Classic Mixtapes: Qool DJ Marv Presents ‘Sounds of the Season’ Volumes I-IV [FULL STREAMS]


Many thanks to one of our favorite DJs anywhere in the world, Qool DJ Marv, for sharing this festive mixtape series with us. Spanning four volumes—including the three-part fourth installment—and over seven hours of seasonal favorites, this is essential holiday listening. Stream and/or download all four volumes below, and be sure to make them part of your annual tradition this year and for years to come!

Happy Holidays!

Qool DJ Marv Presents Sounds of the Season Volume I

Track Listing:

Vince Guaraldi | “The Christmas Song”
Nat King Cole | “The Christmas Song”
Ella Fitzgerald | “Have Yourself A Merry Christmas”
Dean Martin | “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (Arp Remix)
Peggy Lee | “Happy Holiday”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Skating”
The Brian Setzer Orchestra | “My Favorite Things”
The Supremes | “My Favorite Things”
Louis Armstrong | “Christmas Night In Harlem”
Ella Fitzgerald | “Sleigh Ride”
The Temptations | “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Donny Hathaway | “This Christmas”
The Swingle Singers | “Christmas Medley”
Lou Rawls | “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Away Team Remix)
Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic) | “Midnight”
Ray Brown Trio | “The Christmas Rap”
Billy Paul Williams & Nicole Henry | “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
Bing Crosby | “Happy Holiday” (Beef Wellington Remix)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra | “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” (Red Baron Remix)
Ferrante and Teicher | “Sleigh Ride” (Ralph Myerz Remix)
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmas Time Is Here” (Markus Enochson Remix)
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmastime Is Here” (Instrumental)
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmastime Is Here” (Vocal)

Qool DJ Marv Presents Sounds of the Season Volume II

Track Listing:

Frank Sinatra | “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Ramsey Lewis Trio | “The Christmas Song”
Earl Grant | “Winter Wonderland”
Oscar Peterson | “Let It Snow”
Edmundo Ros | “My Favorite Things”
José Feliciano | “Jingle Bells”
Stevie Wonder | “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”
Paul McCartney | “Wonderful Christmastime”
Bill Wolfer | “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies”
KT Tunstall | “Sleigh Ride”
Ramsey Lewis Trio | “The Sound Of Christmas”
The Ramsey Lewis Trio | “Snowfall”
The Salsoul Orchestra | “Merry Christmas All”
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra | “What a Wonderful World”
Stevie Wonder | “Merry Christmas / Happy Kwanzaa”
Shirley Horn | “Winter Wonderland” (Christian Prommer Remix)
T.K. and the Sound Explosion | “Silver Bells”
Kenny Burell | “Twelve Days of Christmas”
Wynton Marsalis | “Winter Wonderland”
Don Byron | “Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairies”
John Williams | “Carol of the Bells”
The Jackson 5 | “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
José Feliciano | “Feliz Navidad”
Lou Rawls | “The Christmas Song”
Stevie Wonder | “What Christmas Means to Me”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Linus and Lucy”
The Ventures | “Sleigh Ride”
Singersus Artists | “Carol of the Bells” [Instrumental]
Eric Marienthal | “Christmas Time Is Here” (Reprise)
Ivy | “Christmas Time Is Here”


Qool DJ Marv Presents Sounds of the Season Volume III

Track Listing:

Tijuana Chorus
Boston Brass | “The Christmas Song”
The Christmas Feeling
Helen Jane Long | “Christmas Sleighride”
Take 6 | “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”
The Mcguire Sisters | “Christmas Alphabet”
Liberace | “Winter Wonderland”
Andy Williams | “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” (A Shrift Remix)
Nat King Cole & Anthony Hamilton | “Buon Natale”
Alan Ett & James Mcmillen | “Jingle Bells”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmas Is Coming”
Take 6 | “Sleigh Ride”
Patti Labelle | “Santa Claus Is Coming Town”
Bob Sirois | “Carol Of The Bells”
Kate Havnevik | “Winter Wonderland”
Nat King Cole | “Nat’s Christmas Wishes”
Luther | “May Christmas Bring You Happiness”
Jackson 5 | “Someday At Christmas”
Afro Blue | “Christmas Time Is Here”
Lena Horne | “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! ” (Suedojazz Mix)
King Kooba | “O Christmas Tree”
Eddie Murphy says Merry Christmas to Security (& doormen, & supers, & child care pros & teachers & clerical & cleaners & cash register people & construction workers & the kitchen & waiters & waitresses & the drummers…)
Jihad Muhammad | “It’s Holiday Time”
Aliqua | “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”
Synergy Brass Quintet | “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies”
Carpenters | “Carol Of The Bells”
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass | “My Favorite Things/The Christmas Song”
The Annabel (Lee) Trio | “Christmas Time Is Here”
Kimberly Blue | “Christmas Time Is Here”
Tijuana Chorus


Qool DJ Marv Presents Sounds of the Season Volume IV (Big Kids)

Track Listing:

Martin Denny | “Exotic Night”
Duke Ellington | “Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)”
George Shearing & Billy May | “Snowfall/Snowfall Cha-Cha”
George Shearing Quintet | “The Christmas Waltz”
Ella Fitzgerald | “The Christmas Song”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Greensleeves” (Alternate Take 6)
Jimmy McGriff | “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
Eddie Dunstedter | “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”
John Hicks | “Jingle Bell Rock”
Dave Brubeck | “’Farewell’ Jingle Bells”
The Junior Mance Trio | “White Christmas”
Marcus Roberts | “Silent Night”
Ella Fitzgerald | “The Secret of Christmas”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmastime Is Here” (Instrumental)
Dave Brubeck | “The Christmas Song”


Qool DJ Marv Presents Sounds of the Season Volume IV (Big Kids II – The Encore)

Track Listing:

The Fedora Club | “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies”
Percy Faith & His Orchestra | “Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly”
Nat King Cole | “Deck The Halls”
Wayne King and his Orchestra | “Snowbound”
Ramsey Lewis Trio | “Sleigh Ride”
Ella Fitzgerald | “Jingle Bells”
Jimmy Smith | “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
Louis Armstrong | “Zat You Santa Claus?”
Doris Day | “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!”
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Dean Martin | “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Johnny Mathis | “Winter Wonderland”
Stevie Wonder | “The Little Drummer Boy”
Adam Saunders & Mark Cousins | “Winter Magic”
Percy Faith & His Orchestra | “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”
Dan Graham | “Sleigh Ride”
Ronnie Aldridge | “Sleigh Ride”
Andy Williams | “Happy Holidays”
Kay Starr | “Everybody’s Waiting For) The Man With The Bag”
June Christy | “The Merriest”
Ella Fitzgerald | “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
Louis Armstrong | “Cool Yule”
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones | “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”
The Beverly Sisters | “The Christmas Song”
Ramsey Lewis Trio | “Winter Wonderland”
Marcus Roberts | “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”
Rosemary Squires | “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Cindy Horstman | “Carol of the Bells”
Popov’s Boys Choir Of Moscow | “Toyland”


Qool DJ Marv Presents Sounds of the Season Volume IV (Big Kids III – The Reprise)

Track Listing:

Ella Fitzgerald | “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Al Jarreau | “My Favorite Things”
The O’Jays | “Carol Of The Bells”
Ella Fitzgerald | “Sleigh Ride”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Linus & Lucy”
Stevie Wonder | “What Christmas Means To Me”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmas Is Coming”
Mavis Staples | “Christmas Vacation”
Stevie Wonder | “Someday At Christmas”
Diana Ross | “This Christmas”
Donny Hathaway | “This Christmas”
Paul McCartney | “Wonderful Christmastime”
Rotary Connection | “Christmas Love”
Smokey Robinson | “Jingle Bells”
The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra | “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy”
Lead Belly | “Christmas is A-Coming (Chicken Crows at Midnight)”
Solomon Burke | “Presents for Christmas”
The Funk Brothers | “Winter Wonderland”
Irma Thomas | “May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas”
Amos Milburn | “Christmas (Comes but Once a Year)”
Brook Benton | “Merry Christmas All”
Brook Benton | “This Time Of Year”
Lou Rawls | “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “My Little Drum”
The Whispers | “Happy Holidays”
Vince Guaraldi Trio | “Christmastime Is Here” (Alternate Vocal Take 5)

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