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December 22, 2007: Holiday Spectacular - Includes interviews with Chris Butler of The Waitresses, Brenda Lee, Joey Spampinato, Frank Lee Sprague & more!
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|Vince Guaralid Trio||Christmas Is Coming|
|George Jones & Tammy Wynette||Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus|
|Jeff Davison introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Big Star||Jesus Christ|
|NRBQ||Jolly Old St. Nicholas|
|Paul & Paula||Holiday For Teens|
|Rev. J. M. Davis||Did You Spend Christmas In Jail?|
|Billy Richards & Paul Soles||We're A Couple Of Misfits|
|Billy May||Dance Of The Sugarplum Faries|
|Juniper Shelley||INTERVIEW/Roudolph The Red Noded Reindeer|
|Ventures, The||Frosty the Snowman|
|Brian Hyland||It's Christmas Time Once Again|
|Mills Brothers, The||Santa Claus Is Comin To Town|
|Brenda Lee||Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree|
|Funk Brothers, The||Winter Wonderland|
|Redd Foxx||The Christmas Song|
|James Brown||Merry Christmas, I Love You|
|Dave The Spazz introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Mike Love||Santa's Goin' To Kokomo|
|Charlie Rich||Santa And The Kids|
|Four Seasons, The||Santa Claus Is Comin To Town|
|Louis Prima||What Will Santa Claus Say When He Finds Everybody Swinging?|
|Sonny Boy Williamson||Santa Claus|
|Frank Lee Sprague||INTERVIEW|
|Frank Lee Sprague||O Christmas Tree|
|Avalanches, The||Winter Wonderland|
|Clarence Carter||Backdoor Santa|
|Mike Lupica introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Law, The||What Did Santa Claus Bring You For Christmas?|
|Les Baxter||Santa Claus' Party|
|Smithereens, The||Christmas All Over The World|
|Soulful Strings||Jingle Bells|
|Waitresses, The||Christmas Wrapping|
|Bing & Lindsay Crosby||I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus|
|Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sistsers||Jingle Bells|
|Kay Starr||The Man With The Bag|
|Gaylord introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Candy Pants||The Happiest Time Of The Year|
|Davis Sisters||Christmas Boogie|
|Baby Washington||White Christmas|
|Solomon Burke||Christmas Presents|
|REX introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Rex Gwiazdor||Mad Man Michaels|
|Marquees, The||Christmas In The Congo|
|Eddie Cole||Santa Claus Is Comin To Town|
|Phast Phreddie Patterson introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Blues Magoos||Jingle Bells|
|Ventures, The||Sleigh Ride|
|Scott Schinder Introduces his all time favorite holiday song:|
|Turtles, The||Santa And The Sidewalk Surfers|
|Bill Doggett||Winter Wonderland|
|Joe Poovey||Santa's Helper|
|Augie Rios||Donde Esta Santa Claus|
|Wipper Brothers, The||Home Visit From Santa|
Sat. 12/22/07 10:10am
Sean Daily's not up yet at this hour! Woo hoo! And Merry Christmas.
Sat. 12/22/07 11:48am
Great interview with Chris Butler. But why, oh why, was Patty Donahue's name never mentioned?? I know she didn't write the Waitresses' songs, but she sure as hell SANG the sh-t out of them. A little tribute to her memory would have been appropriate, no?
Sat. 12/22/07 12:34pm
I noticed the omission too, Pete. Just a guess -- they don't get along any more.
Sat. 12/22/07 12:39pm
Eddie Cole! Far out! As many listeners probably guessed by listening to that track, he was Nat King Cole's brother. That's all I know about him. (Nat had another brother, Freddy, who's a pretty successful singer himself these days. Eddie is apparently long dead.) Thanks for pulling that one out of the ether, Michael.
Oh, and FYI to Parq: Patty Donahue died in 1996. That's a long time to hold a grudge, if that's what Chris Butler is doing.
Sat. 12/22/07 12:43pm
Did she really? Whoa. Be right back, I gotta look this up.
Sat. 12/22/07 12:49pm
++back++ Man, that's harsh. I'll hear their stuff in a slightly different light from now on. Thanks for cluing me in, Peter.
Michael, the show's been a dream come true. And now Rex and Ter are on deck. Sure do love the Saturday before Christmas!
Sat. 12/22/07 8:05pm
I liked the show today, great lineup, itmade my holiday spirit meter sky rocket. Especially the whipper bros. visit form santa.
Tue. 12/22/15 1:31pm
Most recently-written Christmas Classic: 2000 Miles by the Pretenders? (1984)
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