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Dog Ears Music: 'Tis The Season Playlist

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'Tis the season of traffic, agonizing travels, eating into oblivion, emotional kickboxing, and mental fisticuffs. We get presents we don't like only to wait in line or online to return them. We'll give presents that will, in turn, be returned.

It's not just the thought that counts; it's the overview of how each year we repeat the journey home. And on the return -- our jeans a little tighter, the déjà vu unpleasantries of travel; all a mere blip, as in the end we still do anything to come home to our loved ones.



James Taylor


Song: Traffic Jam
Album: JT
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Led Zeppelin


Song: Communication Breakdown
Album: Led Zeppelin (Remastered)
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Radiohead


Song: Fake Plastic Trees
Album: The Bends
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Cory Williams


Song: Disfunctional Family
Album: Fruits of the Game R&B Mixtape Volume 2
Genre: R&B/Soul
Buy: iTunes.com



Astrud Gilberto


Song: Trains and Boats and Planes
Album: Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
Genre: Brazilian
Buy: iTunes.com



Etta James


Song: My Mother in Law
Album: Tell Mama - The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
Genre: Blues
Buy: iTunes.com



Robert Randolph & The Family Band


Song: I'm Not Listening
Album: We Walk This Road (Deluxe Version)
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Rev. Edward Clayborn


Song: The Wrong Way to Celebrate Xmas
Album: Blues, Blues Christmas (1925-1955)
Genre: Holiday
Buy: iTunes.com



Surfer Blood


Song: Floating Vibes
Album: Astro Coast
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



The Temper Trap


Song: Sweet Disposition
Album: Conditions
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Sister Gertrude Morgan


Song: The Gift of God Is Eternal Life
Album: Let's Make a Record
Genre: Christian & Gospel
Buy: iTunes.com



Clara Rockmore


Song: Celebrated Air
Album: Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album
Genre: Classical
Buy: iTunes.com



Kenny Dorham


Song: Alone Together
Album: Quiet Kenny (Reissue)
Genre: Jazz
Buy: iTunes.com



Mavis Staples


Song: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Album: Have a Little Faith
Genre: Christian & Gospel
Buy: iTunes.com



David Sanborn


Song: Short Visit
Album: Heart to Heart
Genre: Jazz
Buy: iTunes.com



A Tribe Called Quest


Song: I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
Album: Peoples' Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Buy: iTunes.com



Calexico


Song: Two Silver Trees
Album: Carried to Dust (Bonus Track Version)
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Marvin Gaye


Song: Purple Snowflakes
Album: Motown Christmas, Vol. 2
Genre: R&B/Soul
Buy: iTunes.com



Elton John


Song: Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Album: Elton John: Greatest Hits
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Brian Eno


Song: 1/1
Album: Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Genre: Electronic
Buy: iTunes.com



TV On The Radio


Song: Halfway Home
Album: Dear Science (Bonus Track Version)
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Marvin Etzioni


Song: Vanishing Breed
Album: All Four One: Vol. 1--Americana Compilation
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



The Velvet Underground


Song: The Gift
Album: White Light/White Heat
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Willie Dixon


Song: Hidden Charms
Album: Mr. Dixon's Workshop
Genre: Blues
Buy: iTunes.com



The Heavy


Song: Long Way From Home
Album: The House That Dirt Built
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Telemetry Orchestra


Song: Tigers in Trees
Album: Empire
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Sly & The Family Stone


Song: Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Album: Greatest Hits
Genre: Pop/Soul
Buy: iTunes.com



Billy Preston


Song: Trees
Album: The Complete VeeJay Recordings
Genre: R&B/Soul
Buy: iTunes.com



Dolly Parton


Song: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Album: Home for Christmas
Genre: Holiday
Buy: iTunes.com



The Ruby Suns


Song: Trees Like Kids
Album: The Ruby Suns
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



The Beatles


Song: She's Leaving Home
Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Horse Feathers


Song: Blood on the Snow
Album: Words Are Dead
Genre: Folk
Buy: iTunes.com



Elliott Smith


Song: Angel in the Snow
Album: New Moon
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Sparks


Song: Whippings and Apologies
Album: A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Julia Kent


Song: Idlewild
Album: Delay
Genre: Alternative/Classical
Buy: iTunes.com



Charlie Rich


Song: I'm Not Going Hungry
Album: Behind Closed Doors
Genre: Country
Buy: iTunes.com



John Hiatt


Song: Have a Little Faith in Me
Album: Bring the Family
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



The Innocence Mission


Song: Song About Traveling
Album: Small Planes
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Loretta Lynn


Song: Family Tree
Album: Van Lear Rose
Genre: Country
Buy: iTunes.com



Benny Goodman


Song: Your Mother's Son-In-Law
Album: The Early Years
Genre: Jazz
Buy: iTunes.com



John Mayer


Song: Waiting on the World to Change
Album: Continuum
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears


Song: Cousin Randy
Album: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - EP
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Ben Sollee


Song: A Few Honest Words
Album: Learning to Bend
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Buddy Guy


Song: Mother-In-Law Blues
Album: Buddy Guy: The Complete Chess Studio Recordings
Genre: Blues
Buy: iTunes.com



Buffalo Springfield


Song: Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It
Album: Buffalo Springfield
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Under Byen


Song: Protokol
Album: Alt Er Tabt
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



Drive-By Truckers


Song: The Homefront
Album: Brighter Than Creations Dark
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com



The National


Song: Start a War
Album: Boxer
Genre: Alternative
Buy: iTunes.com



Kid Creole & The Coconuts


Song: Table Manners
Album: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places
Genre: Pop
Buy: iTunes.com



Carly Simon


Song: Older Sister
Album: Hotcakes
Genre: Rock
Buy: iTunes.com