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December 19, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Sting: Soul Cake (Noel Paul Stookey - Tracey Batteast - Elena Mezetti) If On a Winter's Night... DGG B0013329-02
  3. Waterson:Carthy: Sugar Wassail (trad,arr.Carthy-Waterson) Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man Topic TSCD562
  4. Traveler's Dream (Michael Lewis & Denise Wilson): Gloucestershire Wassail (trad) Cold Blows the Day self TD004
  5. Artisan: The Wassail of Figgy Duff (Flanders/Swann) Paper Angels Boing 9806
  6. Cathy Barton & Dave Para, the Paton Family & friends: Kentucky Wassail (trad,arr.J.J.Niles) 'Twas on a Night Like This - A Christmas Legacy Folk-Legacy CD-114
  7. Beckie Menzie w/ Tom Michael: I'll Miss Fields This Christmas (Kim Gannon/Walter Kent, parody by Carla Gordon) (Folkstage - December 12, 2009) WFMT recording
  8. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Tip of the Freberg Rhino R2 75645
  9. Trifolkal - Neal Phillips: 20th Century Christmas (N.Phillips) Songs of the Season Kira 3030
  10. Tom Lehrer: A Christmas Carol The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner Rhino R2 79831
  11. Tom Paxton: The Marvelous Toy The Best of Tom Paxton Elektra R2 73515
  12. Mona Abboud: The Pretty Little Dolly (Jim Fisk) Dr. Demento Holidays In Dementia Rhino R2 72176
  13. Dave Rudolf: Oh Come, Oh Come, I Read the Manual (trad/D.Rudolf) Completely Cracked Christmas self 75014 10092
  14. George & Gerry Armstrong: Simple Gifts (trad) Smithsonian Folkways F-2335
  15. Carl Sandburg: The Five Marvelous Pretzels Decca 78rpm
  16. Harlem Parlour Music Club: Three Ships (trad) A Harlem Parlour Christmas HPR85970249297
  17. Sting: Christmas at Sea (Sting - Mary Macmaster/ Robert Louis Stevenson) If On a Winter's Night... DGG B0013329-02
  18. Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: Nedeleg (Christmas) (Youenn Gwernig) Noels Celtiques - Celtic Christmas Music from Brittany Green Linnet GLCD3124
  19. The Revels - David Coffin: Rolling Down to Old Maui (trad) Revels 2002
  20. John D. Huston: The Two Children - Ignorance and Want (Charles Dickens) Feasts & Spirits Fallen Angle FAM07
  21. Sally Barris & Celeste Krenz: What Child Is This (trad) Cherry Tree High Horse demo
  22. John Henry Faulk: A Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT Recording
  23. Mahalia Jackson: Joy to the World (G.F.Handel/I.Watts) Silent Night Columbia CK38304
  24. Colorado Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Marin Alsop, c. w/The Majestic Praise Choir: Hallelujah! (George Frideric Handel, arr. Bob Christianson & Gary Anderson) Too Hot to Handel - The Gospel Messiah Too Hot CO-005
  25. Krista Detor: Awake the Voice (K.Detor based on the Carol by Robt.Herrick) The Silver Wood - Wintersongs Tightrope TR1107
  26. Sting: The Burning Babe (Chris Wood/Robt.Southwell) If On a Winter's Night... DGG B0013329-02
  27. Nowell Sing We Clear (Andy Davis, Fred Breunig, John Roberts, Tony Barrand): Carol for Christmas Eve Nowell, Nowell, Nowell! Golden Hind GHM-109
  28. David Morreale: Where Do You Think Angels Go (On Christmas Eve) (D.Morreale-Carlos Guillen) Hudson Harding Holiday Sampler, Vol. 4
  29. Carol Channing: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Clement Moore) The Year Without Santa and other stories Caedmon TC 1303
  30. Adrienne Jones: Caroling, Caroling (Wihla Hutson/Alfred Burt, adapt.A.Jones) There Is No Rose self no#
  31. Spike Milligan: Good King Eccleslas Milligan Preserved Note-EMI NTS
  32. Traveler's Dream (Michael Lewis & Denise Wilson): Good King Wenceslas (trad) Cold Blows the Day self TD004
  33. The Ship: All Come Home (James Barton) private recording
  34. Sting: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Michael Praetoris/trad, trans. Theo.Baker) If On a Winter's Night... DGG B0013329-02
  35. Adrienne Jones: There Is No Rose of Swych Vertu (trad,arr.A.Jones) There Is No Rose self no#
  36. Penelope Keith: And Yet Another Partridge In a Pear Tree (Brian Sibley) BBC transcription
  37. Antje Duvekot: Thanks for the Roses (Merry Christmas) Winterbloom: traditions rearranged self MM-004
  38. Joel Mabus: Let's Do Christmas Right How Like the Holly Fossil 1209
  39. (Tommy) Byrd & (Kathy) Street w/ Warren Hood: The Hope In Every Heart (T.Byrd) private pressing
  40. Brett Dennen: The Holidays Are Here (And We're Still at War) Dualtone promo
  41. Adam Rafferty: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (trad,arr/Rafferty) A Christmas Guitar Celebration Crescent Ridge102
  42. Gordon Bok: Quaker Benediction (PD) / Cathy Barton & Dave Para, the Paton Family & friends: Peace Round (Ritchie) 'Twas on a Night Like This - A Christmas Legacy Folk-Legacy CD-114
  43. Tom Paxton w/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Peace Will Come Tom Paxton Live in the UK Pax 008
  44. Laura Nyro: Christmas in My Soul Christmas and the beads of sweat Columbia CK 30259
  45. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Bells Are Ringing (M.C.Carpenter- John Jennings) Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe-Rounder 01143-1123-2
  46. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad-Weavers) MCA MCAD20725
  47. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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CD of the week: Sting

This concert was mentioned on the program:

Tom Paxton, with Small Potatoes at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago, Friday, January 15 at 8. 773-728-6000