The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #8

I knew nothing about Jacob Miller before deciding to feature his jovial “Wish You A Merry Christmas” as today’s Roots Song of Christmas. I was introduced to the track through the 2010 Putumayo set, World Christmas Party. My original review of the album can be found here and I would highly recommend it to all who are… Continue reading The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #8

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The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #9

I’m posting a few hours early because tomorrow is already full. This is Sunday’s Roots Song of the Day. For today’s Roots Song of Christmas, I want to feature a song that speaks directly not so much to Christmas but toward the feelings of isolation and longing for community that so many experience as everything… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #9

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The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #10

While listening to some Christmas music this afternoon, at least partly hoping for inspiration to strike for today’s roots Christmas song, I placed Bruce Cockburn’s 1993 album Christmas  into the player. The album begins with a brief guitar instrumental rendition of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” which is referred to by its Latin title, “Adeste… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #10

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The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #11

May as well get the big gun out of the way. I was too young for The Band. I didn’t really notice the band until I was in my mid- to late 20s; nobody’s fault but my own. O, I had heard “The Weight” and “Down on Cripple Creek” on FM radio when I was… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #11

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The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #12

No excuses for not posting since November. Sigh. While driving home from work today, I realized we’re twelve days away from Christmas. And that brought to mind a way to get some posts written this month, since it isn’t happening any other way. I haven’t thought this out- I know where I’m starting and I’m… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #12

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