12/22/2009 Dig Up The Roots


A wide variety of holiday music; some serious and beautiful and some not. Tom Lehrer, National Lampoon and Bill Cosby provided some humor. Laurie Anderson, Bruce Cockburn LOW all have (what some would view as) songs that could become classics.

Old blues, gospel and hillbilly tunes keep that roots thing going while Suzy Snowflake and those 3 elves Hardrock, Coco Joe bring a nostalgic tear to those from the greater Chicago area.

We heard light Opera - Ahmal and the Night Visitors. We heard a 100+ year old music box and some weird story with Superman saving Christmas and the White House...all in 2 hours.

Playlist Tracks: 
Tom Lehrer - A Christmas Carol
Album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer; Label: reprise
Dexter Gordon - 3 O'Clock In The Morning
Album: Best Of; Label: Blue Note
Bill Cosby - Revenge
Album: Best Of; Label: Warner Bros
Patsy Raye The Beatniks - Beatnik's Wish
Album: The Beat Generation; Label: Rhino
Mildred Baily Red Norvo - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Album: Christmas In New Orleans; Label: Laserlight
Low - Just Like Christmas
Album: Christmas; Label: Chair Kickers
Giau Carlo Menotti NBC Opera Co - Excerpt from Amahl and the Night Visitors
Album: Amahl and the Night Visitors; Label: RCA Victor
George Washington Phillips - Paul and Silas in Jail
Album: Roots N' Blues: Retrospective 1925-1950; Label: Columbia
Elzadie Robinson - The Santa Clause Crave
Album: 1920's Blues Classics Vol 5; Label: Blues Images
Victoria Spivey - Christmas Morning Blues
Album: Christmas In New Orleans; Label: Laserlight
The Seeburg K.T. Special - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Album: Musee Mecanique presents The Zelinsky Collection Vol 1; Label: Musee Mecanique
The Handsome Family - Stupid Bells
Album: Smothered and Covered; Label: Bloodshot
National Lampoon - Kung Fu Christmas
Album: Greatest Hits of The National Lampoon; Label: Visa
Christmas Superheros - Superman Christmas Story: Light Up The Tree, Mr. President
Album: Exciting Christmas Stories; Label: Peter Pan
Centaur Productions - Suzy Snowflake
Album: Film soundtrack; Label: NA
Centaur Productions - Hardrock, Coco Joe
Album: Film soundtrack; Label: NA
Johnny Lee Wills His Boys - Thingamajig
Album: Victola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days; Label: Dust-to-Digital
Ernst Phipps His Holiness Singers - A Little Talk With Jesus
Album: Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of; Label: Yazoo
Tennessee Ramblers - The Preacher Got Drunk Laid His Bible Down
Album: Victola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days; Label: Dust-to-Digital
Joseph Spence - Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
Album: Living On The Hallelujah Side; Label: Rounder
Bruce Cockburn - Cry Of A Tiny Babe
Album: Nothing But A BUrning Light; Label: Columbia
Laurie Anderson - Ramon
Album: Strange Angels; Label: Warner Bros
Air Date: 
December 22, 2009

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