Friday, November 27, 2009

Exclusive! Lewis Bailey's Christmas playlist!

A few days after we brought you the playlist for the Disneyland's Main Street USA Christmas music loop, A CD arrived in the Tabloid Baby mailbox containing Lewis Bailey's latest Christmas mixtape. The world-renowned videographer, photojournalist and homebricker from Bailey Mountain, Georgia, is also Tabloid Baby's country music expert, so we were more than a bit surprised to find barely a country song among the lot-- unless you count Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Bailey cousin Brenda Mae Tarpley-- but settled in for a long car ride as we were transported back to the days we'd pick up the Christmas compilation albums at the Firestone Tire store.

The list of Lewis' Yuletide selections follows. Now find the songs!

Sleighride Leroy Anderson
Run Run Rudolph
Chuck Berry
No Place Like Home for The Holidays
Perry Como
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters & The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Christmas Island
The Fontane Sisters
White Christmas
Bing Crosby
The Andrew Sisters
Jingle Bell Rock
Bobby Helm
Santa Claus Is Back in Town
Elvis Presley
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee
Please Come Home for Christmas
Charles Brown
Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley
Let It Snow
Vaughn Monroe
Merry Merry Christmas
Baby Dodie Stevens
Here Comes Santa Claus
Gene Autry
Merry Christmas Baby
Charles Brown
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Elvis Presley
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry

The Christmas Song
Nat "King" Cole
Santa Baby
Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Silent Night
Bing Crosby
Silver Bells
Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
White Christmas
The Drifters
Winter Wonderland
Louis Armstrong
Please Come Home for Christmas
The Eagles
Holly Jolly Christmas
Burl Ives
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Darlene Love
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Judy Garland


Kings Farmer said...

I can't believe that a Georgia boy with an M-14 under his bed got them all correct!!!

Anonymous said...

This guy has the best taste in music this side of the Mason-Dixon line! Pure genius!

Anonymous said...

Best mix I have seen. Where can I find the CD?

Anonymous said...

You are wrong about Leroy Anderson--He had nothing to do with the song.

Anonymous said...

Sleigh Ride
The Christmas classic was composed during a July heat wave while Anderson lived in Woodbury, Connecticut. Words were added by Mitchell Parish in 1950, who also added words to six other Anderson works after they became popular.