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Like a record made in heaven for guys like me, storied record collector Eddie
Gorodetsky shared his treasures for one brief and shining moment. These aren't
necessarily classics - they're not necessarily even good - but each and every
song is a bona fide rarity, and most of them are cracked, bent, and/or goofy.
Inbetween tracks, Eddie and friends toss in some dementia worthy of the twisted
tunes. Like most collectors, Edward has eclectic tastes, so the selection on Christmas
Party With Eddie G (1990) runs the gamut from "Donde Esta Santa Claus" (Latin
kiddie rock) to "Cool Yule" (hepcat beat poetry) to "Santa's
Gonna Shut 'Em Down" (surf punk) to several slabs of gin-u-wine rock 'n'
roll. Certainly not for the faint of heart.
- All I Want For Christmas
(Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns, 1962)
All I Want For Christmas Is You (Foghat, 1981)
Cajun Christmas (Monty & Marsha Brown, circa 1968)
Christmas Day (Detroit Junior, 1960)
Christmas Presents (Solomon Burke, 1955)
Christmas Wish (NRBQ, 1980)
Cool Yule (Tony Rondelle Larson, circa 1960)
Do You Hear What I Hear/You Really Got Me (The Skeletons, 1985)
Donde Esta Santa Claus? (Augie Rios, 1953)
I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis (Debbie Dabney, 1956)
I'll Be Your Santa Baby (Rufus Thomas, 1973)
Mele Kalikimaka (Arthur Lyman, 1961)
Merry Christmas Darling (Fabulous Thunderbirds, 1983)
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus (George Jones & Tammy Wynette, 1973)
Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down (Untamed Youth, 1989)
What Will Santa Claus Say When He Finds Everybody Swinging? (Louis Prima, 1936)
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