Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree
Trim your tree. As promised, part two of our vintage holiday mix series. Find part one, here. Continuing in the vein of last week, Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree aims to re-frame seasonal music in a way that has nothing to do with crowded shopping malls, elves on shelves, or, as Charlie Brown once pondered, the over-commercialization of the holidays.
Dig in to the following playlist featuring Count Basie, Ellis Marsalis, Ramsey Lewis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Charles Johnson, Mabel Scott (and more) culminating in the definitive funky-soul rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," courtesy of The Black On White Affair.
ABOUT AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the long-running, eclectic music blog Aquarium Drunkard. In addition to the blog you can catch his weekly radio show, Fridays, on SIRIUS XMU satellite radio -- noon-2pm EST.
Gage is also the founder of Autumn Tone Records and works as a music consultant and supervisor.