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December 24, 2005

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Robin & Linda Williams: Mary Had a Baby (trad-new words-music-R&L Williams) The First Christmas Gift Red House RHRCD 188
  3. Magpie: All 'Round the Glory Manger (trad) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CDSB71305
  4. Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen: Away in a Manger (trad) Christmas Morning Woodpecker WP-119
  5. Odetta: Mary Had a Baby (trad) Gonna Let It Shine MC MC-0055
  6. Kate & Anna McGarrigle & family: Seven Joys of Mary (trad) The McGarrigle Christmas Hour Nonesuch 79925-2
  7. Songs of Good Cheer (Michael Miles): Joy to the World (Watts/Handel) (recorded Old Town School - 12/2004) Chicago Tribune 83707 24010
  8. The Watersons: Joy, Health, Love and Peace (trad) Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy Topic 12TS346
  9. Eileen McGann: There'll Be More Joy (TRAD) Heritage Dragonwing DRGN 005
  10. Joel Mabus: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen (trad) How Like the Holly Fossil 1299
  11. Mediaeval Baebes: There Is No Rose of Suych Vertu (Katharine Blake/trad) Mistletoe & Wine Nettwerk 30329-2
  12. Susan McKeown & Nikki Matheson: Lo, How a Rose (trad) The Soul of Christmas (an anthology) Upaya 19088 12182
  13. Bukkene Bruse: The Loveliest Rose Has Been Found The Loveliest Rose NorthSide NSD6067
  14. Jessica Radcliffe - Lisa Ekstrom - Martin Simpson: Winter Wedding (trad/Caitlin Matthews) / Wexford Carol (trad-arr.M.Simpson) / The King (trad-arr.M.Simpson) / The Holly and the Ivy (trad-arr.M.Simpson) Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBR CD002
  15. Golden Ring: The Holly Bears a Berry (trad) A Gathering of Friends for Making Music Folk-Legacy CD-16
  16. Joel Mabus: How Like the Holly Fossil 1299
  17. Artisan: The Gloucestershire Wassail (trad) Bygone Christmas BFCD112
  18. Nowell Sing We Clear: Stevens Family Waysail (trad) Just Say Nowell! Golden Hind GHM-105
  19. Odetta: Rise Up Shepherd (trad) Gonna Let It Shine M.C. Records MC-0055
  20. Robin & Linda Williams: Rise Up Shepherds and Follow (trad-arr.R&L Williams) The First Christmas Gift Red House RHRCD 188
  21. The Weavers: Go Where I Send Thee (trad-Paul Campbell) The Weavers at Carnegie Hall Vanguard VMD-73101 (recorded December 24, 1955 - tonight is the 50th anniversary, in commemoration we will play the entire album next Saturday at 6.)
  22. Songs of Good Cheer - Steve Rosen: Go Tell It on the Mountain (trad) Chicago Tribune 83707 24010
  23. Joyce Andersen & Harvey Reid: Song of the Magi (Anais Mitchell) Christmas Morning Woodpecker WP-119
  24. Nowell Sing We Clear: March of the Kings (trad) Hail Smiling Morn! Golden Hind GHM 120CD
  25. Amahl and the Night Visitors (orig. 1951 TV cast): Have You Seen a Child (Gian Carlo Menotti) RCA Victor 6485-2-RG
  26. Rufus & Martha Wainwright: Some Children See Him (W.Hutson/A.Burt) The McGarrigle Christmas Hour Nonesuch 79925-2
  27. John Henry Faulk: The Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT recording
  28. Robin & Linda Williams: Shotgun Shells on a Christmas Tree The First Christmas Gift Red House RHRCD 188
  29. John Fahey: Good Christian Men Rejoice Christmas Guitar Varrick-Rounder VR-002
  30. Jean Ritchie: Cherry Tree Carol (trad) Ballads from her Appalachian family tradition Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD 40145
  31. Neal & Leandra: Joseph's Lullaby Angels and Fools Uncle Gus UGM05
  32. Diane Zeigler: Lulajze, Jezuniu (Lullaby Jesus) (trad-arr.Ziegler) December in Vermont Ziegler 86851-0324-2
  33. Kim Robertson: Christ Child Lullaby (trad-arr.K.Robertson) Christmas Lullaby Gourd GM 134
  34. Maggie Sansone: Deck the Halls / Ding Dong Merrily on High (trad) Sounds of the Season Maggie's Music MSCD-103
  35. Neal & Leandra: Ding Dong Merrily on High (trad/Geo.Ratcliffe Woodward) Angels and Fools Uncle Gus UGM05
  36. Adrienne Jones: Carol of the Bells (M.Leontovic/Peter Wilhousky) There Is No Rose Jones no#
  37. John Gorka: Christmas Bells (Gorka/Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Winter Solstice III (a compilation) Windham Hill WD-1098
  38. Kathy Kallick & The Little Big Band: Ring the Bells at Midnight (Roy Forbes) Tinsel Tunes (a compilation) Sugar Hill SHCD-3855
  39. Nowell Sing We Clear: Sweet Chiming Bells (trad) Hail Smiling Morn! Golden Hind GHM102CD
  40. Peter Ostroushko: The Christmas Bells of Belfast Heartland Holiday Borderland BLP 01
  41. Judy Collins: Silver Bells (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) Christmas at the Biltmore Estate Elektra 62120-2
  42. Peter Ostroushko, Tatiana Riabokin, et.al.: Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) Heartland Holiday Borderland BLP 01
  43. Hamilton Camp: Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan) Sweet Joy Beachwood BR 24712
  44. Jessica Radcliffe - Lisa Ekstrom - Martin Simpson - Gerry O'Beirne: One Small Candle / Beautiful Darkness (J.Radcliffe) Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBRCD002
  45. Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen: Not Grieve the Dying Light (H.Reid) Christmas Morning Woodpecker WP-119
  46. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Old Waits Carol (trad) The McGarrigle Christmas Hour Nonesuch 79925-2
  47. Mike Seeger w/ Peggy & Penny Seeger and Calum MacColl: Oh, Watch the Stars (trad) American Folk Songs for Christmas Rounder CD 0268/69
  48. Penny Seeger: Great Big Stars (trad) American Folk Songs for Christmas Rounder CD 0268/69
  49. Peter Ostroushko w/ Ruth MacKenzie, et.al.: Bright Morning Stars (trad) Heartland Holiday Borderland BLP 01
  50. Robin & Linda Williams: On a Quiet Christmas Morn The First Christmas Gift Red House RHRCD 188
  51. Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito: This Christmas Morning This Christmas Morning Collective Works! 0501
  52. Magpie: Give Light (Greg Artzner/Greg Artzner-Ella Baker) Sliced Bread CDSB71185
  53. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad-arr.Weavers) Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Omega OCD 3021/22
  54. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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

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Robin & Linda Williams, Odetta, Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen, McGarrigle Christmas Hour, Songs of Good Cheer, Mediaeval Baebes, Peter Ostroushko, Neal & Leandra

CDs of the Week: Robin & Linda, Neal & Leandra