TRADITIONS playlist #17-51

Airing on Tuesday December 19, 2017 from 10pm-1am
and Saturday December 23, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm BluesAndRootsRadio.com
A two hour edited version was re-broadcast on Sunday December 24, 2017 on WFDU-FM

The 38th annual Traditions Christmas Party.  Traditional carols and contemporary seasonal songs from artists heard weekly on Traditions. This week’s show was heard in the three hour form on Blues and Roots Radio.com and an edited 2 hour version was heard on Christmas Eve on WFDU-FM.

(Tune in to for the 2-hour version of WFDU’s TRADITIONS each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com. The full 3-hour program airs each week on the following Saturday from 6:30-9:30pm and Tuesdays from10:00pm-1:00am Eastern Time at BluesAndRootsRadio.com. (The 2-hour version is also available via on-demand stream for two weeks after the WFDU airing by clicking HERE. TRADITIONS is a Sing Out! Radio Partner.)
 

HOUR 1
ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website
Theme: HARVEY REID “Jingle Bells”
Heart of the Minstrel on Christmas Day Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com
JOEL MABUS “Let’s Do Christmas Right”
How Like the Holly Fossil Records – www.joelmabus.com

EDISON CONCERT BAND “Christmas Time in Merry England”
1906 recording out of print –
MADDY PRIOR AND THE CARNIVAL BAND “Ding Dong Merrily On High”
A Christmas Caper
NOWELL SING WE CLEAR “The 12 Days of Christmas”
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell Golden Hind Music – www.goldenhindmusic.com
FINEST KIND “While Shepards Watched Their Flocks By Night”
Feasts & Spirits Fallen Angle Music – www.finestkind.ca
COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON “Here We Come A Wassailing”
A Garland of Carols No Masters – www.thebeesknees.com

RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”
Wintersongs Signature Sounds – www.signaturesounds.com , www.raniarbo.com
THE EARLY MAYS “Cherry Tree Carol”
Out Under the Sky self – www.theearlymays.com
HARVEY REID & JOYCE ANDERSEN “I Saw Three Ships”
Christmas Morning Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com

ANDREW JOHN & LISSA “Mary’s Boy Child”
single Last Resort Records – www.anyon.co
AMY CAROL WEBB “Mary Had A Baby”
Breaking Light self – www.amycarolwebb.com
ODETTA “Rise Up Shepherd”
Gonna Let it Shine MC Records –

RACHAEL SAGE “Joy to the World”
Joy! Mpress Records – www.mpressrecords.com , www.rachaelsage.com
SOFIA TALVIK “This Great Old Christmas Night”
Hudson Harding Happy Holidays! Volume 12 Hudson Harding –
PAT WICTOR “Simple Christmas”
Hudson Harding Happy Holidays! Volume 3 Hudson Harding –

HOUR 2
SULTANS OF STRING “A Django Christmas”
Christmas Caravan self – www.sultansofstring.com

JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON with Peter Davis “Zat You Santa Claus?”
The Pleasures of Winter Fiddle & Dance Records – www.jayandmolly.com
ERIK DARLING “Walk Right In, Santa”
Revenge of the Christmas Tree self – www.erikdarling.com
BRAVE COMBO “Must Be Santa”
Christmas Present Rounder- www.rounder.com

DAVE POTTS “Christmas Cards”
Huds Harding Holiday Sampler Vol.1 Hudson Harding –
AMY SPEACE “I Want An Old Fashioned Christmas”
Decembersongs self – www.amyspeace.com
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS “Quiet Christmas”
Traveling Circus self – www.nofussandfeathers.com
GREG GREENWAY “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Hudson Harding Sampler Vol.1 Hudson Harding –

STEVE MARTIN and THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS “Strangest Christmas Yet”
The Long Awaited Album Rounder – www.rounder.com
RHONDA VINCENT “Rockin’ Around the Christmast Tree”
Beautiful Star Rounder – www.rounder.com
THE KRUGER BROTHERS “Winter Wonderland”
Christmas Magice With the Kruger Brothers Rounder – www.rounder.com
TONY TRISCHKA “Sleigh Ride”
Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection Rounder – www.rounder.com

TOM PRASADA RAO “Christmas in the Ashram”
A Very Blue Rock Christmas Blue Rock Artists – www.bluerocktexas.com
CHRISTINE LAVIN “A Christmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Chanukah/Ramadan/Boxing Day Song”
The Runaway Christmas Tree self – www.christinelavin.com
RUTHIE & THE WRANGLERS “Songs of Christmas”
Happy Holidays out of print –
PHIL CHRISTIE “Song for A Winter’s Night”
Ghosts of Christmas Past Lauret River Music – www.philchristie.com

HOUR 3
CATHIE RYAN “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
Narada Presents The Best of Celtic Christmas Narada –

ED MCCURDY & THE HARVESTERS “Miracle of the Wheat”
single out of print –
DAVE CARTER AND TRACY GRAMMER “American Noel”
American Noel Signature Sounds – www.signaturesounds.com , www.daveandtracy.com
ARLON BENNETT “Christmas on Salem Street”
World of Possibility self – www.arlonbennett.com

PETER PAUL & MARY “Twas The Night Before Christmas”
A Holiday Celebration Warner Brothers – www.peterpaulandmary.com
GATHERING TIME “Deck the Halls”
This Time and Place Wherefore Arts – www.whereforearts.com
ROBIN GREENSTEIN & CECILIA KIRTLAND “Here We Come A-Wassailing”
Songs of the Season Windy Records – www.robingreenstein.com

MARY MCCASLIN “Good King Wencecles”
The Rounder Christmas Album – Rounder – www.rounder.com
DOUGLAS CLEGG “God Reset Ye, Merry Gentleman”
Noel Clegg Yolk Music – www.dougclegg.net
BRIDGET BALL & CHRISTOPHER SHAW “I Saw Three Ships”
Mountain Snow and Mistletoe Hudson River Company – www.chrisandbridget.com
JOHN JACOB NILES “I Wonder as I Wander”
The Traditions Years; I Wonder As I Wandert out of print –

BURL IVES “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Burl Ives Christmas Album Legacy/Columbia – www.burlives.com
JOAN BAEZ “Away in A Manger”
Noel Vanguard Records – www.vanugardrecords.com
DANNY QUINN “Hark the Herald Angels”
A Danny Quiinn Christmas self – www.dannyquinn.com
TOMMY MAKEM “Adeste Fideles”
A Holday Concert Shanachie – www.tommymakem.com
DAVE ROWE TRIO “O Holy Night”
A Holday Concert Outer Green Records – www.daverowemusic.com

THE WEAVERS “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
We Wish You A Merry Christmas out of print –
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About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM's TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time. He's the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area. A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.

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