November 18, 2021
Episode 36: Santa's Rockin' Band w/Rich Chambers
This week, we talk with Rich Chambers about his album "Santa's Rockin' Band".
This week, we talk with Rich Chambers about his album "Santa's Rockin' Band".
Special guest Gerry D. from Totally Rad Christmas joins us to discuss the obscure album "A Midnight Christmas Mess". Artists include Plan 9, The Cheepskates, The Yard Trauma, The Point, The Tryfles, and The Dogmatics.
Just in time for Halloween, special guest Tony Dixon joins us for a second installment of spooky Christmas songs. Artists include Polly Fae, Happy Fangs, Erik Frandsen and George Gerdes, Rise Against, and Mariah Scary & the Ghoulish Cauldrons.
This week we’re going to look at songs that are just plain weird. Not songs that are written to be funny, but songs that are sung un-ironically and just don’t make much sense. Artists include Yogi Yorgesson, Fake Shark Real Zombie, and Max Headroom. Also, we play the most bizarre Christmas song we've ever heard by Wing.
Todd Killian from Christmas Clatter joins Jay and Scott to discuss Motown Christmas Songs. Artists include Kim Weston, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, The Soul Stirrers, and The Temptations.
Jay and Scott discuss songs about Christmas Trees (other than O Christmas Tree and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree) Artists include SM6, Tommy Emmanuel, Oh Hush!, Billy Idol, Nat King Cole, and Stevie Wonder.
Jay and Scott do another "Who Sang it Better?" contest with special guest judge Tony Dixon. This round's songs are Merry Christmas Baby by Elvis Presley, Please Come Home for Christmas by The Eagles, and Baby It’s Cold Outside by Brian Setzer Orchestra.
This week, Jay and Scott explore Christmas songs written about animals. Artists include Merle Haggard, Roger Whittaker, Biagio, the Eels, Gretchen Wilson, and The Moffatts.
This week, Jay and Scott explore acapella Christmas Songs. Artists include VoicePlay, Backtrack Vocals, Cimorelli, The Manhattan Transfer, and Home Free.
Jay and Scott do another "Who Sang it Better?" contest with special guest judge Jack from the Total Christmas Podcast. This round's songs are O Holy Night by Andy Williams, Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra.
Scott and Jay listen to songs found during a Google search for "Christmas songs you've never heard of". Artists include The Kaisers, Lou Rawls, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Gabe Dixon, John Oates, and The Overtones.
In this mini episode, Scott showcases four songs that did not make the cut from previous episodes. Artists include Fountains of Wayne, Da Yoopers, No Doubt, and The Youngsters.
This week, Jay and Scott highlight some parody Christmas songs they think are well-done. Artists include Bob Rivers, Dave and Brian, Santa's elves, and James Adams.
This week, our guest, Maie Lee, brings us three very famous Christmas songs: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Last Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas is You. Scott and Jay pick an obscure version of each and Maie judges who brought the better track.
This week, we dive into funk Christmas music. Artists include The Soul Saints Orchestra, Electric Jungle, J.D. McDonald, Travis Adney, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Jules and the Nuclear Soul System.
This week, we fulfill a listener's suggestion and explore songs written about U.S. States. Artists include Asleep at the Wheel, Dave Vitagliano, Bonnie McKee, Eric Von Hahmann, Kenny Rogers, Malinda Liberty, and Brandon Gray.
This week, we dig into the album Lost Christmas, Holiday Rarities, and explore the songs we've heard of. Should they have remained "lost"? Artists include Jackie DeShannon, Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bobby Goldsboro, and Chuck Berry.
Many listeners are in the middle of winter, so Scott and Jay are offering a little reprieve with Christmas songs about warm weather. Artists include The Dukes of Surf, Jimmy Buffett, The Hollyberries, Don Ho, Kenny Chesney, Batesy, and Los Straitjackets.
Scott and Jay are taking a deep dive into the "Christmas in the Stars", the Original Star Wars Christmas album from 1980.
Are you feeling the Christmas blues now that the season is over? This week, Todd Killian joins us to listen to some great Christmas blues songs. Artists include Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Lou Ann Barton, Canned Heat, Joe Bonamassa, and the Moonglows.
We are joined by Jake from the Chardon Polka Band to listen to and discuss their 2020 album "A Very Polka Christmas".
We are joined by Tony Dixon, our Chief Compliance Officer, to discuss "sellout" Christmas songs where an artist changed a popular song just slightly enough to call it a "Christmas Song". Artists include Randy Bachman, Mike Love, Tommy Tutone, Los Del Rio, Cheap Trick, and more.
We are celebrating one of our favorite parts about the holidays with Christmas songs about food. Artists include The Irish Rovers, Fred Schneider and the Superions, Bing Crosby, Paul and Storm, Carrie Cunningham, The Gift of Christmas Players, and Grant Kirkhope.
We're providing a much-needed stress reliever for the busy holiday season by exploring funny Christmas songs. Artists include Dropkick Murphys, Teresa Brewer, The Snake Oil Willie Band, Paul Evans, The Moron Brothers, Ruth Moore, and Oscar the Grouch.
Welcome in the Christmas season with some cool island rhythms! This week, we explore reggae Christmas songs. Artists include Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Toots & The Maytals, Shaggy, Inner Circle, The Cimarons, and Carlene Davis.
In this bonus episode, we review the album You'll Shoot Your Eye Out! by Ralphie's Red Ryders. All of the songs on this fantastic album are themed on scenes from the movie A Christmas Story and we really geek out about the music and the scenes.
This week we have another special guest, Jack from The Total Christmas Podcast, who helps us discuss songs from musical adaptations of A Christmas Carol. The versions we cover are Scrooge (1970), The Stingiest Man in Town, The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Shower of Stars Christmas Carol, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, A Christmas Carol the Musical (2004), and A Christmas Carol (1997, animated)
This week we have a very special guest, Bran from Deck the Hallmark, who helps us discuss songs from Christmas television specials and movies that we rarely hear played. Artists include Ray Charles, Brenda Lee, The Monkees, The Wee Winter Singers, Clarence Carter, Bob Wills, Lou Rawls, and Loreena Mckennitt.
Just in time for Halloween, we dive into some spooky Christmas songs. Artists include Count Floyd, Spinal Tap, Tarja, Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler, Douglas Pipes, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, Sheb Wooley, Brice Armstrong, and Defiant Brood.
Do you enjoy sad, depressing Christmas songs? This week, we discuss why this genre is so popular and why someone would want to feel down at Christmas. Artists include John Denver, Romeos Fault, Nat King Cole, The O'Jays, The Emotions, The Everly Brothers, Dan Hicks, Sufjan Stevens, LCD Soundsystem, and Marvin Gaye.
Santa Claus blasts off to worlds unknown in this latest episode. This week we featured Sonny Cole, Tim Dinkins, Bobby Helms, The BellRays, Lawrence Welk's Little Band, Tiny Tim, Barry Gordon, and Patty Marie Jay with the Hal Bradley Orchestra.
Do you like to get down and groove to Christmas disco music? This week we featured The Universal Robot Band, The Salsoul Orchestra, Mirror Image, Les Jokers, Charo, Holiday Express, Kurtis Blow, and Irwin the Disco Duck.
Do you enjoy Yacht Rock? If so, Episode 4 is for you! We featured Christmas songs by Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Jim Croce, Bill Withers, Michael Bolton, Dan Fogelberg, and Hall and Oates.
This week we discuss Ska-Punk Christmas songs. Artists include The O.C. Supertones, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, The Holophonics, The Toasters, and Ska-J.
This week we discuss Christmas songs in popular 1980s cartoons: The Smurfs, He Man and the Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Care Bears, and My Little Pony.
In this episode, Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs performed by non-musical celebrities, including John Schneider and Tom Wopat, Regis Philbin, Joe Pesci, David Hasselhoff, and William Shatner.