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December 20, 2008

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  1. Norm Pellegrini: reading an excerpt from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol WFMT recording
  2. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  3. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe 01143-1123-2
  4. Nowell Sing We Clear (John Roberts-Tony Barrand-Andy Davis- Fred Breunig): Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (A.J.Phipps) A Pageant of Midwinter Carols Golden Hind GHM-109CD
  5. Odetta: Beautiful Star (trad,arr.Odetta) Christmas Spirituals Vanguard 79079-2
  6. James Taylor & Yo-Yo Ma: Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison) Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace Sony 88697-24414-2
  7. Sloan Wainwright: Search the Sky On a Night Before Christmas Derby Disc 83707 21200
  8. The Swingle Singers: Jingle Bells (James Pierpont, PD) Noels sans Passeport Philips 4455
  9. Obernkirchen Children's Choir: Jingle Bells (excerpt) (Jas.Pierpont) Christmas Songs Zang 359141
  10. The Singing Dogs: Jingle Bells novelty 45 rpm
  11. Obernkirchen Children's Choir: Jingle Bells (excerpt) (Jas.Pierpont) Christmas Songs Zang 359141
  12. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass: Jingle Bells (Jas.Pierpont, PD, arr.Alpert) Christmas Album Shout Factory B000BC8T60
  13. Obernkirchen Children's Choir: Jingle Bells (excerpt) (Jas.Pierpont) Christmas Songs Zang 359141
  14. Chicaga (Wayne Juhlin): Twas the Night Before Christmas My Kinda Town Penway no#
  15. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Christmas in Prison (John Prine) Yuletide Magic self BSB02
  16. Claudia Schmidt: Get packin', Rod Blagojevich (to the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) (trad/John McHugh) private recording
  17. Loreena McKennitt: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Abdelli version) (trad,arr.McKennitt) A Midwinter Night's Dream Quinlan Road - Verve B0012096-02
  18. Christine Lavin: Winter in Manhattan (private CD)
  19. Call Me Mister (orig.cast - Betty Garrett): Yuletide, Park Avenue (Harold Rome) Columbia X14877
  20. Krista Detor: Christmas in London (K.Detor-T.J.Schwab- D.Weber) The Silver Wood Tightrope TR1107
  21. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Christmas Time in the City (M.C.Carpenter-John Jennings) Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe 01143-1123-2
  22. Win Stracke: Clout City Christmas Fantasy WFMT recording
  23. Lee Murdock: Christmas Goes to Sea Depot
  24. Rabbi Joe Black w/ the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: Eight Nights of Joy URJ 951304
  25. The Bobs: 8 Days (Lennon-McCartney / Engelhardt) Bobs private pressing
  26. Loreena McKennitt: Emmanuel (in Latin) (trad, arr.McKennett) A Midwinter Night's Dream Quinlan Road - Verve B0012096-02
  27. Martin Carthy & The Watersons (Lal, Norma): Emmanual (trad) Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy Topic 12TS346
  28. Jean Redpath w/ Sue Richards & Abby Newton: Coventry Carol / Matthew's Gospel #1 / Rorate celi desuper / Matthew's Gospel #2 / Child in a Manger (trad) Still the Night Redpath JR-109
  29. Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: Gospel Truth Behind the Fringe Atlantic K 40503
  30. Simon & Garfunkel: 7 O'Clock News / Silent Night (arr.P.Simon) Old Friends Columbia Legacy C3K 64780
  31. Spike Milligan: Silent Night Parlophone R5543 (45 rpm)
  32. Mary Chapin Carpenter: On a Quiet Christmas Morn (Robin & Linda Williams) Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe 01143-1123-2
  33. Lori Lieberman: Daughters and Sons Jet D'eay private pressing
  34. Brett Dennen: The Holidays Are Here (And We're Still at War) Dualtone promo
  35. John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches Winter Solstice Rounder CD0192
  36. Neal & Leandra: I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon- Walter Kent-Buck Ram) Listen to the Angels Uncle Gus UGM02
  37. Loreena McKennitt: The Seven Rejoices of Mary A Midwinter Night's Dream Quinlan Road-Verve B0012096-02
  38. Nowell Sing We Clear: Joys Seven (trad) A Pageant of Midwinter Carols Golden Hind GHM-109
  39. Odetta: Shout for Joy (trad) Gonna Let It Shine M.C. Records MC-0055
  40. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: The Ditchling Carol (D.Carter) American Noel Signature Sounds SIG2011
  41. Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand): Homeless Wassail (Ian Robb) A Pageant of Midwinter Carols Golden Hind GHM-109
  42. John Henry Faulk: A Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT recording
  43. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: American Noel (D.Carter) Signature Sounds SIG2011
  44. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Gower Wassail (trad) Yuletide Magic self BSB02
  45. Nowell Sing We Clear: Somerset Wassail (trad) A Pageant of Midwinter Carols Golden Hind GHM-109
  46. Krista Detor: More than I Dare Say The Silver Wood Tightrope TR1107
  47. Yo-Yo Ma: Dona Nobis Pacem (trad, arr.Yo-Yo Ma) Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace Sony 88697-24414-2
  48. Jean Redpath: I Salute You (Fra Giovanni, 1513, PD) Still the Night Redpath JR-109
  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

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CDs of the week: Loreena McKennitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nowell Sing We Clear

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The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performs a special public "Folkstage" concert, Saturday, December 27 at 7 at Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
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