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December 17, 2005

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. John Forster: The All-Purpose Carol The Official Bootleg Album Limousine LR 08192 3
  3. Christine Lavin & friends: A Christmas/Kwanza/Solstice/Chanukah/Boxing Day Song (Wm.Shield/C.Lavin) The Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed APRCD 1075
  4. Roy Zimmerman: Chrisma-Hanu-Rama-Ka-Dona-Kwanza Peacenick Metaphor 918
  5. The WFMT Caroleers: Deck Us All With Boston Charlie (Walt Kelly) WFMT recording
  6. Tom Lehrer: A Christmas Carol The Remains of Tom Lehrer Rhino R2 79831
  7. Shelley Posen: The La-La-Latke Song Manna Well Done WDM02
  8. Dar Williams: The Christians and the Pagans Out There Live Razor and Tie 7930182871-2
  9. Carl Sandburg: The Five Marvelous Pretzels (a story) Decca 78 rpm K-109
  10. Robin & Linda Williams: Old Toy Trains (Roger Miller) The First Christmas Gift Red House RHRCD 188
  11. Neal & Leandra: Toyland (Victor Herbert/Glen McDonough) Angels and Fools Uncle Gus UGM05
  12. Tom Paxton: The Marvelous Toy Goin' to the Zoo Rounder 8046
  13. Sue Trainor: The Murderous Toy In a Closeup Trainor no#
  14. Dave Rudolf: Oh Come, Oh Come, I Read the Manual (trad/Rudolf) Completely Cracked Christmas! Moneytree 7501410092
  15. Ella Jenkins: I Got a Harmonica for Hanukkah (Ray Nordstrand Memorial - Old Town School - October 29, 2005) WFMT recording
  16. Tom Glazer: I Got a Camel for Christmas Kooky Songs United Artists S23502
  17. Artisan: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (Rox) Paper Angels Boing 9806
  18. The Good Time Washboard: Don't Give Me No Goose for Christmas, Grandma (ASCAP) The Good Time Washboard Three Fantasy 3361
  19. Lou & Peter Berryman: Christmas Letter Some Days Cornbelt CR16
  20. Trout Fishing In America: The Christmas Letter (E.Idlet/K.Grimwood) Merry Fishes
  21. Stan Freberg: Nuttin' for Christmas Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Novelty Records of All Time Rhino RMBC 490
  22. Chuck Brodsky: On Christmas I Got Nothing Radio Red House RHRCD 119
  23. Jacqueline Levy: Don't Call the Goyim on Christmas Eve Not About Me Levy 921872
  24. Angel City Chorale conducted by Sue Fink: S'vivon (trad-arr.Steve Barnett) A Chanukah Celebration City Voice ACC 1004
  25. Magpie: The Ballad of Chanukah (Woody Guthrie) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CDSB71305
  26. Angel City Chorale: Eight Days (Barbara Miller) A Chanukah Celebration City Voice ACC 1004
  27. Barbara Silverman leading Songs of Good Cheer: Dreidle Song (trad) Songs of Good Cheer Chicago Tribune 83707 24010
  28. Brave Combo: Hey, Little Dreidel (Carl Finch) Holidays! denTone D 1003
  29. Shelley Posen: My Mother's Latke's Manna Well Done WDM02
  30. Beth Gelman: In the Window (trad?) The Jewish Holidays OHP (847-967-8908)
  31. Angel City Chorale - Murray Gershenz: Chanuka Candle Blessing (trad-arr. A.W.Binder) A Chanukah Celebration City Voice ACC 1004
  32. Peter, Paul & Mary: Light One Candle (Peter Yarrow) No Easy Walk to Freedom Gold Castle 171 001-2
  33. Mike Nichols & Elaine May: Merry Christmas, Doctor Nichols & May Examine Doctors Mercury 314 558 457-2
  34. Jan Hobson: Mrs. Claus Lament (Insubordinate Claus) (Eric Barnes/Cheri Coons) private CD
  35. Ronny Cox: Christmas Has a Brand New CEO (John W. Davis) (Folkstage - April 23, 2005) WFMT recording
  36. Win Stracke: Clout City Christmas Fantasy WFMT recording
  37. Jackson Browne: The Rebel Jesus These Days Inside promo
  38. Lee Murdock: Bell Buoy on Christmas Day (L.Murdock/Chas.F.Richardson) Christmas Goes to Sea
  39. Tom Lewis: Christmas at Sea (T.Lewis/Robt.Louis Stevenson) 360 Degrees Borealis BCD 156
  40. Lee Murdock: A Sailor's Carol (Gordon Bok/Chas.Causley) Christmas Goes to Sea Depot 780975 866917
  41. Tommy Makem and chorus: Singing in the Streets Tommy Makem's Christmas Shanachie 52041
  42. Peter, Paul & Mary: A'Soalin' (StookeyBatteaste/Mezzetti) The Collection Reader's Digest/Warner OPCD-8505
  43. Spike Milligan: Good King Eccleslas Milligan Preserved Note-EMI NTS 114
  44. Arrogant Worms: Let There Be Guns Gift Wrapped Oglio OGL89130-2
  45. Tom Paxton: Buy a Gun for Your Son Ain't That News! Elektra import 8122 73565-2
  46. Roy Zimmerman: Buy War Toys for Christmas (Zimmerman/Harby) Peacenick Metaphor 918
  47. Susan Urban: Midwinter Eve private pressing
  48. Grit Laskin: My Turn A Few Simple Words Borealis BCD001
  49. Odetta: If Anybody Asks You (trad) Gonna Let It Shine MC MC-0055
  50. Louis Armstrong: The Night Before Christmas (supposedly Clement Moore) The Stash Christmas Album Stash ST-125
  51. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Stan Freberg Collectors Series Capitol CDP7916272
  52. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Robin & Linda Williams, Neal & Leandra, Lou & Peter Berryman, Songs of Good Cheer, Lee Murdock, Odetta

CD of the Week: Odetta

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Lee Murdock's Annual Hometown Concert, with guest Bucky Halker, Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 at the Kaneville Community Center, Main St. at Harter Rd., Kaneville. 630-557-2329 / web site