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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for December 20, 2014

As threatened promised, a program of unpopular Christmas music. (Well some of it may not be actually unpopular, but at least it's, perhaps, less than ubiquitous.) Plus, a few more links than usual for your Christmas stocking.



Don you now your gay apparel, and rest ye merry after the break...

artist song album comment label / date
Los Straitjackets Deck The Halls Yuletide Beat

Yep Roc
2009
The Three Suns Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas music behind DJ RCA/Victor
1959
Tom Harrell The Christmas Song Christmas Songs Tom Harrell (trp) Joe Lovano (ts) Danilo Perez (p) Charlie Haden (b) Paul Motian (d)
song by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Milestone
1990
Paul Bley Trio Santa Claus is Coming to Town Autobiography in Jazz Paul Bley (p) Charles Mingus (b) Art Blakey (d)
tune by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Debut
1953
Pony Poindexter Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jingle Bell Jazz Pony Poindexter (as, ts) Phil Woods, Gene Quill (as) Dexter Gordon, Billy Mitchell (ts) Pepper Adams (bs) Gildo Mahones (p) Bill Yancy (b) Charlie Persip (d) Columbia
1962
The Border Brass Silent Night Tijuana Christmas music behind DJ Design Records
1968
Stan Kenton We Three Kings A Merry Christmas! arrangement by Ralph Carmichael Capitol
1961
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O Little Drummer Boy Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O Matt Wilson (d)
Jeff Lederer (ss)
Paul Sikivie (b)


Palmetto
2010
Fats Waller and His Rhythm Swingin' Them Jingle Bells Greatest Hits of Christmas Past Fats Waller (p, voc) Herman ‘Yard Dog’ Autrey (trp) Gene Sedric (sax) Al Casey (g) VAI
1936
Carla Bley God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Part Two) Carla's Christmas Carols Carla Bley (p) Steve Swallow (b) Partyka Brass Quintet (Tobias Weidinger, Axel Schlosser (trp, flg) Christine Chapman (hrn ) Adrian Mears (tbn) Ed Partyka (b tbn, tba) Watt / ECM
2008
Herman Apple Ses Carillons Et Ses Percussions C'est Noël Rock Stereo Percussion De Noël How would you translate Jingle Bell Rock? Trans-Canada
Mantovani & His Orchestra White Christmas The Ultimate Relaxation Christmas Album music behind DJ Decca
1958
Bob Dylan Here Comes Santa Claus Christmas in the Heart

Columbia
2009
Johnny Cash Blue Christmas Christmas with Johnny Cash originally from The Christmas Spirit Columbia
1962
Sufjan Stevens The Friendly Beasts Ding! Dong! - Songs for Christmas, Vol. 3 The Narrator - Sufjan Stevens
The Donkey - Dennison Winter
The Cow - Laura Meyers
The Sheep - Shara Worden
The Doves - Vito and Monique Aiuto
Asthmatic Kitty
2003
Bruce Cockburn Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes Christmas

Columbia
1992
The Ramsey Lewis Trio Christmas Blues Sound of Christmas music behind DJ Argo
1961
National Lampoon Down the Dial to: Kung Fu Christmas Goodbye Pop written by Christopher Guest; Paul Shaffer; Brian Doyle-Murray;
Lead vocal by David Hurdon, also featuring Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner
Epic
1976
The Border Brass Christmas Bells Tijuana Christmas music behind DJ Design Records
1968
Red Garland Trio Winter Wonderland Christmas Songs Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d)
originally on All Kinds of Weather
Milestone
1958
The World's Greatest Jazzband of Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart Hark, The Herald Angels Swing! Hark, The Herald Angels Swing! Bob Wilber (clt, ss) Bud Freeman (ts) Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield (trp) Eddie Hubble, Vic Dickenson (tbn) Bob Haggart (b) Gus Johnson (d) World Jazz
1972
Mel Tormé Good King Wenceslas Christmas Songs arrangement by Angela Morley Telarc
1992
Nat King Cole w/ Nelson Riddle and Orchestra The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot Christmas For Kids - From One To Ninety-two

Capitol
1953
The Kinks Father Christmas Come Dancing with the Kinks

Arista
1977
Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Sleigh Ride White Christmas music behind DJ Deutsche Gramophone
1970
Miles Davis w/ Bob Dorough Blue Xmas (to Whom It May Concern) Jingle Bell Jazz Miles Davis (trp) Bob Dorough (voc, p) Wayne Shorter (ts) Frank Rehak (tbn) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) William "Willie" Bobo (prc) arr. Gil Evans Columbia
1962
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O Matt Wilson (d)
Jeff Lederer (b clt) Paul Sikivie (b)
Palmetto
2010
Fognode Carol Of The Bells Corporal Blossom Presents: A Mutated Christmas aka Brian Siskind Illegal Art
2011
Eddie Layton Away in a Manger / Silent Night, Holy Night Organ Music for Christmas with Chimes and Brass Choir music behind DJ Epic
1964
Swingerhead I'll Be Home for Christmas
Michael Andrew
presents A Swingerhead Christmas


MA Records
1999
The Ventures Jingle Bells The Ventures' Christmas Album

Razor and Tie
1965
Herman Apple Ses Carillons et Ses Percussions Promenade en Traîneau Stereo Percussion de Noel Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson Trans-Canada
Keith Richards Run Rudolph Run Run Rudolph Run / Pressure Drop (7” single) song by Johnny Marks & Marvin Brodie Rolling Stones Records
1978
Brave Combo O Holy Night Cha Cha Cha No Sad Faces recorded on Valentine's Day, 1984 Four Dots
1984
Les Voix Humaines Ding Dong! Merrily on High Star of the Magi music behind DJ Atma
1999
Duke Ellington Peanut Brittle Brigade [March, from The Nutcracker] Three Suites Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope, Harry Carney (saxes) Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Andres Meringuito, Eddie Mullins (trp) Lawrence Brown, “Booty” Wood, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tbn) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Columbia
1960

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