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SONG OF THE DAY Patsy Raye & The Beatniks – Beatnik’s Wish (cult Christmas classic!)

Though Beatnik’s Wish has been a cult Christmas record for a number of years, there is little out there to report on this mysterious release.  Patsy Raye came and went as quickly as the Beatnik craze that briefly swept through … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sonics – Santa Claus

  The Sonics festive offering, Santa Claus, is pure vintage.  Musically this could be any one of their fantastic psych-fuelled songs with its gruff garage-rock guitar and robust vocals, but the lyrics are the give-away that it’s a Christmas tune. The track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE (CHRISTMAS) DAY The Wailers – Christmas Is Here

Christmas day is here and I dare say most of you will be celebrating and getting full into the festivities of Yule, certainly not checking out what the Listening Post Blog has selected for its Christmas day song!  So, without … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Maytals – Christmas Feeling Ska

This track is so jolly and if this doesn’t get your baubles skanking I don’t know what will! Originally released as a 45 in 1964 with ‘Let’s Kiss’ as its B-side, this is a perfect way to bounce along to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY / CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN! Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Please Come Home For Christmas

Never let it be said that I have a big fondness for this Christmas lark, but it’s Christmas Eve and the festive season is well and truly upon us!…and what better way to greet the eve of the big day … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – White Christmas

Never let it be said that I have a big fondness for this Christmas lark, but today is the December 1st and the festive season is once again upon us!…and what better way to greet Christmastide than with a bit … Continue reading

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