2002 Playlist
    Dr. Gerry Grzyb's "The Christmas Show"

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Entries in the playlist use the following format: CD title - main performer (unless the CD is a collection, or the artist's name is mentioned in the title) - label and number - numbers of the tracks played on the air web or E-Mail address (provided only for companies that supplied promotional copies for the programs)

 * Recording of Special Merit

** Recording of Exceptional Merit

2002 was an unusual year for the programs; I was on the air for more hours than ever, but the number of new Christmas CDs was sharply down. One result was that I played more selections from many CDs than I would have had time for in past years. Another is that I played many CDs on more than one day. Finally, I even had to go to my vault for CDs Id played in past years (something I virtually never had done).

Monday, December 16th: Classical/Choral

*Eya Pueri - Discantus, Brigitte Lesne, Coro Easo - Opus 111 30207 - 4, 10, 11, 14, 16

Navidad Iberica - Ensemble Corund - Dorian 93249 - 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 18 - http://www.dorian.com/

The John Rutter Christmas Album - Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia - Collegium 510 - 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10/1, 3, 15. 17, 21 on 22nd - http://www.collegiumusa.com/

*Andrew Carters Christmas Carols - Quire of London, John Scott - York Ambisonic 169 - 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 /9, 10, 1`2, 14, 18 on 22nd - [email protected]

*Convidando eslá la noche - Grup de Canto Coral - GCC Voces 1001 - 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 12

Hodie - The Sixteen - Coro 16004 - 2, 5, 7-18/6, 19, 21, 23, 25 on 22nd - http://www.collegiumusa.com/

Cantate Hodie - Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Brass - Clarion 903 - 14-25/5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 on 22nd - http://www.collegiumusa.com/

Tidings of Comfort and Joy - Chicago Choral Artists - No label or number - 5, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20

In Dulci Jubilo - Notre Dame Glee Club - Pro Organo 7145 - 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14/15, 17, 18, 19 on 22nd - http://www.zarex.com/

*Weihnacht der Romantik - RIAS-Kammerchor - Harmonia Mundi 901794 - 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18

Gloria - St. Michaels Singers - Coventry 50004 - 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12/3, 4, 7, 8, 12 on 22nd

*Holidays a cappella - Chicago a cappella - Chicago a cappella 2005 - 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 18, 19/6, 13, 14, 15, 17 on 22nd - http://www.chicagoacappella.org/

**Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers - Gothic 49208 - 21/1-11 on 22nd - http://www.gothicrecords.com/

Tuesday, December 17th: Jazz/Blues

Jazzy Christmas - Steve Newcomb Trio - Columbia River 160011 - 1, 2, 3, 4/6, 7, 8 on 21st/1, 3, 4 on 22nd/5, 6, 7 on 23rd

Mistletoe Sax - Bruce Abbott, North Star Jazz Ensemble, Hawthorne String Quartet - North Star 164 - 2, 3, 4, 5 /6, 7, 9 on 21st - http://www.northstarmusic.com/

Snowfall - Return 2 Zero - R2Z (no number) - 1, 2, 7, 9, 11

A Warren Hill Christmas - Narada Jazz 12863 - 7, 8, 9, 10/3, 4, 5 on 21st

*Big Band Christmas Swing - Chris McDonald Orchestra - Green Hill 5290 - 3, 5, 6, 8, 12/1, 5, 10, 11 on 21st - http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

**Django Bells - Gypsy Hombres - Memphis International FOT 0204 - 2, 5, 6, 7, 8/1, 2, 3, 5 on 21st

Boogie Woogie Christmas - Brian Setzer Orchestra - Surfdog 44011 - 2, 5, 6, 7/1, 4, 7, 9 on 21st - http://www.surfdog.com/

Have Yourself A Merry... - Oliver Lake Steel quartet - Passin' Thru 41216 - 8, 9, 10 - http://www.passinthru.org/

This Time Of The Year - Steve Tyrell - Columbia 86638 - 3, 5, 8, 9

Merry Blue Christmas - Various - Fuel 2000 302061236 - 1, 4, 7, 8, 11

Santas Got Mojo - Various - Electro-Fi 3376 - 2, 4, 6, 9

The First Noel - Allen & Allen - Allen & Allen 0006 - 2, 3, 4 - http://www.allen-allenmg.com/

*Flake - Four Shadow - Four Shadow 004 - 2, 6, 7, 8/1, 3, 5, 7 on 21st - http://www.fourshadow.com/

**When It Snows - Blenders - Sounds of the Season 98582 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10/1, 5, 8, 9, 10 on 21st - http://www.theblenders.com/

December - Chris Botti - Columbia 86864 - 2, 3, 6, 7/1, 10, 11, 12 on 21st

Wednesday, December 18th: Pop/Rock/A cappella

Home For The Holidays - Broadway Cares - Centaur Entertainment 30047 - 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9/7, 9, 11, 13 on 21st - http://www.centaurmusic.com/

*The Season For Romance - Lee Ann Womack - MCA Nashville 088 170 289 - 1, 4, 5, 6, 10/2, 4, 6, 8 on 21st

Crooners Christmas Vol. 2 - Various - North Star 165 - 4, 11/8 on the 19th - http://www.northstarmusic.com/

Wrapped Up In The Holidays - Rich-Tones - Rich Tone Chorus 2002 - 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 - http://www.richtones.org/

Comfort and Joy - Rockapella - Amerigo 33710 - 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 - http://www.rockapella.com/

**Tis The Season for Los Straitjackets - YepRoc 2041 - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10/1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 on 21st - http://www.straitjackets.com/

Christmas Joy - Ventures - Varese Sarabande 302 066 401 - 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 13

Have Yourself A FAB-ulous Little Christmas - Fab Four - Laserlight 21799 - 4, 7, 8, 10

A Fab Four Christmas - Fab Four - Laserlight 21798 - 2, 4, 7, 8, 10/2, 3, 4, 10 on 21st

The Reindeer Room: A Christmas Chillout - Various - Kriztal 3009 - 1, 3, 4, 6, 10/3, 6, 10 on 21st - http://www.kriztal.com/

Great Women of Christmas - Various - Green Hill 5313 - 3, 7 - http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

(The program on this date also included a chronological playing of all Christmas singles that charted prior to 1948)

Thursday, December 19th: World/Bluegrass/Country/Pop

Christmas On the Mountain - Various - Universal South 440 064 852 - 3, 4, 6, 9, 10/4, 6, 9, 10 on 21st - http://www.universal-south.com/

Christmas Grass - Various - Audium 8162 - 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13

An Inconvenient Christmas - Oak Ridge Boys - Spring Hill 1034 - 1, 3, 6, 11/ 6, 10 on 21st

Bluegrass & White Snow - Patty Loveless - Jahaza 85967 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

A Merry Christmas To All - Charlie Daniels Band - Audium 8163 - 6, 8, 10, 12

No Place Like Home On Christmas - Bill Anderson - Varese Sarabande 302 066 410 - 4, 5, 6, 7

O Christmas Tree - Various - Rounder 116 610 513 - 1, 2, 5, 7, 8

It Wouldnt Be Christmas Without You - Brooks & Dunn - Arista 67053 - 2, 3, 4, 6, 9

A Joyful Noise - Jo Dee Messina - Curb 78755 - 2, 4, 7, 8

The Big Night - Tractors - Audium 8149 - 2, 3, 7, 9

Uncorked - Christmas Jug Band - Globe 029 - 3, 7, 9, 10 - http://www.globerecords.com/

Christmas Up North! - The Justmann Band - no label or number - 3, 5, 7 - [email protected]

Cajun Christmas - Jo-El Sonnier - Green Hill 5310 - 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 /1, 2, 3, 6, 11 on 21st - http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

A Kanaka Christmas - Sean Naauao - Poi Pounder 7011 - 5, 6, 7, 12 - http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/

E Natale - Vocalica - Vocalica 001 - 1, 4, 8

The Christmas Album - Johnny Mathis - Columbia 86814 - 2, 3, 4, 9

Christmas Is Almost Here - Carly Simon - Rhino 78166 - 1, 4, 6, 7, 9

A Christmas Gift Of Love - Barry Manilow - Columbia 86976 - 4, 5, 7, 9, 10

Friday, December 20th: Folk/Celtic/Acoustic

Sir Christčmas - Brocelďande - Flowinglass Music 009 - 1, 3, 8, 9, 14/12, 15, 16 on 21st - http://www.broceliande.org/

*A Midnight Clear - Robin Bullock, Al Petteway, Amy White - Dorian 93250 - 2, 8, 10, 11/1, 5,. 7, 10, 13 on 21st - http://www.dorian.com/

*Winter Songs - Anúna - Label? - 5, 6, 10, 11, 12/2, 5, 6, 8 on 21st

Last Month of the Year - Magpie - Sliced Bread 71305 - 1, 6, 8, 9, 12

Celtic Carols - Kildare - Coventry 50005 - 2, 4, 7, 8/5, 6, 9, 11 on 21st

Hispanic Christmas - C.C. Couch & Teddy Irwin - Sound Inventions 1004 - 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 14 - http://www.soundinventions.com/

The Bells of Christmas - Cast In Bronze - Cast In Bronze 006 - 1, 4, 6, 9, 12/1, 4, 6, 12 on 21st - http://www.castinbronze.com/

A County Door Celtic Christmas - Bubble & Squeak - Door County Voices 012 - 1, 6, 10, 11, 12 - http://www.bubbleandsqueak.iuma.com/

A Sacred Gift - Bill Miller - Paras 1130 - 5, 7, 9 - http://www.parasrecordings.com/

Songs For Christmas - Jesse Colin Young - Liquid 8 8200412049 - 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9

The Loveliest Rose - Bukkene Bruse - Northside 6067 - 4, 6, 9, 10 - http://www.noside.com/

A Winters Night - Ensemble Galilei - Maggie's Music 226 - 3, 10, 15, 16 - http://www.maggiesmusic.com/

Gently Enter - Aksara - Label name ? 84082 - 5, 7, 10, 11, 13 - http://www.soundbodyconnection.com/aksara

*Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration - Various - Signature Sounds 1268 - 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15 - http://www.signaturesounds.com/

Christmas Chillout - Unknown - Metro 508 - 2, 3, 4, 8, 14

Saturday and Sunday, December 21st and 22nd: Potpourri

On these days I presented my first-ever simulcast from WLFM, the public radio station at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The signal was picked up and rebroadcast by WRST in Oshkosh on those days, providing wider geographical coverage than ever before. - Since listeners north of Appleton cannot receive WRSTs signal, on these days I played selections from CDs that I had played on WRST alone December 16-20. - These selections are shown following slashes in the listings above. - The following new CDs were featured on Sunday:

Sharing The Season Vol. 4 - Lorie Line and Her Pop Chamber Orchestra - Time Line 21 - 5, 6, 8, 10 - http://www.lorieline.com/

Acoustic Christmas - Steve Glotzer - Six String 357 - 1, 3, 5, 7 - http://www.sixstringrecords.com/

The Word Is Born - Francis Patrick O'Brien - GIA 532 - 5, 6, 8, 11 - http://www.giamusic.com/

Tenderness for Christmas - Kenny Stahl & Weber Iago - Carmel Jazz 30302 - 1, 3, 6, 7

Grand Piano Christmas - John Tesh - Garden City 34600 - 1, 6, 8, 11 - http://www.tesh.com/

Christmas Rejoicing - Salvation Army New York Staff Band - Triumphonic 1059 - 3, 8, 10

**A Christmas Album - California Guitar Trio - InsideOut 65422 - 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

**A Windham Hill Christmas - Various - Windham Hill 11651 - 2, 3, 5, 7, 8/9, 11, 12, 14 on 23rd

Monday, December 23rd: New Age/Acoustic

*Christmas - Philip Aaberg - Favored Nations 50502 - 1, 3, 6, 8

My Kind of Christmas - Gerald Wolfe - Daywind 1305 - 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 - http://www.daywind.com/

A Bowl of Merry - Various - North Star 166 - 4, 5, 6, 9, 11 - http://www.northstarmusic.com/

My First Christmas With You - Jim Wilson - Hillsboro 1010 - 5, 6, 7 - http://www.hillsboromusiconline.com/

December Journey - Norland Wind - Alula 3001 - 3, 4, 5, 7, 11

Selections from CDs played in past years from the following artists filled out the program: Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, David Lanz, John Doan, Liz Story, Katie Larue Waldren, Dan Crary, Rozanne Ziegler, and Kurt Bestor

Monday, December 23rd: New Age/Acoustic

Two CDs were played in entirety:

**Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers - Gothic 49208 - http://www.gothicrecords.com/

**Love Divine, Illumine Our Darkness: The 2001 St. Olaf Christmas Festival - St. Olaf Records 2473 - http://www.stolafrecords.com/

I also played my recording of the Oshkosh Chamber Singers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, as I have for many years

Welcome Christmas! - S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir - Proprius 9138 - 5, 6

Christmas Greetings - Riga Radio Choir - Excelsior EXC-2-9601 - 19

Magic In December - Tom Barabas - Barabas Productions TB101CD: 2 (This is the only selection that has been played every year for 11 years; it is the "signoff" for the final program.)

Supplier Contact Information:

Many - but far from all - of the recordings heard on the programs can be obtained from the following large-scale internet CD sellers:

http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.buy.com/
http://www.towerrecords.com/
http://www.bn.com/

More specialized sellers include

(H) CLASSICAL: H&B Recordings Direct - http://www.hbdirect.com/

A CAPPELLA: Mainely A Cappella - http://www.a-cappella.com/

A CAPPELLA: Primarily A Cappella - http://www.singers.com/


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