Sunday, December 16, 2007

12/16/07 Playlist

1. Jody Marshall: Nutcracker Mini-Suite (Carol of The Bells), self
2. Debi Smith: From the Hills of Bethlehem (The Soprano Christmas), self
3. Mindy Smith: My Holiday (My Holiday), Vanguard 79838
4. Eileen Ivers et al: Apples in Winter medley (An Nollaig), Compass 4467
5. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Go Tell the Fox (American Noel), Signature Sounds 2011
6. Alison Brown Quartet with Joe Craven: O'Carolan's / Welcome Christmas (Evergreen), Compass 4470
7. Matt & Shannon Heaton: First Snowfall of December (Fine Winter's Night), Eats Records 007

Some Grammy nominees:
8. Levon Helm: Anna Lee (Dirt Farmer), Vanguard 79844
9. Tom Waits: The Bottom of The World (Orphans), Anti- 86677 promo
10. Mary Chapin Carpenter: On with The Song (The Calling), Zoe / Rounder 1111
11. Peter Case:The Open Road Song (Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John), Yep Roc 2160
12. Cathy Fink et al: Banjo Pickin' Girl (Banjo Talkin'), Rounder 0599
13. Steve Earle: Steve's Hammer [For Pete] (Washington Square Serenade), New West 6128
14. Patty Griffin:Up to The Mountain [MLK Song] (Children Running Through), ATO 0036
15. David Bromberg: Shake Sugaree (Try Me One More Time), Appleseed 1099

Big storms everywhere; in the midwest they were debilitating
16. Dar Williams: Mortal City (Mortal City), Razor & Tie 2821

17. Tamarack: Blankets of Snow (Blankets of Snow), SGB Productions 31
18. Marienne Kreitlow: God Bless the Snowstorm (Beautiful Illusion: A Winter Album), self
19. Charlie Maguire: I Like It Here / Oh Cold and Misery (Harbour Lights: The Second Voyage), Mello-Jamin
20. Bonnie Lee Panda: Angels Wings (Magical Winter Day: A Holiday Collection), self
21. The Short Sisters: Snow, Snow (A Planet Dancing Slow), Black Socks 12
22. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: Snow in The Street (Voices of Winter), Gadfly 235
23. Loreena McKennitt: Snow (A Winter Garden), Warner Bros. / Quinlan Road

This is a time of year when the religion-issue pushes its way to the front of the news -- Connecticut Valley Atheists put up a sign in Vernon which says "Imagine No Religion," and the response-letters to this message have been quite negative. In addition, it seems as if each presidential candidate is trying to prove that he or she is THE most devout of the pack:
24. Joan Baez: Imagine (The Complete A & M Recordings), A & M B0000828
25. Eliza Gilkyson: Man of God (Paradise Hotel), Red House 187
26. Rory McLeod: God Loves Me (Mouth to Mouth), Talkative 001
27. Susan Werner: Why Is Your Heaven So Small (The Gospel Truth), self
28. Chris Smither: Origin of The Species (Leave the Light On), Signature Sounds 2001
29. Holly Near: I Ain't Afraid (Edge), Calico Tracks 0004
30. Les Barker: The Church of The Wholly Undecided (The War on Terrier), Mrs. Ackroyd DOG 018
31. Chuck Brodsky: In the Beginning (Tulips for Lunch), Waterbug / Chuck Brodsky

The (seasonally-short) Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Eileen Ivers's "An Nollaig," Compass 4467, into
32. Susan McKeown: Don Oiche Ud i mBeithill (An Nollaig), Compass 4467

33. Ilene Weiss: It's That Time Again (Weiss Christmas), Gadfly 236
34. Anne Hills et al: Christmas Is Coming (On This Day Earth Shall Ring), Flying Fish 70605
35. Shawn Colvin: Christmas Time Is Here (Holiday Songs and Lullabies), Columbia CK 69550
36. Peter Alsop: Little Tree (Chris Moose Holidays), Moose School Records / self
37. Jim Henry: The Tree (Wonderland), Signature Sounds 1266
38. Tish Hinojosa: Arbolito (Memorabilia Navidena), Watermelon
39. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

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