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Saturday, December 22, 2012 Options
Merry Happy

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Meurshii San: Kari Yushi Santa Options (0:00:00 )

Miki Obata: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Options (0:02:58 )

Uncredited Okinwan Singers: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Options (0:05:41 )

Shirim: Dance of the Latkes Queens Options / Klezmer Nutcracker (0:09:17 )

Celia Cruz: Cha Cha Cha de la Navidad Options (0:11:34 )

Lopinot Serenaders: Aguinaldo Options / Various Artists: West Indies: An Island Carnival / Nonesuch Explorer (0:16:02 )

Ecos de Borinquen: Trova Con Sabor Options / Jíbaro Hasta el Hueso: Mountain Music of Puerto Rico / Smithsonian Folkways (0:18:04 )

Willie Colon: La Murga Options / Asalto Navideno / Fania (0:20:51 )
Canta: Hector Lavoe

Amina: Fiesta en Belen Options (0:28:18 )

Lola Flores: La Nina Belen Options / Irrepetible (0:31:13 )

Singers from Malta: The Flageolet - Chirstmas Tune Options / Various Artists: Folk Songs and Music from Malta (0:34:41 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia, Ukraine: Telynka, Tsymbaly and Violin Options / Recorded Live at Ukrainian Museum, NY, Dec 11 2010 (0:35:34 )

Kalman Balogh & the Gypsy Cymbalom Band: Vusti, Vusti Options / Karácsonyi örömzene (0:37:15 )

CM Stanislava Gabriela: Beautiful Virgin Options / Neseme Vam Tu Novinu / Indies (0:40:27 )

Musica Folklorica: Ja Sem Si Zacal Libe Spati Options / Pocuvajlte, Co Vam Povim (0:44:22 )
(Pocuvajlte, What Will I Tell You)

Eleftheria Arvanitaki*: Christos Gennethen Options / Kalanta Dodekaiemrou-sas Ta' (0:45:17 )
*I think - not positive - various singers on the album

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones with Alash: Jingle Bells Options / Jingle All the Way (0:48:10 )

TriBeCaStan: God Rest Ye Three Kings Options / The Twisted Christmas EP / * (0:51:26 )

Daghan Baydu: Haydi Hindi (Deck the Halls) Options / Allaturca Santa (0:55:37 )

Lila Downs: Amarga Navidad Options / La Cantina (1:06:23 )

Marta Sebestyn: Bethlehem, Bethlehem Options / Various Artists: Think Global World Christmas / World Music Network (1:09:54 )

Majorstuen: Til Betlehem I Judaland Options / Juledrom (1:14:28 )

Jienat: Swedish Hymn played on Stanley Saw and Church Organ Options (1:17:26 )

Sondre Bratland: Den Fagraste Rosa Options / Rosa Fra Betlehem (1:20:53 )

Shirley Collins: Is It Far to Bethlehem Options / Within Sound (1:21:00 )

Steeleye Span: The King (Winter Solstice Song) Options / Please to See the King (1:23:15 )

Kings Messengers Quartet: Tlong Bana Options / Birth of Our King (1:24:14 )
South Africa

Michael Doucet: Trinquez Trinquz Options / A Cajun Christmas (1:32:24 )

Ana Iris Parlla and others: Christmas Party Songs Options / Various Artists: Folk Songs of Puerto Rico / Smithsonian Folkways (1:34:26 )
Folkways Reissue - recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco, who produced world music radio shows on WNYC many years ago

The Albion Band: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing Options / The Prospect Before Us (1:38:15 )

June Tabor and the Oysterband: Judas (Was a Red-Headed Man) Options / Ragged Kingdom (1:42:02 )
Not really a Christmas song but let's pretend

Kitka: Tsarsko Momche Kon Sedlae Options / Wintersongs (1:45:25 )
Bulgarian Song

Tony Trischka: Sherburne (Glory Shone Around) Options / Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection (1:48:06 )

Ramito: Triste y Solitario Options / El Canto de la Montana (1:50:07 )

African Guitar Summit: Afe Hyia Pa Options / Various Artists: Think Global World Christmas / World Music Network (1:52:37 )

Habel Kifoto: Siku Ya Christmas Options / Siku Ya Christmas (2:02:01 )

Machel Montano: Soca Santa Options / Mas! A Caribbean Christmas Party / Ryko (2:16:35 )
Incorporates a bit of Daisy Voisin's famous Parranda song Hurray Hoorah

Pedro Laza: Navidad Negra Options (2:23:43 )

Grupo Exterminador: El Baile de Santa Clos Options (2:27:23 )

Toots and the Maytals: Christmas Feeling Ska Options / Various Artists: Christmas Greetings from Studio One / Heartbeat (2:31:14 )

Eek-A-Mouse: The Night Before Christmas Options / RAS Records Presents: A Reggae Christmas / Ras (2:32:37 )
Not a creature stirring - except a Eek-a-Mouse

Balinese Gamelan: Frosty Options / Christmas in Bali (2:39:14 )

Joseph Spence: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Options / Various Artists: The Rounder Christmas / Rounder (2:48:55 )

Lord Executor: How I Spent My Time at the Hospital Options / Various Artists: The Roots of Trinidad Calypso / Recordings 1927 - 1931 (2:51:14 )
Thanks Joe McGasko

Lord Nelson: A Party For Santa Claus Options / Various Artists: Mas! A Caribbean Christmas Party / Ryko (2:54:14 )

Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/22/12 6:06pm fred von helsing:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 6:13pm Your DJ:

Thanks Fred! Happy Christmas / Holidays to everyone...
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:14pm yak in chicago:

Wow, that meurshii san song is great! is it on a compilation? Swell show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 6:17pm Your DJ:

@ yak - er, actually, I'm not sure where I got that... will have to look into it for you...
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:19pm jason in highland park:

drinking egg nog, scrubbing the stovetop, listening to tsp. simple things...
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:21pm fred von helsing:

yeah i've noticed wfmu works great for puttering about the house/apartment/yurt
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:46pm fred von helsing:

But these foreigners, they just don't understand outdoor Christmas lights
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:54pm zotz:

Tatars in the snow
Circling round the town
Hide the presents hide the kids
They're burning Christmas down
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:56pm fred von helsing:

Little orphans in the snow /
with no place to call a home /
start their singing /
  Sat. 12/22/12 6:58pm fred von helsing:

Don't tell me this song is from Turkey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 6:59pm Your DJ:

The turkey gobbling is Turkish, isn't it - ?
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:00pm DS:

In Turkish the word for turkey is hindi
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:00pm Dave E:

This is great music - lots of fun - good puttering music - great dancing music - hey, no peeking!
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:01pm fred von helsing:

@DS 1 point !
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:02pm Dave E:

@FVH - a faithful listener you are.
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:06pm fred von helsing:

I skipped the semi obligatory Saturday night barhop. Jez tendin' to things and groovin' on the day's bizarre buffet of musical Christmas insanity.
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:07pm Dave E:

It's wonderful . . . is it not?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 7:10pm Your DJ:

Could be worse I suppose...
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:10pm fred von helsing:

It's twoo ! It's twoo !
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:12pm fred von helsing:
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:19pm Dave E:

Chimpmunks roasting on an open fire . . . .
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:20pm Dave E:

...tastes like chicken!
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:24pm Dave E:

Shirley Jones?
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:24pm fred von helsing:

recommended by cats !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 7:25pm Your DJ:

Did Shriley Jones ever date Alan Lomax?
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:26pm Dave E:

Was Alan Lomax a cat?
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:27pm zotz:

The Lomax are an old old family of Manx cats.
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:28pm zotz:

Lovely music tonight. Thank you.
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:28pm Dave E:

What happened to their tails?
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:30pm fred von helsing:

your sacrifice is appreciated / oy vey :)
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:31pm fred von helsing:

should I rip and upload an MP3 of the roasted chipmunks ? might be fun
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:32pm zotz:

it's pretty funny
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:35pm Dave E:

I like nibbling on their toes!
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:42pm fred von helsing:

Kliban !
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:46pm Dave E:

Love to eat them mousies, mousies what I love to eat. Bite their little heads off and nibble on their tiny feet!
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:52pm M'lynn:

Loving all this fine music here on a clear, cold night in Boston! Thank you.....
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:53pm fred von helsing:

@DaveE I have the beach towel. Eat your heart out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 7:55pm Your DJ:

Thanks M'lynn, hello Boston!
  Sat. 12/22/12 7:58pm fred von helsing:

Hello. My name is Fred and I'm a Grimes-a-holic :)
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:10pm fred von helsing:

this goes straight to my afrobeat buddy
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:11pm fred von helsing:

rats, not googlable
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 8:12pm Your DJ:

Fred, email me a reminder (robw AT wfmu DOT org) and I'll get it to you and / or your buddy...
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:12pm Dave E:

Oh man, I'm jealous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/22/12 8:13pm Your DJ:

You qualify too Dave E!
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:15pm fred von helsing:

@DaveE got a faceborg ?
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:15pm Dave E:

I missed something - I just had dinner - the wonderful Matha cooked it - I'm in heaven now!
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:16pm Dave E:

yes. David Evans
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:16pm Dave E:

oh man, do you want my credit card too?
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:18pm fred von helsing:

what's your Rh factor
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:22pm jason in highland park:

wfmu is partially the reason why my roommates hate me right now.
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:24pm fred von helsing:

they are green with envy. it's the color of the season.
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:25pm Dave E:

Now Stop you evil man!
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:31pm fred von helsing:

chipmunks! an FLV is on the way (mp3 failed)
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:34pm fred von helsing:

OK I checked, this rip is complete and there's no FCC-incompatible cusswords, just "screw you"
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:38pm fred von helsing:

I mean, if you want world music, there's always music from LA stoners :)
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:40pm fred von helsing:

sent dj mail, sent fb
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:58pm julian:

now you're talking! my fave xmas record ever! (though there have been some other gems this evening)
happy holidays rob!
  Sat. 12/22/12 8:59pm fred von helsing:

the last show got pretty sloshed, how 'bout this one ? :)
  Sat. 12/22/12 9:00pm fred von helsing:

Thanks! GREAT show !
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