Holiday/Winter Solstice


December 20th, 2000 ~ It's time to come in from the cold and listen to the warm treatment Duke Ellington brings to the Nutcracker, and the tragic musical tale of Frosty the Snowman. Then head North for some Celtic sounds from Cape Breton and an enduring seasonal love song from Tom Rush.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Opening Bed: Let it Snow Marcus Roberts
    A Merry Jazzmas, RCA
  • Baby It's Cold Outside Louis Jordan & Ella Fitzgerald
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Billie Holiday
    Cheek to Cheek, Verve
  • Gramma Natalie MacMaster
    In My Hands, Rounder
  • Urge for Going Tom Rush
    The Circle Game, Elektra
  • Sleigh Ride The Ventures
    The Best of Cool Yule, Rhino
  • Frosty the Snowman Leon Redbone w/Dr. John
    Christmas Island, RCA
  • Instrumental: Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairies Don Byron
    Bug Music, Nonesuch
  • Overture Duke Ellington
    Three Suites, Columbia
  • Sugar Rum Cherry Duke Ellington
    Three Suites, Columbia
  • Peanut Brittle Brigade Duke Ellington
    Three Suites, Columbia
  • Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping for Your Heart Nat King Cole
    The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio 1947-1950, Capitol
  • Christmas Present Blues Jimmy Reed
    Merry Christmas, Baby, Paula
  • Instrumental: Sleigh Ride Rick Holstrom
    Blues, Misteltoe and Santa's Little Helper, Black Top
  • Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You Billy Squier
    Rock & Roll Christmas, Rhino
  • Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy Buck Owens & the Buckaroos
    Greatest Country Christmas Hits, Rhino
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jimmy Smith
    Christmas Cookin', Verve
  • Last Month of the Year Fairfield Four & the Nashville Bluegrass Band
    Unleashed, Sugar Hill
  • Open: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jambalaya Cajun Band
    Joyeux Noel, Swallow
  • Papa Noel Brenda Lee
    The Best of Cool Yule, Rhino
  • Jambalaya Clifton Chenier
    Out West, Arhoolie
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town Charles Mingus
    The Complete Debut Recordings, Debut
  • Boogie-Woogie Santa Claus Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
    Santa Claus Blues, Jass
  • Santa Claus, Santa Claus James Brown
    The Best of Cool Yule, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Jangle Bells The Fumblers
    Eddie G Private Christmas CD,
  • X-mas On The Isthmus Terry Allen
    Salivation, Sugar Hill
  • Llanto Y Gallino Picao Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui
    Villancicos Folkloricos Panamenos El Nino Dios, Luz y Verdad,
  • It's Christmas Time Sun Ra
    The Singles, Evidence
  • Merry, Merry Christmas Alton Ellis & the Lipsticks
    Natty and Nice: A Reggae Christmas, Rhino
  • All I Want For Christmas Huey 'Piano' Smith & the Clowns
    Twas The Night Before Christmas, Westside
  • The Merriest June Christy
    Christmas Cocktails 2, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Skallelujah Joe Ferry
    SKAndalous: I've Gotcha Covered Vol. 2, Shanachie
  • The Little Drummer Boy Johnny Cash
    Billboard Country Hits, Rhino
  • The Little Drum Machine Boy Beck
    Just Say Noel, Geffen
  • Lonesome Christmas Lowell Fulson
    Merry Christmas, Baby, Paula
  • Christmas is A-Coming Lead Belly
    Leadbelly Sings for Children, Folkways
  • Town of Bethlehem Sister Rosetta Tharp
    Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Xmas, Verve
  • End Bed: Merry Christmas Baby Booker T & the MG's
    Soul Christmas, Atlantic