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Bah Humbug, Weather Music, Stocking Stuffer Singles


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Personally, I do not celebrate Christmas. But for this week's show, I figured I'd get in the spirit and sprinkle a few offbeat holiday tunes into the mix. We start off with a Latin set with Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra's "Jingle Bells Mambo" followed by Herman's Heat and Puente's Beat; then a set of meteorological musings from Bill Orcutt and Red Garland; we'll then check out Monk's family Christmas work "A Merrier Christmas." The show will continue with a set of stocking stuffers as we spin singles from Sarah Vaughn, Sun Ra, Lester Young and more. We'll end the night at the ballet with some jazz'd up Nutcracker selections.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 01:50
  • Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra "Jingle Bells Mambo" from Adventures in Rhythm (Philips) 02:30
  • Woody Herman, Tito Puente "New Cha-Cha" from Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat! (Everest) 05:22
  • Hilton Ruiz "Home Cookin'" from Something Grand (Novus) 08:25
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba "Take Five" from Borrowed Roses (Top Stop Music) 13:17
  • Bill Orcutt "White Christmas" from Bill Orcutt (Palilalia Records) 19:21
  • Gerry Mulligan And the Concert Jazz Band "Come Rain or Come Shine" from At the Village Vanguard (Verve Records) 21:21
  • Red Garland Trio" Winter Wonderland" from All Kinds of Weather (Prestige) 26:54
  • Shirley Scott " Cold Winter Blues" from On A Clear Day (impulse!) 32:14
  • Frank Kimbrough "A Merrier Christmas" from Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions Of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside) 36:51
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk "Serenade to a Cuckoo" from Kirkatron (Warner Bros.) 40:31
  • David Murray, Questlove , Ray Angry "5 Minute Joint" from Plumb (J.M.I Recordings) 47:39
  • John Coltrane "Greensleves" from Africa/Brass (Impulse!) 53:13
  • Bill Evans "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" from Trio 64 (Verve) 1:03:08
  • Ahmad Jamal "I hear a Rhapsody" from Rhapsody (Cadet) 1:08:30
  • Mary Osborne "I Love Paris" from A Girl & Her Guitar (Warwick) 1:13:15
  • Hampton Hawes "Spanish Steps" from Spanish Steps (Black Lion) 1:16:07
  • Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan "Dedicated to You" from 7" Single (MGM) 1:20:21
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra Featuring Ricky Murray "Dreamsville" from 7" Single (Corbett vs. Dempsey) 1:23:09
  • Lee Dorsey "Ya Ya" from 7" Single (Fury Records) 1:25:36
  • Professor Longhair "Everyday Everynight" from 7" Single (Ron Records) 1:29:03
  • Lester Young "Sometimes I'm Happy" from "Prez Plays (Mercury Records) 1:31:15
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio "Fried Soul" from "7" Single (Colmine Records) 1:34:26
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)" from Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite (Columbia) 1:38:06
  • Joe McCarthy's New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Pan American Nutcracker Suite (Angelface Records) 1:42:47
  • Melba Liston "Christmas Eve" from Melba Liston and Her Bones (Fresh Sound Records) 1:49:09
  • Mable Scott, Les Welch and His Orchestra "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" from The Chronological Mabel Scott 1951-19551:54:09



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