Xmas with Diana Krall and the Heath Brothers


December 22nd, 2010 ~ There's no place like home for the holidays. Our guests for this holiday version of American Routes wax nostalgically in words and music. Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall recalls her childhood on Vancouver Island and how those traditions are being carried on in her own home today. Jimmy and Tootie Heath of the Heath Brothers reminisce about a life in jazz and late brother Percy. Baby, it's cold outside. Stay in, snuggle up and enjoy.

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  • Open Bed: Silver Bells Heritage Hall Jazz Band with Greg Stafford
    New Orleans Christmas, Putumayo
  • Jingle Bells Diana Krall & the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra
    Christmas Songs, Verve
  • Swingin' Them Jingle Bells Fats Waller & His Rhythm
    The Spirit of Christmas Past, Living Era
  • Shake Hands with Santa Claus Louis Prima
    Breaking it Up!, Columbia/Legacy
  • 'Zat You, Santa Claus? Louis Armstrong with the Commanders
    Louis Armstrong & Friends: What a Wonderful Christmas, Hip-O
  • Santa's Second Line New Birth Brass Band
    A New Orleans Christmas, NYNO
  • A Party for Santa Claus Lord Nelson
    Xmas Marks the Spot, Rykodisc
  • Instrumental: We Three Kings of Orient Are John Fahey
    The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album, Takoma
  • May Everyday Be Christmas Louis Jordan & His Orchestra
    Louis Armstrong & Friends: What a Wonderful Christmas, Hip-O
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jimmy Smith
    Christmas Cookin', Verve
  • I Pray on Christmas The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Solomon Burke
    Go Tell It on the Mountain, Real World
  • Instrumental: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas The George Shearing Quintet
    Christmas with the George Shearing Quintet, Telarc
  • Please Come Home for Christmas Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band
    New Orleans Christmas, Putumayo
  • Snow is Falling Ray Charles
    The Swingtime Records Story, Capricorn
  • SEGMENT: Diana Krall
  • End Bed: White Christmas Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder
  • Our Little Town The Heath Brothers
    Jingle Bell Jazz, Columbia
  • Last Month of the Year The Fairfield Four
    Standing in the Safety Zone, Warner Bros.
  • I See Mary and Joseph Joseph Spence
    Bahamian Guitarist, Arhoolie
  • Cherry Tree Carol Pentangle
    Solomon's Seal, Reprise
  • Greensleeves John Coltrane
    Ballads: Deluxe Edition, Impulse
  • Instrumental: Sleigh Ride Duke Pearson
    Jingle Bell Jam: Jazz Christmas Classics, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Heath Brothers
  • Home for the Holidays Betty Carter
    Jazz for Joy: A Verve Christmas Album, Verve
  • Santa Baby Kelly Willis and Bruce Robinson
    Happy Holidays, Boars Nest
  • Footprints in the Snow Marty Robbins
    Rock'n Roll'n Robbins, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Skaters Waltz Hank Thompson
    Favorite Waltzes by Hank Thompson, Capitol Nashville
  • Blue Christmas Willie Nelson
    Pretty Paper, Columbia
  • River James Taylor
    A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, Nonesuch
  • My Blue Heaven Norah Jones
    Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino, Vanguard
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas Fats Domino
    Christmas is a Special Day, The Right Stuff
  • End Bed: White Christmas Booker T. & the MG's
    In the Christmas Spirit, Atlantic