Red, Green & Blue Xmas

   
 

December 21st, 2011 ~ American Routes has made its list and there's no need to check it twice. Join us for our favorite holiday tunes, from the hep jive of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis to the cool sentiments of Frank Sinatra and Elvis and the ecstatic vibe of Celia Cruz and Bela Fleck. Plus yuletide memories from Diana Krall, Solomon Burke and other special guests. Be ready to bachata, boogie and second line as we celebrate the season.

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  • Santa's Second Line New Birth Brass Band
    New Orleans Christmas, Putomayo
  • All I Want for Christmas Huey 'Piano' Smith and the Clowns
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Westside
  • Merry Christmas Baby Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
    Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Jingle Bell Boogie Big Jack Johnson
    Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Pimp My Sleigh Houseman
    Christmas Gumbo, Bayside
  • Merry Christmas Baby Southern Culture on the Skids
    Let It Snow! A Vintage Rock Holiday Collection, EMI/ Eddie Bauer
  • Souvenirs Grandpaboy
    Dead Man Shake, Fat Possum
  • Instrumental: I'll Be Home For Christmas Ralph Sharon
    Jazz Piano Christmas, Dove
  • CLIP: Bob Dorough
  • Blue Xmas Miles Davis and Gil Evans
    Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
    The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50’s Masters, RCA
  • Christmas Spirit Julie Lee & Her Boy Friends
    Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus George Jones & Tammy Wynette
    Christmas Party with Eddie G., Columbia
  • Christmas Island Bob Atcher & the Dinning Sisters
    Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Part Two, Capitol
  • All Over the World La La La La La Horace Trahan
    Christmas in Every Way, Independent
  • Instrumental: Winter Wonderland The Funk Brothers
    The Best of Motown Christmas, Motown
  • CLIP: Solomon Burke
  • Christmas Presents Solomon Burke
    Christmas Party with Eddie G., Columbia
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem Sister Rosetta Tharp
    The Best of Christmas Jazz Volume II, Verve
  • Three Angels Bob Dylan
    New Morning, Columbia
  • Christmas in Vietnam Johnny & Jon
    Merry Christmas Baby, Ronn
  • Sherburne Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
    Where Will You Be Christmas Day, Dust-to-Digital
  • Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers
    Where Will You Be Christmas Day, Dust-to-Digital
  • End Bed: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Booker T. & the M.G.s
    In the Christmas Spirit, Atlantic
 
  • Open Bed: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Marcus Roberts
    A Merry Jazzmas, BMG
  • Winter Wonderland Frank Sinatra
    Crooner's Christmas, Sony
  • CLIP: Diana Krall
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town Ray Brown Trio with Diana Krall
    Christmas Songs with Ray Brown, Telarc
  • Cool Yule Louis Armstrong and the Commanders
    Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics, Rhino
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Fats Domino
    Have a Merry South Louisiana Christmas, CSP
  • Christmas is A-Coming Leadbelly
    Where Will You Be Christmas Day, Dust-to-Digital
  • J'ai Vu le Loup, Le Renard et la Belette Balfa Brothers
    J'ai Vu le Loup, Le Renard et la Belette, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Feliz Navidad Los Straightjackets
    'Tis the Season for Los Straightjackets, Yep Roc
  • Donde Esta Santa Claus Augie Rios
    Christmas Party with Eddie G., Columbia
  • Bachata en Navidad La Sonara Matancera featuring Celia Cruz
    Celebremos Nochebuena con Sonora Matancera, Codigo Music
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Ellis Marsalis
    A New Orleans Christmas Carol, ELM
  • Abi Gezunt Klezmer Conservatory Band
    Oy Chanukah!, Rounder
  • Sleigh Ride Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
    Jingle All the Way, Rounder
  • Instrumental: On the King's Highway Andy Statman
    Old Brooklyn, Shefa
  • The Cherry Tree Carol Pentangle
    Solomon's Seal, Sanctuary
  • Greensleeves John Coltrane
    Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz, Universals
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Christmas Collection: 20th Century Masters, Motown
  • Last Month of the Year The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Go Tell It On the Mountain, Real World
  • Christmas Morning the Rum Had Me Yawning Lord Beginner
    Where Will You Be Christmas Day, Dust-to-Digital
  • Christmas Day Detroit Junior
    Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics, Rhino
  • What Christmas Means to Me Stevie Wonder
    Someday at Christmas, Motown
  • End Bed: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band
    A Christmas Present, Vappielle