Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Songs of the Season, Part 19




This sort of pretty Appalachian folk music with warm, sweet harmonies is not exactly the kind of stuff I listen to a lot of, but during the holidays it does make the house feel all warm and cozy. This is a nice album of Christmas songs and not-quite-Christmas songs. The two examples I posted are just songs about Winter. "Hot Buttered Rum" is particularly a favorite. There's also a great rendition of "The Wassail Song." We need more holiday songs about rum and spiced beer. On the negative, there are not one but two songs about Christmas miracles, and they're both pretty grating, but I like pretty much everything else. The cover of Merle Haggard's "If We Make it Through December" is a nice touch. And the "Bonus Track" at the end is an instrumental version of "Sleigh Ride."


The CD is out of print, but you can download the whole thing from Amazon for 10 measly bucks.

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