Radio Show, 23 December 2007, WUSB

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 23 December 2007
WUSB 90.1 FM,
N=new to WUSB L=Local (Long Island) I=instrumental

Gabriel’s Message — Jars of Clay — Christmas Songs — N
(Santa’s Off on a) Sleigh Ride — the Blenders — When It Snows
Jingle Bell Jamboree — Keb Mo
We Three Kings — Mario Lanza — Christmas W. Mario
First Noel/Mary Mary — Sarah McLachlan — Wintersong
Secret Santa — GrooveBarbers — Glory — N
Please Come Home for Christmas — James O’Malley — — L
Christmas Cookies — Martha Trachtenberg — — L
The Season of Hope — Tim Dillon — — N, L
In the Bleak Midwinter — Dan Fogelberg
Lulazje, Jezuniu — Diane Zeigler
Ave Maria — YoYoMa, Bobby McFerrin
O Holy Night — Luciano Pavarotti
Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella — Kathleen Battle
Le Sommeil De L’Enfant Jesus — the Edlos
Let’s Do the Elf Dance — Sufjan Stevens
Silent Night — If Thousands, Haley Bonar
If You Were Born Today — Low
Ice — Shelleyan Orphan
And On That Day — Phil Keaggy
It’s Christmas Time — Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Last Month of the Year — Fairfield Four
White Christmas — the Ravens
Coventry Carol / Carol of the Bells — Bob Westcott — Christmas — L, N, I
River — Joni Mitchell — Blue
Little Road to Bethlehem — Shawn Colvin
Dealramh Go Deo — Clannad
White Christmas — Bing Crosby
Merry Christmas Darling — the Carpenters
Nothing But A Child — Steve Earle
O Come O Come Emmanuel — Bob Westcott — Christmas — L, N, I
The Christmas Song (1946, strings added) — Nat King Cole

Santa walks on the wild side with the Blenders. (Did Lou Reed hear this?)
McLachlan really tries something here, and it comes of well.
If O’Malley doesn’t get to you with this one, your tear ducts must’ve been removed.


Radio Show, 09 December 2007, WUSB FM

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 09 December 2007

Little Road to Bethlehem — Shawn Colvin — Xmas
O Little Town of Bethlehem — Bruce Cockburn — Xmas
Back Home Again — Andy Falco — Sentenced to Life w the Blues — N
White Christmas — Bing Crosby — Xmas
Your Good Thing (Is About to End) — Lou Rawls
Sons of Light — Jeff Johnson
The Trumpet Child — Over the Rhine — The Trumpet Child — N
O Holy Night — Luciano Pavarotti — Xmas
Divine Presence — Iona UK
Coventry Carol/Carol of the Bells — Bob Westcott– Christmas — N, Xmas
Kitty Kat — Cathy Kreger
??? — Dee Harris
??? — Tim Dillon — Xmas
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring — Bob Westcott — Christmas — N, Xmas
Walk Among the Stones — Kate Campbell
More (acappella mix) — Charlotte Doreen Small — More — N
More — Charlotte Doreen Small — More — N
Shadow of Doubt — Tinsley Ellis — Moment of Truth — N
River — Carolyn Cruso — Xmas
Gone Gone Gone — Plant & Krauss — Raising Sand — N
Mary Had A Baby — the Acoustix — Xmas
the Thunderer — Dion DiMucci — Son of Skip James — N
Jackie — New York Voices — A Day Like This — N
The Bed Song — Ellis Paul — Dragonfly Races — N
The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas — Ellis Paul — Xmas
A Cradle In Bethlehem — Nat King Cole — Xmas
Christmas Must Be Tonight — the Band — Xmas
O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion — Take 6/Stevie Wonder — Xmas

Colvin has a delightfully light touch; it’s originally from Holiday Songs and Lullabyes.
Small’s song is about surviving the World Trade Center attack. She really cuts loose here.
Plant (of Led Zeppelin) knows how to do ’50s rock really well (no surprise there), and he’s having a blast on this one with Alison Krauss. The recent Zep reunion show in Britain was by all accounts a smashing success, and the band was tighter and more spirited than they were in the years just before their drummer John Bonham died and they broke up. (It’s reported that Bonham’s son did superb drumming in the show.)
Paul is not just a good songwriter; he’s pretty good as a storyteller, too.
O Thou is from the Soulful Messiah project (as in Handel), and it brought out the best in both acts.

Radio Show of November 25 2007, WUSB

Bob Longman, Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 25 November 2007
WUSB 90.1 FM, Long Island NY and coastal CT

song — performer — album — notes (N = new to station)

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine — Jimmie Rodgers
One Gift — Michael McDonald/James Ingram — — Xmas
Good Man Down — Brooks Willams
Watching Eternity — Charlie Peacock
Angel — the Well — Drop In the Bucket — N
The Rooms My Mother Made — Carrie Newcomer
I Got the Dirt on You — Toby Walker
Snowfall — m-pact – the Carol Commission — Xmas
Everything — Rose Reiter — real — N
The River Flows — Iona UK
Patrick’s Fire — Jeff Johnson
William’s Vision — Kate Campbell
If I Should Fall Behind — Dion DiMucci
the Hammer — Red Prysock
Tears Come Rolling Down — Colin Linden — Easin’ Back to Tennessee — N
Gone Gone Gone — Robert Plant/Alison Krauss — Raising Sand — N
A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere — Peter Case — Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John — N
And On That Day — Phil Keaggy — true believer — Xmas
Sunset — Cosmos — Aiming For the Stars — ‘N’
Knock Knock II – How Many Psychiatrists (Does It Take) — PDQ Bach
When She’s Dancing — Viktor Krauss — II — N
Sinner’s Prayer — Rod Picott — Summerbirds — N
I’ll Never Turn Back No More — Take 6 — Feels Good
You Can Make It – Do It — Take 6 — Feels Good
Plena Con Sabor — Spanish Harlem Orchestra

This is the first I’ve heard from Reiter, and this new album says there’s more to come.
Prysock laid down much honkin’ rockin’ sax, released in the 50s/60s.
Keaggy’s fine Christmas classic from a dreadful rest-of-album. (Commercial radio : Yo! Why aren’t you playing it???)
Latvia’s acappella band Cosmos has several really sweet tracks, including this one.