It's Christmas, in case you hadn't noticed - and, let's face it, it's not like it's being shoved in our faces this year, is it? - so DiS has enlisted the services of Charles Watson, guitarist and singer in popular Sheffield beat combo Slow Club, to compile a mixtape with a festive theme. At least it's only once every twelve months, hey?
Brenda Lee 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree'
Searching for loads of Christmas songs has made me realise that they used to be a lot better than they are now. I just love the way these records are produced. (YouTube)
Paul McCartney 'Wonderful Christmas Time'
Against my will I am starting to enjoy Macca. Arrrgh, I don't know what's happening to me! Maybe it's the Christmas spirit. January's not far away... (YouTube)
Danny Williams 'Moon River'
This isn't a Christmas song. It just reminds me of Christmas, and it was a Christmas #1 in 1961. But Katie Melua's version just doesn't cut it. (YouTube)
Slade 'Merry Xmas Everybody'
This is a given.
John Lennon 'Happy Christmas (War Is Over)'
I am just coming out of a little John Lennon period at the moment and thought this might be nice. (YouTube)
Darlene Love 'All Alone On Christmas'
This song is for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. In the video Macaulay Culkin is the producer, 'MACK'. It's alright!!! (YouTube)
Bruce Springsteen 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'
Bobby Helms 'Jingle Bell Rock'
I think this might also be on Home Alone. I really love the guitar sound. (YouTube)
- Slow Club's new download-only single 'Christmas TV' is out this week on Moshi Moshi.