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December 16, 2000

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  2. Ilene Weiss: It's That Time Again (Virginia Hagemann) Weiss Christmas Gadfly 236 (888-9GADFLY)
  3. Original Cast:: We Need a Little Christmas (Jerry Herman) Mame Columbia KOS 3000
  4. Yorgi Yorgeson: I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas Dr. Demento's Greatest Novelty Records of All Times: Christmas Rhino RNBC 490
  5. Artisan: The Wassail of Figgy Duff (Flanders/Swann) Paper Angels Boing 9806
  6. The Arrogant Worms: The Christmas Song Christmas Turkey ArrogantWorms AW-1125 (88-THE-WORMS)
  7. Robert Earl Keen: Merry Christmas From the Family Tinsel Tunes Sugar Hill SHCD-3855
  8. Dar Williams: The Christians and the Pagans Mortal City Razor and Tie RT 2821-2
  9. Nancy White: It's So Chic To Be Pregnant at Christmas Dr. Demento's Holidays In Dementia Rhino R2 72176
  10. Ilene Weiss: His Initials Weiss Christmas Gadfly 236
  11. John Prine: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Tommy Connor) Oh Boy 45 rpm
  12. The Klezmer Conservatory Band: Chanukah, The Festival of Lights (read by Steve Netsky) (A.Reisin/S.Golub) Oy Chanukah! Rounder 3102
  13. Shirim: March of the Macabees (Tchaikovsky/arr.Michael McLaughlin) Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classics NPD85640
  14. Kol Sasson: Judah Maccabee (J.Black) Close Harmony, Close Friends POC00B (847-933-3000)
  15. Shirim: Dance of the Dreydls (Tchaikovsky/arr.M.McLaughlin) Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classics NPD85640
  16. The Klezmer Conservatory Band: The Dreydle Game (Isaac Bashevis Singer) / The Dreydle Song (Al Sack) Oy Chanukah! Rounder 3102
  17. Ella Jenkins: I Got a Harmonica for Chanukah Ellbern 45 rpm
  18. The Klezmer Conservatory Band: Oy Chanukah, Oh Chanukah! (M.Rivesman) Oy Chanukah! Rounder 3102
  19. Magpie: Give Light (Greg Artzner, based on the words of Ella Baker) Give Light Sliced Bread CDSB1185 (PO Box 606, Blue Bell, PA 19422)
  20. Peter, Paul & Mary: Light One Candle (P.Yarrow) No Easy Walk To Freedom Gold Castle 171001-2
  21. Tom Lehrer: (I'm Spending) Hanukah In Santa Monica The Remains Of Tom Lehrer Rhino R2 79831
  22. Alan Weckler: Christmas In San Diego (J.Way/A.Weckler) Redletter 45 rpm
  23. Marie Lynn Hammond: Christmas In Barbados Impromptu Vignettes VM7882-2 (1515 El Rito Ave., Glendale, CA 91208)
  24. Louis Armstrong: 'Zat You, Santa Claus (Fox) The Stash Christmas Album Stash ST125
  25. Artisan: I Want a Hippotamus for Christmas (Rox) Paper Angels Boing 9806
  26. Stan Freberg: Nuttin' For Christmas Dr. Demento Presents the World's Greatest Novelty Records... Rhino RNBC490
  27. Dave Rudolf: Santa Claus Was Running Through Town Moneytree no# Completely Cracked Christmas
  28. The Arrogant Worms: Things Are Looking Bad For Santa Christmas Turkey ArrogantWorms AW-1125
  29. Ilene Weiss: Talkin' To the Wrong Guy Weiss Christmas Gadfly 236
  30. Biff Rose: Happy Birthday Beethoven Half Live at the Bitter End Buddah BDS 5078
  31. Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: This Is Ludwig van Beethoven not only...but also... Brit.Decca LK 5080
  32. Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol: Beethoven Wrote It, But It Swings (Beethoven-H.Roussel-G.Hall) Sony SMK 62268
  33. Scott Marrs: Beethoven In Leather Saturday Morning Gable Lane no# (612-953-0120)
  34. Joni Mitchell: Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune) For the Roses Asylum SD 5057
  35. P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele) w/ Robt.Dennis: New Horizons In Music Appreciation P.D.Q. Bach On the Air Vanguard VBD-79268
  36. Jim Post: Christmas Chantey The Heart of Christmas Post no# (815-777-3969 or email)
  37. Riders in the Sky: I'll Be Home For Christmas I'll Be Home for Christmas Rounder 11661-0445-2
  38. Dan Pelletier: Christmas Eve, Lakeside Topless Revue Hudson Valley private pressing (845-225-6666)
  39. The Goons: I'm Walking Backward For Christmas The World of the Goons Brit.Decca SPA 569
  40. Cow Christmas: Hallemmojah Chorus It's a Cow Christmas Spinnaker SPI 42697
  41. The Mrs Ackroyd Band: The Harvey Andrews Chorus (Handel/Les Barker) Tubular Dogs Mrs Ackroyd DOG 014
  42. The Derivative Duo: The Honolulu Chorus (Handel/ B.Glenn-S.Nivert) Opera For the Masses no label (1202 E. Pike, Box 675, Seattle, WA 98122)
  43. Cow Christmas: Hallemmojah Chorus It's a Cow Christmas Spinnaker SPI 42697
  44. Tabbynacle Choir: We Wish You a Meowy Chrismouse Meowy Chrismouse! Drummer Dancer Dreamer 45 rpm (860-435-4687)
  45. Joel Mabus: Let's Do Christmas Right How Like the Holly Fossil 1299 (PO Box 306, Portage, MI 49081 or email)
  46. Megon McDonough: What Present's This (Dave Rudolf) Dave Rudolf's Completely Cracked Christmas! Moneytree no#
  47. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Despite It All (Susan Urban) private release
  48. Lou & Peter Berryman: Uncle Dave's Grace House Concert Cornbelt CR 12 (608-257-7750)
  49. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Tip Of the Freberg Rhino R2 75645
  50. Thom Bishop: So Hard To Buy a Savior (Earl of Old Town - 10/20/74) WFMT recording
  51. Anita Silvert: All Roads Converge Midwest Girl Balancing Act BAM-003 P.O Box 512, Yardley, PA 19067 (215-369-0220) or email

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parens ( ).

This concert was mentioned on the program:

Jim Post In "The Heart of Christmas" December 20 at 8 at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock. 815-338-5300

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