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Now Playing – OTR’s festive jukebox

Mary Margaret O’Hara “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” (Virgin) Seasonal thrills from the Canadian singer with that haunting, mesmerising, melancholic voice. Track is streaming here (unfortunately, I can’t embed the YouTube video due to EMI copyright restrictions so …

Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 14:11

   

Mary Margaret O’Hara “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” (Virgin)

Seasonal thrills from the Canadian singer with that haunting, mesmerising, melancholic voice. Track is streaming here (unfortunately, I can’t embed the YouTube video due to EMI copyright restrictions so you’ll have to make do with Grooveshark)

Okkervil River “Listening To Otis Redding At Home Over Christmas” (Jagjaguwar)

The sound of tender, brittle heartbreak at Christmas – and a reminder to ensure there’s some Otis in the house too.

Rotary Connection “Silent Night Chant” (Cadet)

A truly psychedelic Christmastime with Minnie Riperton, Charles Stepney and co.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzYg79CtU7Y

Feist “Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming” (Best Buy)

Even Feist gets festive at this time of year.

Kate Rusby “Little Town of Bethlehem” (Pure)

What Christmas sounds like in south Yorkshire – from the “While Mortals Sleep” album.

KRS-One “Holiday Gift Style” (Killahpride)

KRS-One gets his Yule on with help from Shinehead and Mad Lion.

Kate Bush “December Will Be Magic Again” (EMI)

Props to Ms Bush for rhyming “husky” with “Bing Crosby”.

James Brown “Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year” (King)

One of the many great JB Christmas classics.

Tracy Thorn “Tinsel & Lights” (Strange Feeling)

This year’s addition to the seasonal canon.

Can “Silent Night” (Harvest)

Have yourself a merry Krautrock Christmas.