G2E Ep 018 Matt’s Holiday Mix Tape

Introduction: Hi everybody, this is Matt from Goes2Eleven. I’d like to thank you for tuning into the show this past year. Every episode was a joy to make, and it provided something new to learn and appreciate about the often strange and always wonderful world of the guitar. Goes2Eleven is flying south for the winter. But before I hang up the headphones, I have one more, very simple show to bring you. I won’t do much talking today. It’s just a bunch of holiday music that happens to feature some of the artists we like to talk about on this program. In the spirit of the American Holiday tradition, the sentiments and artistry featured on today’s show will range from the sublime to the garish, from the cynically commercial to the emotionally transparent. But I’ll let you be the judge of which is which. Music bed: Excerpt from “Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas”; “In Dulco Jublilo”, traditional, performed by Newman Oltman Guitar Duo


Christmas Hams…

“Jesus Maria”, composed and performed by Leo Kottke

“Winter Wonderland”, composed by Felix Bernard and Richard Smith, performed by Tuck Andress

“The Cherry Tree”, traditional, performed by Sting

“The Bells of Dublin”, traditional, performed by the Cheiftans

“Jerusalem Ridge”, composed by Bill Monroe, performed by Tony Rice

“Silver Bells”, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, performed by Chet Atkins

“Christmas Time This Year”, written and performed by Ry Cooder

“The Green Trees of Winter”, composed and performed by Will Ackerman

“Sheep May Safely Graze”, written by J.S. Bach, performed by Christopher Parkening with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

“The Gifts They Gave”, written and performed by Johnny Cash

“Jingle Bells”, written by James Lord Pierpont, performed by the Brian Setzer Orchestra

“Christmas Time is Here”, written by Lee Mendelsohn and Vince Guaraldi, performed by Steve Vai

“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”, written by Edmond Sears and Richard Storrs Willis, performed by Steve Morse

“Carol of the Birds”, traditional, performed by Christopher Parkening and Kathleen Battle

“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, written by J.S. Bach, performed by Don Ross

“Silent Night”, written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr, performed by Max Wiseman and Del McCoury

“Do You Hear What I Hear”, written by Noel Regney and Gloria Shane Baker, performed by Bob Dylan

“Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” (C. Whitefield and F. Mendelsohn)/”O, Come All Ye Faithful” (Trad), performed by John Fahey

“Prelude to In Dulci Jublio” written and performed by Newman Oltman Guitar Duo

“Gabriel’s Message”, traditional, performed by Sting

“Christmas Must Be Tonight”, composed and performed by The Band

“Carol of the Bells”, written by Mykola Leontovych, performed by Steve Morse and Manuel Barrueco

“I Don’t Want to Grow Up”, written by Tom Waits, performed by Petra Haden and Bill Frisell

“New Year’s Eve”, written and performed by Tom Waits
“The Holly and the Ivy”, traditional, performed by Alex De Grassi

“Come Thou Font of Every Blessing”, written by Robert Robinson, performed by Sufjan Stevens

“Christmas in New Orleans”, written and performed by Rickie Lee Jones

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, performed by Joe Pass

“Christmastime”, written and performed by Aimee Mann

“Sheep May Safely Graze”, written by J.S. Bach, performed by Christopher Parkening with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

“Waltz of the Flowers”, written by Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, performed by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Thanks everybody, for tuning in to Goes2Eleven this past year. I hope you enjoyed listening to these programs as much as I enjoyed making them! Goes2Eleven is production of Chuckleberry Flynn Music, produced and written by Matthew Cochran. G2E’s research team is Ciyadh Wells and Cole Hankins. The theme music for our show is from my latest collection of original tunes called Vapor Trail from a Paper Plane, which you can find on iTunes, Amazon, and at matthewcochranguitar.com


1 Comment

  1. Joe Brannon

    Merry Christmas Matt! Always a joy hearing your voice, whether you’re singing or talking. Thank you for sharing your natural born gift with us. Give Julie Ann a hug from me and Pam.


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