All of my playlists are best enjoyed on shuffle. This one is no exception. It’s a collection from my personal favorites and some recent discoveries I found on NPR’s All Songs 24/7 Music Channel and KCRW’s Eclectic24 station, my two favorite sources of new music. With winter hitting, I need a lift. The tone of this particular playlist is on the decidedly lighter side of the spectrum.
Along with this month’s compendium, I’m also including my Christmas playlist, which includes some new and some old, with a lot coming from my parents’ Christmas records that we listened to in my childhood. The selections from The Andy Williams Christmas Album? The Carpenters? Percy Faith? The Ronettes, Darlene Love and The Crystals? Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Barbra? Come on.