1994 Playlist
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December 19-23, 1994 1-6 PM Daily; December 24, 1994 1-5 PM

Special Notes on the 1994 Programs

* The following companies were particularly generous in providing airplay copies of CDs in 1994: Rhino, Malaco/Savoy, Dorian, Centaur, BMG Classics, LaserLight, and Green Hill. Six Malaco/Savoy CDs were used to program nearly two hours of gospel Christmas music, and listener response was extremely positive. Rhino was praised on the air not only for its efforts in making classic Christmas recordings available, but also for being named one of the most socially responsible companies in America.

* The Nylons' "Carol of the Bells" was used in the promo for the programs. Liz Story's "O Come, O Come Emanuel" and her voice were used for station IDs.

* In addition to the CDs shown in the playlist, the programs also included a tape of Christmas music performed by Appleton's White Heron Chorale, and Dr. Grzyb's digital recording of the December 17, 1994 Festival of Lessons and Carols presented by the Oshkosh Chamber Singers.

* For the third consecutive year, Wisconsin's own NorthSound donated CDs and tapes to be given to listeners as prizes in Christmas quizzes. NorthSound is treated as an unofficial sponsor of the programs, and listeners are directed to the familiar displays in local stores to hear excerpts of NorthSound recordings.

* Because many of the CDs in the playlist are not readily available at local outlets, Dr. Grzyb invites listeners to call him for information on how to acquire them. In 1994, the CD that generated the most calls for such information was "Here Comes Another Christmas", an excellent compilation by Syracuse, NY area musicians on the Blue Wave label.

* Two excellent new jazz Christmas CDs were omitted from the programs because they had already received substantial airplay in preceding weeks on WRST's regular jazz programs:

Santa's Bag - Various - Telarc 83352

Christmas Present - Rick Braun - Mesa 79198

 

Christmas Spirit Award (given to the recording that best embodies the spirit of Christmas): Come Rejoice! - Judy Collins (Mesa)

Best Choral Recording: Carols From The Old And New World - Theatre of Voices (Harmonia Mundi) / Nativitas - Kansas City Chorale (Nimbus) / This Is Christmas - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Bonneville Classics/Intersound)

Best Organ Recording: Celestial Christmas 5 - Franz Lehrndorfer (Celestial Harmonies)

Best Brass Recording: Trombones Under The Tree (Summit)

Best Choral or Classical Reissue: Sir Cristemas - The Elizabethan Singers (Boston Skyline)

Best Budget Recording: Christmas Greeting - Riga Radio Choir (Excelsior)

Best Gospel Recording: A Family Christmas (Malaco)

Best Jazz Recording: A Concord Jazz Christmas (Concord)

Best Country Recording: The Sweetest Gift - Trisha Yearwood (MCA)

Best Piano Recording: Yulestride - Butch Thompson (Daring) / Christmas Eve - David Lanz (Narada Lotus) / The Gift - Liz Story (Windham Hill)

Best Harp Recording: Ellie on Christmas (Ellie Choate) / Christmas Favorites for Harp - Roxanne Ziegler - (Sampler)

Best Acoustic Instrument Recording: Wrapped In White - John Doan (Tapestry) / Cold Frosty Morning - Katie LaRaye Waldren

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

 

Pop, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Country, Gospel

Alligator Records Christmas Collection, The - Various - Alligator 9201 - 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14

Billboard Rock 'N' Roll Christmas - Various - Rhino 71789 - 1, 2, 3, 6, 9

Broadway Christmas, A - Various - Varese Sarabande 5517 - 3, 11, 15

Carousel Christmas - Dynamic 105 - 6

Celebrate "This Christmas" - The Williams Brothers - Savoy 14514 - 4, 7, 8

Christmas Album, The - The Manhattan Transfer - Columbia 52968 - 2

Christmas Album, The - Jimmy Roselli - M & R 31010 - 1, 10

Christmas At Mountain Stage - Various - Blue Plate 303 - 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

Christmas Celebration, A - Various - Savoy 7112 - 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16

Christmas Classics - Rosemary Clooney - Chicago Music Company 102 - 3

Christmas In The Valley - Various - Residential Care for Developmentally Disabled 7 1126-94 - 10 - complete track list

Christmas On The Bandstand - Various - Columbia/Legacy 64156 - 2, 4, 10

Christmas Time's A Comin' - Sammy Kershaw - Mercury 522 638 - 2, 4, 5, 7

Christmas With Houston Person And Friends - Houston Person - Muse 5530 - 4, 6, 8

Christmas With The Famous Ward Singers - Savoy 14047 - 3, 4, 6, 8

Come Rejoice! - Judy Collins - Mesa 79085 - 1, 2, 4, 14

Concord Jazz Christmas, A - Various - Concord 4613 - 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15

Cool Christmas Blues - Charles Brown - Bullseye Blues 9561 - 1, 4, 6

Coolest Christmas, The - Various - Oglio 81570 - 1, 2, 5, 10

Country Christmas - Faron Young - Step One 0059 - 4, 5, 11

Country Mountain Christmas - Green Hill 5007 - 1, 7, 8, 9

Family Christmas, A - Various - Malaco 6025 - 1, 3, 5, 6

Giant Country Christmas, Volume One - Various - Giant 24573 - 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10

Harmony-The Christmas Songs - The Nylons - Scotti Bros. 72392 75446 - 5, 8, 10, 11

Have A Nice Christmas - Various - Rhino 71787 - 3, 6, 16

Here Comes Another Christmas - Various - Blue Wave 120 - 1, 3, 4

Home For Christmas - Kim Waters - Warlock 2750 - 3, 9

Jingle Bell Jam: Jazz Christmas Classics - Various - Rhino 71786 - 2, 4, 5, 15, 17

Jingle Bell Rock - Various - LaserLight 12-349 - 1, 2, 4, 8

Joyful Christmas - Various - Columbia 66187 - 10, 11

Marimbells of Christmas - Ed Hartman - 2, 8, 15

Merry Christmas - James Cleveland - Savoy 14195 - 5, 6, 8

MFQ Christmas - Modern Folk Quintet - Folk Era 1404 - 1, 3, 5, 12

O Holy Night - Marian Williams - Savoy 14032 - 1, 2, 5, 8

Original Soul Christmas, The - Various - Rhino 71788 - 5, 7

Prairie Christmas - Joe Weed - Highland 204 - 2, 7, 10, 12

Rhythm and Blues Christmas - Various - Hollywood 369 - 1, 3, 5, 7

Rock 'N' Roll Christmas, A - Various - Polygram Special Markets 440-0601171 - 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

Saxophone Christmas, A - Cool Yule Band - Holland 6648 - 13, 23, 25

Simple Gifts - Philip Mathieu - Positive 78012 - 1, 6, 10

Sinatra Christmas Album, The - Frank Sinatra - Reprise 45743 - 6, 11, 13

Snowfall - Tony Bennett - Columbia - 9739 - 1, 10

Soulful Christmas, A - Various - LaserLight 12-248 - 2, 3, 4, 10

Sweetest Gift, The - Trisha Yearwood - MCA 11091 - 3, 4, 5, 8

That Holiday Feelin' - Joe Williams - Verve 843 956 - 11

Trombones Under The Tree - Joseph Alessi et al. - Summit 146 - 8, 18, 24, 28

We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Loonis McGlohon and Friends - Audiophile 265 - 2, 4, 6

Yet Another Christmas Album - Patrick Smith - Soundwave 92-055 - 10, 11, 12

 

Classical

Auditorium Organ Christmas Encores - John Obetz - RBW 002 - 15, 22

Bright Day Star - The Baltimore Consort - Dorian 90198 - 1, 3, 6, 11, 17, 20

Carols From The Old And New Worlds - Theatre of Voices - Harmonia Mundi 907079 - 2, 6, 8, 9, 10,15, 21

Cathedral Classics - The Dale Warland Singers - American Choral Catalog 120 - 6

Celestial Christmas 5 - Franz Lehrndorfer - Celestial Harmonies 13090 - 1, 3, 10, 14

Christmas A Cappella - Manchester Choral Society - no label or number - 1, 3, 4, 14, 19

Christmas Celebration, A - Huddersfield Choral Society - Chandos 4530 - 2, 9, 11, 16, 18

Christmas Echoes, Vol. 1 - The Dale Warland Singers - Augsburg Fortress 4-11 - 2, 4, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

Christmas Greetings - Riga Radio Choir - Excelsior 9601 - 19

Christmas Is Coming - New York Choral Society - Musical Heritage Society 513719M - 3, 7, 11, 12, 14, 21

Christmas Rhapsody - Marian Ruhl Metson - Raven 260 - 1, 5, 7, 10, 14, 19, 20, 23

Christmas Spirit - Sisters In Song - Sisters In Song 7302 - 2, 5, 6, 9, 13

Crystal Christmas, A - Norman Rehme - Norman Rehme 03 - 4

In Dulci Jubilo - Robert Grogan - Gothic 49069 - 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 19, 20

Mystic Organ, The - Frederic Swann - Gothic 49053 - 4

Nativitas - Kansas City Chorale - Nimbus 5413 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 20

Natus Est - New Orleans Musica da Camera - Centaur 2208 - 2, 7, 21

News of Great Joy - His Majestie's Clerkes - Centaur 2168 - 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19

Now Make We Merthe - The Purcell Consort of Voices - Boston Skyline 121 - 8, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23

O Great Joy - The Harvard University Choir - Northeastern 251 - 4, 12, 13

O Yule Full of Gladness - The St. Olaf Choir - St. Olaf E1993 - 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 15

Our Heart's Joy - Chanticleer - Chanticleer 8803 - 7

Pops Christmas Party - Boston Pops Orchestra - RCA Victor 09026-61685 - 2, 8, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20

Rose In Winter, A - The Dale Warland Singers - Verity 001 - 4

Sir Cristemas - The Elizabethan Singers - Boston Skyline 124 - 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 21, 22

Songs of Angels - Robert Shaw Chamber Singers - Telarc - 80377 - 4, 9, 14, 15, 17, 24, 28

Spirit of Christmas Past, The - Various - Nimbus Prima Voce 7861 - 3, 5, 14, 19

This Is Christmas - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Bonneville Classics 9402 - 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14

(this was also available at local dealers as Intersound 3494)

Waverly Consort Christmas, A - The Waverly Consort - Virgin Veritas 555193 - 1, 6, 7, 10, 15

What Cheer! - Gloria Dei Cantores - Gloria Dei Cantores 4, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19

What Wondrous Love - Christmas At. St. Olaf Vol. VI - St. Olaf E2000 - 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 18, 20, 23

New Age, Piano, Acoustic

Angels - Mary Beth Carlson - MBC 6709 - 1, 3, 8

Christmas Eve - David Lanz - Narada Lotus 61046 - 1, 6, 9, 10

Christmas Favorites for Harp - Roxanne Ziegler - Sampler 9427 - 4, 5, 8

Christmas In Bloom - Susan Freeman - Freenote 21 - 1, 4, 10

Christmas Morning - Celestial Winds - Universal Music 92395-6789 - 2, 3, 11

Cold Frosty Morning - Katie LaRaye Waldren - Native Ground 020 - 4, 6, 7

Early American Christmas, An - John Mock - Green Hill 5002 - 1, 2, 4, 10

Ellie On Christmas - Ellie Choate - no label or number - 1, 7, 13, 15, 19

Gift, The - Liz Story - Windham Hill 11151 - 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14

Gifts of Comfort and Joy - Med Goodall - New World 182 - 2

Joy To The World - Various - World Disc CDS08 - 2, 7, 9

Joyful Noel, A - Nancy Fierro and Patty Sikorski - Grace Note Series 04 - 9

Let It Snow! - Sally Harmon - Soulo 114 - 2, 3, 7, 8

Merry Christmas - Danny Wright - Moulin D'Or 947 - 5

Piano Christmas, A - Stan Whitmire - Green Hill 5001 - 3, 5, 6

Pianoel Volume 2 - Various - Pure and Simple P5 9010 - 2, 10, 14

Star of Wonder - Tingstad & Rumbel - Narada Lotus 61043 - 1, 3, 4, 10

Together For Christmas - David Raintree - Simplicity 0993 - 2, 5

Wrapped In White - John Doan - Tapestry 1002 - 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18

Yulestride - Butch Thompson - Daring 3010 - 3, 6, 8, 10, 17

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


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