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Playlist: Joyride Media Holiday Specials

Compiled By: Joyride Media

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Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped in Red

From Joyride Media | 54:00

One hour special features Kelly Clarkson's holiday memories and stories about the songs on her new holiday music album, Wrapped in Red.

Kelly-clarkson-wrapped-in-red-album-cover_small One hour special features Kelly Clarkson's holiday memories and stories about the songs on her new holiday music album, Wrapped in Red.

A Christmas Gift For You

From Joyride Media | Part of the Holiday Programming Extravaganzas series | 59:00

The original rock and roll Christmas album returns.

Xmasgift_small The inside story behind this 1963 album featuring performances by The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans that raised the bar for pop/rock arrangements of classic holiday songs.  The All Music Guide says,  “This is the Christmas album by which all later holiday releases had to be judged,” and Rolling Stone lists it as one of the best albums ever made.  Includes interviews with singers Darlene Love and LaLa Brooks, musicians Nino Tempo, Don Randi and Hal Blaine.  Hosted by Anthony DeCurtis.  

Songs of Joy and Peace: The Yo-Yo Ma Holiday Party

From Joyride Media | Part of the Holiday Programming Extravaganzas series | 59:00

Celebrate the Holidays with Yo-Yo Ma and his friends

Yoyosjp_small Imagine a musical party that celebrates the hopes, dreams and joy that animates seasonal festivals the world over. That is what inspired Yo-Yo Ma to create "Songs of Joy and Peace: The Yo-Yo Ma Holiday Party" with a remarkable group of friends.

Hosted by John Schaefer, this one-hour holiday special combines the joy of music with the gift of discovery as shared and performed by friends old and new. James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Renee Fleming, The Silk Road Ensemble, Jake Shimabukuro and others discuss the collaborations they recorded with Ma.


TRACK LIST:

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Joy To The World  (with Dave Brubeck)
Wassail/All Through The Night  (with Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile)
Here Comes The Sun  (with James Taylor)
Touch The Hand Of Love  (with Renee Fleming)
You Couldn't Be Cuter  (with Diana Krall)
The Wexford Carol  (with Alison Krauss)
Happy Xmas (War is Over)  (with Jake Shimabukuro)
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)/Auld Lang Syne (with Chris Botti)
Kuai Lei (with the Silk Road Ensemble)

A Joyful Noise: Handel's Messiah Rocks

From Joyride Media | Part of the Holiday Programming Extravaganzas series | 59:00

Mix one part Handel with one part rock band, orchestra and choir.

Messiahrockspic_small John Schaefer from WNYC-FM (New York) hosts this hour of music and conversation about HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS – a new treatment of one of our most revered holiday choral works with rock vocals, guitars and drums backed by a full orchestra.  This is a great companion piece to the public TV concert special that premiered this past summer with rebroadcasts coming this December.  Check local listings.  This program will be great for any format to air over the holidays.