Holiday Cheer

Dave Stryker, “O Tannebaum” (2016): One Track Mind

Dave Stryker, “O Tannebaum” (2016): One Track Mind

Get a free download of Dave Stryker’s bonus track “O Tannabaum”, and put a little swing in your holidays.

Chicago, “Let It Snow” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998)

Chicago, “Let It Snow” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998)

“Let It Snow” closes with one of the famed Chicago horn section’s 10 best moments. When listening in my car, I always play it a second time.

Chicago, “Winter Wonderland” from Chicago Christmas: What’s It Gonna Be Santa? (2003)

Chicago, “Winter Wonderland” from Chicago Christmas: What’s It Gonna Be Santa? (2003)

Chicago tosses out the often-corny way “Winder Wonderland” is usually rendered in this Robert Lamm-sung version.

Halloween Howlers from Guadalcanal Diary, Joy Division, Jim Stafford + others: Gimme Five

Halloween Howlers from Guadalcanal Diary, Joy Division, Jim Stafford + others: Gimme Five

Let’s stalk through the rock ‘n’ roll graveyard and dig up some of the scariest music on this side of the mortal curtain from Joy Division and others.

Iced Earth, “Ghost of Freedom” from Horror Show (2001): One Track Mind

Iced Earth, “Ghost of Freedom” from Horror Show (2001): One Track Mind

Metal bands aren’t usually known for patriotic tunes. We’ll explore one of the exceptions on this Memorial Day: Iced Earth.

David Ian – Valentine’s Day (2014): On Second Thought

David Ian – Valentine’s Day (2014): On Second Thought

From the lusty to the lovely, David Ian’s ‘Valentine’s Day’ explores the contours of romance and romantic moods.

Jeremy – Christmas In My Heart (2015)

Jeremy – Christmas In My Heart (2015)

A balance of catchy pop, hard-hitting rock and angelic calm, Jeremy’s ‘Christmas In My Heart’ is perfect for anyone who’s tired of the same old songs.

The Blues Magoos, “Jingle Bells!” (1967): One Track Mind

The Blues Magoos, “Jingle Bells!” (1967): One Track Mind

Grab a glass of eggnog, switch on the lava lamp and tune in and turn on to the Blues Magoos and their happening holiday greetings.

Joe Bonamassa, “Christmas Boogie” (2015): One Track Mind

Joe Bonamassa, “Christmas Boogie” (2015): One Track Mind

Got the Christmas blues, or just want some blues for Christmas? Either way, Joe Bonamassa’s got ya’ covered.

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” might feel a bit on the nose this morning, but what else comes to mind on the first day of the Christmas shopping season?