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December 20, 2014

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Lead Belly: On a Christmas Day (Rooster Crows at Midnight) Huddie Ledbetters Best Capitol DT-182
  3. Krista Detor w/ David Weber & Mike Lindauer: Sibling Rivalry (Folkstage - December 15, 2012) WFMT recording
  4. Yorgi Yorgesson: I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas Dr. Demento's Greatest Novelty Records of All Time Rhino 825
  5. Bob Dylan: Must Be Santa (Hal Moore/Bill Fredricks) An Americana Christmas (compilation) New-West 6320
  6. Charlemae Rollins reading from Christmas Gift (interview with Studs Terkel sometime in the 1950s) WFMT recording
  7. Harlem Storefront Church: Joy to the World New York 19 Smithsonian Folkways 5558
  8. Artisan: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (trad, arr.Artisan) Bygone Christmas Bygone 112
  9. Debi Smith: Light a Candle If I Were an Angel Degan 88174-76359
  10. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Candlelight Carol (John Rutter) Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe 01143-1123-2
  11. Jessica Radcliffe - Lisa Ekstrom - Martin Simpson - Gerry O'Beirne: One Small Candle / Beautiful Darkness (J.Radcliffe) Beautiful Darkness High Bohemia HBRCD002
  12. Carl Sandburg: Five Marvelous Pretzels (old 78 rpm recording)
  13. Judy Garland (orig.soundtrk Meet Me in St. Louis): Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blaine) Billboard Family Classics - Christmas Rhino R2 72171
  14. John D. Huston: The Two Children: Ignorance and Want (Charles Dickens) Finest Kind: Feasts & Spirits Fallen Angle 07
  15. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Stan Freberg Collectors Series Capitol 791627-2
  16. WFMT Caroleers: Deck Us All With Boston Charlie (Pogo's Christmas Song) (trad/Walt Kelly) WFMT recording
  17. Mahalia Jackson: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Felix Mendelssohn/Charles Wesley, PD) Silent Night Columbia 38304
  18. Anna Jacobson & the Songs of Good Cheer Chorus: The Mariner's Hymn (Old Town School of Folk Music - December 13, 2014) private recording
  19. Lee Murdock: Christmas Goes to Sea (Lee Murdock/Rachel Field) Depot 780975-866017
  20. Noel Sing We Clear: I Saw a Ship (Alison Burns/Mrs. Addington) Bidding You Joy Golden Hind 110
  21. Craig Bickhardt & Kim Parent: One More Generation (C.Bickhardt) Precious Child self, no#
  22. John Henry Falk: A Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT recording
  23. Peter, Paul & Mary: You Can Tell the World (Bob Gibson-Hamilton Camp) Discovered - Live in Concert Warner-Rhino 546160
  24. Judy Collins: I'll Be Home For Christmas (Gannon-Kent-Ram) Come Rejoice Mesa R2 79085
  25. Mike Nichols & Elaine May: Merry Christmas, Doctor Nichols & May Examine Doctors Mercury 314558457-2
  26. Jan Hobson: Mrs. Claus' Lament (Insubordinate Clause) (Cheri Coons-Eric Barnes) private recording
  27. John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches Winter Solstice Rounder 1166-10192-2

Cantus and Theater Latte' Da (John Carron, David Roberts, and Alan Sorenson, actors): All Is Calm - The Christmas Truce of 1914 (by Peter Rothstein, musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach)
Played, by permission, in its entirety. Cantus 1209 () Music used in the recording:

Will Ye Go to Flanders (trad) / Come and Join (Alexander's Ragtime Band) (Irving Berlin) / God Save the King (trad) / It's a Long Way to Tipperary (Jack Judge-Harry Williams) / Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (George Asaf-Felix Powell) / The Old Barbed Wire (trad) / I Want to Go Home (Gitz Rice) / Deutschlandlied (Franz Joseph Haydn) / Keep the Home-Fires Burning (Ivor Novello) / O Come, O Come Emmanuel (trad) / Christmas in the Camp (Harrington-Scott) / We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad) / Die Wacht amRhein (Karl Wilhelm) / Christmas in the Cookhouse (trad) / O Tannenbaum (trad) / Silent Night (Franz Gruber) / Angels We Have Heard on High (trad) / Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella (trad) / In Dulci Jubilo (trad) / Wassail (Erick Lichte, based on trad. texts) / Minuit chretiens (O Holy Night) (Adolph Adam) / Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (Philip Nicolai) / Good King Wenceslas (trad) / Auld Lang Syne (trad-Robt.Burns) / The Last Post (trad) / Silent Night (Gruber)

  1. Hardscrable Road - James Gordon: There Is No Silent Night Pipe Street PSR27
  2. Steve Reeder: Karma (poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson) WFMT recording
  3. Kathy Cowan & Rebecca Armstrong: Mary, What You Gonna Call the Pretty Little Baby? WFMT recording
  4. Joan Baez & Bob Gibson: Virgin Mary Had One Son (trad) (fr. Newport Folk Festival) Folk Song America (a compilation) Smithsonian-Sony RD-046-2
  5. Paul Carroll: Winter (after the painting by Breugel) WFMT recording
  6. Debra Cowan & John Roberts: Wintergrace (Jean Ritchie) Dear Jean - Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Compass 74631-1
  7. Studs Terkel: Winter Weather (a poem by Carl Sandburg) WFMT recording
  8. John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Jennifer Cutting & chorus: Song of Solstice (Jennifer Cutting) SunSign 2010
  9. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad,arr.Weavers) MCA 20725
  10. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail 003-2

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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