Songs For Stuffing: A Thanksgiving Mix Thanksgiving is about family, food and the soul-deadening stress of logistics. Here's a mix designed to help you keep your mind on the bonding-fueled feast that justifies it all.

Songs For Stuffing: A Thanksgiving Mix

Songs For Stuffing

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Songs For Stuffing.
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The lead-up to Thanksgiving can be tough. There's the teeth-gnashing at the airport and the gray despair of the bus terminal, which is saying nothing of what happens if you've walked in your family's front door without having made tangible progress toward satiating your mom's hunger for grandchildren. You may have to take that hit, too.

But once everyone has gathered around the table and the second bottle of wine has been killed, the bad stuff falls away. Whether you're having turkey, turducken, tofurkey or fish tacos, the family is together, and that's what important. So here's a mix designed to help you keep your mind on the bonding-fueled feast that justifies it all. And if "Blueberry Yum Yum" just happens to inspire you to call the boy from down the block and give it another shot, we can only say, "You're welcome." Happy Thanksgiving!

Artists In This Mix:

A Band of Bees • Amadou & Mariam • The Andrews Sisters • Louis Armstrong • The B-52's • The Beatles • Ludwig von Beethoven • William Billings • Willie Bobo • Bow Wow Wow • Greg Brown • Cab Calloway • Cyrus Chestnut • Guy Clark • Nat King Cole • Joe Craven • Joseph Curiale • Guy Davis • Champion Jack Dupree • Bob Dylan • The Flaming Lips • Dave Frishberg • William DeVaughn • Rick Gallagher • Dizzy Gillespie • Johnny Griffin • Patty Griffin • Golden Smog • Benny Goodman • Arlo Guthrie • Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass feat. Ozomatli • Herbie Hancock • Bill Heid • David Holt • The JB's • Jay & The Techniques • Louis Jordan • Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan • Paul Lingle • Lyle Lovett • Eric "Two Scoops" Moore • New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble • Harry Nilsson • Tim O'Brien • Lee "Scratch" Perry • Michelle Shocked • Dmitri Shostakovich • Southern Culture on the Skids • Spearhead • Still on the Hill • Rufus Thomas • Traffic • Bobby Troup • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason • Warrant • Ethel Waters • The Wiyos • "Weird Al" Yankovic