Friday, 27 November 2009

Free Download Friday #37: It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas...

"A Christmas download? But it's still November!" I hear you cry. Yes, this is true and I normally have a rule not to play Christmas music before December (well it's more of a guideline really...) but I realised that there are now only four Fridays to Christmas. By my reckoning, that makes this the first free download Friday in advent. :-)

For the first Christmas download, I offer you John Wesley Harding singing I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. It's a fairly traditional take on a Christmas classic. In fact it starts with a sample from the Phil Spector version - and it doesn't get more classic than that. He drives it along at a fair lick and, while not exactly wall of sound, it is well produced and it sounds like he had fun recording it.

Normally, I'd link to the artist's site rather than directly to the download. Unfortunately, the navigation of the site is not reflected in the web addressed displayed, so I can't link directly to the page. However, if you go to the Music page, click on the LIVE MP3s & RARE SINGLES ARCHIVE link and then use the triangular arrow at the bottom of the left hand navigation panel, you will find other, non-Christmas links to sample and hopefully enjoy. Remember to let me know if you find any tracks you particularly like.

Disclaimer: Having announced that this is the first free download Friday in advent, I realise I have created the expectation that there will be four free Christmas download between now and Christmas. While that is my intention, at the moment, I only have one other up my sleeve at the moment. I'll do my best, but I may just resort to my old trick of stealing some ideas from Jeff (sometime contributor to this blog, good chap and maintainer of the Free Christmas Music blog - which is outstandingly good).


John Wesley Harding singing: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.


Jeff said...

Want to know one of my biggest tricks? Plug this string into Google:

"free christmas mp3 OR song OR album OR music OR tunes"

Grab the RSS feed (I don't know if this works across all Google searches - I use it for their Blog search), and you'll have a steady stream of free Christmas music to check out. That's how I found out about Northern Light Orchestra in the summer. I usually enter November in a panic because I only have a few things to write about, but by mid-December I'm able to pick and choose from a crazy variety of music. :)

David said...

Thanks for the tip Jeff... although it meant I spent too much time there following up Google hits. :-)

Jeff said...

Haha, glad to help... or hinder, whatever the case may be. ;) This is the time of year when that feed starts to go nuts - I probably will end up downloading at least one new song or album every day until Christmas