The Record Crates United Mixtape 80

We’re celebrating the winter solstice today with this week’s episode. Greet the oncoming chill with this mix of wassailing tunes, icy ambient tracks and holiday songs from the likes of Martin Carthy, The Howard Hughes Suite and Joseph Decosimo. Check it out:

  1. O Holy Night – Seawind of Battery & Andy Steele – This Ain’t Your Mama and Papa’s Holiday Music: A Compilation of Holiday Favorites for the Weirdo in Your Life
  2. Rain and Snow (Live on Granada TV, 1972) – Pentangle – The Time Has Come
  3. Cold Haily Windy Night – Martin Carthy – Landfall
  4. Snow Queen – The Keithe Lowrie Duet – Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 8: The Private Press
  5. Gower Wassail – Steeleye Span – Ten Man Mop or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again
  6. Maa On Niin Kaunis – Heikki Ruokangas and Simo Laihonen – Joulupuu on rakennettu: Finnish Christmas Songs
  7. Winter Passes (Demo) – Mighty Baby – Day of the Soup
  8. Love in Ice Crystals – The Sallyangie – Children of The Sun
  9. Silent Carol – The Iditarod – Yuletide
  10. Buna – TENGGER – Earthing
  11. Sanctuary Stone – Midwinter – The Waters of Sweet Sorrow
  12. Carol of The Bells – Wall Matthews – The Heart of Winter: Christmas Guitar 
  13. Clear Fork – Joseph Decosimo – While You Were Slumbering
  14. Strange Quite – Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks 
  15. Driedel Song – Rootless – This Ain’t Your Mama and Papa’s Holiday Music: A Compilation of    Holiday Favorites for the Weirdo in Your Life
  16. Down in Yon Forest Shirley and Dolly Collins – The Sweet Primeroses
  17. Pine – SUSS – s/t
  18. Mari Lwyd – Calan – Nadolig yng Nghymru – Christmas in Wales
  19. Bring Us in Good Ale – Tim Hart & Maddy Prior – Summer Solstice
  20. The Cherry Tree Carol – Sharron Kraus & Harriet Earis – Winter Songs
  21. The Road Is Inside The Woods – Holland Patent Public Library – Songs to Fall Asleep At the Wheel To
  22. Here We Come a-Wassailing – The Watersons – Frost and Fire: A Calendar of Ritual and Magical Songs
  23. From Above – Hiram – Air Songs
  24. The Snow It Melts The Soonest – Anne Briggs – s/t
  25. The Old Triangle (Live on the Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008) – Bert Jansch – Bert at The BBC
  26. Silent Night – The Howard Hughes Suite – This Ain’t Your Mama and Papa’s Holiday Music: A Compilation of Holiday Favorites for the Weirdo in Your Life

-KH

Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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