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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for December 19, 2015

And so this is Christmas...

We present you an assortment of Unpopular Christmas Music, hopefully not what you were listening to in line at the register. Along with some festive jazz, pop and R&B numbers we do have a serious set as well. And also, a contemplation of the cruel and fickle parameters of jazz legendry where a long, healthy, creative, and productive life lacks the glamour of living fast and dying young.

Ho, ho, ho.

Playlist after the break...

artist song album comment label / date
Brave Combo God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Christmas Present Jeffrey Barnes (ts, flt, clt, sld wsl, guiro, voc) Carl Finch (g, keys, acrd, Whistling, voc) Danny O’Brien (trp, tbn, Jaw hrp, voc)Alan Emert (d) Ann Marie Harrop (b) Danny Jerabek (acrd, tbn) Joe Cripps (prc)
traditional, arr. Brave Combo
CD Baby
The Three Suns Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas music behind DJ RCA/Victor
Heath Brothers Our Little Town Jingle Bell Jazz Jimmy Heath (ts) Percy Heath (b) Stanley Cowell (p) Tony Purrone (g) Akira Tana (d)
traditional, arr. Jimmy and Percy Heath
The Ramsey Lewis Trio God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Sound of Christmas Ramsey Lewis (p) Eldee Young (b) Redd Holt (d)
strings arranged and conducted by Riley Hampton
Argo / Verve
B.B. King Christmas Celebration Blues, Blues Christmas, Vol. 3 song by Jesse Thomas / Lloyd Glenn Document Records
Nat King Cole w/ Dave Cavanaugh and Orchestra The Happiest Christmas Tree Christmas For Kids - From One To Ninety-two song by Cathy Lynn Capitol
Don Byron Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairies Bug Music Don Byron (clt) Steve Wilson (as) Charles Lewis (trp) Kenny Davis (b) Billy Hart (d)
Pieter Tchaikovsky adapted by Louis C. Singer, as performed by the John Kirby Sextet
Alan Moorehouse & The Sound Stage Brass Festive Noel
Christmas Party

music behind DJ KPM Music
Sufjan Stevens Get Behind Me, Santa! Peace - Songs for Christmas, Vol. 5 Sufjan Stevens (voc, b, g, keys, prc) C. J. Camerieri (trp) Ben Lanz (tbn) Marla Hansen (voc) James McAlister (d) Asthmatic Kitty
Don Dixon I Saw Three Ships Christmas Time Again! traditional, arr. Don Dixon Omnivore Recordings
The Ventures Jingle Bells The Ventures' Christmas Album

Razor and Tie
Jan & Dean Frosty The Snowman Drag City / Jan & Dean's Pop Symphony No. 1 song by Steve Edward Nelson and Walter Rollins One-Way Records
Los Straitjackets We Three Kings Yuletide Beat traditional, arr. Los Straitjackets YepRoc
Marvin Gaye The Christmas Song A Motown Christmas Volume 2 song by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells Motown
Lead Belly Christmas is Coming Blues, Blues Christmas, Vol. 3 originally from Lead Belly Sings for Children Document
Roy Orbison Pretty Paper The Best of Roy Orbison In Dreams song by Willie Nelson Monument
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos Christmas Shopping Christmas Shopping

Sundazed Records
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets Christmas at the Airport The Quality Holiday Revue (Live) Nick Lowe (voc, g) Eddie Angel, Danny Amis (g) Pete Curry (b) Jason Smay (d) YepRoc
The Border Brass Christmas Bells Tijuana Christmas music behind DJ Design Records
The World's Greatest Jazzband of Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart Silent Night 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
The dB's Feliz Navidad Christmas Time Again! song by José Feliciano Omnivore Recordings
Wooden Shjips O Tannenbaum Holiday Cassingle music behind DJ
The Jive Turkeys Get Down Santa Get Down Santa - Single

Colemine Records
Louis Armstrong with the Benny Carter Orchestra Christmas Night in Harlem Jazz Christmas
composed by Raymond Scott
Benny Carter & Hank Jones A Child Is Born Hot Jazz For A Cool Night: A Jazz Christmas song by Thad Jones MusicMasters
John Finley Williamson / Westminster Choir Song of the Christmas Presents The Christmas Album (1907-1967) Traditional Andalusian, arr. Erickson Sony Classical
Stan Kenton Once In Royal David's City A Merry Christmas! trad. arr. Ralph Carmichael Capitol
Mantovani & His Orchestra White Christmas The Ulitmate Relaxation Christmas Album music behind DJ Decca
Zefiro Torna Salve flos et decor De Fragilitate - Piae Cantiones, Hymns from Mdeieval Finland anonymous (from the Piae Cantiones ecclesiasticae et scholasticae veterum episcoporum) Et Cetra
Joel Cohen / Boston Camerata En Belén tocan a fuego A Mediterranean Christmas
Equidad Barés, Anne Harley, Hayet Ayad (voc), Joel Cohen (laute, g) Kareem Roustom (oud, g)
anonymous Andalusian song
Warner Classics
Bruce Cockburn It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Christmas Sam Phillips sings harmony, based on her arrangement Columbia
Anne Sofie von Otter Cantique de Noel Home for Christmas
Anne Sofie von Otter (voc) Svante Hanryson (vc, b, syn, arr.)
song by Adolph Charles Adam, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure
Deutsche Grammophon
Nick Lowe I was born in Bethlehem The Quality Holiday Revue (Live)

Ted Lyons Santa's Moonlight Sleighride Christmas Time Again!

Omnivore Recordings
Partyka Brass Quintet Jingle Bells Carla's Christmas Carols music behind DJ Watt
Herbie Hancock Deck the Halls Jingle Bell Jazz
Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea (p), Woody Shaw (trp) Frank Wess (sax) Jimmy Cleveland (tbn) Dave Carey (vbs) Al Caiola (g) George Duvivier (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d)
arr. Jay Cee

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