Monday, December 3, 2012

The Traditional Posting of the Link

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Ah the holiday season. Like repeated viewings of Charlie Brown, debating the disgustingness of eggnog, and avoiding the Little Drummer Boy, this most wonderful time of the year wouldn't be complete without the traditional link to the Happy Holidays (If You Want It) mix, a set that contemplates war, peace, life, loss, childhood, Christmas, and polka. It features hand-turned 78s, a vintage Soviet kids’ record, radio recordings, Tchaikovsky, Vince Guaraldi and FDR.  I hope you enjoy!

Track Listing: 
·         CH 3/72 Reuge musicbox, "Nutcracker Suite"
·         The Philadelphia Orchestra, Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers", from "The Nutcracker Suite"
·         Frank Knight, et al, "FDR 'Day of Infamy'"
·         John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" 
·         George Harrison, "All Things Must Pass" 
·         Moreno Veloso, "Deusa do Amor" 
·         The Vince Guaraldi Trio, "What Child Is This" 
·         Meryl Streep and George Winston, "The Velveteen Rabbit" 
·         David Bowie and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" 
·         Sir Adrian Boult and Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, "The Viola" 
·         The Philadelphia Orchestra, Tchaikovsky's "Chinese Dance", from "The Nutcracker Suite" 
·         Frank Knight, et al, "President Truman Announces Hiroshima 'A' Bomb Attack" 
·         Sirat, "Moon Over the Ruined Castle" 
·         The Philadelphia Orchestra, Modeste Moussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" 
·         Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet, "Temple of the Golden Pavilion ("Like Some Enormous Music")" 
·         Donovan, "Season of the Witch" 
·         The Broadway Cast of Hair, "Aquarius" 
·         Walter Cronkite and Crew of Apollo Eight "'...On The Good Earth'" 
·         The Vince Guaraldi Trio, "Skating" 
·         The Philadelphia Orchestra, Tchaikovsky's"Dance of the Reed Flutes", from "The Nutcracker Suite" 
·         The Firesign Theatre, "The Further Adventures of Nick Danger" 
·         Alex Pulaski and the Polka Dots, "Holiday Polka" 
·         They Might Be Giants, "Famous Polka" 
·         Jan Waters and his "Polk-Alongs", "How Good for Me Polka" 
·         Cantor Josef Rosenblatt, "Achanu Kol Beth Israel (Our Brother Israel)", 
·         “Teremok”
·         Music Hall Drama Group and Orchestra, "Santa's Surprise" 
·         "Jingle the Christmas Mouse" 
·         The Christmas Carol Orgy-
from the albums "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, and "Hi-Fi Christmas Party", by Domenico Savino and his Orchestra and Chorus; Charles Smart and James Blades, "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "Eternal Father"; Monks of the Benedictine Abbe, En Calcat, with Boys' Choir from L'alumnat, "Christe Redemptor (Christ the Saviour)" and "Hodie Christus Natus Est (Christ Was Born Today)" 
·         Simon and Garfunkel, "7 o'clock News/Silent Night" 
·         Jiminy Cricket, "When You Wish Upon a Star" 
·         15 1/2" Regina musicbox, "Silent Night" 

Recorded live in Oakland, California, December 2003