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Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Head-Spinner

Have a jazz/R&B/funk/soul/gospel trip through the holidays on the 
Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour, WZBC.ORG, 12.22.2016.


Paul Bley "Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town" (1953), on Debut

Dave McKenna "Jingle Bells" from "Christmas Party-Holiday Piano Spiked With Swing" (1997), on Concord

Ray Charles "Winter Wonderland" from "Spirit of Christmas" (1956) on MGM

Charlie Parker "White Christmas" from "Live at Royal Roost" (1948) on Savoy

Charles Brown "Christmas in Heaven" from "Christmas in Heaven" (1965) on Jewel Records

Eyal Vilner Big Band "Sevivon" from "Hanukkah - EP" (2016) on Eyal Vilner Big Band

Joe Pass "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" from "Joe Pass - Six String Santa" (1992) on LaserLight Digital ‎

Louis Armstrong "Twas the Night before Christmas" (1971) on Continental

Amos Milburn "Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby"(1948) on Aladdin

Frank Sinatra "Let It Snow" from "Christmas Songs" (1948), on Columbia

Joseph Spence "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" from "Living On The Hallelujah Side" (1980) on Rounder

The Soul Saints Orchestra "Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul" (1994) on Hot Pie and Candy records

Charles Brown "Merry Christmas Baby" from "Cool Christmas Blues" (1984), on Bullseye Blues

Fats Domino "Jingle Bells" from "Christmas is a Special Day" (2006), on Cap

Otis Redding "White Christmas" (1967) on Atco

The Blind Boys Of Alabama "Last Month Of The Year" from "Go Tell it on the Mountain" (2008), on Real World

Clarence Carter "Back Door Santa"  (1968) on Atlantic

Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time Is Here" from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) on Fantasy

Funk Machine "Soul Santa" (1973) on Creative Funk

Ella Fitzgerald "The Christmas Song" from "A Swinging Christmas" (1960) on Verve

John Coltrane Quartet "Greensleeves" from "Africa Brass" (1961) on Impulse

Chet Baker "Joy To The World" from "A Christmas Jazz Album" (1997) on Dinemec Jazz

Duke Pearson "Wassail Song" from "Merry Old Soul" (1965) on Blue Note

Wynton Marsalis "We Three Kings" from "Crescent City Christmas Card" (1989) on Columbia  

Louis Armstrong "Cool Yule" from "Louis Armstrong With The Commanders" (1953), on Decca

Fats Waller "Swingin' Them Jingle Bells" (1936) on Victor

Dianne Reeves "Christmas Waltz" from "Christmas Time is Here" (2004) on Blue Note

Ray Charles "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (2009), on Concord

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