Sunday, December 20, 2009

12/20/09 Playlist

1. Jay Ungar, Molly Mason et al: The Solstice Set (The Pleasures of Winter), Fiddle & Dance
2. Heritage: Newgrange (A Christmas Heritage), Six Degrees
3. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: At The Turning of The Year (At the Turning of The Year), Hand and Heart Music
4. Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Longest Night of The Year (Come Darkness, Come Light), Zoe Rounder
5. Cris Williamson: Winter Hearts (Winter Hearts), Wolf Moon
6. Herdman / Hills / Mangsen: Voices of Winter / Red & Green (Voices of Winter), Gadfly

For Jean Ritchie:
7. Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum: Wintergrace (Winter's Grace), Signature Sounds

8. Christmas Revels Chorus: The Kentucky Wassail Carol (Wassail! Wassail!), Revels LP 1982
9. Jean Ritchie: The Christmas Tree (Wassail! Wassail!)
10. Ensemble: Chicken Foot (Wassail! Wassail!)
11. Jean Ritchie: Mountain Christmas Carolling (Wassail! Wassail!)
12. Chorus: Wondrous Love (Wassail! Wassail!)
I read "The Year of The Perfect Christmas Tree," written by Gloria Houston and published by Dial, 1988

Non-standard tellings of the Christmas story:
13. Richard Shindell: Before You Go (Wonderland), Signature Sounds 14. Tommy Sands: The Bushes of Jerusalem (To Shorten the Winter), Green Linnet
15. The Chieftains / Jackson Browne: The Rebel Jesus (The Bells of Dublin), RCA Victor / BMG Classics
16. Hugh Blumenfeld: Longhaired Radical Socialist Jew (Rocket Science), Prime CD
17. Tish Hinojosa: Building #9 (From Texas for A Christmas Night), Texas Music Group
18. Chris MacLean: The Promise of Peace (Feet Be Still), self
19. Collin Raye: What If Jesus Came Back Like That (I Think about You), Epic / Sony

"The holidays are here and we're still at war:"
20. John Gorka: Temporary Road (Temporary Road), High Street
21. Brett Dennen: The Holidays Are Here and We're Still at War (single), Dualtone
22. Roy Zimmerman: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (Peacenick), Metaphor
23. Jefferson Pepper: Christmas in Fallujah (Christmas in Fallujah), American Fallout
24. Cris Williamson: Also, Abraham (Winter Hearts), Wolf Moon
25. Arlon Bennett: The Christmas Tree on Salem Street (Hudson Harding Sampler Volume 2), self
26. Jeff Talmadge: A Soldier's Christmas (EP), Bozart
27. George Enslee: Christmas Truce of 1914 (download)

A little silly stuff:
28. Lou and Peter Berryman: Christmas Letter (Some Days), Cornbelt 29. Carla Ulbrich: Let It Go (Live from Outer Space), Romantic Devil
30. Roy Zimmerman: Give It All Back (download), Metaphor
31. Salamander Crossing: Dona Nobis Pacem (Homegrown Holidays), Signature Sounds
32. Nancy White: Tellin' The Christmas Lies (download), self
I read "The Lump of Coal" by Lemony Snicket, published by Harper Collins.

33. Merle Haggard: If We Make It Through December (A Christmas Present), Curb Records
34. The New St. George: Time to Remember the Poor (A Holiday Feast), Hungry for Music
35. Anais Mitchell: Song of The Magi (Born into The Whisper), Waterbug anthology

Maya Angelou read "Amazing Peace," a recording included in the book-version of the poem, published by Schwartz & Wade
36. Elvis Costello: What's So Funny ('bout Peace Love and Understanding), download
37. Maria Dunn: God Bless Us Everyone (Let It Snow!), GoGetm
38. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

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