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December 24, 2011

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Casey & Andrew Calhoun w/ Sons Of the Never Wrong: People Look East (trad) Church of the Never Wrong Waterbug 103
  3. Amahl and the Night Visitors (orig. 1951 cast-Chet Allen- Rosemary Kuhlman): Oh, Mother, you should go out and see! (Gian Carlo Menotti) RCA Victor 6485-2
  4. Cindy Kallet - Ellen Epstein - Michael Cicone: I Arise Facing East (Mary Austin/Deborah Langstaff) Heart Walk Overall 3
  5. Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra w/ Lisa Moscatiello & Zan McLeod: People Look East (Eleanor Farjeon/trad French) Song of Solstice SunSign 2010
  6. Bill & Kate Isles: The Holly and the Ivy (trad) self 07541 430069
  7. Nowell Sing We Clear (Roberts & Barrand-Breung-Woodruff): Green Grow'th the Holly (trad) The Best of Nowell Sing We Clear Front Hall 301
  8. Peter Mayer: Green Midwinter Blue Boat 1207
  9. Golden Ring: The Holly Bears a Berry (trad) A Gathering of Friends for Making Music Folk-Legacy 16
  10. Lee Murdock: Coventry Carol (trad, arr.Murdock) A Wordless Christmas Depot 032
  11. Matt & Shannon Heaton: Fisherman's Lullaby (trad, arr.add. music Heaton) Fine Winter's Night ES 007
  12. Joan Baez & Bob Gibson: Virgin Mary (trad) Folk Song America Smithsonian Sony A4 21489
  13. Mike, Peggy & Penny Seeger: O Mary, Where is Your Baby? (trad) American Folk Songs for Christmas Rounder 0268/0269
  14. Harry Belafonte: Mary's Boy Child (Jester Hairston) An Evening with Belafonte RCA Victor 1402
  15. Fats Kaplin & Kristi Rose: Come See the Baby (Kristi Rose- Angela Lashley) I Wonder As I Wander Pulp Country 00261 31416
  16. John Henry Faulk: Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel ca. 1958) WFMT Recording
  17. Indigo Girls: There's Still My Joy (Melissa Manchester) Holly Happy Days Vanguard 78115-2
  18. Zoe Mulford: Answer the Knock at the Door Hudson Harding Sampler Volume 6 Happy Holidays! Hudson Harding 84501 63236
  19. Darryl Purpose: May It Be (Enya) The Gift of the Magi & other seasonal stories Gamblers Grace 882002
  20. The Beers Family: The Peace Carol (Fiddler Bob Beers) Christmas with the Beers Family Columbia 6935
  21. Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra w/ Sue Richards & Myron Bretholz: Christmas Day in the Morning (trad,arr.Sue Richards) Song of Solstice SunSign 2010
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  23. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason w/ Tony Trischka, banjo: Christmas Eve (trad,arr.Trischka) The Pleasures of Winter Fiddle & Dance 104
  24. Danú (Donal Clancy): A Christmas Childhood (Patrick Kavanaugh) Christmas in Ireland self 84501 64659
  25. Tom Chapin: Memories of Christmas So Nice to Come Home Sundance 004
  26. Joe Crookston: Broken and Beautiful Hudson Harding Sampler Volume 6 Happy Holidays! Hudson Harding 84501 63236
  27. Odetta: Children, Go Where I Send Thee Christmas Spirituals Vanguard 79079-2
  28. Mahalia Jackson: O Come, All Ye Faithful (trad/arr. Oakeley-Reading) Silent Night Columbia CK 38304
  29. Alison Krauss w/ Yo-Yo Ma, Natalie MacMaster, Cristina Pato & Shane Shanahan: The Wexford Carol (trad,arr.Chas Floyd-Yo-Yo Ma) Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace Sony 88697-24414-2
  30. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Footsteps of the Faithful (D.Carter) American Noel Signature Sounds 2011
  31. Fats Kaplin & Kristi Rose: How Far Is It to Bethlehem (trad,arr.F.Kaplan) I Wonder As I Wander Pulp Country 00261 31416
  32. Bukkene Bruse: A Child Is Born In Bethlehem (trad,arr.Bukkene Bruse) The Loveliest Rose NorthSide 6067
  33. Debi Smith: From the Hills of Bethlehem Just One Angel (compilation) Yellow Tail 10026
  34. Red Horse (Eliza Gilkyson): Slouching Towards Bethlehem (E.Gilkyson) (Old Town School - January 28, 2011) WFMT recording
  35. Celeste Krenz: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (Lewis Redner/Phillips Brooks, PD) Cherry Tree no label/#
  36. Nowell Sing We Clear: Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (trad) Nowell, Nowell, Nowell! Golden Hind 109
  37. Amahl and the Night Visitors (orig. 1951 cast-Andrew McKinley- David Aiken-Leon Lishner): From Far Away We Come (Gian Carlo Menotti) RCA Victor 6485-2
  38. Pete Seeger: Behold That Star (trad) Traditional Christmas Carols Smithsonian Folkways 40024
  39. Thomas Young - Vanessa Ayers - Robert Mosely w/chorus directed by Robt. Isaac: Behold the Star Black Christmas - Spirituals in the African-American Tradition Essay 1011
  40. Mike Seeger w/ Peggy & Penny Seeger and Calum MacColl: Oh, Watch the Stars (trad) American Folk Songs for Christmas Rounder 0268/0269
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  42. Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra w/ Lisa Moscatiello & Sue Richards: In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst/Christina Rossetti) Song of Solstice SunSign 2010
  43. Lee Murdock: In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst) A Wordless Christmas Depot 032
  44. Peter Mayer: The Longest Night Midwinter Blue Boat 1207
  45. Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra w/ John Roberts & Tony Barrand: Song of Solstice (J.Cutting) Song of Solstice SunSign 2010
  46. Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra w/ Sue Richards: Voici la Noel (Christmas Eve Is Here) (trad, arr.Cutting-Richards) Song of Solstice SunSign 2010
  47. Tom Kimmel: The First Christmas Eve Hudson Harding Sampler, Volume 3 Happy Holidays! Hudson Harding 84501 06788
  48. Claudia Schmidt: Christmas Eve Spinning Pragmavision 431457 37775
  49. Deborah Liv Johnson w/ Melissa Morgan, harp: I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve (Peter Knudsen/ Marie Wexelsen, PD) Away in a Manger Mojave Sun 1237
  50. Dave Potts: Christmas Eve Hudson Harding Sampler Volume 6 Happy Holidays!" Hudson Harding 84501 63236
  51. Nowell Sing We Clear: Carol for Christmas Eve (trad) Nowell, Nowell, Nowell! Golden Hind 109
  52. Dylan Thomas: Caroling excerpt from A Child's Christmas in Wales Caedmon
  53. Suzy Bogguss: Good King Wenceslas (trad,arr.Boggus) I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Loyal Dutchess 89577 64792
  54. Dylan Thomas: a brief further excerpt from A Child's Christmas in Wales Caedmon
  55. Lead Belly: Rooster Crows at Midnight (trad-Lead Belly) Shout On Smithsonian Folkways 40105
  56. Abigail Washburn: Bright Morning Stars (trad,arr/Washburn- Tucker Martine) City of Refuge Foreign Children 20286 15465
  57. The Weavers: When the Starts Begin to Fall (trad,arr.Weavers) Wasn't That a Time Vanguard 147/50
  58. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad,arr.Weavers) MCA 20725
  59. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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RICH'S PICKS:

Church of the Never Wrong, Peter Mayer, Bill & Kate Isles, Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra, Lee Murdock, Fats Kaplan & Kristi Rose

CD of the week: Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra

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