Christmas is almost here, and we have a few presents for you!
Check out this heavy, psychedelic cover of Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph" by Cincinnati's Buffalo Killers:
And this cover of the old Beatles' fan-club-only 1967 song "Christmas Time":
They are happy for you to have these songs free of charge, in the spirit of the season.
And here, also available for free download, is a new song by Chattanooga's The Bohannons, "Christmas in Vietnam":
Here at the end of 2012, I want to give a special salute to the Buffalo Killers, whose 2012 release Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. was reviewed here, and to the Bohannons, whose Unaka Rising was reviewed here. If you're looking for fierce blues-based rock music, these are two artists you ought to spend some time with as you look to spend the iTunes gift card or (hopefully) Grimey's (or other local music retailer's) gift certificate you will receive next week.
It is possible both will be featured on a WYMA Blog Best of 2012 list, coming the week of Jan. 1...