Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cool Yule Tunes 2008 - A Stax o' Wax Compilation

Hey, all! Well, I finally finished putting together my Christmas compilation for this year. I was going to let iTunes randomly pick the songs for me, but I was never happy with the choices so I decided to just go through all my Christmas songs and hand-pick the songs. This is a little different from last year's Cool Yule Tunes - I think it has more less-traditional Christmas and holiday songs. But it's great to play in the car, or add to your iPod, or play at your Christmas party! And if you go download last year's compilation, you'll have double the fun! This is basically "my Christmas card to you" (as the Partridge Family would sing), and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Track listing for Cool Yule Tunes 2008 - A Stax o' Wax Compilation:

1. Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season - Andy Williams
2. Sleigh Ride - The Ventures
3. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
4. Joy To The World - The Mistletoe Disco Band
5. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
6. It Happened In Sun Valley - Glenn Miller Singers
7. Suzy Snowflake - Rosemary Clooney
8. You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
9. O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Ella Fitzgerald
11. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
12. The Christmas Song - Mel Torme
13. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Ray Conniff & The Singers
14. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/I Love The Winter Weather - Tony Bennett
15. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Amy Grant
16. Mistletoe And Holly - Jack Jones
17. Pine Cones And Holly Berries - The Osmonds
18. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - The Partridge Family
19. Here Comes Santa Claus - Esquivel
20. Frosty The Snowman/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Henry Mancini
21. The 12 Days Of Christmas - The Sinatra Family
22. Carol Of The Bells - Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic
23. That Holiday Feeling - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
24. Cha-Cha All The Way - Capitol Studio Orchestra
25. Baby It's Cold Outside - Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis Jr.
26. Here We Come A-Caroling - The New Christy Minstrels
27. We Need A Little Christmas - The Golddiggers
28. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas - Gayla Peevey


Sila Lumenn said...

Thanks, Esther! I've been enjoying last year's compilation already, so this one will make a nice addition. I highly approve your selections. :-)

jute said...

This looks like a decent mix - Thanks for taking the time to put is together. Unfortunately, the upload to MegaUpload seems corrupted and fails about quarter of the way through every time.

Esther said...

Hi, Jute,

I just went and successfully downloaded it from Megaupload - no problems at all. Maybe when you tried it, Megaupload was doing maintenance or usage was just too high. Sometimes I try to download a file and have a problem, but come back later and can download it successfully. Anyway, try it again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lacey said...

I am having the same problem as jute.
This time MegaUpload is saying it cannot find the file. It makes me wait of course, but then does not deliver. This reminds me of Christmas when I was 8. I waited and waited but never did get what I wanted.

I'll try again later. I always do.

Leona Raisin said...

Since you mentioned the Partridge Family in your post, [Ye Sad Sun] was a Partridge and also on "L.A. Law." Here's her birthday anagram game.

Esther said...

Hi, Lacey,

Well, I tried again and again successfully got to it. Don't know what's going - maybe just lots of uploading and downloading.

Anyway, as much as I dislike rapidshare, I uploaded it there, but it's only good for ten downloads!

Here's the link:

Lacey said...

Thank you for the trouble.
I have found rapidshare to be less troublesome for downloads, though more so for other things. That is why I use Mediafire for my files.

Got this great collection and thank you again.

Ben The Balladeer said...

Why don't you try

Esther said...

I will try Mediafire! Thanks!

Bob King said...

Hi Esther,

I'm new at this and have been searching for a copy of the "Living Strings Christmas Album" I don't know how to reach you and don't know how to get your copy of that album.

Mine is about 40 years old and the sound quality is not so good.....altho, I did copy it to a cassette years ago.

Can you help me get a copy of your album.

Thanks so much for your help!

Bob King

Esther said...

Hi, Bob,
Thanks for stopping by!

To download my copy of the album, go to where it says "Track listing for The Living Strings..." and click on the high-lighted album title. That will take you to the website for (where I upload my albums). It'll ask you to type in three letters. After you type them and hit 'download', you'll have to wait about 40 seconds. When the 40 seconds are up, under the 'free' column, click the 'free download' button. It'll then ask you if you want to save the file to your computer (say yes, or whatever). Once it is saved to your computer, you will have to un-zip it before you can actually listen to it. Once unzipped, you can listen to it with iTunes, or whatever software you use on your computer to listen to music. You can also burn it to a CD if you want!

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, just post another comment and I will try to answer as best as I can!

Thanks again for stopping by!

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These Cool Yule compilations are so wonderful. Thanks for making my season a whole lot brighter. They are on my iPod now and what a walk down memory lane.
Kerry Kistler