Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Gifts For You From NRBQ

Nothing gets me in the holiday mood quite like the music, and I have enough of it to fill just about anybody's Christmas wish list. Let's start the season with a quick listen to NRBQ's 'Christmas Wish (Deluxe Edition)'. This 2007 CD collects all of the band's holiday tunes from the 1986 'Christmas Wish: Mini-LP' from Rounder Records, as well as several live renditions of classics with that NRBQ touch. Now, to be honest, this is a fan's record. NRBQ's versions of "Christmas Time Is Here" and "Jingle Bells", for examples, couldn't really be played at family gatherings around the tree. Uncle George's eyebrows would surely raise in disapproval. There are, however, a couple of beautiful pop songs from their original Christmas record that would be appropriate for just about anybody's mix. Both of these were recorded in 1979. Enjoy!

NRBQ - Christmas Wish (mp3)
NRBQ - Jolly Old St. Nicholas (mp3)

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