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Christmas Gifts and Messages, Some From the Grinch

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If you haven't had your fill of Christmas, click the play button for last Saturday's holiday show. One of our rotating traditions is to program the Duke Ellington version of "The Nutcracker Suite." Our first segment tracks mostly old favorites that we play almost every year. The rest are offered for the first time on the show, including a 'Bah Humbug' segment.

  • Candace Spring "(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag" from Holidays Rule, Vol. 2 (Capitol) 00:00
  • Rene Marie "Santa Baby" from I Wanna Be Evil (Motema) 02:32
  • Shirley Horn "The Secret of Christmas" from promotional single (Verve) 08:42
  • Bobby McFerrin "Peace" from Bobby McFerrin (Elektra/Musician) 14:09
  • Dexter Gordon "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from Jingle Bell Jazz (Columbia) 18:55
  • Keith Jarrett "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" from After The Fall (ECM) 28:41
  • Joe Sample "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" from Making Spirits Bright (GRP) 36:28
  • Charlie Hunter "Christmas Time Is Here" from Yule Be Boppin' (Blue Note) 42:37
  • John Stowell, Michael Zilber "Have Yourself a Vince Guaraldi Xmas" from Basement Blues (Origin) 46:34
  • Vince Guaraldi "Greensleeves" from A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy) 51:13
  • Nils Landgren, Johan Norberg "Oh No, It's Christmas Again" from Christmas With My Friends, VI (ACT) 58:33
  • Bob Dorough "Blue X-mas" from Yule Be Boppin' (Blue Note) 1:02:09
  • Dave Frishberg "The Difficult Season" from Do You Miss New York (Arbors) 1:07:36
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra/Cecile McLorin Salvant "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" from Big Band Holidays (Blue Engine) 1:12:50
  • Duke Ellington "The Nutcracker Suite" from Three Suites (Columbia) 1:19:21
  • Washington Saxophone Quartet "In the Bleak Midwinter" from Tis The Season—Celebrate With WSaxQ (Americus) 1:50:43


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