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Options December 20, 2016: A slew of seasonal favorites and Tony Trischka live!

Cat and Christmas tree
photo by Orangeaurochs

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
Genevieve  Silly Boy, tis Christmas   Options VA: The Fourth Kilau Kristmas Kompilation  Enfant Terrible     
Matricarians  The bells, the howling wind & the bells   Options VA: The Fourth Kilau Kristmas Kompilation  Enfant Terrible    0:02:35 (Pop‑up)
Portland Cello Project  In Freezing Winter's Night   Options Winter, The Best Nine Months of the Year  Portland Cello Project    0:08:25 (Pop‑up)
Wall Matthews  Carol of the Bells   Options The Heart of Winter  Clean Cuts    0:12:19 (Pop‑up)
John Fahey  Christ's Saints of God Fantasy   Options The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album  Takoma    0:14:41 (Pop‑up)
John Martyn  Let The Good Things Come   Options Bless the Weather  Island    0:25:03 (Pop‑up)
Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends  Mary Had a Baby   Options The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In and Out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook  Smithsonian Folkways    0:29:18 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka  Remember the Poor   Options Of a Winter's Night  Rounder    0:31:54 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
George Melachrino & Orchestra 

Once More It's Christmas, all of side 1   Options

Christmas in High Fidelity 

RCA Victor 


0:36:36 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka live on WFMU 2016-12-20

Live performance and chat with Tony Trischka
Banjo Master Tony Trischka joined in as a last minute solo guest. Later in the week Trischka presents "Of a Winter’s Night," two shows with with musician friends. They'll revel in songs long forgotten and little known from the 1844 Sacred Harp book, the Revolutionary era and old-time fiddle music, as well as Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, classically influenced carols and hard-driving bluegrass.
Tony Trischka  Christmas medley   Options       0:43:44 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka  Silent Night   Options       0:52:41 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka  O Holy Night   Options       1:01:11 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka live on WFMU 2016-12-20

Tony on the 10-string banjo
Tony Trischka with Mike Seeger  Child of God   Options Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection  Rounder  CD  1:12:44 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka  Lost   Options       1:16:20 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka  Sleigh Ride   Options Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection  Rounder    1:21:17 (Pop‑up)
Dan Hicks with The Christmas Jug Band  I Know What I'm Gettin'   Options Rhythm On the Roof  Globe Records    1:24:27 (Pop‑up)
The Roches  Good King Wenceslas   Options We Three Kings  Paradox    1:27:15 (Pop‑up)
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn  What are They Doing in Heaven Today?   Options Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn  Rounder    1:31:07 (Pop‑up)
Jane Siberry  Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming   Options Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth) Christmas  Jane Siberry    1:37:50 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
George Melachrino & Orchestra 

Once More It's Christmas, all of side 1   Options

Christmas in High Fidelity 

RCA Victor 


1:40:45 (Pop‑up)
The Smothers Brothers  Swiss Christmas   Options Curb Your Tongue, Knave!  Mercury    1:53:47 (Pop‑up)
NRBQ  Christmas Wish   Options Christmas Wish  Big Notes    1:58:51 (Pop‑up)
Gaby Moreno  Oh Pueblecillo de Belen   Options Posada  Gaby Moreno    2:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Joseph Spence  Santa Claus is Comin' to Town   Options Must Be Santa! The Rounder Christmas Album  Rounder    2:04:29 (Pop‑up)
Procol Harum  A Christmas Camel   Options Procol Harum (A Whiter Shade Of Pale)  Metro    2:07:13 (Pop‑up)
carL Wurzbach  Christmas Presence   Options YouTube video  carL wurzbach    2:11:56 (Pop‑up)
Aimee Mann  Christmastime   Options One More Drifter in the Snow  SuperEgo Records    2:16:21 (Pop‑up)
Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull  We Five Kings   Options live on WAXQ November 24th, 2004      2:19:36 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
George Melachrino & Orchestra 

Once More It's Christmas, all of side 1   Options

Christmas in High Fidelity 

RCA Victor 


2:23:51 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  December 1966   Options The Beatles Christmas Album  Apple    2:34:33 (Pop‑up)
Beatles v Ringo  Little Drummer Boy is Here Again   Options Mersey Christmas" KBC Radio Xmas 2013      2:41:12 (Pop‑up)
The Butties  Angels We Have Heard On High   Options 12 Greatest Carols  Parody Records    2:45:57 (Pop‑up)
The Gripweeds  Christmas Dream   Options Under the Influence of Christmas  Rainbow Quartz    2:49:18 (Pop‑up)
Paul Winter Consort  Witchi Tai To   Options Crestone  Shumel    2:52:11 (Pop‑up)
George Melachrino & Orchestra  Once More It's Christmas, all of side 1   Options Christmas in High Fidelity  RCA Victor    2:58:51 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:01pm P-90:

Greetings of the Season, Irene!
  9:02pm P-90:

...and kitty makes one of the best tree ornaments ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm melinda:

good evening!
  9:16pm Kevin:

Well I guess I'll pull the old rb-250 out and see what I can pickup from Tony. It should be great 12strings out already!
  9:21pm P-90:

OK, I'm not alone out here...! Hi guys.
@Kevin: What make is the "rb-250"?
  9:25pm P-90:

Oh, Gibson. Nice.
Avatar 9:30pm Linda Lee:

lovely sounds on this long chilly night! thank you Irene Trudel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm northguineahills:

I remember seeing Christian Marclay dj a turntabilist xmas set at the New Museum in 2002, and he had his records in bins for the public to peruse. While there, he messed around and, then let play (w/ another unremembered record) something from one of John Fahey's Xmas records. T'was nice...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Webhamster Henry:

Hey My bandmate Elizabeth Clark formerly Clark-Jerez is on this record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Irene Trudel:

Hi p-90, Melinda, Kevin, Linda, NGH and Henry! Just setting up for Tony Trischka, who's going to play live.
  9:36pm Kevin:

Yes p 90 a good sounding 250. I am lucky to own it. Gibson stopped making them for a while. I do not know if they started again Tony T. plays Deering. The banjo is important but the practice is more important. I love my 12 string too not really a bluegrass instrument but then a banjo doesn't have to be either.
  9:38pm Listening Out There:

All of Side 1? The suspense is killing me...
  9:41pm P-90:

@Kevin: Thanks, I'm a guitar guy only, in the dark on banjos. Curious to hear Tony's Christmas moods on Banjo...
  9:46pm Kevin:

Last thing before I quit posting and just listen. Tony's an excellent melodic (chromatic) player as you all can here. (signing off)
  9:55pm steve from g-berg:

inspires a lot of hope. peace to ALL!
  9:56pm Listening Out There:

10 string sounds great...first time hearing one o these...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:24pm Webhamster Henry:

I like this Sleigh Ride!
  10:30pm Eugene R.:

Dan Hicks, another "loss" we took in 2016. (sigh) At least we have the music, and those who remember, like Ms. Trudel.
Avatar 10:35pm pantz:

Will there be another hour? Tell me spirit, have I missed Christmas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm melinda:

Loved the Roches.
  10:50pm Marc15:

I'm sure Michael will pick the best Christmas songs in the history of mankind
  10:51pm Mike tp:

Hi Irene hanging out with Amit from a band your featured on your show THE SECRET SEA. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.
  11:00pm KP:

Merry Christmas, Irene
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 11:06pm Webhamster Henry:

I had forgotten about this Joseph Spence classic!
Avatar 11:06pm Parq:

This Jos. Spence is becoming my favorite Christmas recording ever.
  11:06pm Marc15:

Merry Christmas Irene
Avatar 11:07pm Parq:

The whole show has been great. Lovely things all up and down. I'm a Trischka fan since the 70s, and it's nice to know he's still cooking.
  11:08pm Carmichael:

Hi all. I don't know what the hell I walked into, but it sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm Irene Trudel:

Hi All! Back after seeing Tony off. Parq, I have to play Joseph Spence every year. Love that rendition so much! Mike tp, please tell Amit I say "Hi!"
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 11:26pm Webhamster Henry:

Keep this bed in mind in case WFMU ever does another locked groove premium!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A happy Christmas tale: Just got off the phone with Ma. In September, a windstorm blew down several old buildings back on the farm. Today, a bearded gent in a pickup pulled in and dropped off five lovely Christmas decorations hewn from the scrap lumber. Mom raved about how beautiful they look and what a surprise it was. One of my sisters knew of his work and supplied him with the material.
  11:29pm P-90:

@Ken: Joy! Joy!
  11:30pm Mike tp:

Irene Amit says hi! ♥
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40pm Irene Trudel:

Oh Ken! That's really beautiful! I've encountered a few acts of holiday kindness this week. So nice to hear of others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yes, Irene. Pretty neat. I wish I had pictures to share. I guess they have rustic country scenes with berries and such for ornamentation. They're each 12 x 18" or so and have hangers fashioned from barbed wire. Rusty wire, I'm sure, for the full cowboy effect.
  11:56pm KP:

And to all a Good Night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Irene Trudel:

Happy Krimble to all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks and good night, Irene and all.
  12:01am P-90:

Thanks so much, Irene. And Tony. And John, Paul, George, and You--Know-Who
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 3:02am Brian in UK:

Irene Merry Christmas to you & Peter and especially a Peaceful New Year.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:35am Sean in Bristol UK:

Your annual Yuletide themed show is as each year is a breath of fresh air, Irene. Supermarkets, shopping malls and commercial stations (if I had my way) should be made to play your show, rant over! Have a great Yuletide, Irene.
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