Monday, December 19, 2005

Banana Daiquiris and Christmas

Daiquiri is one weird word. It sure doesn't look like it's spelled correctly to me. Now, you're probably asking yourself, "What the hell do banana daiquiris have to do with Christmas?" Good question. You'd have to ask Prince about that one; he's the one who wrote the lyrics to "Another Lonely Christmas." This guitar driven ballad which is found on the b-side of "I Would Die 4 U" also finds Prince talking about swimming naked in pools and "doing it" with the lights on.

Our second Christmas themed song is "Christmas Rappin'" from 1979. This was Kurtis Blow's first single and one of the earliest rap songs ever recorded. The popularity of this record earned Kurtis a contract with Mercury. He doesn't really seem to talk about Christmas too much after the first minute.

Another Lonely Christmas by Prince from I Would Die 4 U Extended Version 12"
Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow from 12" Single


Blogger Beth Goolsby said...

Only Prince would some how bring up swimming naked in your father's pool in a Christmas song.... love it!

3:55 PM  
Blogger John Brecht said...

what's the track underneath Christmas Rappin'? I just head the original in Waziema the other day?

3:20 PM  
Blogger K-mac said...

I think the track he's rapping to is an actual live band like they used to do back in the day with Sugarhill Gang and Sequence and Funky 4 plus one and whatnot. I think that band is ripping off a Rufus Thomas song, but I'm not sure. We got to raid that Jukebox over at Waizema.

4:59 PM  

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