Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cover Song Saturday Night

Christmas week on the Skog Blog continues today with a Christmas Cover song blowout. I tried to only post songs that you most likely won't be hearing on the radio this year. Below are some more of my favorite Christmas performances:

First up is a tune that was submitted by a mysterious Skog Blog reader who goes by the secret handle of 'Gina.' Seeing that I am a sucker for some good Acapella stuff and the fact that any group that can break into a rendition of 'Africa' by Toto on a whim, this one was a no brainer.

Next up is Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera doing a rendition of 'Walking In a Winter Wonderland.' This has been on my tivo for approximately 5 years.

Here is AB's favorite Holiday song - 'Donde Esta Santa Claus' by the Skog Blog Fave Guster.

Also from Guster - who needs barking dogs doing 'Jingle Bells' when you can have a treat like 'Carol of the Meows.' Somewhere Mr. Broomhead just shed a tear.

Well if the Meows didn't frighten you away - this one just might. Grandaddy is one of the greatest bands of all time. They will soon be featured on a new music Monday night. However, for now I will blow your mind with 'Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland.' Fantastic stuff.

Getting back on track with more popular tunes, Jack Johnson doing his best folkie Stevie Wonder.

Pedro the Lion was the second concert I ever went to all by myself. His voice was so hypnotic that I threw caution to the wind and ventured out to Kilby Court without a wing man. Here he is doing 'I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day.'

'O Holy Night' is a Christmas Classic for sure and Tracy Chapman does it as good as anyone.

Not sure if this is technically a Christmas song but it is Wheels' favorite religious song so this is as good of a time as any to post it. Sufjan Steven performing 'Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.' If you aren't familiar with Sufjan Stevens do yourself a favor and look up his stuff.

It just isn't Cover Song Sat Night without Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

Travis doing a cover of the Joni Mitchell classic, 'River.'

Many thanks to any of you who have kept reading this far. Last but not least we have another cover by Travis doing the greatest Christmas song of all time. Merry Christmas everyone.


Corbie said...

I've said it a thousand times but I'll say it again - there is nothing like the sound of Tracy Chapman's voice. And I love 'River'. You really picked out some great ones here and it was coming along famously until I got to that last song. The greatest Christmas song of all time? Really? I'm choosing to believe you were joking.

brohammas said...

Andy Bernard totally agrees with your acapella pick...
your such a tenor.