Crazy Christmas Mix: Strange BedfellowsCrazy Christmas Mix: Strange Bedfellows

Day 15 in a crazy attempt to post 5 Christmas songs every day till Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, sharing, and spreading yule-tide cheer with your odd-couple co-singer. Here's a special mix compiled by Len Marry (thanks Len!)

* Porn Orchard's tune was included because it's often circulated as "Peter Murphy and Tom Waits" (strange bedfellows indeed!) but was in fact by Porn Orchard and the Opal Foxx Quartet for a 1993 compilation by the Athens, GA magazine, Flagpole's "The Mother of All Flagpole Christmas Albums". The impressions are top notch. Curtiss Pernice played the part of Tom Waits and Ted Hafer did Peter Murphy (of Bauhaus). - source

Check out a video of John Lennon's classic holiday hit "Happy Christmas" after the jump

If you have a great Christmas song (that not everybody has heard) email it to me at tips AT podbop DOT org.

Update I found an Ozzy Osbourne and Jessice Simpson duet on the 'tube, posted after the jump

John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

Ozzy Osbourne & Jessica Simpson - Winter Wonderland

Advertisement

CommentsComments

Sarah Claus (07:33 PM on 12.20.06)

Thank you for sharing the Mp3. I absolutely love them. True classics. *hugs*

Dr BLT (01:47 AM on 12.21.06)

I'll never forget when I first saw that Bing and Bowie performance. It was intense. I wonder how they would do with this one:

You're Not the Kind of Ho (That Santa Had in Mind)
Dr. BLT
words and music by Dr. BLT (c) 2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/hosong.mp3

Len (05:11 AM on 12.21.06)

Thanks for those Taylor! Porn Orchard?! Who'd have known! LMAO

Taylor (10:28 AM on 12.21.06)

Ah yeah, I did some research before posting..that's pretty crazy huh Len?

Dr. BLT (11:44 AM on 12.23.06)

This is a great blog post. I loved the videos and was also surprised that the song link I posted generated such an overwhelming response in terms of the number of downloads. That tells me that your visitors would also enjoy hearing new stuff by indie artists like myself. Here are a couple more links:

Christmas For Two
Dr. BLT
words and music by Dr. BLT (c) 2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/XmasForTwo.mp3

or, this one:
What Kind of Christmas (Has This Become)
Dr. BLT
words and music by Dr. BLT (c) 2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/WhatKindaXmas.mp3


tsullivanm (06:52 AM on 12.25.06)

any chance you got the mp3 of the wonderful duet with ozzy and jessica?

Janice (12:39 PM on 01.02.07)

Hi

Does anyone know the name of the Christmas song by Debbie Harry/Blondie? It is a rap style song (sort of similar to Rapture). I heard it recently and would like buy it but can't locate it anywhere.

Thanks so much.

cers (09:14 PM on 11.03.07)

There's no chance in hell someone could refresh these links, hey? I've been hunting Yuletide Throwndown forEVER!

zach (02:07 PM on 11.29.07)

the blondie and fab 5 freddie song isn't there? could you re-load? thanks and merry xmas

tonie (08:53 PM on 12.19.08)

you gotta check out these guys http://www.kasiokristmas.com/Kasio-Kristmas-Media.html

listen to the audio first, then watch the video!

Horndawg (04:36 PM on 12.21.08)

Oh yeah, I know about them Kasio Kristmas boyz, I recorded at their studio.

sally (07:19 PM on 05.26.09)

Kasio Kristmas is actually pretty amazing. Have you heard their remix of a Radiohead song? It's getting a lot of buzz because they only used casio's and it sounds amazing.

The Podbop Blog provides you with the latest music news, reviews, photos and festival coverage. More Info

Got music or news?

The Crew

  • Eydie Cubarrubia
  • Taylor McKnight
  • Cory Monteiro
  • Keith Robinson
  • Brett Roegiers
  • Elizabeth Tan
  • Mark Trammell
  • Daniel Westermann-Clark

Subscribe

Useful Stuff

SXSW Music And Interactive Coverage

Recent Festivals

Categories

Get Listed

Interested in free exposure and new fans at your shows? Get started now.

Get Songbird

Get Songbird Get Songbird