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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Playlist for the Unpopular Music Webcast for December 17, 2016

A show for folks dressed up like Eskimos, about more or less half Christmas music (and that's if you count as Christmas songs certain songs that are not Christmas songs but are actually about winter, but are only ever to be played before Christmas, which is only around the fifth day of winter.



see the playlist after the break...

artist

song

album

comment

label / date

James P. Johnson Snowy Morning Blues 100 Vintage Holiday Classics special guest 1st part of theme
Vintage Masters Inc.


Naked City Inside Straight Naked City 2nd part of theme
Nonesuch
1989
Sonny Rollins & Co. Winter Wonderland The Standard Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d)
song by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
RCA
1964
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O Angels / Angels We Have Heard On High Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
Matt Wilson (d, tmp, jingle bells) Jeff Lederer (ts, toy pno) Paul Sikivie (b)
Angels is by Albert Ayler
Palmetto
2010
Sun Ra and His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra The Perfect Man Singles Sun Ra (syn) Marshall Allen (obe) John Gilmore (ts)
Danny Davis (d)
Strut / !K7 Records
1974
Wayne Horvitz This New Generation This New Generation music behind DJ
Nonesuch
1985
Donny McCaslin Tension Casting for Gravity Donny McCaslin (ts) Jason Lindner (keys) Tim Lefebvre (b) Mark Guiliana (d) Greenleaf Music
2012
Daniele Colombo She’s So Chaconne Melodies Alone Can Proudly Carry Their Own Death - The Chamber Music of Gene Pritsker music by Gene Pritsker incorporating several Beatles songs
Composers Concordance
2016
unknown ensemble Symphony No. 2 for flute, piano, strings and percussion Highlights from "Alternatives" Soviet Avant Garde Music composed by Valentin Silvestrov
MCA Classics
1988
Gil Evans Orchestra Angkor Wat Into the Hot
John Glasel, Doc Severinsen (trp) Urbie Green (trb) Jim Buffington (hrn) Harvey Phillips (tba) Phil Woods, Gene Quill (as) Barry Galbraith (g) Eddie Costa (p, vbs) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)
music by Johnny Carisi
Impulse!
1961
Spaceheads Trip to the Moon Trip to the Moon EP music behind DJ
Electric Brass
2014
Charlie Mingus Tijuana Gift Shop (alternate take) Tijuana Moods Clarence Shaw (trp) Jimmy Knepper (tbn) Curtis Porter (ts, as) Bill Triglia (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d)
Bluebird
1957
Wooden Shjips O Tannenbaum Holiday Cassingle music behind DJ self-released
2008
Walter Davis Jr. Trio Jingle Bells An Uptown Christmas Walter Davis, Jr. (p) Santi Debriano (b) Victor Lewis (d) Uptown
1988
The Ramsey Lewis Trio Here Comes Santa Claus Sound of Christmas
Ramsey Lewis (p) Eldee Young (b) Redd Holt (d)
song by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
Argo
1961
Ferrante & Teicher God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Xmas Hi-Fivories

Westminster
1954
Joel Cohen; Boston Camerata; Sharq Arabic; Music Ensemble Gloria 'n cielo A Mediterranean Christmas anonymous 13th c. Tuscany
Erato
2005
Zefiro Torna, Antwerp Cathedral Choir Personent hodie De Fragilitate - Piae Cantiones, Hymns from Medieval Finland anonymous (from the Piae Cantiones ecclesiasticae et scholasticae veterum episcoporum)
et cetera
2007
Wayne Shorter 12th Century Carol Alegria
Wayne Shorter (ss) Chris Gekker, Lew Soloff (trp) Michael Boschen, Bruce Eidem (tbn) John Clark, Stewart Rose (hrn) Marcus Rojas (tba) Danilo Perez (p) John Patitucci (b) Terri Lyne Carrington (d) Alex Acuña (prc) Robert Sadin (cnd)
arrangement of the previous selection by Wayne Shorter
Verve
2003
The Miracles The Christmas Song The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 3: 1963 song by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Motown
1963
The Qualities It's Christmas Time Singles unidentified male vocal group with Sun Ra on harmonium and sparse backing from unknown players of guitar, bells and wood block.
song by Alton Abrahams and Sun Ra
Strut / !K7 Records
1957
Margo Guryan I don't intend to spend Christmas without you Take a Picture



Bell Records
1968
Steven Let It Snow Corporal Blossom presents A Mutated Christmas song by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Illegal Art
2011
The Blue Hawaiians Have yourself a quiet little Christmas Christmas On The Big Island

music behind DJ 1995
Sufjan Stevens What child is this anyway? Hark! - Songs for Christmas, Vol. 2
featuring Vito Aiuto and Monique Aiuto
song by William C. Dix
Asthmatic Kitty
2002
Phil Kline Rondes des Mages Unsilent Night Phil Kline (syn, elec, prc) Alexandra Montano, Carla Lother, Phil Kline (voc)
Cantaloupe
2001
Chris Stamey It's a wonderful life Christmas Time Again! music behind DJ
Omnivore
2015
James Brown Christmas Is Love Hey America It's Christmas
King
1970

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