Radio Free GAK Episode December 21, 2009

rfg #95 - "Dust and tears in my eggnog" (2009 December 21)

7:32am - 9:03am

In case you're in a contrary holiday mood, this show has only two kinds of music: county and western. Honky tonk Christmas songs, featuring poverty, alcoholism, murder and arson, amongst other silly concepts. I even wore one of my Western shirts and put on my Colorado drawl for y'all. Now finish up your plum pudding.

Found in this year's stocking by the fireplace are:

1. Merle Haggard: If We Make It Through December (A Christmas Present, 1973) Capitol
2. The Everly Brothers: Christmas Eve Can Kill You (Stories We Could Tell, 1972) RCA Victor
3. Loretta Lynn: It Won't Seem Like Christmas (The Best Of Loretta Lynn: The Christmas Collection, 2005) MCA
4. Dolly Parton: Hard Candy Christmas (The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas OST, 1982) RCA/Decca
5. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen: Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas (Hillbilly Holiday, 1989) Rhino/WEA
6. John Denver: Please, Daddy [Don't Get Drunk This Christmas] (Rocky Mountain Christmas, 1975) RCA
7. Dalhart Imperials: Old Man Spivey's Egg Nog (You Can't Stop the Christmas Bop - Volume 2, 1997) Be Be's
8. The Handsome Family: So Much Wine (In the Air, 2000) Carrot Top
9. The Felice Brothers: Murder by Mistletoe (The Felice Brothers, 2008) Team Love
10. Corky & the Juice Pigs: Christmas Dreams (Pants, 1994) Denon
11. Country Mike: Country Christmas (Country Mike's Greatest Hits, 2000) Grand Royal
12. Holly Golightly: Christmas Tree's on Fire (Christmas Tree's on Fire, 2006) Damaged Goods
13. Ben Hinds: All I Want for Christmas [is a Go Go Girl] (All I Want for Christmas is a Go Go Girl, ?) Tracy
14. Rick Malsick: The Christmas Tumbleweed (Athena, 2009) Malsick Musick
15. Ry Cooder: Christmas in Southgate (My Name is Buddy, 2007) Nonesuch
16. Marty Robbins: One of You [in Every Size] (Christmas With Marty Robbins, 1967) Columbia
17. Tennessee Ernie Ford: A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus (Christmas on the Range, 1951) Capitol Nashville 2009
18. Gene Autry: He'll be Coming Down the Chimney [Like He Always Did Before] (The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings, 1951) Varese Sarabande 2004
19. Ernest Tubb: Blue Snowflakes (Blue Christmas, 1964) Decca
20. Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys: Christmas Time's A-Coming (Hillbilly Holiday, 1989) Rhino/WEA
21. Bob Dylan: O Come All Ye Faithful [Adeste Fideles] (Christmas in the Heart, 2009) Sony
22. Belle & Sebastian: I Took Some Time for Christmas (BBC Radio 1 Peel Session Christmas Special, 2002) BBC
23. Muppets: Barbeque (Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, 1977) Muppet Home Video
24. Muppets: Hole in the Washtub (Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, 1977) Muppet Home Video
25. Bruce Cockburn: Joy to the World (Christmas, 1993) True North
26. Said the Whale: This Winter I Expire [excerpt] (West Coast Christmas, 2008) Pop Machine

Bad Santa!

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