Welcome to episode 78 of Holly Jolly X’masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the Korean funk classic, “Woodpecker Merry Christmas,” from 1985.
As I said in the episode, this certainly didn’t align with my expectations. I have a couple others that did, though, so when I mention “Korean Christmas” in the future, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.
My main disappointment here was all the skips. This is one of two albums I’ve gotten where the skips were this bad. The other is an LP by a Japanese pop group from the 80s. With that one, I was able to get the song I was looking for on a single, so it wasn’t too big a deal. Still, playing a record and having a three-minute song only run 55 seconds because it’s nothing but skips can be frustrating.
Join me back here later this month when I cover Lisa Ono’s Christmas albums. She grew up in Brazil and developed an affinity for Bossa Nova music. Her albums are fantastic and feature some Brazilian Christmas songs I wasn’t familiar with previously. She has a wonderful voice and a great, loungey sound and I’m sure you’ll love her music.
As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.
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Author: Holly Jolly X’masu
Title: Episode 78: Woodpecker Merry Christmas