Merry Christmas! Here’s the Jerry Garcia Band performing Jingle Bells

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Merry Christmas! Here’s the Jerry Garcia Band performing “Jingle Bells” at San Francisco’s Winterland on December 20, 1975. Never heard it quite like this before! Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals John Kahn – bass Nicky Hopkins – keyboards, vocals Ron Tutt – drums

Bob Dylan reads “The Night Before Christmas”

Happy Christmas from Santa and Empty Mirror!

Bob Dylan reads “The Night Before Christmas” for us. Happy Christmas Eve, everyone.

Bob Dylan – It Must Be Santa

Bob Dylan - It Must be Santa

Today’s Christmas tune is “It Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan. It’s from his Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart (which is a while lot of fun).

The Beatles – Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Beatles 1967 Christmas

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) was written and recorded by The Beatles for their 1967 fan club Christmas record. Ringo also recorded it for his Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus. Be sure to listen to the end…there’s more than just the song! Here’s the Beatles!

Ringo Starr – Come on Christmas, Christmas Come On!

Ringo Starr Christmas Album

Ringo gets the holidays rockin’ with “Come on Christmas,” a song from his very fun Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus which includes both original and traditional songs.

“Run, Run Rudolph” performed by the Grateful Dead

Run, Run Rudolph

Today’s Christmas tune is “Run, Run Rudolph,” performed by the Grateful Dead at Madison Garden, on December 7, 1971. That’s Pigpen singing.

Dylan Thomas reads “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is one of the best known Chirstmas poems. “This recording was digitized from the LP, “Dylan Thomas Reading Volume 1,” issued on the Caedmon label in 1964, catalogue number TC 1002. It was recorded February 22, 1952 at Steinway Hall in New York.” — David Hertzberg

For Independence Day: Jimi plays the Star-Spangled Banner!

Backyard American Flag / photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog2bark/367622243 / CC BY

Here’s Jimi Henxrix playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock, 1969. And if that’s not enough for you, check him performing it on the 4th of July in Atlanta! Jimi Hendrix – Star-Spangled Banner, Woodstock Festival, August 17, 1969 Jimi Hendrix – Star-Spangled Banner, Atlanta, July 4, 1970 Have a happy and safe 4th of July, […]