Feb 19, 2022
Welcome to episode 43 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be discussing the 2016 album, “Christmas Songs” by the R&B Pop artist, May J.
When I first started collecting Japanese Christmas music, I didn’t buy much contemporary music. My main focus was the 1960s through 1980s. As I got more, though, and started doing my podcast, I started checking out more recent music. I’ve found some great albums, so I’m glad I expanded my horizons a bit. I’ve mentioned before that, for a while, I relied on some sharing sites to find new music. Part of what intrigued me about May J.’s album was the fact that, not only was it not on any of those sites, but as soon as one site would upload it, it would either be taken down immediately, or the site itself would actually be taken down. I’m guessing the Mouse was the main reason for that, which is why I only include a brief sample of the one song in this episode.
You may have noticed that this episode came out later than I planned, and that I’ve been absent from social media for the most part. Some of that is due to the post-Christmas malaise that normally sets in, but my personal life has also been extremely hectic. I’m hoping to be back on track shortly.
I hope you enjoyed May J.’s album. Join me back here on the 25th as I discuss Chris Hart’s 2015 album, “Christmas Hearts – Winter Gift,” for Black History Month.
As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.
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