Sunday, December 12, 2010

...A Mix of BlackForrestry: Christmas Time Is Coming To Town...

Here's my contribution to the stream of Christmas mixes that are flooding the blog. I wasn't going to post a mix, but I received an offer from Ryan "The Coolest Cat Around" Portnoy to participate in a "good-old-fashioned mixtape swap". So, I figured that I would post the results here for you guys to enjoy as well. If you are unfamiliar with the ever-coolness of the Portnoys, check out some of their projects at
This past year and a half, I have fallen in love with soul, gospel, and garage music, so it is appropriate that the music of this mix reflects that. These tunes are the ones that have been bringing a special amount of merriment to my holiday preparations. Hopefully, it will do the same for you.

01 The Beatles- Christmas message 1969 (excerpt)
02 The Sonics- Santa Claus
03 The Vel-Mars- Jingle Bells
04 Elvis Presley- Santa Claus Is Back In Town
05 Otis Redding- White Christmas
06 The Ronettes- Frosty The Snowman
07 The Supremes- Silver Bells
08 Darlene Love- Marshmallow World
09 Honey & The Bees- Jing Jing A Ling
10 Carla Thomas- Gee Whiz It's Christmas
11 Booker T & The MGs- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
12 The Temptations- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
13 Harvey Averne Band- Let's Get It Together This Christmas
14 Wild Honey- Angel's Christmas
15 The Funk Brothers- Winter Wonderland
16 The Poets- Merry Christmas, Baby
17 Smokey Robinson- Deck The Halls
18 Betty Lloyd- Snowflakes
19 Desmond Dekker & The Aces- Christmas Day
20 The Shurfine Singers- Silent Night & The 11 O'Clock News
21 Rotary Connection- Christmas Child
22 Zebra- Christmas Morning (Sean Bonniwell Re-edit)
23 Gene Toone- Baby Boy
24 Manhattans- It's That Time Of Year
25 Bill Withers- Gift Of Giving
26 Don Mason- Here's Wishing You A Merry Christmas
27 The Galaxies- The Christmas Song
You can download the mix broken up as tracks with this link
Please let me know if the tracks download out of order or there are any other issues when downloading.


  1. fantastic mix joshua. i'll comment further after repeated listening. the image is awesome in every way. track 26 needs numbers in the post. that bill withers tune really is so so good. that for your efforts. love you brother. merry christmas.

  2. wow this may be my most favorite xmas mix ever. -Molly p.s happy belated birthday Josh

  3. Cool mix! Download did not work for me though. It appears to be a 116Kb .rar file. ??

  4. Gary- thanks for checking it is a rar can try winrar and it will unzip it...thanks for your feedback

  5. I am still coming back here yearly to yoink songs for my own yearly mixes. You're a master.

    1. Thanks, Mara...I'm glad that you're still getting some mileage out of them....have happy holidays!!!!