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Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?

GUEST,AndyC 08 Nov 09 - 02:11 PM
Jack Blandiver 08 Nov 09 - 02:16 PM
gnu 08 Nov 09 - 02:18 PM
JJ 09 Nov 09 - 08:22 AM
GUEST,Mr Red 09 Nov 09 - 08:51 AM
Young Buchan 09 Nov 09 - 09:21 AM
Greg F. 09 Nov 09 - 09:25 AM
Stower 09 Nov 09 - 09:48 AM
Little Hawk 09 Nov 09 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Allan Connochie 09 Nov 09 - 03:06 PM
melodeonboy 09 Nov 09 - 03:08 PM
GUEST,johnmc 10 Nov 09 - 10:37 AM
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Subject: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: GUEST,AndyC
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 02:11 PM

From what I've heard of Dylan's new Christmas album he's chosen a selection of fairly schmaltzy songs - nothing very challenging or unusual. So my question is - which songs do you think should have been recorded instead to create a much more interesting Christmas album?

There must be lots of interesting Christmas songs in the folk, country and blues traditions that would have deserved a place on an album like this. Here are a few ideas from me to begin with...

- 'First Christmas Away From Home' by Stan Rogers

- 'Winter Song' by Lindisfarne

- 'Christmas Eve Can Kill You' written by Dennis Linde, best known version is by Everly Brothers.

(These songs can all be heard on You Tube).


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 02:16 PM

John Shuttleworth's Christmas Orphan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbCaa2Dm420


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: gnu
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 02:18 PM

Tha firsjrfkkl. Nopjcrhr.


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: JJ
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:22 AM

"Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)"

If John Denver can do it, so can Bob!


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 08:51 AM

Blowing in the Chimney?


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: Young Buchan
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 09:21 AM

The Lonesome Death of Christmas Carols


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: Greg F.
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 09:25 AM

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: Stower
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 09:48 AM

Whatever he records, nothing can be as bad as that awful Christmas album.

How about Loudon Wainwright's Suddenly It's Christmas?

SUDDENLY IT'S CHRISTMAS
Loudon Wainwright III

Suddenly it's Christmas,
Right after Hallowe'en.
Forget about Thanksgiving;
It's just a buffet in between.
There's lights and tinsel in the windows;
They're stocking up the shelves;
Santa's slaving at the North Pole
In his sweatshop full of elves.

There's got to be a build-up
To the day that Christ was born:
The halls are decked with pumpkins
And the ears of Indian corn.
Dragging through the falling leaves
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Suddenly it's Christmas,
Seven weeks before the day.

Suddenly it's Christmas,
The longest holiday.
When they say "Season's Greetings"
They mean just what they say:
It's a season, it's a marathon,
Retail eternity.
It's not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree.

Outside it's positively balmy,
In the air nary a nip;
Suddenly it's Christmas,
Unbuttoned and unzipped.
Yes, they're working overtime,
Santa's little runts;
Christmas comes but once a year
And goes on for two months.

Christmas carols in December
And November, too;
It's no wonder we're depressed
When the whole thing is through.
Finally it's January;
Let's sing "Auld Lang Syne";
But here comes another heartache,
Shaped like a Valentine.

Suddenly it's Christmas,
The longest holiday.
The season is upon us;
A pox, it won't go away.
It's a season, it's a marathon,
Retail eternity.
It's not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree.

No, it's not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree;
It's still not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree.


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 09:55 AM

Well.....

How about "Christmas With The Devil" by Spinal Tap?

Christmas With The Devil

The elves are dressed in leather
And the angels are in chains
(Christmas with the Devil)

The sugar plums are rancid
And the stockings are in flames
(Christmas with the Devil)

There's a demon in my belly
And a gremlin in my brain
There's someone up the chimney hole
And Satan is his name
The rats ate all the presents
And the reindeer ran away
(Christmas with the Devil)

There'll be no Father Christmas
'Cause it's Evils holiday
(Christmas with the Devil)

No bells in Hell
No snow below-
Silent Night, Violent Night
So come all ye unfaithful
Don't be left out in the cold
You don't need no invitation, no...
Your ticket is your soul

*****

Man, just think about it! Dylan's growly sinister old voice would give this classic headbanger song a spooky sound that would just send chills up your spine. And imagine the video!!!


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: GUEST,Allan Connochie
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 03:06 PM

"ideas for a Dylan Xmas song"

Positively 34th Street

Allan


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 03:08 PM

"Jingle Bell Rock"?


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Subject: RE: Which Xmas songs should Dylan record?
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 10:37 AM

Highway 61 Redecorated


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