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December 18, 2004

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: We Sing Hallelujah (Richard Thompson) Dance in the Dark of the Year Porcupine PPCD 2220
  3. Birmingham Sunlights: Hallelujah (trad) For Old Time's Sake Flying Fish FF 70588
  4. Joe & Eddie: Sing Hallellujah (Mike Settle) The Best of Joe & Eddie GNP Crescendo 2032
  5. Hallelujah, Baby! (orig. cast-Leslie Uggams): Hallelujah, Baby (Jule Styne/Betty Comden-Adolph Green) Columbia SK 48218
  6. The Mrs. Ackroyd Band: The Harvey Andrews Chorus (Handel/Les Barker) Tubular Dogs Mrs. Ackroyd DOG 014
  7. Flahooley (orig. B'way cast - Jerome Courtland - Barbara Cook): Who Says There Ain't No Santa Clause (Sammy Fain/E.Y. Harburg) Angel ZDM 0777 7 64764 2 1
  8. Carol Channing: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Clement Moore) The Year Without Santa and other stores Caedmon TC 1303
  9. John Prine: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Tommy O'Connor) Oh Boy 45 rpm
  10. Trout Fishing In America: Just Because, Mrs. Claus (Grimwood/Idlet) Merry Fishes To All Trout TR-017
  11. Sara Davis: One Woman's Story (Beckie Menzie/Cheri Coons) demo
  12. The WFMT Caroleers: Deck Us All With Boston Charlie (Walt Kelly) WFMT recording
  13. Yogi Yorgesson: I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas Christmas Comedy Classics Priority CDL9306
  14. Capitol Steps (Brad Van Grack): Gun Nuts Boasting They Can Open Fire (M.Torme/R.Wells) All I Want For Christmas Is a Tax Increase CapSteps CSCD 1013
  15. Claudia Schmidt: Winter Invocation Roads Pragmavision IR 22032
  16. Nichols & May: Merry Christmas, Doctor Nichols & May Examine Doctors Mercury 314 558 457-2
  17. Mary Liz McNamara: Christmas Eve Blues Unhinged self
  18. Ogden Nash: I Remember Yule Christmas With Ogden Nash Caedmon TC 1323
  19. Tom Lehrer: A Christmas Carol The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner Rhino R2 79831
  20. Roy Zimmerman: Christmas Is Pain Comic Sutra Metaphor 915
  21. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Despite It All (Susan Urban) Dance in the Dark of the Year Porcupine PPCD 2220
  22. Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith: The Magi (Michael Smith) The Gift of the Magi Bird Avenue BA006
  23. Herdman-Hills-Mangsen: The Frozen Logger (Jas.Stephens) / Proper Cup of Coffee (trad, new verses Hills-Mangsen) Voices of Winter Gadfly 235
  24. John McCutcheon: Hot Chocolate Wintersongs Rounder CD 8038
  25. Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum: Hot Buttered Rum (Tommy Thompson) Winter's Grace Signature Sounds SIG 1251
  26. Lee Murdock: 1913 Massacre (Woody Guthrie) Between Two Worlds Depot DEP027
  27. Erik Balkey: Silent Night While the Paint Dries Hudson Harding HH092704
  28. Spike Milligan: Silent Night Parlophone 45 rpm
  29. Andy Lang w/ Karine Polwart: Fairy Tale of New York (S.McGowan/J.Finer) / The High Drive (Gordon Duncan) Cold Blow These Winter Winds Green Linnet GLCD 1228
  30. Erik Frandsen: Christmas In Brooklyn Antiques: New & Used self (email)
  31. Wayne Juhlin: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas My Kinda Town Penway no#
  32. Win Stracke: Clout City Christmas Fantasy WFMT recording
  33. George Howe: Christmas Boot demo
  34. Lucky Luck: The Twelve Days of Christmas Mahalo 45 rpm
  35. Penelope Keith: And Yet Another Partridge In a Pear Tree (Brian Sibley) BBC transcription
  36. Joel Mabus: Let's Do Christmas Right How Like the Holly Fossil 1299
  37. Kitty Donohoe: Martha Stewart's Christmas (Folkstage - November 3, 2001) WFMT recording
  38. Rory McLeod: Christmas in Prison (John Prine) Cold Blow These Winter Winds Green Linnet GLCD 1228
  39. Magpie: Solstice Carol (Greg Artzner) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CD-SB71305
  40. Herdman-Hills-Mangsen: At the Turning of the Year (Anne Hills) Hand & Heart 2000
  41. Claudia Schmidt: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blaine) (Folkstage - December 22, 2001) WFMT recording
  42. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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CD of the Week: The Bittersweet Christmas Band

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

The O'Reilly Family and Michael Smith at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams, Crystal Lake, Sunday, December 19 at 4. 815-356-9212

Susan Urban and others at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis, Evanston, Sunday, December 19 at 7. 847-424-9800