"The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday
BY: THE CHRISTMAS JUG BAND
GLOBE RECORDS #GLO-002
New re-issue on CD by Globe Records of this Offbeat Holiday Classic -
features many more pictures than previous release.
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painting by Doug Moran
|"Clearly the alternative Christmas record of the year. The fun and the funk rollick along and a
good time is
sure to be had by all."
- Midwest Record Recap
|This internationally acclaimed eleven song soundtrack for the season was produced by
Tim Eschliman and Dan Hicks and was recorded in 1986 in the San Francisco area at Globe
Studios, Mill Valley. The album was originally released in green vinyl and cassette on
the Globe Records label in 1987 and re-released in the CD,
cassette, and black vinyl formats on Relix Records out of Brooklyn, New york in 1988. One
cut from this album,
"Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit" is featured as the lead-off track on the offbeat
compilation titled "Bummed Out Christmas" on
"Mistletoe Jam" features Dan Hicks:
vocals, guitar, percussion; Tim Eschliman (from
Etta James, Commander Cody, Jesse Colin Young,
The Moonlighters): vocals, guitar,
percussion; Gregory Leroy Dewey (Mad River, Country Joe McDonald, Marty Balin): vocals,
washboard, trap drums; Paul Wenninger: washtub bass, vocals; Austin deLone (Eggs Over
Easy, The Moonlighters,
Elvis Costello): vocals, accordion,
Ken "Turtle" VanDemarr (Dan Hicks): vocals, lead guitar; Paul Rogers (Baxter Brothers,
Those Darn Accordions, Nick Gravenites):
piano, vocals; Jim Rothermel (Jesse Colin Young,
Van Morrison): clarinets, saxophones, harmonica, recorder; as well as various guests
The Christmas Jug Band was originated around 1976 on Christmas Eve at the infamous Old
Mill Tavern in Mill Valley, California. The group has performed every Christmas Eve since
and at the closure of the Old Mill, the tradition has been carried on each subsequent
year at Sweetwater, located right up the street.
The Christmas Jug Band, no newcomer
to the local parades and marching half-time shows, is an all acoustic tongue-in-cheek
collaboration concerning itself with a high degree of holiday spirit and revelry.
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|PLAY LIST - "MISTLETOE JAM"
of the songs at Globe Records.
- "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
- "Rudolf the Bald Headed Reindeer"
- "Santa Claus Want Some Lovin"
- "Gee Rudolf, Aint I Good To You?"
- "Xmas Shopping Blues"
- "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Christmas Card"
- "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"
(Featured on NBC's My Name Is Earl
Episode 10, "White Lie Christmas." Season 1)
- "I Got Home Today For Christmas"
- "O Holy Night"
- "Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit"
- "What Are You Doing New Years' Eve?"
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