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Playlist: Three Holiday Music Specials Hosted by Judy Collins

Compiled By: Paul Ingles

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Judy Collins

The legendary folk singer anchors three different holiday hours filled with unique holiday tunes all introduced by the artists who recorded them.

A Holiday Music Tour With Judy Collins (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Holiday Music Specials Hosted by Judy Collins series | 58:40

Singing legend Judy Collins headlines the third in a series of hour-long holiday specials featuring musicians from around the country performing original holiday songs and some classics. Artists include Steve Earle, Jesse Colin Young, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tish Hinojosa and many more.

Collins4_small Singing legend Judy Collins headlines an hour-long holiday special featuring musicians from around the country. Performing original songs along with a few holiday favorites, Collins and her guests reflect on the season and tell the stories behind their music. Featured artists include Collins herself, Trout Fishing in America, Steve Earle, Jesse Colin Young, The Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits, Tish Hinojosa, Bill Miller, Peter Case, and Lowen + Navarro. Ian Anderson of Jehro Tull makes a guest appearance from London. This program was distributed by NPR in 2004 and is available for the first time to all public radio outlets. It comes with an optional 5:00 content window making it newscast compatible. It includes one 60-second break opportunity midway through program. The performers include: Judy Collins ("Silent Night" and "All On A Wintry Night"); Trout Fishing in America ("I Got A Cheese Log"); Steve Earle and Maria McKee ("Nothing But A Child"); Tish Hinojosa ("Arbolito"); Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull ("Last Man At The Party"); Bill Miller ("I Saw The Star of Bethlehem"): The Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits("Go Tell It On The Mountain"); Peter Case ("Fourth of July/Christmas Rag"); Jesse Colin Young ("Some Children See Him") and Lowen + Navarro ("A Song of Christmas"); The program is a follow-up to the successful specials "Do You Hear What I Hear: A Holiday Folk Tour with Judy Collins," and "Peace on Earth: A Holiday Folk Tour with Judy Collins." Both are also available at PRX (http://www.prx.org/pieces/6742) (http://www.prx.org/pieces/6766).

Peace on Earth: A Holiday Folk Tour with Judy Collins (59 Minute Special)

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Holiday Music Specials Hosted by Judy Collins series | 59:02

Judy Collins hosts the second in a series of hour-long specials for the holidays. The program features musical takes on the holiday season from folk artists from across the country.

Collins2002_small Folk-singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long, holiday special, PEACE ON EARTH: A HOLIDAY FOLK TOUR with JUDY COLLINS. The program features musical takes on the holiday season from folk artists from across the country. The music includes many new originals -- some thoughtful, some whimsical - along with a few holiday favorites. Along the way, many of the artists reflect on the holidays and tell the stories behind their songs. The program is free to all public radio stations ? NPR affiliated or not. It is Newscast compatible. It includes one 60-second break opportunity midway through program. The performers include: Judy Collins ("Let It Snow" and "Song for Sarajevo"); Jeff Talmadge of Austin ("First Day of Winter"); from Woodstock, Leslie Ritter and Scott Petito ("The Bells of Christmas"); from New York City, Caddy Finlayson ("Silent Night"); from Berkley, CA, the Jewish Home Elders & Judith-Kate Friedman ("Chanukah Tonight"); from Massachusetts, Mark Erelli ("Ain't No Time of Year To Be Alone"), Pete Nelson ("You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"),and Jim Henry ("The Tree"); New Hampshire's James Durst ("Holiday Invitation"); from Oregon, John Twist ("Scrooge in Black and White"); Salt Lake City's Kate MacLeod (Mc-Cloud) ("A Holiday Song"); Chuy Martinez from Albuquerque ("Ezequiel Codos"); and from Baton Rouge, Mary Gauthier (Go-Shay) ("Christmas in Paradise"). Both the original program and this sequel allow Judy Collins, one of the biggest names in folk music, to introduce listeners to some of the fine folk players who are, perhaps, less well-known to the country at large. All of the performers are veterans of the folk scene with strong local and regional followings and many have won awards for their singing and songwriting. The stories each one tells help create a holiday tapestry that encourages listeners to conjure up their own memories and feelings about this special time of year. The program is a follow-up to the successful NPR special "Do You Hear What I Hear: A Holiday Folk Tour with Judy Collins" that aired on more than 100 stations in 2000 and 2001. That special is also available at PRX (http://www.prx.org/pieces/6742) or you may contact the producer at paul@paulingles.com. The 2004 Special "A Holiday Music Tour With Judy Collins" is also available. (http://www.prx.org/pieces/20487)

Do You Hear What I Hear? A Holiday Folk Tour With Judy Collins

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Holiday Music Specials Hosted by Judy Collins series | 59:02

Folk singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long tour around the nation with a stop or two overseas to hear musical takes on the holiday season from folk artists.

Collins2_small Folk singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long tour around the nation with a stop or two overseas to hear musical takes on the holiday season from folk artists. The music includes many new originals -- some thoughtful, some delivered with tongues planted firmly in cheek - along with rarely heard traditional carols, a few holiday favorites and two Hanukkah pieces. Many of the artists reflect on the holidays and tell the stories behind their songs. The performers include: Ms. Collins herself ("I'll Be Home For Christmas," "In The Bleak Mid Winter"), Orrin Star from New York ("A New Kind Of Christmas"), Deborah Holland of L.A. ("Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah"), Welsh harpist Sian James ("On the Morning of Christmas Day"), Oona McOuat of Canada ("December Song"), Judith Kate Freidman from California ("Ocho Candelikos"), Nebraska's Terri Jo Dahlquist ("Six Little Angels"), Susan Clark ("It's Got To Be A Sign") and Rob Williams ("Enchanted Christmas") of Albuquerque, Curtis & Loretta from Minnesota ("Silver Bells"), New Yorker Cathy Grier ("I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"), and Irish flavored folk from The McCabes ("Christmas Eve"). 59:00 - No Breaks. BROADCAST HISTORY - Distributed by NPR in 2000 + 2001. This program is the first of three successful NPR specials featuring Ms. Collins. Also available at PRX is "Peace on Earth: A Holiday Folk Tour with Judy Collins" that aired on more than 100 stations in 2002 and 2003. (http://www.prx.org/pieces/6766) The 2004 Special "A Holiday Music Tour With Judy Collins" is also available. (http://www.prx.org/pieces/20487)