December 24, 2021

Modcast #502: Suave Office Christmas Party (2021)

Suave Christmas Office Party
Merry Christmas and welcome to Suave headquarters 2021 office Christmas party. As always I'm joined by my Christmas partner in crime DJ Ken of The Shingles, It is indeed that time of year again when everyone is dusting off their old skool Christmas disks and spinning The Waitresses and Wham! morning 'til night. But not on this modcast. Nope on this modcast we're jazzing it up so you're going to get some cool yule, literally, from the likes of Louis Prima, Jamie Cullum, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Oscar Peterson and the Chairman of the Board. So, heat up the eggnog, slip in some whiskey, sit back and relax with some Christmas cheer.

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The Count Basie Orchestra -- Good Swing Wenceslas
Emilie Clair Barlow - Little Jack Frost
Burt Bacharach -- The Bell That wouldn't jingle
Kurt Elling -- Cool Yule
The Starlighters -- Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling
Louis Prima -- Shake Hands With Santa 1951
Louis Prima Jr. -- Hey Skinny Santa
The Ramsey Lewis Trio -- Egg Nog
Les DeMerle Sextet - Little Bebop Drummer Boy
Jamie Cullum - Hang Your Lights
Oscar Peterson -- Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 1995
Swingerhead - Mistletoe Mambo
Jaymz Bee & the Royal Jelly Orchestra - It's Christmas Time (Oh Yeah)
Frank Sinatra - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine -- "Christmas In Las Vegas"

December 18, 2021

Modcast #501: 2021 Christmas Invitational

This holiday modcast is a show for music lovers, so if you're not one you're listening to the wrong podcast. If you are one then you're in the right place as I've enlisted the help of a whole bunch of fun folks to share their fave holiday music with us all. We'll hear from James Clark of James Clark Institute, Rex & Christina of Big Stir Records, Vic Wayne from Star Collector, Mike Patton of Vista Blue, DJ Parka Pat from Addicted To The Needle, Neal Augenstein of Modest Proposal, and longtime modcasters DJ Ken and Mary Queen of Cosmos. Plus you can mix up some Christmas cheer with Parka Pat's holiday cocktail recipe. Get to listenin' kids! 

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Mr. Suave: The Waitresses -- Christmas Wrapping
DJ Ken: Miles Davis & Bob Dorough -- Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
James Clark of James Clark Institute: James Clark Institute -- Father Christmas
Neal Augenstein of Modest Proposal: The Mockers -- (There's No War On Christmas) When Christmas Is In Your Heart
Vic Wayne of Star Collector: Star Collector -- Almost Funny
Mr. Suave: Pointed Sticks -- Power Pop Santa
Rex & Christina of Big Stir Records: Librarians With Hickeys -- Listen, The Snow Is Falling Mike Patton of Vista Blue: Jimmy Donely -- Santa, Please Don't Pass Me By
DJ Parka Pat of Addicted To The Needle Podcast: Big John Greer -- We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
Mary Queen of Cosmos: Bill Murry with Phoenix -- Alone on Christmas Day
Mr. Suave: The Shitbirds -- Christmas is a Comin'
Stevie Wonder -- What Christmas Means To Me

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December 12, 2021

Modcast #500: Let Me Spell It Out For Ya

I started this modcast in part because it seemed to me that a lot of great mod bands from the original Southern California scene of the 80s never got their due. My first few shows were dedicated to sharing the music of some those bands and then it just sort of grew from there.

Remember back in 2006 the internet was still in its infancy really. Napster had opened up digital music in the 90s, but it still wasn't easy to find music by bands like these online. You couldn't just type their name in google and have a complete playlist wash over you. So, I thought I'd share what I had. I had digitized a lot of my mod catalog a few years before that and so I had the mp3s and could share them. And now here we are 500 shows later.

I gotta tell you after doing this show for 15 years, this modcast is really the first love letter to myself. I've collected some of my favorite artists and a few of my favorite songs, fitting them all into a strange little theme that Mrs. Suave came up with. I struggled to figure out a good way to hang 500 shows together for this one particular modcast. I just couldn't come up with a good theme. And then she dropped this little gem on me. Let's see if you can figure it out. If you do, let me know.

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Isaac Hayes
Style Council
Three O'Clock
English Beat
Sergie Mendes & Brazil '66
Agent Orange
Combustible Edison
Oingo Boingo

Did this one way back in the third season of the modcast.
What is Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World

The Drinking Man's Diet made me the man I am today. No carbs, lotsa gin. What can I say.
The Drinking Man's Diet

Just a little video thingy I did for fun.
The Leopards - Psychadelic Boy

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