Alibi V.22 No.51 • Dec 19-25, 2013 

Aural Fixation

Stoned Soul Christmas

Gifting funk, soul, R&B, doo-wop and classic jazz

Compfight cc via Rick Harris

There are Christmas music aficionados, and then there’s Tahnee Udero. I’ve been listening to her all-purpose and holiday radio shows since her solo KUNM debut almost two years ago. What makes her shows and live DJ sets such a pleasure is the depth and breadth of her musical knowledge. In 2013 and as TAHNZZ, Udero released her debut solo noise release, Xila, on Sicksicksick Records, and it garnered listmas accolades from the Village Voice and Magnet. This holiday season, the critically acclaimed noise artist and DJ is homing in on Christmassy soul/funk/old R&B/doo-wop/classic jazz and vocalists on our beloved college radio station. Udero hosts Overnight Freeform on KUNM 89.9 FM on Monday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 1am to 5am. If you’re not a night owl, both cool Yule shows will be available to stream via KUNM’s two-week archive. DJ Tahnee gifts the Alibi and its readers with this peerless Xmas mixtape. Dig it below or at, and may your daze be merry and bright.

1) Carla Thomas • "Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas" • Atlantic Records

2) The Miracles • "Christmas Everyday" • Tamla Motown

3) The Gems • "Love for Christmas" • Chess Records

4) Honey & The Bees • "Jing Jing A Ling" • Chess Records

5) Otis Redding • "Merry Christmas Baby" • ATCO Records

6) The Soul Duo • "Just a Sad Xmas" • Shiptown Records

7) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings • "Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects" • Daptone Records

8) James Brown • "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto / Soulful Christmas" • King Records

9) Raindeer Runners • "Pull My Sled" • Soul Fire

10) Binky Griptite • "Stone Soul Christmas" • Daptone Records

11) The Funk Machine • "Soul Santa Pt. 1" • Creative Funk

12) The Chambers Brothers • "Merry Christmas, Happy New Year" • Columbia Records

13) The Black on White Affair • "Auld Lang Syne" • Light In The Attic