Friday, December 26, 2008

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/24/08

Christmas Show

2000 Miles - The Pretenders (featuring Chryssie Hynde, quite possibly the greatest female rock vocalist ever)

River - Joni Mitchell
Christmas in Washington - Joan Baez (Steve Earle song)
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
7 O'Clock News/Silent Night - Simon and Garfunkel

Christmas in Prison - John Prine
Behold that Star - Pete Seeger (traditional)
Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison (Willie Nelson song)

Father Christmas - The Kinks
Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
Christmas - The Who (from Tommy)

I Told Santa Claus - Roomful of Blues (Fats Domino song)
The Jesus Song - The Persuasions
King Jesus - The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (no one does better gospel!)

Merry Texas Christmas Y'All - Asleep at the Wheel

Four traditional carols by Joan Baez, from her great 1966 album Noel
I Wonder as I Wander (Appalachian)
The Carol of the Birds (Catalan)
Cantique de Noel
What Child Is This?

Five traditional carols by the Stanford Chamber Ensemble
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
The First Nowell
O Little Town of Bethlehem
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Three traditional carols by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Joy to the World
Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian)
Silent Night

Rise, Come and See the King - Patricia Brady-Danzig (Polish)

Three traditional carols by the Robert Shaw Chorale

Angels We Have Heard on High
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Deck the Halls

O Holy Night - Charlotte Church, Placido Domingo and the Vienna Philharmonic

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