Christmas With Jesus

What better time of year than now to get a little Jesus on your playlists? The dude has by far the most popular name in my music library, with, ironically, only Mary coming close. Among other things he’s a Mexican Boy (Iron & Wine), a friendly neighbor who cooks pancakes (The Roadside Graves), an only son (a pair of times - Modest Mouse & Springsteen), and possibly a heavy drinker in need of help (Minutemen). Happy birthday, man.

MP3 :: Jesus Christ / Big Star
(from Third/Sister Lovers. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jews For Jesus Blues / Clem Snide
(from End of Love. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus Christ With Signs Following / The Gourds
(from Bolsa de Aqua. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus the Mexican Boy / Iron & Wine
(from The Sea And The Rhythm. Buy here)

MP3 :: Christmas With Jesus / Josh Rouse
(from Under Cold Blue Stars. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus And Tequila / Minutemen
(from Double Nickels On The Dime. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus Christ Was An Only Child / Modest Mouse
(from The Lonesome Crowded West. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam / The Vaselines
(from The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus / Page France
(from Hello, Dear Wind. Buy here)

MP3 :: Brides of Jesus / Little Feat
(from Little Feat. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus Is A Friend Of The Family / The Roadside Graves
(from What Happened To Him Could Happen To Anyone. Buy here)

MP3 :: Trust Jesus / Slobberbone
(from Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus Saves, I Spend / St. Vincent
(from Marry Me. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus Gonna Be Here / Tom Waits
(from Bone Machine. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus / The Velvet Underground
(from The Velvet Underground. Buy here)

MP3 :: Picture Of Jesus On The Dashboard / Whiskeytown
(from The Freightwhaler Sessions. Info here)

MP3 :: Jesus, Etc. (live) / Wilco
(from Kicking Television: Live In Chicago. Buy here)

MP3 :: Jesus, Don’t Touch My Baby / Ryan Adams
(from Demolition. Buy here)


Matt said...

I've been tracking down the Vaseline's track for some time now (rather unsuccessfuly)...thanks.

What about 'Christ for President' by Wilco & Billy Bragg?

Mushi Loola said...

Hey, man, Jesus is just alright with me.

(And, if you really need to hear that old nugget, gospel style, you can download it at WFMU's Beware the Blog :

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

This is quite, quite belated, but I think there's a song that would fit quite nicely with your collection. It's called Baby Jesus, by Regina Spektor, and it's a witty masterpiece. I've only heard one live recording, so I'm not even sure if you'll be able to find it. It's worth the investigation though.