Friday, December 23, 2011

James White

Artist: James White
LP: A Christmas Record
Song: "Christmas With Satan"
[ listen ]

There's another cute little elfin man who dresses in red, travels the globe giving people things, and who also keeps track of who's been naughty and who's been nice, but he's never been assigned his own holiday. That's right, I'm talking about Satan, and James White of James White and The Blacks (aka. singer/songwriter/saxophonist James Chance [aka. James Siegfried] of Milwaukee, Wisconsin) invites us to spend a little time with the fellow this holiday season. You can read about James White, who's been a key figure in the New York music scene since the punk/no wave movement of late 1970s, on Wikipedia here, and go here to read about ZE Records, who released this brilliant various-artists holiday variety pack back in 1982.

[ James White / James Chance ]

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