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December 20, 2003

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Blind Boys of Alabama: Last Month of the Year (trad) Go Tell It On the Mountain RealWorld 72435-90600 2-6
  3. Jessica Radcliffe: Solstice Fire (a poem) Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBR CD002
  4. Christine Lavin & The Mistletones: A Christmas/Solstice/Chanukah/Ramadan/Boxing Day Song The Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed APRCD 1075
  5. Susan McKeown & Lindsey Horner: Through the Bitter Frost and Snow (McKeown) 1-800-PRIME-CD
  6. Golden Bough: Drive the Cold Winter Away / Kid on the Mountain (trad) Christmas In a Celtic Land ARC EUCD 1409
  7. Magpie: Last Month of the Year (trad) Sliced Bread CDSB71305
  8. Johnny Cunningham: I Saw Three Ships (trad.arr.J.Cunningham) / Bells No Bells (J.Cunningham) The Soul Of Christmas Upaya-Tommy Boy no#
  9. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: We Three Kings (trad/NGDB) The Christmas Album Rising Tide RTD-53048
  10. Loreena McKennitt: Good King Wenceslas (trad-arr.McKennitt/Rev.John Mason Neale) A Winter Garden Quinlan Road-Warner 946096 (800-361-7959)
  11. Spike Milligan: Good King Eccleslas Milligan Preserved" Note-EMI NTS 114
  12. Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Choir: Good King Wencelas Mid Earth Rejoices Community Music School 104
  13. Finest Kind: Shepherds Arise (trad) Silks & Spices Fallen Angle FAM 05
  14. Odetta: Rise Up Shepherd and Follow (trad) Christmas Spirituals Vanguard 79079-2
  15. Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: Shepherds On the Hill (trad) Noels (from Brittany) Green Linnet GLCD 3124
  16. Mike, Penny and Peggy Seeger: Shepherds, Rejoice (trad) American Folk Songs For Christmas Rounder CD0268/0269
  17. Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: Gospel Truth (excerpt) Behind the Fridge Atlantic K-40503
  18. Nowell Sing We Clear: While Shepherds Watched (trad) The Best of Nowell Sing We Clear Front Hall FHR 301CD
  19. Kol Sasson: Chanukah Medley (S'vivon (L.Kipnis)/ The Dreydll Song (M.Gelbart) / Chanukah chag yatch (L.Kipnis)) Eclectricity Pocet POC03B (847-933-3000 / web site)
  20. Magpie: Ballad of Chanukah (Woody Guthrie) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CDSB71305
  21. Woody Guthrie: Hanukkah Dance Hard Travelin' Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40102
  22. The Klezmer Conservatory Band: Oy Chanukah, Oh Chanukah! (M.Rivesman) Oy Chanukah! Rounder 3102
  23. Magpie: Chanukah Chase (trad) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CDSD71305
  24. Tom Lehrer: (I'm Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner-Rhino R2 79831
  25. Christine Lavin & The Mistletones: All Purpose Carol (John Forster) The Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed APRCD 1075
  26. Tom Prasada-Rao: Christmas In the Ashram (Chris Rosser) Ahimsa no#
  27. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Despite It All (Susan Urban) demo
  28. Jeff Talmadge: A Soldier's Christmas private pressing
  29. Judy Collins: I'll Be Home For Christmas (Gannon-Kent-Ram) Come Rejoice Mesa R2 79085
  30. Darryl Purpose: You Must Go Home For Christmas (D.Purpose/Robt.M.Fisher) Darryl Purpose Paget-Tangible no #
  31. Erica Smith: Blue On Christmas private pressing
  32. Carol Noonan: Christmas Is Here Christmas self no# (866-CAROLCD)
  33. Blind Boys of Alabama w/ Aaron Neville: Joy To the World Go Tell It On the Mountain RealWorld 72435-90600 2-6
  34. Odetta: Poor Little Jesus Christmas Spirituals Vanguard 79079-2
  35. John Henry Faulk: Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT recording
  36. Michael Smith & Jamie O'Reilly: The Magi (M.Smith) The Gift of the Magi Bird Avenue BA006
  37. Tommy Sands: Hearts of Love To Shorten The Winter Green Linnet GLCD 1212
  38. Win Stracke: A Clout City Christmas Fantasy WFMT recording
  39. The Weavers: Twelve Gates To the City (trad/arr.Weavers) Wasn't That a Time Vanguard VCD4-147/50
  40. Joan Baez: I Wonder As I Wander (John Jacob Niles) Noel Vanguard 79596-2
  41. Jamie O'Reilly: A Wanderer Am I (Michael Smith) The Gift Of the Magi Bird Avenue BBA006
  42. Lisa Ekstrom w/ Gerry O'Beirne: Til Here Is There (Robin Williamson, arr. Ekstrom-O'Beirne) Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBR CD002
  43. Jean Redpath: 2000 Years Ago (Alan Bell) Still the Night Jean Redpath JR-109 (888-845-4058)
  44. Jay Pearce: A Christmas Nightmare (a faux news story) (David Benjamin) private recording
  45. Susan Piper: So Small private pressing (email)
  46. Jessica Radcliffe & Martin Simpson: One Small Candle / Beautiful Darkness Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBR CD002
  47. Rich Warren: Comfort & Joy - solstice poem for 2003
  48. Leela & Ellie Grace: In My Name (You Shall Love) (L.Grace) Leela & Ellie Grace Grace Family no#
  49. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad/arr.Weavers) Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Omega OCD 3021/22 (instead of closing theme)

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Jessica Radcliffe & Martin Simpson, Magpie, Leela & Ellie Grace

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith and friends perform Michael Smith's The Gift of the Magi the following dates:
Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 and 8:30: Fitzgerald's Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn. 708-788-2118

The Bittersweet Christmas Band at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Evanston, Sunday, December 21 at 7. 847-424-9800

Ekstrom & Quinn perform in a house concert on Lake Street in Wilmette, Sunday, December 28 at 7. For further information and reservations call 312-371-2284.