Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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.

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