveled the highways and byways, beat the hedges and combed the ditches in search of slightly- but-not-too-offbeat new Christmas music. And I have come up empty-handed. That Corporate Repository Of Legal Downloads is giving serious promo-time to Pink Martini, whose interpretations of old stalwarts are snappy enough to keep the group, if not the audience, from falling asleep. I finally gave Bela Fleck's Grammy Winning Christmas album a spin. Fleck nudges the funny-bone without tipping the whole enterprise into Novelty Act.

But, unless you can introduce me to the disc I've missed, I shall rely on the tried and true.


Cowtown Pattie said...

The Indigo Girls have a Christmas album...Holly Happy Days

Cowtown Pattie said...

And I love this song by Steve Winwood:

Christmas is Now d]Drawing Near at Hand

Whisky Prajer said...

I'll definitely look into the Indigo Girls, a name from what seems like a distant past. Thanks, CP.

DarkoV said...

WP, I have been recalcitrant (more like calcified) in my Christmas tuneage duties this year..and running into the same problem as you as regards this year's crop. There are one or two that I will post late on. I'm in total agreemtn with your take on Pink Martini, a simply awful and saccahrine collection guaranteed to strike one with immediate Diabetes II when listening. The fact that this collection of dreck is being so shamelessly promoted only reflects the sparsity of new recordings available.
CP! Indigo Girls? Haven't they had their 15 minutes long ago? Oh what a wasteland of a Christmas tuneage year this has been.