December 25, 2010

Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Swingin' Christmas Xtravaganza


Merry Christmas kids. As always, I am joined by Ken from The Shingles for this year's big Christmas show, and it is big. We've got some nice new seasonal sounds from Pink Martini as well as classics from Sinatra and some cool stuff from Bob Francis, Jaymz Bee and more.

Make sure your turkey is stuffed, your tree is trimmed, and your glass is full of Christmas cheer when you settle down to listen to this one.

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Jose Feliciano -- Jingle Bells
Bob Francis -- That Swingin' Manger
Steve & Eydie -- That Holiday Feelin'
Jaymz Bee -- Christmas Cocktail
Peter Cincotte -- My Favorite Time Of The Year
Aztec Camera -- Hot Tub Of Christ
Swingerhead -- I'll Be Home For Christmas (Part Two)
King Kukelele & The Friki Tikis -- Luau In December
Pink Martini -- Do You Hear What I Hear
Wonderful World Of Joey -- What, Sweet Child O' Mine, Is This?
Lisa Mychols -- Lost Winter's Dream
Burt Bacharach -- The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
The Glad Singers -- Gloria (Angels We Have Heard On High)
Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby -- We Wish You The Merriest

December 24, 2010

From the Vaults: Mr. Suave's 2009 Swingin' Christmas Xtravaganza

Once more into the vault my friends, once more into the vault. Step back in time, to a time when the modcast was young and fresh. Take a giant step outside your current listening constraints and journey with me back to Christmas of 2009. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

One day until Christmas and you can unwrap a brand new swingin' Christmas Xtravaganza.  Until then, here's a little something the wet your whistle, to get you into the full-on Christmas spirit.  This is the first swingin' Christmas Xtravaganza from last year.  Don't over indulge.






No matter what the neighbors think, this is one cool and smooth modcast. I've enlisted Ken from The Shingles to join me in delivering a Christmas dozen -- that's 14 great songs. This is one holiday modcast that will go down in the history books with some great stuff from Miles Davis to The Very Foundation, from Farrah to Girl Trouble. It's all good, and it's all merry, and you're going to love it.

Paddy Roberts -- Merry Christmas You Suckers
Jimmy Severe and the Blue Christmas Boys -- Silver Bells
Boss Martians -- 3 Ghosts
Girl Trouble -- Holly Jolly Christmas
Farrah -- Christmas is Cancelled (This Year)
The Very Foundation -- All Lit Up (For Christmas)
LeeVees -- Applesauce Vs. Sourcream
Jeffrey Foskett -- Christmas Time Is Here
Eugene Edwards -- Dear Mom And Dad
Miles Davis & Bob Dorough -- Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
Mike Sammes Singers -- Do You Hear What I Hear
Tahta Menezes -- Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Lou Rawls & Brian Setzer Orchestra -- So They Say It's Christmas
Martin Newell & Andy Partridge -- Christmas In Suburbia

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The Hungry Dutchmen -- Lookin' For Santa


Beatles Christmas 2009

December 22, 2010

From the Vaults: Mr. Suave's Christmas Modcast 2008

Once more into the vault my friends, once more into the vault. Step back in time, to a time when the modcast was young and fresh. Take a giant step outside your current listening constraints and journey with me back to Christmas of 2008. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.






So, here is my annual foray into holiday shenanigans. This year's modcast has all the elements of a classic -- old and new, power pop and punk rock, garage and indie faves, traditional --and not so traditional-- holiday cheer. It's a cozy little combination of songs that go well with hot chocolate and peppermint schnapse. I've got a few seasonal surprises for you this year from The Shambles, The Wondermints, The Wombats, The Yobs, Girl Trouble and more. I'm sure you've all got a bunch of online shopping to do and I've got loads of Christmas cocktails to shake up, so on with the show.

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December 21, 2010

Modcast #184: Mr. Suave's Mod Rockin' Christmas

Merry Christmas from Suave HQ. Four days and counting until Christmas, and Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Swingin' Christmas Extravaganza.

In the meantime you'll just have to content yourself with this little show right here. These are not your grandfather's Christmas songs, from Jimmy Severe and His Blue Christmas Boys to The Eels and The Cuban Mistletoe Crisis this hodgepodge of slightly different but cool yule sounds. And there's a few new tracks as well, most notably from Fitz & The Tantrums and The Diplomats of Solid Sound.

If you're looking to have a more punk rawk type Christmas be sure to check out Jimmy Severe's Punk Rock Advent Calendar. Originals and classics, all done in a great '79 punk style.

Jimmy Severe & His Blue Christmas Boys -- Christmas Dream (2009)
The Diplomats Of Solid Sound -- Let It Snow (2010)
Fitz & The Tantrums -- Santa Stole My Lady (2010)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- Ain't No Chimney's In The Projects (2008)
Pointed Sticks -- Power Pop Santa (2008)
The Riptides -- I Can't Have A Merry Christmas (2009)
The Eels -- Christmas Is Going To The Dogs (2000)
Swag -- Everyday Is Christmas (2000)
Parallax Project -- All I Want For Christmas (Is A Chance) (2008)
Julian Casablancas -- I Wish It Was Christmas Today (2009)
The Cuban Misteltoe Crisis -- It's Christmas Time At The Airport Bar (2010)

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Fitz & The Tantrums -- Santa Stole My Lady

Pointed Sticks -- Power Pop Santa


December 19, 2010

Ghost of Christmas Past: Modcast#34 It's A Mod Mod Christmas

Here's a bit of mod holiday cheer to spice up your Christmas and put a little power pop in your festivities. (from 2007)

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December 13, 2010

Stay Tuned For Christmas

Christmas is coming. No doubt about it. So stick with me for some Christmas cheer. Dec. 19th you will finally get Mr. Suave's annual swingin' Christmas extravaganza.


Merry Christmas -- Mr. Suave's Christmas Show Is Comin' To Town

December 5, 2010

Modcast #183: Are Your Ears Burning?

They should be because I'm talking about you on this week's modcast dear listeners. Talking about how much you're going to dig these mod friendly tunes from the pure mod sounds of The Co-Stars and Second Generation to the post-punk, new wave pop of Gruppo Sportivo to the 80s power pop of Undercover and The Action.


I suppose everyone was expect a Christmas modcast this week. But no. Even though it is December, I'm bucking the trend to dive into Christmas shmaltz ... at least for another week or two. I've got Christmas shenanigans planned for when we get a little closer to C-day itself. As of now though, no Christmas carols in this modcast.


But do stay dialed into this page as I will be reposting some past Christmas shows, as well as a few other holiday goodies between now and the big day.


Gruppo Sportivo -- Beep Beep Love (1977)
The Co-Stars -- Kiss & Make Up (1984)
Those Dancing Days -- Home Sweet Home (2008)
The Housemartins -- Time Spent Thinking (1997)
Second Generation -- Kick In The Teeth (1988)
The Rifles -- Sometimes (2009)
The Saturday People -- Find Out (2001)
Techtones -- That Girl (1980)
The Action -- She's Got My Heart (1982)
Undercover -- Francine (1982)
The Grays -- Both Sides Now (1998)



The Rifles -- The General




Gruppo Sportivo - Disco Really Made It

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