1996 Playlist
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December 18-24, 1996 1-6 PM Daily

Here are the Best New Christmas CDs for 1996

RECORDINGS OF SPECIAL MERIT

WinterSongs - The Edlos

A Celtic Christmas - Dave Townsend

A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas

The Gift - Kenny Rogers

Tinsel Tunes

Indigo Christmas

A Concord Jazz Christmas 2

Frosty the Bluesman - Michael Powers

Blessed Quietness - Cyrus Chestnut

Star of Wonder - Peter Buffett et al.

An Early English Christmas Collection - The Sixteen

Christmas Organ Music - Kevin Bowyer

Christmas: A Celebration in Brass - Cascadia Brass

The Glory of Christmas - Oregon Repertory Singers

A Wind Machine Christmas

Christmas Wonder - Solitudes

Remembering Christmas - David Benoit

RECORDINGS OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT

Red Hot Christmas Blues

Tommy Makem's Christmas

A Scottish Christmas - Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone & Al Petteway

Gifts - Nashville Mandolin Ensemble

Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule - Jim Cullum Jazz Band

A Brasilian Christmas

World Christmas

Christmas at Spivey Hall - Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault

While Shepherds Watched - Psalmody & The Parley of Instruments

Veni, veni, Emmanuel - The Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

O magnum misterium - Polyphony

Angels' Glory - Kathleen Battle & Christopher Parkening

A Christmas Collection, Vols. 1 & 2 - Gregg Miner

A Dave Brubeck Christmas

The Carols of Christmas - Windham Hill Artists

 

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

December 18th — Popular

Red Hot Christmas Blues - Unison V20020 - 3, 5

A Very Cherry Christmas - Laserlight 12 780 - 4, 8, 11

Joy To The World - Chuck Negron - Golden Arrow (no number) - 9, 5, 10

Xmas! - The Beatmas - ISBA K5008 - 2, 3, 7, 10

Bill Medley - Christmas Memories - Rocktopia R00126 - 5, 7, 12

Oldies for a Cool Christmas - Re-Bop RB106 - 7, 8, 20-22

Christmas - Jorma Kaukonen - American Heritage (Relix) RRCD2078 - 2, 3, 4, 6

Noel - The Lennon Sisters - Ranwood 8257 - 4, 7, 11

Surfin' Christmas - The Wave Benders - Dwell 7001 - 2, 5, 7, 11

New Wave Xmas - Rhino R2 72555 - 4, 9, 13, 15

Just Say Noel - Geffen - GEFD 25107 - 2, 4, 6, 9

Christmas Eve and Other Stories - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Lava (Atlantic) 92736 - 4, 5, 6

Christmas Party With Eddie G. - Columbia Legacy CK 64958 - 2, 4, 13, 15, 18, 20

A Vibraphonic Christmas - Hollywood HR 62075 - 7, 9

A Mojazz Christmas Vol. 2 - Mojazz 314530695 - 5, 7, 10

This Must Be Christmas - The Steeles - Lakefront LFE 8002 - 2, 3, 9, 10

Roomful of Blues Christmas Single - Rounder CD 4608 - entire

Happy Holidays To You - The Whispers - The Right Stuff (Capitol) 53964 - 1, 5

12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Part 1 - SoSoDef (Columbia) CK 67755 - 2, 8, 12

Too Many Santas! - The Bobs - Rounder CD 9060 - 5, 6, 9, 10

WinterSongs - The Edlos - Auriga 9601 - 3, 4, 9

December 19th - Celtic, Christian, & Country

A Celtic Christmas - Dave Townsend - Musical Heritage Society (Saydisc) 514297A - 2, 3, 5, 9

A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas - Atlantic 82929 - 4, 5, 6, 7

Traditional Celtic Christmas - Brentwood Communications BCCD 350 - 10

Across The Seas: An Irish Christmas - Brentwood Communications BCCD 351 - 9, 11

Tommy Makem's Christmas - Shanachie 52041 - 1, 10, 11, 13

To Warm The Winter's Night - Aine Minogue - Evergreen EM-014 - 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

Midwinter Night's Dream - Boys of the Lough - Blix Street G2-10033 - 6, 9, 10

Christmas Countdown and Other Christmas Favorites - Rego 3940 - 1

Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) Maxi-Single - Enya - 1

A Scottish Christmas - Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone, Al Petteway - Maggie's Music MMCD215 - 1, 3, 6, 11, 13

Celtic Christmas - NorthSound NSCD 11732 - 3, 4

Christmas in a Celtic Land - Golden Bough - Golden Bough GB213 - 1, 6, 7

Shamrocks & Holly: An Irish Christmas Celebration - Frankie Gavin - Shanachie 78004 - 4, 7, 10

Christmas E.P. - Mary Margaret O'Hara - Koch CD 7935 - 1, 3

Country Christmas - Rhino Special Editions R2 72521 - 2, 6, 9

Star of Wonder: A Country Christmas Collection - Arista 18822 - 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

The Gift - Kenny Rogers - Magnatone MGT 108 - 1, 4, 7

Repeat The Sounding Joy - Phillips Craig & Dean - Star Song SSD0100 - 5, 10

Shenandoah Christmas, featuring Marty Raybon - Capitol 52169 - 6, 8

Gifts - Nashville Mandolin Ensemble - Columbia CK 67799 - 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10

Tinsel Tunes: More Holiday treats From... - Sugar Hill SHCD 3855 - 1, 2, 4, 5

December 20th - Jazz & World

Dixieland Christmas - Green Hill GHD 5026 - 4, 9, 11, 12

Christmas in New Orleans - Laserlight 12 782 - 1, 6, 7, 8

Christmas with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band - Daring CD 2025 - 2, 9, 12

Christmas Blues & Shout - Laserlight 12 781 - 1, 6, 8

Hot Jazz For a Cool Yule - The Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Pacific Vista (no number) - 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13

Big Band Christmas - Green Hill GHD 5032 - 2, 6, 10

Indigo Christmas - Sugo SR 9618 - 5, 9, 12, 13

A Concord Jazz Christmas 2 - Concord CCD-4720 - 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 16

Jazz for Joy: A Verve Christmas Album - Verve 314 531 960 - 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13

White Christmas - Rosemary Clooney - Concord CCD 4719 - 7, 10, 11, 14, 19

A Brasilian Christmas - Astor Place TCD 4006 - 1, 3, 5, 6, 11

World Christmas - Metro Blue (Capitol) 36928 - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9

Gipsy Christmas - Los Reyes - ISBA CD 5030 - 5, 9, 14

Celebremos Navidad - Yomo Toro - Ashe CD 2003 - 7, 10

Christmas In The Heights - Alturas - Alturas ALT-002 - 3, 5, 9

December 21 - Jazz & New Age

A Swingin' Christmas - Big Rhythm - Warner Resound 46417 - 1, 3, 7

Spirit of the Carols - Thom Rotella - Telarc Jazz Zone 83403 - 1, 2, 8

Let's Share Christmas - John Pizzarelli - RCA 66986 - 1, 2, 3

A Hollywood Christmas - Varese Sarabande VSD 5621 - 6, 10, 15

With A Christmas Vibe - Arthur Lyman - Rykodisc RCD 50363 - 3, 4, 5, 7

Merry Xmas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad - Esquivel - Bar/None (BMG) AHAON 083 - 3, 6, 7, 9

Frosty The Bluesman - Michael Powers - Miramar 23080 - 2, 7, 8, 12

Christmas with The Boys Choir of Harlem - 127 Street Records 2301 - 4, 6, 10

Christmas Cheer - Ken Navarro - Positive PMD77785 - 5, 7, 10

Blessed Quietness - Cyrus Chestnut - Atlantic 82948 - 3, 5, 9

Child of Light - Surprised By Grace - (no label or number) - 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12

A Saxy Little Christmas - Take Five - Brentwood Communications BCCD 352 - 6, 7, 11, 12

A Jazzy Christmas - Eclipse Music 64933 - 7, 10, 11

A Christmas Tribute to Mannheim Steamroller - The Westwind Ensemble - Brentwood Communications BCCD 353 - 5, 6, 8, 9

Christmas featuring Lance Gibbon - Absolute ABD 7125 - 1, 2, 4, 9

Peace on Earth - Kitaro - Domo 71014 - 7, 10, 11

Winds of Christmas Volume II - Shardad Rohani - Serenity SFS 046 - 2, 6, 14

Christmas - Tino Izzo - Chacra Alternative - CHACD 050 - 1, 6, 10

Star of Wonder - Peter Buffett and the New World Ensemble, featuring Kim Robertson - Hollywood HR 62073 - 2, 3, 4, 5

Winter Wonderland - NorthSound NSCD 11752 - 1, 3, 6

December 22 - Classical and Choral

Carols for Carillon - Robert Grogan - Musical Heritage Society 513724F - 25, 26

A Star in the East - Anonymous 4 - Harmonia Mundi 907139 - 5, 7, 11, 15, 19

Nova Stella: A Medieval Italian Christmas - Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble - Dorian Discovery DIS-80142 - 1, 9, 10

An Early English Christmas Collection - The Sixteen - Collins Classics 14922 - 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16

The Ancient Music of Christmas - Ethan James - Hannibal HNCD 1398 - 5, 6, 11, 14, 15

Christmas - Los Angeles Master Chorale - Rubedo Canis Musica 19605 - 3, 7, 8, 12, 15

Welcome Christmas! - Green Bay Chamber Choir - (no label or number) - 10, 11, 12

The World Sings: An Empire Brass Christmas - Telarc 80416 - 5, 6, 10, 15

Angelicas' Christmas - Angelica Girls' Choir, Budapest - Maxpert MXD 9501 - 19, 2, 6, 12

Christmas At Spivey Hall - Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault - Gothic G 49084 - 2, 3, 4, 8

Holiday Classics - Appleton North Choirs - (no label) DRCD96-60202 - 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15

A Composer's Christmas - Jeffrey Reid Baker - JRB CD-2001 - 1, 3, 17, 18

Noel Noel - The Camilli String Quartet - Sugo SR 9620 - 1, 3, 6, 10, 11

Seattle Holiday - Seattle Girls' Choir - Soli Deo Gloria SDG CD951 - 20, 23, 24, 11

Of Bells And Angels - The Texas Boys Choir - Moulin D'Or NIW967 - 2, 4, 5, 7

December 23 - Classical & Choral

Carols from Christ Church - The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford - ASV CD WHL 2097 - 2, 3, 7, 13

Christmas Organ Music - Kevin Bowyer - Nimbus NI 7711 - 4, 5, 6, 10

What Sweeter Music - Vancouver Cantata Singers - Sonrise Audio SA96339 - 1, 15, 17, 18

Silent Night:: Beautiful Christmas Melodies - Ayako Shinkzaki - Sony SFK 62677 - 4, 16, 18

Along the Road to Bethlehem - Toronto Children's Chorus - CBC SMCD 5151 - 1, 3, 5, 8

While Shepherds Watched - Psalmody & The Parley of Instruments - Hyperion CDA 66924 - 1, 2, 5, 8

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel - The Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College Cambridge - ASV CD WHL 2104 -4, 6, 8, 15, 16, 19, 23

Christmas: A Celebration In Brass - Cascadia Brass - Phileo PHI-952 - 7, 10, 11

The Glory of Christmas - Oregon Repertory Singers - Koch International 3-7362-2HI - 1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 15

Christmas Elegance - Nina Postolovskaya - Sugo SR 9619 - 4, 7, 9, 11, 15

O magnum misterium - Polyphony - Hyperion CDA66925 - 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 19

Palestrina: Music for the Christmas Season - Chicago a cappella - Centaur CRC 2303 - 4, 5, 6

A Universal Christmas - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Girls Choir - Rising Star RS 0310 - 7, 1, 2

John Tesh Presents The Choirs of Christmas - GTS 528923 - 4, 5, 10

Angels' Glory - Kathleen Battle & Christopher Parkening - Sony SK 62723 - 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 18

December 24 — Acoustic

White Dulcimer Christmas - Mitzie Collins - Sampler 9629 - 3, 4, 9, 14

The Heart of Christmas - Mary Beth Carlson - MBC 1901 - 11, 14, 14

A Wind Machine Christmas - Blue Meteor BMR 412 - 1, 3, 5, 6

Christmas Wonder - Solitudes CDG 128 - 1, 3, 4

Home for Christmas - Dan Troxell - TRO 600 - 1, 4, 13

A Midwinter Celebration - Linn Barnes, Laurie Riley, Allison Hampton, Michael MacBean - Green Willow (no number) - 1, 4, 9, 11, 13

Christmas Traditions - Michael Maxwell & Friends - Solitudes SOLCD19 - 8, 11

Holly & the Harp - Nancy Blanchard Watts - HHO 1994 - 2, 3, 4, 6

Remembering Christmas - David Benoit - GRP GRD9852 - 1, 4, 6, 7, 8

An Old English Christmas - Green Hill GHD 5038 - 5, 9, 12

Christmas Songs for a Dreamer - Lee Eisenstein - Lionel Standish LSCD 7256 - 1, 9, 10, 14, 15

The Glow of the Season - Ray Dretske & Bettine Clemen - Amirra AD107 - 7, 8, 9, 10

A Christmas Collection, Vol. 1 - Gregg Miner - Delos DE 2101 - 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

A Christmas Collection, Vol. 1 - Gregg Miner - Delos DE 2102 - 8, 11, 12, 13

A Dave Brubeck Christmas - Telarc Jazz 83410 - 4, 7, 9, 10

The Carols of Christmas - Windham Hill 11193 - 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16

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 8 years; it is the "signoff" for the final program.


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