Sunday, December 23, 2007

12/23/07 Playlist

1. Valeriu Apan, Miamon Miller: Trei Crai (StarSong), Dargason 109
2. Revels North: On Christmas Day I'Da Mornin' & Cooley's Reel (A Celtic Feast of Song), Appletree Records 1452
3. New York Ensemble for Early Music: Rex virginum amator (Nova -- A Medieval Christmas), Early Music Foundation 29001
4. Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde: Christmas at Sea (Noel Celtique), Green Linnet 3124

The Christmas Story, and the ensuing life:
5. Ensemble: Nothing But A Child (Down at The Sea Hotel), The Secret Mountain 35
6. Richard Shindell: Before You Go (Wonderland), Signature Sounds 1268
7. Robin & Linda Williams: The First Christmas Gift (The First Christmas Gift), Red House 188
8. Tommy Sands: Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem (To Shorten the Winter), Green Linnet 1212
9. Lily Lankin, Martha Wainwright: The Rebel Jesus (The McGarrigle Christmas Hour), Nonesuch 79925
10. Hugh Blumenfeld: Kosher for Christmas [Long-Haired Radical Socialist Jew] (At Home for The Holidays with The Folk Next Door), Uh-Oh [Out of print]
11. Dan Fogelberg: The First Christmas Morning (The First Christmas Morning), Morning Sky 3001

12. Salamander Crossing: Dona Nobis Pacem (Homegrown Holidays), Signature Sounds 1225
STORY: I read "The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll" by Patricia C. McKissack (Schwartz-Wade Books)
13. Juliet Wyers: The Gift of The Magi (private recording -- text T.S. Eliot)
14. Willow Geer-Alsop: The Gift (Peter Alsop's Chris Moose Holidays), Moose School Records
15. Honky Tonk Confidential: Who Gets the Fruitcake This Year? (A Holiday Feast Volume V), Hungry for Music 0013
16. Eva Cassidy: It's Not the Presents (A Holiday Feast Volume V)
17. Joel Mabus: Let's Do Christmas Right (How Like the Holly), Fossil 1299
18. Cathy Barton & Dave Para: Make My Present Small (Crazy Quilt), self

Have you gotten your Christmas missives out yet?
19. Lou and Peter Berryman: Christmas Letter (Some Days), Cornbelt 16
20. Dave Potts: Christmas Cards (Hudson Harding Happy Holidays Sampler Volume 1), Hudson Harding radio promo
21. Holly Tannen: Brownies for Breakfast (Crazy Laughter), self

Christmas at wartime / War at Christmas time:
22. Julie Sanderson: Christms 1864 (A Holiday Feast Volume 2), Hungry for Music 004
23. June Star: Merry Christmas from Antietam (A Holiday Feast Vol. IV), Hungry for Music 010
24. Matt and Shannon Heaton: It Came upon A Midnight Clear (Fine Winter's Night), Eats Records 007
MEMOIR: I read "Truce in The Trenches, 1914," written by W.R.M. Percy, London Rifle Brigade, included in "A Christmas Celebration, Harper & Row, 1984
25. Artisan: Christmas Eve 1914 (Paper Angels), Bedspring BOING 9806
OPINIONION: I read "Christmas in Vietnam" by James G. Lubetkin, Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 24, 1987
26. Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers: Song for Dave (While We Live), Red House 45
27. Brett Dennen: The Holidays Are Here [And We're Still at War] (single), Dualtone 1240S3
28. Arlon Bennett: The Christmas Tree on Salem Street (Hudson Harding Sampler: Happy Holidays Volume 2), Hudson Harding radio promo
29. Jefferson Pepper: Christmas in Fallujah (Christmas in Fallujah), American Fallout Records 001
30. Jeff Talmadge: A Soldier's Christmas (single)

The (seasonally short) Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Jody Marshall's "Carol of The Bells," self

STORY: Who says there’s a war on Christmas? I read “The Anarchist's Pudding” by Geraldine McCaughrean, collected in “An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories,” Oxford University Press

Dysfunctional families are not necessarily alike:
32. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison: Oklahoma Christmas (Happy Holidays), self
33. Dixie Chicks with Rosie O’Donnell: Merry Christmas from The Family (single)
34. Eliza Gilkyson: Peace Call -- live version (Ribbon of Highway Endless Skyway), private


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