Mulligan Stew Dec 20th-Christmas Special part 2 & Jim Cuddy Interview

 

Blue RodeoBlue Rodeo  with their newly announced holiday album A Merrie Christmas to You.

Although the album includes a couple of well-known Christmas tunes — “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” — the rest are a slightly more modern. There are covers of Joni Mitchell, Big Star, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, the Band and more. There are also two Blue Rodeo originals: Jim Cuddy’s brand-new “Home to You This Christmas” and a re-recording of Greg Keelor’s “Glad to Be Alive.” 

The album was recorded in a week at their very own Woodshed Studio in Toronto. Each song was captured live. 

“The songs are as much about the season as they are about the actual day,” Cuddy said in a statement about the selection of material. “The criteria for choosing material were to find songs that we could actually sing and make our own.” 

The cover art comes from an illustration by Keelor’s great-uncle, who made greeting cards back in the ’20s. The tracklist is below, and the name of the artist who wrote each song is in parentheses. 

 

The RAW interview is posted here for your listening pleasure 

 

A Merrie Christmas to You

1. Jesus Christ (Big Star)
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)
3. If We Make It Through December (Merle Haggard)
4. River (Joni Mitchell)
5. O Come All Ye Faithful (traditional)
6. Getting Ready for Christmas Day (Paul Simon)
7. Glad to Be Alive
8. Home to You This Christmas
9. Song for a Winter’s Night (Gordon Lightfoot)
10. Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band) 

 

 

PLAYLIST:

The Christmas Stew Part Two Dec 20   2014 Your Christmas Elf: TDM
Everyday will be like a Holiday William Bell A Classic Soul Christmas
Rockin around the Christmas Tree Dion Holiday Lounge
Calling to Say Serena Ryder If your memory serves you well
Good King Wenceslas The Skydiggers Angels
The Christmas Stew Part Two playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP Crowbar and Blue Rodeo
Go tell it on the Mountain Blind Boys of Alabama/Tom Wait Last Month of the Year
The Christmas Stew Part Two playlist www.mulliganstew.ca tonights guest Jim Cuddy Blue Rodeo
Run Run Rudolph Crowbar Single
stay with me Charles Brown Charles Brown’s cool Christmas blues
Break the christmas stew part two In 30 minutes Jim Cuddy guests
Jesus Christ Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Santa Clause Santa Claus James Brown Cool Yule
Christmas Lights Coldplay Now Christmas 5
Maybe this Christmas Ron Sexsmith A Winters Night
Host TD Mulligan Coming Up Jim Cuddy/Blue Rodeo Merry Christmas Everyone
Christmas Tears Eric Clapton A very special Christmas Live
Christmas Fais Do Do Marcia Ball Alligator Records Genuine House Rockin Christmas
Host TD Mulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Next Whitney Houston
Joy to the World Whitney Houston One Wish
Break Coming up Next Jim Cuddy Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
O Come All Ye Faithful Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
River Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
Home to you this Christmas Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Jim Cuddy   The Interview
Christmas must be tonight Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Merry Christmas from the Family Robert Earl Keen
The Christmas Stew Part Two your christmas elf: TDMulligan playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Santa’s messing with the Kid Eddie Campbell Jingle Blues
Please come home for Christmas Charles Brown Cool Yule Old School
Christmas must be tonight Bahamas The warm December
Host TD Mulligan the christmas stew part two playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Best Christmas Ever Julian Moon Single
Merry Christmas Baby Elvis White Christmas
in the morning The Trews/Serena Ryder Christmas single
Santa Claus is coming to town Booker T and the MGs A Classic Soul Christmas
Merry Christmas..Happy Holiday Its 7Pm..everybody on board The Loove Train

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