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December 23, 2006

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Stan Freberg Collectors Series Capitol CDP7916272
  3. Cathy Barton & Dave Para: Make My Present Small (Bob Coltman) Crazy Quilt self no#
  4. Austin Lounge Lizards: Xmas Time for Visa (Hank Card - Conrad Deisler - Tom Pittman - Boo Resnick- Korey Simeone) The Drugs I Need Blue Corn BCM 0603
  5. Bonnie Koloc: Good King Wenceslas (trad) (Folkstage - December 21, 2002) WFMT Recording
  6. Capitol Steps: Frosty, the Chairman (Nelson-Rollins/ Newport-Eaton-Strauss) O Christmas Bush CapSteps no#
  7. Joan Baez: Christmas in Washington (Steve Earle) Bowery Songs Proper PRPCD029
  8. Erik Darling: Merry Christmas (E.Darling/P.Street) Revenge of the Christmas Tree Man Alive MAR101
  9. Lead Belly: Rooster Crows at Midnight Shout On Smithsonian Folkways SFCD 40105
  10. Kiltartan Road: Deck the Halls (trad) / Carol of the Fieldmice (Jos.Sobol/Kenneth Grahame) Joy in the Morning Kiltartan Road 1003
  11. The WFMT Caroleers: Deck Us All With Boston Charlie (Walt Kelly) WFMT recording
  12. Dave Potts: Christmas Cards Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1 Hudson Harding 37101 27508
  13. Terry Kitchen: Christmas Card Heaven Here on Earth Urban Campfire no#
  14. Lou & Peter Berryman: Christmas Letter Some Days Cornbelt CR16
  15. Joel Mabus: Christmas Trees: A Christmas circular letter (poem by RobertFrost) (Folkstage - December 23, 2000) WFMT Recording
  16. Pacific Chorale, John Alexander, cond.: The First Noel (trad-arr.J.Alexander) Christmas Time Is Here Gothic G 49246

  17. Harvey Reid: The First Noel (trad) Christmas Morning Woodpecker WP-119
  18. Bill Cosby: Christmas Time I Started Out as a Child Warner Bros. 2-1567
  19. Erik Darling: The Night Before Christmas Song Revenge of the Christmas Tree (Clement Moore/E.Darling-P.Street) Man Alive MAR101
  20. Claudia Schmidt: Christmas Eve Spinning Pragmavision 43157 37775
  21. Capitol Steps: Santa Claus in Coming By Ground (Coots-Gillespie/Eaton-Newport-Strauss) O Christmas Bush CapSteps no#
  22. Arrogant Worms: Santa Got Arrested Christmas Turkey Arrogant Worms AW-1225
  23. Capitol Steps: Why's the Army Frisking Santa Claus? (Conner/Newport-Eaton-Strauss) O Christmas Bush CapSteps no#
  24. Anna Russell: Please Santa Claus A Square Talk on Popular Music Columbia ML 5036
  25. Tommy Makem: The Gift of the Tree Tommy Makem's Christmas Shanachie 52041
  26. Pacific Chorale: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Eliz. Poston) Christmas Time Is Here Gothic G 49246
  27. Jean Ritchie: Cherry Tree Carol (trad, Child #54) Ballads Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD 40145
  28. Lesie Ritter & Scott Petito: If Mary Knew This Christmas Morning Collective Works Media 0501
  29. Ronny Cox: Who's the Baby's Daddy? (Tony Haselden) (Midnight Special Folk Festival, Harris Theater - September 17, 2006) WFMT Recording
  30. Enoch Kent: Mrs. Hooligan's Christmas Cake (trad) I'm a Rover 2nd Avenue SAS2012
  31. Arrogant Worms: The Same Christmas Cake Christmas Turkey Arrogant Worms Aw-1225
  32. Finest Kind: The Homeless Wassail (Ian Robb) Feasts & Spirits Fallen Angle FAM 07
  33. John Henry Faulk: The Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT recording
  34. Susan Urban w/ the Bittersweet Christmas Band: Yuletide Magic (Urban) private pressing
  35. Penelope Keith: And Yet Another Partridge In a Pear Tree (Brian Sibley) BBC transcription
  36. Greg Greenway: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blaine) Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1 Hudson Harding 37101 27508
  37. Win Stracke: Clout City Christmas Fantasy (WFMT Recording)
  38. Brett Dennen: The Holidays Are Here (And We're Still At War) Dualtone promo
  39. Bernice Lewis: It's About Peace (B.Lewis-Dan Wollin- Dave Senft-Auyon Mukharji) Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1 Hudson Harding 37101 27508
  40. Bette Midler: From a Distance (Christmas version) (Julie Gold) Cool Yule Columbia 82876 86266 2
  41. Sloan Wainwright: I Believe (private pressing)
  42. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Austin Lounge Lizards, Bette Midler, Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1, Capitol Steps

CD of the week: Hudson Harding Sampler

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

The Arrogant Worms at the Aoustic Renaissance Concert series at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, January 13 at 8. 708-802-0236

David Bromberg, along with the Angel Band at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Saturday, January 20 at 7 and 10. 773-728-6000