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PLAYLIST FOR “TURNTABLE FOR ONE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020” (12.19.20)

20 Dec

Some traditional holiday favorites, both from the show and around my house; plus a demo of a new Christmas song with music by my son, Cody, and lyrics by my wife, Megan. And if that weren’t enough to keep you awake, the worst Christmas song ever written, sung by Robert Goulet. and the traditional, heartwarming retelling of the story of how a beloved Christmas song nearly got me expelled from Hebrew school. Merry and Happy and the best and safest holidays possible for all. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  “CD Or Album Title”

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  The New York Voices  /  “Let It Snow”
  • CHRISTMAS BLUES  /  Holly Cole  /  “Jazz To The World”
  • CHRISTMAS NEVER GETS OLD  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “The Pianoman At Christmas”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  / Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “After The Fall”
  • THE CHRISTMAS CARD  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “My New Celebrity Is You”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  A Christmas Album”
  • CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN  /  Sarah Charles & Cody Owen Stine  /  (Demo)
  • SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Star of Wonder”
  • A CHILD IS BORN/SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM  /  Maureen McGovern  /  “Christmas With Maureen McGovern”
  • FLORIDA HOLIDAY  /  Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha  /  “New Holiday Classics”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World Of Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  The Manhattan Transfer  /  “The Christmas Album”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  John Legend  /  “A Legendary Christmas”
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • SILENT NIGHT/I GUESS THERE AIN’T NO SANTA CLAUS  /  Barry Manilow  /  “Because It’s Christmas”
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE  /  Amber Weekes  /  “The Gathering”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • THE WORLD FOR CHRISTMAS  /  The Real Group  /  “The World For Christmas”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /   Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019” (12.21.19)

22 Dec

Lots of good cheer, great holiday music by favorites young and old, some talk about chopping down a Christmas tree and how the dreidel was an item of torture in my youth, plus chestnuts roasting on an open fire – until I remembered the radio station doesn’t have a fireplace. Merry Christmas to all; and a very happy new year. God knows we could use both. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • WINTER WONDERLAND  /  Monica Ramey  /  “Some Enchanted Christmas”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Leslie Odom Jr.  /  “Simply Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Holly Cole  /  “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
  • IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR  /  Accent  /  “Christmas All The Way”
  • MISTER SANTA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY  /  Ramsey Lewis Trio  /  “Sound Of Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Bing Crosby & The Puppini Sisters  /  “Bing At Christmas”
  • I GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM  /  Idina Menzel & Billy Porter  /  “Christmas: A Season”
  • WINTER’S NEVER COLD WHEN YOU’RE AROUND  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jane Lynch  /  “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
  • I WONDER AS I WANDER  /  New York Voices  /  “GRP Christmas Collection”
  • THE THEORY SONG  /  David Rakowski  /  
  • THE CHRISTMAS SONG  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • GREENSLEEVES  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “The Best Of Buddy Rich”
  • CHRISTMAS WILL REALLY BE CHRISTMAS  /  Kristin Korb  /  “That Time Of Year”
  • HE’S GONNA TAKE AWAY OUR CHRISTMAS  /  Robert Goulet  /  “Robert Goulet’s Wonderful World of Christmas”
  • THE MAN WITH THE BAG  /  Veronica Swift & JLCO  /  “Big Band Jazz II”
  • WE THREE KINGS  /  Joey DeFrancesco  /  “Home for the Holidays”
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Avalon Jazz Band  /  “Wintertime Dreams”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  Oscar Peterson  /  “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas”
  • O TANNENBAUM  /  Aretha Franklin  /  “Big Band Holiday’s II”
  • ANGEL’S LULLABY  /  Emilie-Claire Barlow  /  “Winter Wonderland”
  • SILENT NIGHT  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret of Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Did you miss this week’s show? Where’s your holiday spirit? Click here and click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to the show in the archive.

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