The Esoteria Holiday Special 2022

That’s right, it’s holiday times, which means it’s time for the Esoteria Holiday Special! I’ve focused more on listenability for this episode rather than just plain weirdness, and it features holiday jams from as diverse of artists as Dorothy Ashby, the Free Design, the Flirtations, and…uh…Gandalf the Grey.

1Rotary ConnectionPeace At LeastPeaceCadet Concept1968
2The Salsoul OrchestraThe Salsoul Christmas SuiteChristmas JolliesSalsoul Records1976
3Bruce Haack And Ted PandelEbenezerEbenezer ElectricDIMENSION 51976
4Jackie Mitto, Bagga, Pablove Black & Brentford All StarsAfter Christmasb/w Pablove Black, Bagga & The All Stars “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”Studio One1979
5Philippe RenauxNoël Blanc (White Christmas)We Wish You A Cosmic ChristmasSinus Music1977
6Paul HaigScottish Christmasb/w Durutti Column “Christmas For Pauline”Les Disques Du Crépuscule1985
7Akim & The Teddy Vann Production CompanyI Want A Natural Santa ClausSanta Claus Is A Black ManSimtone1973
8Sy MannTijuana ChristmasSwitched On SantaPickwick/33 Records1969
9Country MikeCountry ChristmasCountry Mike’s Greatest HitsGrand Royal2000
10The Alan Milman SectPunk Rock ChristmasPunk Rock ChristmasBritz Records1977
11Dorothy Ashby, Jimmy Clark, Tom MontgomeryJolly Old St. NicholasThe Sounds Of ChristmasTab RecordsUnknown
12Gandalf The GreyThe Christmas SongThe Grey Wizard Am INot On Label1972
14Tabea Blumenschein, Frieder Butzmann, Gudrun Gut & Bettina KösterWhite Christmasb/w Stille Nacht Goes DiscoMarat Records1980
15Page OneChristmas 2000Rock A DubJamaica Sound1978
16SeriNoelFemme FatalePhilips1984
17The Free DesignClose Your Mouth (It’s Christmas)b/w Christmas Is The DayProject 3 Total Sound1968
18Ferrante & TeicherJingle BellsAdventure In CarolsWestminster1956
19ShermanThe Christmas RockThe Christmas RockMusic Specialists Incorporated1983
20dip in the poolMiracle Play (On Christmas Day)b/w Miracle Play 天使が降る夜Moon Records1987
21Glenn Schwartz And The All Saved Freak BandChristmas SongMy Poor GenerationRock The World Enterprises1973
22Johnny LytleChanukahNew And GroovyTuba Records1967
23Krystyna ProńkoŻyczenia Wesołych Świąt (Merry Christmas)Krystyna ProńkoPronit1983
24The Berry & Coates Friendship EnsembleOur Kwanzaa Songb/w First Fruit (Kwanzaa Song 1979)Ujima Records1979
25Thick PigeonJingle Bell Rockb/w The French Impressionists “Santa Baby”Operation Twilight1982
26Solomon BurkeChristmas Presentsb/w When I’m All AloneApollo Records1955
27The Original Cast : R2-D2 – Anthony Daniels As C-3POChristmas In The StarsChristmas In The Stars: Star Wars Christmas AlbumRSO1980
28Lambert, Hendricks & RossDeck Us All With Boston CharlieJingle Bell JazzCBS1964
29Funk MachineSoul Santa – Part Ib/w Soul Santa – Part Il (Instrumental)Creative Funk1973
30Hot & SassyChristmas StruttChristmas StruttMagic Disc Records1980
31The FlirtationsChristmas Time Is Here Againb/w Nothing But A HeartacheDeram1968
32Big FreediaSmoked Out SantaBig Freedia’s Smokin Santa ChristmasQueen Diva Music2020


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