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THE ROCKOLLECTIONS 2010 CHRISTMAS PARTY PT.2

Continuing on with our 2010 Christmas Party, a tradition on the show that I don't even remember how it started.
Engineer Ken and I played a version of Run Rudolph Run, and the next year we did a different version, and on and on.
This time I am playing a rare old 45 RPM single by the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards from 1978.
I suspect if you have a copy it is worth something, don't know how much but surely more than you originally paid for it.
And it should be pointed out that 1978 single was the only solo music we got from Keith until the 1990's!
After that, a little segue I hatched years ago and occasionally play again at Christmas- the movies into music is how that goes.
Then I'll go a little classy on you, with an amazing and beautiful guitar solo from an album it took me years to find, finally catching up to it in a Mom & Pop record store out where I live that is long gone.
You will hear me say that I thought maybe I had figured something out that has puzzled me for years- the same song that has two vastly different titles.
Turns out my theory doesn't hold water!
But one of those two songs, the instrumental one I will offer, is done in such a dignified manner, you will never guess who the band is that is playing it.
Not what we are used to hearing from them...not at all, lol!
Alright, that's enough writing about it- it's another episode for our Christmas Party, with things in it from my mind's attempt to bring you an uncommon collection of Christmas songs that haven't been overkilled by commercial radio.
My advice...look at the picture above and listen to the music, simple as that, lol!
Here's the link to the land of snow, figgy pudding and children's dreams, at WLSO.FM:
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on December 20, 2010 at 12:20pm

See, I told you I would bring you over to the Good Side,lol!

Good to know Aiden has such good taste in music- that may have been the key.

That was Keith singing, and he rocks.

He’s sung lead before quite a few times- listen to the Stones’ song Happy for one.

I am real proud of that use of the Marx Brothers, and I use it every now and then at Christmas- that’s the main reason I wanted you to hear this part.

It is hilarious, and Engineer Ken and I would laugh our butts off when we played it.

Lynyrd Skynyrd did a whole Christmas album, but since I am at work and don’t have it here, I can’t tell you what it was called or when it came out. 

I’m not sure if it is Ronnie singing or not, so I think you are correct in that it’s a much more recent recording.

All I remember is that after playing Greensleeves by them, I wanted a rocker, and that was the opening track of the album and I liked it.

That acoustic guitar solo…I’m telling you, you can’t go wrong with that John Fahey Christmas album, The New Possibility!

Beautiful, hypnotic stuff on it that he plays so well you WILL think he has more fingers than other people.

Glad you liked the show, and you are coming along nicely, lol,

Mike

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on December 20, 2010 at 8:45am

Mike,

 

You did find a couple of Christmas songs that interested me.  How 'bout that?  Anyway, Me and Aiden (my 4 month old) sat down and listened to the show this morning.  Here's what we thought (he is in total agreement with me).

 

Keith Richards solo huh?  It was interesting.  I've never heard his version.  My question is, is that Richards on vocals?  I have no idea what he sounds like, but maybe now I do.  Not to bad.

 

The comedy bit was fantastic.  The party of the first part will be known as the party of the first part.  Hilarious.

 

My favorite was Lynyrd Skynyrd.  I've never heard that song.  That was cool, but I'm pretty sure that's not Ronnie singing, so I'm guessing that's a much more recent recording.  But I liked it none the less.

 

Nice show Mike.

 

I also liked the acoustic guitar solo.  That was nice.

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