Options Irene Trudel: Playlist from December 22, 2003 Options

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Music to laze around with, just like slipping into a warm, comfortable bath; bubbling with many stringed instruments and live performances. (Visit homepage.)

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Options December 22, 2003: Four screaming tires, three CD bags, two live sets, and traffic due to terrorist threats.
(Including live music from Low and Josef Van Wissem.)

Listen to this show:

Artist Track Album Label
John Fahey  "Christmas Fantasy (pts. 1&2)"   Options Christmas with John Fahey Vol.2  Takoma 
John Fahey    Christmas with John Fahey Vol.1  Takoma 
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  "Solstice"   Options Symphonion Dream  United Artists 
The Waverly Consort  "Riú Riú Chiú"     Sony Classical 
New York Pro Musica  "Riu Riu"   Options    
The Pentangle  "The Cherry Tree Carol"   Options Solomon's Seal  Reprise 
Nightnoise  "Sussex Carol"   Options Winter's Solstice, Vol. 5  Windham Hill 
Leo Kottke  "Open Country Joy: Theme and Adhesions"   Options    
Live performance by Low (*actually Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker)
These forbears of the "slowcore" musical movement are masters of restraint, beautifying their sound with a lack of frills. In typical fashion, they've re-released their holiday album entitled, "Christmas," conveying satisfyingly simple messages over their languidly lush delivery. Two-thirds of the ensemble (Mimi and Alan) present a live set of their holiday songs and a few new gems for WFMU.
  *CD: "Little Drummer Boy"
  *"Just Like Christmas"
  *"Long Way Around the Sea"
  *"Blue Christmas"
  *"One Special Gift"
  *"Cue the Strings"
  *"Everybody's Song"
  *"On the Edge of"
Mojave 3  "Candle Song 3"   Options Ask Me Tomorrow  4AD 
Ralph Towner w/Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Jon Christiensen  "Winter Solstice"   Options Solstice  ECM 
Wall Matthews  "Carol of the Bells"   Options The Heart of Winter  Clean Cuts 
XTC  "Thanks for Christmas"   Options Rag and Bone Buffet  Virgin 
The Christmas Jug Band (w/Dan Hicks)  "I Know What I'm Gettin' "   Options Rhythm on the Roof  Globe 
Joseph Spence  "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"   Options Must Be Santa! The Rounder Christmas Album  Rounder 
Andrea Zonn  "While Roving on a Winter's Night"   Options A Winter's Eve  Compass 
Live performance by Jozef van Wissem
Jozef van Wissem performs tunes from the 1600's through the present on a beautiful reproduction 10-string Renaissance lute. Jozef's music was beautifully sonorous and minimalistic, perfect for inducing a trance-like barrier against all the Christmas craziness.
  *"Fantasie: Die Wandervogel"

  *"Elian Gonzalez"
  *"Source of Imitation"
  *"John F. Kennedy"
  *"The Mirror Stage"
  *"Tijuana Round"
Josef Van Wissem's recordings are available through BVHAAST Records

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