Published Dec 13, 2010Soulful Stones Throw crooner Mayer Hawthorne adds to the pile of Christmas-themed MP3s with a cover of Vince Guaraldi's warm "Christmas Time Is Here," from the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.
While one might expect some sort of messy, off-kilter beat or sample-based edits from the Stones Throw camp, Hawthorne sings the song straight over the Guaraldi sample. Aside from being a welcome addition to our Christmas playlists, it also proves that Hawthorne could easily break out as a Michael Buble-sized crooner if he wasn't so interested in artistic integrity and creativity.
The track was posted with the following message from Hawthorne:
Happy Holidays everyone,
All the best Christmas songs were written by Jews, and Chanukah songs suck. This is my favorite Christmas tune, sung over the Vince Guaraldi instrumental.
Stream "Christmas Time is Here" below.
Mayer Hawthorne - Christmas Time Is Here by Mayer Hawthorne