We presented our one Christmas program today consisting of the late 1990s NPR special "The Breaking Up Christmas Story" assembled by old-time musician and former NPR host Paul Brown. Then a half-hour of our own Christmas choices followed by Joe Bussard's 11th program -- an all Christmas show.
We played a few other Christmas and other songs between the main events, including a 78 recording of Munroe "Moe" Jackson from my visit with Joe the day before.
You'll have to wait a whole year to hear us play Christmas music again, but you can hear Joe Bussard's program here.
Join us each Sunday 2-4 pm on WHUS for more great legacy music.
Artist / Song / Album / Label / Year
- The Golden Gate Quartet / God Told Nicodemus / Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 4 (1939-1943) / Document / 1941
- Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers / Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-to-Digital / 1929
- Mahalia Jackson / Come To Jesus / Silent Night: Gospel Christmas With Mahalia Jackson / LaserLight. / 1949
- Leroy Carr / Christmas In Jail, Ain't That a Pain / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-to-Digital / 1929
- Kansas City Kitty / Christmas Morning Blues / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Dust-to-Digital / 1934
- Buckboard Bill Dougal / Sittiin' On Top Of My Horse / Songs of the West / Self-released / 2015
- Paul Brown et al / The Breaking Up Christmas Story / Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday / County / 1997
- Jim Eanes / It Won't Seem Like Christmas / Christmas Jamboree / Hollywood / 1958
- Munroe "Moe" Jackson / Go 'Way From My Door / 78 RPM Single / Mercury / 1949
- The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM Single / Melotone / 1928
- Fiddlin' John Carson / Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over / 78 RPM Single / Okeh / 1928
- Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Christmas Time's A-Coming / 78 RPM Single / Decca / 1951
- The Country Gentlemen / Christmas Time Back Home / 45 RPM Single / Rebel / 1962
- Jimmie Williams and Red Ellis / The True Meaning of Christmas / 45 RPM EP / Starday / 1960
- Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / A Country Christmas / A Country Christmas / Decca / 1960
- Tim & Molly O'Brien / Christ Was Born in Bethlehem / Take Me Back / Sugar Hill / 1988
- Robin & Linda Williams / Nothing But A Child / The First Christmas Gift / Red House / 1995
- Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith / Guitar Jingle Bells / 78 RPM Single / SuperDisc / 1947