Christmas 2001


December 19th, 2001 ~ Christmas comes but once a year! American Routes digs into a bag of sound that's been a year in the filling to bring you Christmas and seasonal music of the up, down, and off beat variety we hope you've come to count on from (not) Saint Nick and the crew. Plus Chuck Siler, a museum curator and visual artist, tells us about his experience as a black Santa in 1968. Keep a cool Yule.

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  • Christmas day Detroit Junior
    Christmas Party with Eddie G., Sony
  • Christmas Boogie The Davis Sisters
    Hillbilly Holiday, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Robert Earl Keen
  • Happy Holidays Y'all Robert Earl Keen
    Walking Distance, Arista
  • Cool Yule Louis Armstrong & the Commanders
    What a Wonderful Christmas, Hip-O
  • A Party For Santa Claus Lord Nelson
    Xmas Marks The Spot, Ryko
  • Blue Xmas Miles Davis
    Jingle Bell Jazz, Columbia
  • Aguinaldo Jibaro Familia Colon with Edwin Colon
    Folk Masters, Folkways
  • Instrumental: Silent Night The Asylum St. Spankers
    A Christmas Spanking, Bloodshot
  • Silent Night Low
    Low Christmas, Kranky
  • River Joni Mitchell
    Blue, Reprise
  • Instrumental: Linus and Lucy Vince Guaraldi Trio
    A Charlie Brown Christmas, Fantasy
  • INTERVIEW: Chuck Siler, educator, visual artist, and curator at the Louisiana State Museum
  • Back Door Santa Clarence Carter
    The Original Soul Christmas, Rhino
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town/White Christmas Jimmy McGriff
    Ultra Lounge Christmas Cocktails, Capitol
  • Three Angels Bob Dylan
    New Morning, Columbia
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas,
  • O Day Bessie Jones / Georgia Sea Island Singers
    Songs of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection, Rounder
  • Auld Lang Syne Dejan's Olympia Brass Band
    New Orleans Brass Bands: Down Yonder, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Karen Glennemeier and Bruce Deihl
  • Open Bed: A Party For Santa Claus Lord Nelson
    Xmas Marks The Spot, Ryko
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town Joseph Spence
    Xmas Marks the Spot, Rounder
  • Santa Claus Is Skaing To Town Granville Williams Orchestra
    Natty And Nice, A Reggae Christmas, Rhino
  • Santa Came Home Drunk Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials
    Bummed Out Christmas, Rhino
  • Faraway Christmas Blues Johnny Otis
    The Johnny Otis R & B Caravan/ Complete Savoy Recordings, Savoy
  • Santa Lightnin' Hopkins
    Jingle Bells, House of Blues Christmas Collection, HOB
  • The Little Drummer Boy Lou Rawls
    Billboard Greatest R&B Christmas Hits, Rhino
  • Good Morning Blues Ella Fitzgerald
    Jingle Bell Jam: Jazz Christmas Classics, Rhino
  • Instrumental: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Jingle Bells Bossa Nova Eddie Dunstedter
    Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails, Capitol
  • Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
    Elvis Christmas Classics, RCA
  • White Christmas Otis Redding
    The Original Soul Christmas, Rhino
  • Merry Christmas Baby Chuck Berry
    Chuck Berry: The Chess Box, Chess/MCA
  • Christmas Party (intro to #21)
    Christmas Party with Eddie G., Sony
  • Christmas Blues Canned Heat
    Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Little Cajun Drummer Boy Kristin Hersh
    Xmas Marks The Spot, Ryko
  • Take the Star out of the Window John Prine
    Diamonds in the Rough, Atlantic
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy John Fahey
    The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Solo Christmas Album, Takoma
  • My Favorite Things John Coltrane
    My Favorite Things, Atlantic