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December 22, 2007

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Dan Fogelberg: At Christmas Time The First Christmas Morning Morning Sky MSPCD 8001
  3. Sloan Wainwright: Illuminate (S.Wainwright/Stephen Murphy) On a Night Before Christmas Derby 83707 21200
  4. Odetta w/The Holmes Brothers: This Little Light of Mine (trad) Gonna Let It Shine MC-0055
  5. Marie Knight w/ Catherine Russell: I Am the Light of This World (Rev.Gary Davis) Let Us Get Together MC-0058
  6. Eileen McGann: Love & Light Surround Me Light Dragonwing DRGN 117
  7. Bonnie Koloc: Watts' Cradle Carol (I.Watts) (Folkstage - December 21, 2002) WFMT recording
  8. Neal & Leandra: Away in a Manger (Wm.J.Kirkpatric/trad) Angels and Fools Uncle Gus UGM05
  9. Magpie: All 'Round the Glory Manger (trad) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CDSB71305
  10. The Johnson Mountain Boys: The Friendly Beasts (trad) O Christmas Tree: A Bluegrass Collection for the Holidays Rounder 116 610 513-2
  11. Fermilab Singers with an introduction by Stephen Pordes: Cockroft-Walton Carol (Deck the Halls) (trad/Pordes) (Folkstage - Fermilab December 15, 2007) WFMT Recording
  12. WFMT Caroleers: Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie (Pogo's Carol) (trad/Walt Kelly) WFMT recording
  13. James Lee Stanley: Deck the Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries (Tchaikovsky/trad-arr.-adapt.J.L. Stanley) A Beechwood Christmas Beechwood 33086 24692
  14. Jud Caswell: The Long Walk Home Hudson Harding Sampler: Happy Holidays - Volume 2 Hudson Harding 37101 43694
  15. Brett Dennen: The Holidays Are Here (And We're Still at War) Dualtone promo
  16. Judy Garland (orig.soundtrk Meet Me in St. Louis): Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Marting/Ralph Blaine) Billboard Family Classics - Christmas Rhino R2 72171
  17. Michael Jerling: Through Christmastime Crooked Path Fool's Hill FHM 2002
  18. Las Avemarianas: Canta, Rie, Bebe (Sing, Laugh, Drink) (trad) Christmas In The Old World Philips PHS-600-036
  19. Terry McDade with The McDades: Riu Riu Chiu (trad) Midwinter Free Radio FRCD-002
  20. Eileen Ivers & friends: Hark the Herald Angels Sing (trad-arr.Ivers/Doyle) An Nollaig Compass 744672
  21. Ogden Nash: I Remember Yule Christmas With Ogden Nash Caedmon TC 1323
  22. Debi Smith: What Wondrous Love Is This (trad) The Soprano Christmas self 00261 22633
  23. John Davis: Brave New Christmas private release
  24. Joel Mabus: Wondrous Love (trad-arr.Mabus) The Banjo Monologues Fossil 1707
  25. Jan Hobson: Mrs. Claus' Lament (Insubordinate Claus) (Cheri Coombs/Eric Barnes) private release
  26. Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements: Mama, I Know You Ain't Santa A Place in the Sun Kabeauty KR0001
  27. Matt & Shannon Heaton: Star Song (S.Heaton/Robt.Herrich B.1591) Fine Winter's Night ESL CD 007
  28. Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen: We Three Kings (trad) Christmas Morning Woodpecker WP-119
  29. Amahl and the Night Visitors (orig. 1951 TV cast): From Far Away We Come / Have You Seen a Child (Gian Carlo Menotti) RCA Victor 6485-2-RG
  30. John Henry Faulk: The Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT recording
  31. Randall Williams: Yes, Virginia Hudson Harding Sampler: Happy Holidays - Volume 2 Hudson Harding 37101 43694
  32. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Tip Of the Freberg Rhino R2 75645
  33. Rob Dorn & Carolyn Wehner: The Twelve Days After Christmas (Frederick Silver) private recording
  34. Bonnie Koloc: Silent Night (Mohr/Gruber PD) (Folkstage - December 21, 2002) WFMT Recording
  35. Hardscrabble Road - James Gordon: There Is No Silent Night Pipe Street PSR27
  36. Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon: Forget About Me Starry, Starry Night TrueWind BG1104
  37. Rob Riley: This Time of Year private release
  38. Nichols & May: Merry Christmas, Doctor Nichols & May Examine Doctors Mercury 314-558457-2
  39. Bette Midler: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin) Cool Yule Columbia 82876-86266-2
  40. Shawn Colvin: In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Gustav Holst / Christina Rossetti) Holiday Songs and Lullabies Columbia CK 69550
  41. Jessica Radcliffe: Solstice Fire Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBR CD002
  42. Priscilla Herdman - Anne Hills - Cindy Mangsen: Solstice Round (Mangsen) At the Turning of the Year Hand & Heart 2000
  43. (Aubrey) Atwater (Elwood) Donnelly: Winter Solstice (trad/Steve Bardsley) When Winter Calls Rabbit Island RIM 1009-2
  44. Robert Graves: To Juan at the Winter Solstice Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work Shout Factory D4K 10029
  45. Magpie: Solstice Carol (Greg Artzner) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread CDSB-71305
  46. Dan Fogelberg: Christ, the King The First Christmas Morning Morning Sky MSPCD 8001
  47. Tommy Makem: Singing in the Streets / Wishes (Makem) Tommy Makem's Christmas Shanachie 52041
  48. Nowell Sing We Clear: Here We Come A-Wassailing / We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad) Hail Smiling Morn! Golden Hind GHM 102CD
  49. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad, arr.Weavers) Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Omega OCD 3021/22
  50. 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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These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Bonnie Koloc at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Saturday, January 12 at 8. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago. 773-728-6000

The Snow Queen opens at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, November 30 and runs through January 6. Featuring Michael Smith, Kat Eggleston, Barbara Barrow, music by Michael Smith. Directed by Frank Galati. 773-549-5788