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J-Squared & Hudson: Twelve 12s Season’s Beatings Christmas Special!


Yes, we’ve gone in on the Christmas songs once again! This time J-Squared and myself break open the festive selection for Southern Hospitality’s all live and vinyl only Twelve 12s mix series to bring 12 12″ singles of seasonal fun.  Big shout out to Rob and Jimmy Plates for helping out, to Southern Hospitality for putting this out and to everyone who’s supported the Season’s Beatings mix series for the last 10 years – Feliz Navidad!




Season’s Beatings – A Yuletide Odyssey (Christmas mix CD from 2003)

As a special festive treat here’s the first volume in the Season’s Beatings series that I did along with J-Squared and Dave H in 2003 as a challenge to see how many good christmas records we could cobble together. Remarkably we managed to cobble together enough for 4 CD’s (the others should be available in all good http://www.fatcity.co.uk/Sales/pages/MusicPageRichMedia.aspx?pageid=13095)

There’s plenty of fruity language so if you’ve got young’uns be careful…


‘Up On The Housetop’ Jackson 5
‘Soulful Christmas’ James Brown
‘Winter Wonderland Reggae’ Byron Lee
‘I’ll Be Your Santa, Baby’ Rufus Thomas
‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ Rotary Connection
‘Christmas In Hollis’ Run DMC
‘Christmas Rappin’ Kurtis Blow
‘Chillin’ With Santa’ Derek B
Coldcut’s Christmas Break
‘Let The Jingle Bells Rock’ Sweet Tee
‘Dana Dane Is Coming To Town’ Dana Dane
Getting Down With Lil’ Louie H
‘Christmas Gift’ Margie Joseph
‘Jingle Bells’ Lou Donaldson
‘Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto’ James Brown
‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ Mack Rice
‘Christmas A Pass’ Charmaine
‘Santa Claus Is Black’ Mikey Jarrett & Mikey General
Frankincense Blend
Gold Blend
Myrrh Blend
‘Christmas Child’ Rotary Connection
‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ Albert King
‘Space Christmas’ Shonen Knife
Tried By McCartney
‘Christmas Rappin’ Dizzy H
‘Christmas Wrapping’ The Waitresses
‘A Special Christmas Message’ Arro
‘Little Drummer Boy’ Salsoul Orchestra
‘Let The Good Times Roll’ Ray Charles
‘Silent Night Chant’ Rotary Connection


Here’s some bits from the reviews it got:

…A 60 minute treat of festive fun from the likes of James Brown, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Paul McCartney & Shonen Knife. An odd combo you’ll agree but it works! Yuletide drops include Keith Harris, Orville and Pitman. It also includes a “christmas wrapping” by the Waitresses so send the posse some online love…” HHC

“…Off the Hook (Derby’s premier Hip Hop Spot) proudly brought you “Seasons Beatings” last year, but since the release was a bit rushed, and the mix was so good, it was definitely a good idea to give it another shot this year. It’s a mix of the coolest Christmas beats you’re going to find anywhere – including Hip Hop from Run DMC & Kurtis Blow to Sweet Tee & Derek B, plus a whole load of funk flavours from everyone from the Jackson 5 to Ray Charles…” HHC, DJ Yoda, Ones & Twos

“…This takes all that naff Christmas music down a dark alley and buckwheats it, and rather weirdly you could probably listen to it in the middle of summer and still enjoy it. Although whether you would want to or not depends entirely on your own enjoyment of contrary seasonal perversity…” New Noise