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The Soundtrack you hear in your head as you hand the toll collector your last dollar and drive tentatively into the lonely tunnel toward the arms of Morpheus. But like, who's playing that crazy organ? (Visit homepage.)

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Options December 25, 2003: Putting the "Y" back in "CHR_STMAS" (new clickable playlist)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Rota, Nino  Quanto Mi Piace La Gradisca   Options Amarcord  Cam    CD   
Alfven, Hugo  Swedish Rhapsody #1 (Listen: )   Options Fifty Years of Vox Recordings  Vox Box  1995  CD  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cond. by Sergiu Comissiona 
Arthur Lyman  Silver Bells (Listen: )   Options With a Christmas Vibe  Ryko    CD   
Melgard, Al  March of the Wooden Soldiers (Listen: )   Options at the Chicago Stadium Organ  Audio Fidelity  1958  Vinyl 
Just the thing to calm those drunken hockey fans.
Johnny Largo  What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (Listen: )   Options Joyous Sounds of Christmas At the Optigan  Optigan    CD   
Mychols, Lisa  Listen to the Bells Ring (Listen: )   Options       CD  Filling in for Fabio, this DJ hears bells ring 365 days-a-year, Bob Rixon a.k.a. DJ Rix. 
Respighi  Adoration of the Magi (Trittico Botticelliano: L'Adorazione Dei Magi - Andante Lento) (Listen: )   Options Respighi / Martinu  Media Classics    CD   
Carpenters  Merry Christmas, Darling (Listen: )   Options Carpenters Christmas Portrait  A&M  1978  Vinyl  Song first released Nov. 1970. 
Pascha, Edmund (1714-1772)  Gloria (Listen: )   Options Christmas Mass  Point Classics  1994  CD  Musica Bohemia cond. by Jaroslac Krcek 
Swingle Singers  Aria from Bach Suite in D Major (Listen: )   Options Bach's Greatest Hits  Philips    Vinyl  Of course it ain't jazz. The French can't play jazz. 
Mozart, Wolfgang  German Dance No. 3, K. 605 (Listen: )   Options Mozart: German Dances  Naxos  1989  CD  Istropolitana Capella Conducted by Johannes Wildner 
Lewis, John  England's Carol (Listen: )   Options European Windows  RCA  1958 / 1980  Vinyl  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Third Stream style. With Connie Kay, drums; Percy Heath, bass; members of the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra.

Third Stream posed a question that didn't really need to be asked. I'm not sure what the question was, but the answer was an emphatic, "no."
Jimmy Smith  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Listen: )   Options Christmas Cookin'  Verve  1966  Vinyl  Quentin Warren, guitar; Billy Hart, drums. 
Elton Britt  Christmas in November (Listen: )   Options Jingle Bell Rock (compilation)  Pickwick    Vinyl 
Maudlin in the extreme. LP also has Lonzo & Oscar singin' "Jangle Bells."
Buck Owens & the Buckeroos  All I Want for Christmas Is My Daddy (Listen: )   Options Christmas Shopping  Capitol    CD   
Rimsky-Korsakov  Christmas Eve (Suite No.2 from the opera) (Listen: )   Options Rimsky-Korsakov: The Spirit of Russia  Vox Box  1978 / 1993  CD  Bochum Symphony cond. by Othmar Maga 
Stephanie Mills  Sweet Sensation (Listen: )   Options Ear Candy (compilation)  20th Century Fox Records  1981  Vinyl 
Rascals  I Believe (Listen: )   Options Search & Nearness      CD   
Margie Joseph  Christmas Gift (Listen: )   Options Soul Christmas  Atlantic    CD   
Lisa Mychols  Closer to Jerusalem (Listen: )   Options          
Hugo Largo  Angels We Have Heard On High (Listen: )   Options Winter Wonderland    1988  Vinyl  Compilation 
Blind Boys of Alabama with Mavis Staples  Born in Bethlehem (Listen: )   Options Go Tell It On the Mountain  Real World  2003  CD   
Komatsu, Joanie  Po la'i E (Silent Night) (Listen: )   Options Ki Ho'alu Christmas: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters  Windham Hill Records  1996  CD  Lovely music. 
Grassy Knoll  Silver Bells (Listen: )   Options A Mutated Christmas  Illegal Art    CD   
John Cage  Music for Carillon No. 1 (1952) (Listen: )   Options 25 Year Retrospective Concert  Wergo    CD  Recorded at Town Hall, May 15, 1958 
Jacob, Gordon  The Bells (from William Byrd Suite) (Listen: )   Options British Band Classics Vol. 2,  Mercury    Vinyl  Eastman Wind Ensemble cond. by Frederick Fennell.

The "Living Presence" was a sonic wonder in its time, as my oldest brother loved to demonstrate on his hi fi using this LP.
Elgar, Edward  4th Movement: Lento Allegro (Listen: )   Options Symphony No. 1  IMP  1991  CD  HallĂ© Orchestra, cond. by James Judd 
  Until that time, just close your eyes & pretend to be asleep. (Listen: )           "Voiceover" music provided by MUZAK Stimulus Progression LP No. 3. "Every quarter-hour of MUZAK programming begins relatively quietly and grows steadily more stimulating." 

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