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December 23, 2000

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  1. Lead Belly: Rooster Crows at Midnight Shout On SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD40105
  2. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  3. Nowell Sing We Clear: Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy (Nym Cooke / Bruce Randall) Just Say Nowell! Golden Hind GHM-105
  4. Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: The Angels Sang (J.Irien/C.Desbordes) Noels Celtique Green Linnet GLCD 3124
  5. Artisan: The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (trad/arr.Artisan) Bygone Christmas Bygone Films BFCD112
  6. Suzanne McDermott: Angels We Have Heard On High (trad) Out Under the Sky Rosema Red RRR 417 (PO Box 380747, Cambridge, MA 02238)
  7. Neal & Leandra: Listen to the Angels (Neal Hapberg) Listen to the Angels Uncle Gus UGM02 (612-929-0572 / or email)
  8. Mahalia Jackson: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (PD) Silent Night Columbia CK 38304
  9. Harvey Reid: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (F.Mendelssohn) The Heart of the Minstrel On Christmas Day Woodpecker 111 (PO Box 815, York, ME 03909)
  10. Susan McKeown and Lindsey Horner: When All the Songs Were Sad (Horner) Through the Bitter Frost and Snow 1 800 PRIME CD PCD-36
  11. Tommy Makem: Wishes Tommy Makem's Christmas Shanachie 52041
  12. Carl Sandburg: The Five Marvelous Pretzels (a story) Decca 78rpm K-109
  13. Muriel Anderson: Hymn for All the Answered Prayers Music For Life GCD 2000 (P.O.Box 121634, Nashville, TN 37212)
  14. Berroguetto: Nadal de Luintra A Putumayo World Christmas Putumayo PUT 181-2
  15. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Dance In the Dark of the Year (S.Urban/M.Nelson) private pressing (630-584-1262 / or email)
  16. William Pint & Felicia Dale: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (trad) Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Waterbug WBG 0039
  17. Nowell Sing We Clear: Leaping and Dancing (trad) Best of Nowell Sing We Clear Front Hall/Golden Hind 301
  18. Louis Armstrong: The Night Before Christmas (supposedly Clement Moore) The Stash Christmas Album Stash ST-125
  19. Doc Watson: New Born King (trad) Poppy 45 rpm
  20. Charles Guard: When Christ Was Born (trad/arr.Guard) A Real Irish Christmas Claddagh/Atlantic 83226-2
  21. Gerry Armstrong: Seven Joys of Mary (trad) Simple Gifts Folkways FA 2335
  22. Cran: Seacht Suailci na Maighdine Muire (The Seven Joys of Mary) A Real Irish Christmas Claddagh/Atlantic 83226-2
  23. Peggy & Penny Seeger: The New-Born Baby (trad) American Folk Songs for Christmas Rounder CD0268/69
  24. John Harbison: We Three Kings (trad/arr.JH.Hopkins) Six String Christmas Adelphi GCD 1038
  25. Jean Redpath: Three Kings from Orient / Kings from the East (trad) Still the Night Jean Redpath JR-109 (email)
  26. Maggie Sansone: We Three Kings (trad/arr.Sansone) Sounds of the Season II Maggie's Music MMCD105 (PO Box 4144, Annapolis, MD 21403)
  27. Nowell Sing We Clear: Time To Remember the Poor (trad) Just Say Nowell Golden Hind GHM-105
  28. John Henry Faulk: Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel) (WFMT Studio, early 1960s) WFMT recording
  29. Odetta: Shout For Joy (trad) Odetta Sings Christmas Spirituals Vanguard VSD 2079
  30. Emily Miller & Old Town School Ensemble: Shout for Joy (OTS - 12/16/00) private tape
  31. Win Stracke: Clout City Christmas Fantasy (WFMT studio, 9/72) WFMT recording
  32. Trilogy (Eileen McGann): Turn It Around Two Thousand Years of Christmas Dragonwing DRGN-114
  33. Harvey Reid: Ode To Joy (Beethoven) The Heart of the Minstrel on Christmas Day Woodpecker 111
  34. Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year: Good King Wenceslas, This Is the Truth Sent From Above, The Holly and the Ivy, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (trad) (from a live Christmas Day BBC broadcast in 1957, narrated, assembled and produced by Alan Lomax) Rounder 11661-1850-2
  35. John & Jon Copper: The Christmas Song (trad) Coppersongs 2 Coppersongs CD2 (73 Telscombe Rd., Peacehaven, East Sussex, England, BN10 7UB)
  36. Trifolkal-Greg Trafidlo: 'Tis the Season (Barbara Martin/Trafidlo) Songs of the Season Kira 1492 (540-586-5000)
  37. Liam Tiernan & Cathie Ryan: In Dulci Jubilo (trad) The Soul of Christmas Upaya 1218
  38. Ensemble Choral du Bout de Monde: When He Was Born (trad) Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany Green Linnet GLCD 3124
  39. New England Christmastide: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (trad) New England Christmastide Mobile Fidelity MFCD 883
  40. Liam Tiernan: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (trad) The Soul of Christmas Upaya 1218
  41. Artisan: Christmas Eve 1914 (Harding) Paper Angels Boing 9806
  42. John McCutcheon: Christmas In the Trenches Live at Wolf Trap Rounder CD 0283
  43. Jean Redpath w/ Sue Richards: Still the Night (Joseph Mann-PD) (Prairie Crossing 12/99) WFMT recording (also on her CD Still the Night)
  44. Gordon Bok: Quaker Benediction (trad) 'Twas On a Night Like This Folk Legacy CD-114
  45. Barton-Para-Patons: Peace Round (Jean Ritchie) 'Twas On a Night Like This Folk Legacy CD-114
  46. Neal Phillips - Trifolkal: Midwinter's Night Songs of the Season Kira 1492
  47. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Divine Image (trad/Wm.Blake/arr.BCB) private CD
  48. Thomas Moore: God Is Born (D.H.Lawrence) The Soul of Christmas Upaya 128
  49. Nowell Sing We Clear: Hail Smiling Morn! (trad) Hail Smiling Morn! Golden Hind GHM102CD
  50. Kiltartan Road: Deck the Halls (trad) / Carol of the Field Mice (Sobol/Grahame) A Kiltartan Road Christmas Kiltartan Road 1003 (773-871-5142)
  51. Rich Warren: Solstice Poem for 2000 live reading
  52. Original Broadway Cast: If We Only Have Love (Brel) Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Columbia D2S 779

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