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From KBYU | 59:05
A reminiscence of Christmas on the radio in the 1940's
Christmas programs on the radio in the 1940's ranged from variety shows, to dramas, to comedies... all of them, containing a generous portion of music, from swing to, sentimental, to religious. The decade of the 40's represents three distinct periods... continued recovery from the depression, America's entry into World War Two, and the beginning of the cold war. This was the last decade before the advent of television, and many radio performers of the 40's became household names to early television viewers. Produced by Wes Sims, "A 40's Radio Christmas" is the 2008 Gold Award winner for Best Radio Program, from the Utah Broadcasters Association.
Here are some of the greatest Soul and R&B holiday winter classics ever recorded. Today on this show you will hear Christmas tunes from JAMES BROWN, OTIS REDDING, THE OJAY’S, DONNIE HATTHAWAY,THE JACKSON FIVE, STEVIE WONDER, BOOKER T & THE MG’S, plus others. Have a very merry SOUL CHRISTMAS today on Soul Roots.
Christmas would not be Christmas without The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The O’Jays, Otis Redding, The Jackson Five, The Ronettes, James Brown, Issac Hayes and others. Deck the halls! It’s Christmas Time and it’s time for Soul and a happy good time.
Seasons Greetings let’s have a very Soul Christmas
From Billy Foster | 01:59:14
A program of Christmas music as played in the jazz tradition by your favorite jazz artists (Dexter Gordon, Roy Hargrove, Oscar Peterson, Bobby Watson etc.). Hosted by Billy Foster and Renee Miles-Foster
A program of Christmas music as played in the jazz tradition by your favorite jazz artists (Dexter Gordon, Roy Hargrove, Oscar Peterson, Bobby Watson etc.) with Christmas quips and quotes in between. Hosted by Billy Foster and Renee Miles-Foster for the Billy Foster Jazz Zone.
George Bizet used an old Provencal carol to open his L’Arlesienne Suite. A British hymn writer borrowed the tune from a now-forgotten work by Felix Mendelssohn to create one of the most famous of all Christmas songs. In this hour, classical works that have inspired carols, and carols that have found their way into works by Bizet, Respighi, Liszt, and others.
The Carol Connection
This program begins with:
I'm Stephen Peithman. Welcome to Connections.
Music: 01 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 (BBC), track 1, 00:02 - 00:11, then under [:09]
In 1840, composer Felix Mendelssohn submitted two works for a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press.
The first was his Symphony No. 2. The other was a now-forgotten work for male chorus, whose tune would be borrowed 16 years later by a British hymnist to create one of the most famous of all Christmas carols.
This hour is best described by the promo text:
George Bizet used an old Provencal carol to open his L’Arlesienne Suite. A British hymn writer borrowed the tune from a now-forgotten work by Felix Mendelssohn to create one of the most famous of all Christmas songs. Join host Stephen Peithman [PYTH-man] for an exploration of classical works that have inspired carols, and carols that have found their way into works by Bizet, Respighi, Liszt, Schoenberg and many others--on the next Connections.
29:12 Part 1 [25:38 music + narration]
28:48 Part 2 [25:52 music + narration]
00:60 Underwriting break
Title Catalog Number
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 BBC Music MM306
Mendelssohn Lieder mid und ohne Worte Bauer Studios SACD9196
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite PMG CD 160 205
Christmas Music BBC Music MM236
Bach: Suites Erato ECD 88049
Santa Claus Symphony Naxos 8.559057
The Many Moods of Christmas Telarc CD-80087
Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures, etc. Cala CACD 1007
Liszt: Weihnachtsbaum, etc. BIS CD-1164
O Come All Ye Faithful EMI CDC 7 49908 2
Orff: From Heaven Above RCA Victrola (LP) VICS-1376
Schoenberg: Weihnachts Musik Naïve Classics MO 782160
Songs of Angels Telarc CD-80377
Jessye Norman: Christmastide Philips 420 180-2
Hutchinson: Carol Symphony Musical Heritage Society 515173H
Carol Promo 2 [from L’Arlesienne Suite]
Script Date: 10/29/2012 3:15:12 PM
From Mike Flanagan | 58:57
Dear Santa, I am so cool. This year I need the hippest music on the planet. Here's hoping the mainstream doesn't flow all the way to the North Pole!
The current wave of hipsters have probably been around since the late 90s. They lead a fairly harmless existance, darlings of coffee shops, independent record stores, and nearly new vintage clothing stores. Want an opinion? Look no further than your favorite hipster. And, it's only natural that this cooler-than-thou mindset would echo the mantra big time when it comes to the most colorful, most commercial, most dominating force of the winter holidays. A VERY HIPSTER CHRISTMAS is one sick hour of the post shoegaze modern holiday genre tunes, guaranteed to brighten your season and put you a few 180 gram vinyl tracks ahead of the rest. Many of the bands you haven't heard of, of course! I mean, that's the point isn't it? Turn you on to something new so you can turn somebody else on, like your favorite snowman sounds on Facebook before he melts into something that is so three months ago.
From Jim Raposa | 57:46
This one hour special runs a total of 57:30, and spotlights the "Voice of Christmas", Bing Crosby with special guests.
A Crosby Christmas is culled from rare radio and television Christmas broadcasts starring The Voice of Christmas...Bing Crosby!
No vocalist in the annals of show business has ever had quite the emotional impact during this season like Bing Crosby. Begining on his weekly network radio programs, Bing Crosby conveyed the warmth and sentiment of the holiday season like no other performer.
His Christmas specials became commonplace each year on television from the 50's through the year of Bing's passing, 1977.
On record, Bing Crosby's Christmas recordings became instant classics. Today, his Christmas catalog for Decca, Capitol, Warner Brothers and Reprise continue to be in demand by audiences in the digital age of Mp3 downloads and CD's.
On commercials and in movies, Crosby's yuletide classics continue to find a place in the collective conciousness of new Crosby fans.
Like Christmas, Bing Crosby is timeless...a national treasure.
On this one hour special, revised and augmented by audience demand, Bing is joined in duets by friends like Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald...even David Bowie!
A Crosby Christmas captures the essence Bing at this joyous time of year from digitally restored radio broadcasts and commercial recordings made during his stellar career.
This is radio that rekindles warm holiday memories and helps create new ones for your listeners.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Crescent City, NEW ORLEANS! Today, we will serve gumbo Christmas rhythms mixed with Jazz, R&B, Blues and Zydeco.
This is a one hour program divided into three individual sets to accommodate Station ID's,PSA's and announcements.
Christmas in New Orleans is special; people flock to the city for the beauty, the history, the food and the music. You don’t have to come here to experience the music; we have brought it to you. This one hour program features wonderful New Orleans Christmas classics from Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Harry Connick, Jr., Bradford Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins, Fats Domino and others.
So you don't have to be riding in a New Orleans Street car, or walking down Bourbon Street, You don’t have to come to the French Quarter or Jackson Square at all. Just relax where you are and
enjoy A New Orleans Christmas!
This is a one hour Christmas music show featuring classics from the 1950's and the 1960's. The program is divided into three sets to allow space for PSA's, Station ID's and announcements.
This is a A DOO-WOP CHRISTMAS!
Christmas never sounded so good . This show features classic holiday tunes from the Drifters , the Platters , Chuck Berry , Charles Brown , the Cadillac’s , Frankie Lymon , and much much more.
Let this special program light up your holiday play-list this year. You audience will enjoy "A Doowop Christmas! "
A mix of holiday stories, found-sound, and sampled songs: A bell-ringer at the Mall of America. Holiday history as told by second graders. A trip to the toy store. Carols sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. And holiday bits from Bing Crosby, George W. Bush, and The Beatles Fan Club Christmas messages.
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Holiday cheer and holiday weird, a mix of lotsa holiday stories, found-sound, and sprinkling of sampled songs:
A home-recording of a "Christmas Gathering 1947" (4:08 excerpt), on an unlabeled 7" Wilcox Gay Recordio Disc, was found by Bob Purse. The complete recording is posted at the 365 Days Project, "Christmas Gathering 1947" (6:32 mp3): [audio:http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/DP/2003/12/365-Days-Project-12-25-christmas-gathering-1947.mp3]
John Beltran remixes Bing Crosby "The First Noel" (5:02), on the compilation Holiday Chill - The Christmas Remixes.
Simon & Garfunkel mixed "Silent Night/7 0'Clock News" (2:05) back in 1996, on their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme.
Every year at the Mall of America, you can hear "Arthur Jackson: Singing Salvation Army Bellringer" (4:54), a reformed drug addict now serving the Lord. The piece was produced by Todd Melby (KFAI Listening Lounge | Twin Cities Daily Planet | 2 below zero).
"Carrie Conley" (2:06) talks about raising six children as a single mom, and rounding up Christmas dinner and presents for everyone. Her son, Jerry Johnson, interviewed her for the StoryCorps project.
Every year, from 1963-1969, the Beatles sent their Fan Club members a Christmas message on flexi-disk record. The "Beatles Fan Club Christmas" (excerpts 6:41) messages were collected on The Beatles Christmas Album. Several sites have them posted online; there's hi-fi (320kbps) mp3s at TheBeatleSource) and The Internet Beatles Album.
"Christmas Kids" (4:25) tell the stories, myths and rumours of the Holidays, from a 2nd-graders POV: Mrs. Beasley's class at Emerson School in Bozeman, Montana, recorded in 1986.
At an orphanage in South Africa, some "Zulu Kids" (2:14) belted out a few songs for producer Jake Warga.
The late, great sound-recordist, Tony Schwartz, takes us on an audio tour of "Christmas in New York" (6:04) in the late 1950s. For more TonyS: Library of Congress | WNYC | WFMU | TonySchwartz.org | HV from NPR | Amazon.
HV's Barrett Golding tours his hometown of Bozeman looking for "The T in Xmas" (2:55): A toy-shop owner displays her wares, a Jewish man recounts the story of Hannukah, a Salvation Army captain tells the history of bell-ringing, and the Sweet Adelaides choir offer a-capella carols.
Seattle's Captain Smartypants and the Seattle Men's Chorus yodel and line-dance their country-style Brokeback Dreidel, aka, "Kislev Cowboys" (excerpt 2:06) by Eric Lane Barnes. Recorded live by Tom Speer of the Seattle Channel, the video is posted onYouTube.
George W. Bush speeches are captured and placed in the extraordinary rendition program of mashup artisan Rx, who wishes you a "Happy RXmas & Whole Lotta Love" (Bush vs. Led Zep- excerpt 2:31). And we end with a Mahalia Jackson "Silent Night" (excerpt 2:41), remixed by King Kooba (bassist Charlie Tate and producer Matt Harris, aka DJ Shuff). The song is floating around the net free.
An hour's worth of the best in new and independent Blues music for Christmas!
This episode of Full-Time Blues Radio feature's holiday tunes to make your youletide a little brighter. It's the best in new and independent Christmas Blues. Original songs and new takes on Christmas classics, they're both here, with information on how to get your hands on some of these songs as a free gift this year.
In addition, this week's "Johnny's Mailbox" selection from Gina Sicilia is seeing 100% of the proceeds from its sale donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. It's a beautiful track that is giving back!
Crack open some egg nog, throw another yule log on the fire, and nestle up with some Christmas cheer from our family to yours.
Full-Time Blues Radio is the home for new and independent Blues music. The weekly series is hosted by "Johnny Full-Time" and features new material by today's stars, tomorrow's legends, and self-produced indie artists. In addition, each week we look at what's making news in the world of the Blues; and dig inside "Johnny's Mailbox" to spotlight a new album that just arrived in the last seven days.
More information, archived artist interviews, and much more can be found online at http://fulltimeblues.com
This hour-long program of cooking and conversation and music presents a festive Christmas meal of roast duck, parsnip soup and more. We'll share stories, have some laughs and taste a lot of food.
Celebrate local and seasonal eating with A Very Earth Eats Christmas. "The tradition of using the seasonal ingredients is what brings these things out during the holidays," says Chef Daniel Orr, the mastermind behind our holiday feast today.
During this hour-long program, we prepare roast duck, parsnip soup, a goat cheese cheese ball and foraged mushrooms. He'll have some help preparing the food from three old friends. We'll share stories, have some laughs and taste a lot of food.
The day wouldn't be complete without some holiday music by southern Indiana-based singer-songwriter Krista Detor. So, pour yourself some eggnog, cozy up with a warm sweater and join us as we celebrate A Very Earth Eats Christmas. Annie Corrigan is your host.
In recognition of Hanukkah, this show is dedicated to the Jews who catapulted popular music to stage and radio from the 1900 to the early 1930s.
It's unimaginable how different American popular music would be without the influence of some of its greatest names in composition. They happened to be Jews. The first song to sell over a million copies of sheet music -- 5 million sold -- was written by Charles K. Harris "After the Ball." Harry Von Tilzer reportedly said he wrote 8,000 songs. Jerome Kern altered the forces of American musical theater and, in turn, influenced George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. "God Bless America" is synonymous with everything Americana; "White Christmas" is the epitome of seasonal music; "Easter Parade" tells a beautiful story of the celebratoin of spring, and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is still performed thousands of times every year.
And, it's laced with a dash of Klezmorim spirit.
Pam Holcomb, Professional Appalachian Storyteller
Jennifer Rose folk singer
Christopher Weiss Finger-style Guitarist
TeenSING The Youth Choir from Central Christian Lexington, Sherri Phelps, Director.