Archive for December 2009

Mondo Diablo Episode 232: Davey and Goliath’s Christmas Spirit–The Most Collosal Episode Yet!

December 24, 2009

The biggest, most spectacular Christmas Episode Yet, and Davey & Goliath get to share in the wealth. Lucky Lutherans!


Davey & Goliath 1
Alleee 1
Johnny “Bowtie” Barstow * Jingle Bells
Bobby Sabatino * I’m Gonna Hang up Mommy’s Stocking
Davey & Goliath 2
Three Weissman * Schlepp the Halls with Loaves of Hallah
Comar * Pere Noel Blues
Davey & Goliath 3
Ultra Joe Bot * Chinese Tea Dance
Combustible Edison * Christmas
Davey & Goliath 4
Amahl and the Night Visitors * This is my Box
DJ BC * Imagine Santa
Davey & Goliath 5
Britten * Harp Interlude from Ceremony of Carols
Fontanna, his Orchestra and Chorus * Snowflakes
Davey & Goliath 6
Debussy * Jimbo’s Lullaby
The Caroleers * Hole in my Christmas Stocking
Davey & Goliath 7
Kiki & Herb * Opening Medley-Sleigh Ride
Jeannie Jay and the Gus DeWert Trio * Space Age Santa Claus
Davey & Goliath 8
Britten * In Freezing Winter Night
Jo Stafford * White Christmas
Davey & Goliath 9
Debussy * Serenade for a Doll
Johnny “Bowtie” Barstow * Joy to the World
Davey & Goliath 10
Alleee 2
Scrooge * I Like Life
Footprints in the Snow
Jpop Lover * Hurry Christmas
Yultide Zeppelin
Julius Wechecher * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Johnny “Bowtie” Barstow * Silent Night
Lenlow * Donde Esta Santa Claus
Odie Closset & Manu Markou * Christmas
Mike Love * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Noel Blanc
Ray Martin, his Orchestra and Chorus * Winter Wonderland
Paul et Paul * C’est Noel
Peanuts/The Awkward Stage * Christmastime is Here
Rock ‘n’ Rhodes * Christmas All Year Through
Satan and the Damned * Christmastime in Hell
Les Freres Brosse * Noel Drole
Burl Ives * Some Snow for Johnny
Suzannah * Mommy and Daddy, please don’t steal for me this Christmas
The Association * Home for the Holidays
Roy Meyer Swingers * Christmas Waltz
The Golddiggers * WInter Wonderland
The New Christy Minstrels * It’ll be a Merry Christmas
The Partridge Family * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Tony Sacco * Jolly Fat Man
Louis Prima * When Last Year They Were Blue
Eric Idle * Fuck Christmas
Williams Brothers * The Christmas Song


Mondo Diablo Episode 231: A Very Edgar Christmas

December 20, 2009

Playwright Edgar Oliver just did a bit for The Moth called The Apron Strings of Savannah. He’s my new temporary Personal Savior, making him just Christmassy enough, and very, very Xistlesslistlessnessmassy.


Edgar Christmas 1
Alleee 1
Kiki & Herb * Fox in the Snow
Wade Denning * Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Edgar Christmas 2
The Klezmonauts * Good King Wenceslaus
Danger Woman * Sleigh Ride
Edgar Christmas 3
Ken Griffin * Kringle’s Jingle
Les Poppys * September Noir Noel Blanc
Edgar Christmas 4
Melachrino Strings * Jingle Bells
Peter Wood Singers and Orchestra * Hail Christmas
Edgar Christmas 5
Monterey Brass * Mama’s Santa Surprise
Jada With the Vice Squad * Jada’s Christmas Song
Edgar Christmas 6
Royale Concert Orchestra * March of the Toys
Singing Mariners * Holly Holy
Edgar Christmas 7
St. Phillips Boys Choir * Walking in the Air
A Plus D * Give Da Jew Girl Toys
Edgar Christmas 8
Steve Tung * Winter Ride
Big Balls of Holly * Bhangra Jingle Bells
Edgar Christmas 9
The Bob Crewe Generation * Winter Warm
The Leroy Holmes Singers * Be Mine Tonight
Edgar Christmas 10
Vince Guaraldi Trio * Skating
Alleee 2


Mondo Diablo Episode 230: Joe Santa Claus

December 17, 2009

Post WWII Christmas tearjerker about a returned GI with a little bit of amnesia about the role of women in family life (he can’t stand it if she works outside the home). What a jerk.


Joe Christmas 1
Alleee 1
Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas Opening
Sam Ulano * The Story of Santa Claus
Joe Christmas 2
Esquivel * Frosty the Snowman
The Caroleer Singers * Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts
Joe Christmas 3
Erwin Halletz and Orchestra * Hungarian Sleigh Ride
Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol * All Alone in the World
Joe Christmas 4
Joyce * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Tammy Faye Bakker * Jingle Bells
Joe Christmas 5
Serotron * Death of the Sugarplum Fairy
Little Marcy * Suzy Snowflake
MacMillan Sing and Learn Program * Santa’s Coming
Wade Denning * Tijuana Christmas
Dorothy Olson with Norman Leyden and his Orchestra and Chorus * Christmas Spirit
Joe Christmas 6
George Garabedian * Tijuana Taxi
FAROFF * House of Klezmer
Joe Christmas 7
Kitt–The Amazing Car of Tomorrow * Nightrider Christmas
DJ Flack * Dreidl Bells
Joe Christmas 8
Bella, Bella, Bella
Rocking Disco Santa Claus
Joe Christmas 9
Alleee 2


Mondo Diablo Episode 229: The Christmas Star…Wars Holiday Special

December 13, 2009

This condensed version of the Star Wars Holiday Special, with more entertaining music, is the only one that should be experienced.


Star Wars Intro
Alleee 1
Star Wars 1
Soulful Strings * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Star Wars 2
Claudine Longet * I Don’t Intend to Spend Christmas Without You
Floral Pops 70 * Winter Wonderland
Star Wars 3
Pete Fountain * Christmas is a-Comin’
Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra * Süßer Die Glocken Nie Klingen
Star Wars 4
Rotary Connection * Santa’s Little Helpers
Herman Apple Ses Carillons Et Ses Percussions * Vive Le Vent
Star Wars 5
The Swingle Singers * Jingle Bells
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 * The Christmas Song
Star Wars 6
The Sanborn Singers * Jingle Bells
DJBC * Seasons Change 1
Star Wars 7
Veo Gray and the Jodie Lyons Singers * Deck the Halls
Jerry Laning * The Christmas Song
Star Wars 8
The Swingle Singers * Happy Christmas (War is Over)
DJ BC * Seasons Change Winter 2
Star Wars 9
Saint Mary’s Church of the Visitation Choir * God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
DJ BC * Seasons Change Winter 3
Star Wars 10
Alleee 2
Star Wars Life Day Song


Mondo Diablo Episode 228: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

December 11, 2009

This week, Krampus presents a 10-minute version of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, along with some Groovy Christmas Favorites.


Alleee 1
Dick Liebert * I’ll be Home for Christmas
Jingle Bells
Disco Belles * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Warner Mack * Dasher
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The King Family * ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
John Gart at the Electronic Organ with the Minute Men * March of the Toys
DJ BC * Turbo Sleigh Ride
The J’s With Jamie * Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Paul Mauriat * Petit Papa Noel
The Going Thing * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Sy Mann * Deck the Hall
Henri Dès * Mon Gentil St Nicolas
ATOM and the Vince Guaraldi Trio * Christmastime is Sequenced
The Anita Kerr Singers * Jingle Bell Rock
Los Hermanos Ayala * Jingle Bells Polka
White Christmas * New Christy Minstrels?
David Teig * Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
Burt Bacharach * The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle
Alleee 2


Mondo Diablo Episode 227: Christmas Bonus

December 5, 2009

This week, I bring you more doom and gloom with an episode of The Whistler entitled “Lie or Consequences,” or “Christmas Bonus”. Prepare to be depressed, then presented with A Christmas Miracle on Mondo Diablo.


Christmas Bonus Intro
Christmas Bonus 1
Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra and Chorus * Boughs of Holly + Wassail Song
Christmas Bonus 2
The King Family * When There’s Love at Home
Linnear * Electric Carol of the Bells
Christmas Bonus 3
The Mike Sammes Singers with Organ & Chimes * Deck the Hall
K-Tel Records * Christmas Comes in Winter/Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock/The Chipmunk Song/Frosty the Snowman
Christmas Bonus 4
Ray Conniff and the Ray Conniff Singers * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Korla Pandit * Good King Wenceslaus
Christmas Bonus 5
The Jimmy Joyce Singers * We Wish You a Merry Christmas
John Gart At The Conn Electronic Organ With The Minute Men * The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Christmas Bonus 6
The Ray Charles Singers * Here We Come A-Caroling
Lafayette * Noite Feliz
Christmas Bonus 7
The Pete King Chorale & Orchestra * Silver Bells
Computer Perfection * Purple Snowflakes
Christmas Bonus 8
The Piano Rolls & Voices * It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Buddy & Bunny Burden * Frosty the Snowman
Christmas Bonus 9
Wayne King & his Orchestra * Jing-a-Ling-a-Ling
Irwin the Disco Duck & the Wibble Wabble SIngers & Orchestra * Donde Esta Santa Claus
Christmas Bonus 10
Alleee 2


Album Sharity: Christesmas in Anglia: Early English Music for Christmastide

December 4, 2009

Christesmas in Anglia

Early Music for Christmastide

Ensemble for Early Music
Frederick Renz, director

This is a history of the carol, from the 13th through the 18th centuries, using choral ensembles and old-style instruments, like the rebec, the organistrum and the recorder.

Mondo Diablo Episode 226: A Christmas Tale Well-Calculated to Keep You in Suspense

December 2, 2009

This week: Back for Christmas starring Peter Lorre on Suspense.


Back for Christmas 1
Tex Beneke * Sleigh Ride
Back for Christmas 2
Peter Wood Singers and Orchestra * Winter Wonderland
Ferrante and Teicher * Good King Wenceslaus
Back for Christmas 3
The Glad Singers * Good King Wenceslaus
Big Tiny Little * When Santa Claus Does the Polka
Back for Christmas 4
Guy Lombardo Trio * He’ll be Coming Down the Chimney
Caiola And Ortolani * Buon Natalie
Back for Christmas 5
Andrews Sisters with Danny Kaye * A Merry Christmas at Grandmother’s
Lester Lanin and his Orchestra * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Back for Christmas 6
Bell Sisters * Socko the Smallest Snowball
The Deagan Piano/Vibraharp * Jolly Old Sain Nicholas
Back for Christmas 7
Eddie Stubbs * Little Orphan Joe
Audio Fidelity * The Jolly Coppersmith
Back for Christmas 8
Cactus Jim and the Wranglers * Fum Fum Fum
Seeburg Music Library * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Back for Christmas 9
Harry Simeon Chorale * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Billy May * Brassmen’s Holiday
Back for Christmas 10
Alleee 2