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Afterglow kicks off its celebration of the season featuring wintry and celebratory music.

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The new Buselli-Wallarab Christmas album, Carol of the Bells, featured on this week's Afterglow to commemorate the holidays.

This week on Afterglow we commemorate the holidays with the first of two programs, featuring wintry and celebratory music from Slide Hampton, Diana Krall, Emily Remler, the Four Freshmen, Les Brown, Nancy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, and many more, including music from the new Buselli-Wallarab Christmas CD, Carol of the Bells.

Music Heard On This Episode

O Tannenbaum
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Carol of the Bells (Owl, 2007)
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O Tannenbaum
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Carol of the Bells (Owl, 2007)

Notes: New release. Mike Hackett on trumpet, Brent Wallarab on trombone.

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December
Kay Starr — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice)
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Snowfall
Emily Remler — East to Wes (Concord, 1988)

Notes: Claude Thornhill composition.

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Oh Lonely Winter
Four Freshmen — Four Freshmen and Five Guitars (Capitol, 1959)
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Winter Ballad
Dave Brubeck — Jazz Impressions of New York (Columbia, 1964)

Notes: Music originally written for the CBS TV show

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Warm December
Julie London — Christmas Cocktails Part Two (Capitol, 1956)
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It Happened in Sun Valley
Jo Stafford — Happy Holidays: I Love the Winter Weather (Corinthian)
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Let It Snow
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Carol of the Bells (Owl, 2007)

Notes: New release. Everett Green on vocals, Frank Glover on clarinet.

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Winter Wonderland
Diana Krall — Christmas Songs (Verve, 2005)
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Skating
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Carol of the Bells (Owl, 2007)

Notes: New release. Vince Guaraldi composition. Rob Dixon on soprano saxophone, Frank Glover on clarinet.

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Sleigh Ride
Slide Hampton — Drum Suite (Mosaic /Columbia, 1962)
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It's a Marshmallow World
Dean Martin — Making Spirits Bright (Capitol, 1966)
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Frosty the Snowman
Jan Garber — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice Music)
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December Blue
Duke Ellington — Piano Reflections (Capitol, 1953)
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Don't Miss You at All
Norah Jones — Feels Like Home (Blue Note, 2004)

Notes: Melody based on Duke Ellington's

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Little Drummer Boy
Dianne Reeves — Christmas Time Is Here (Blue Note, 2004)
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Bing Crosby — The Very Best of Bing Crosby Christmas (Decca, 1951)
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I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
Nat King Cole — The Christmas Song (Capitol, 1961)
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The Christmas Song
Ella Fitzgerald — Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (Verve, 1960)
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White Christmas
Louis Armstrong — What a Wonderful Christmas (Hip-O)
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My Little Drum
Vince Guaraldi — A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, 1965)
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Swingin' the Nutcracker Suite
Les Brown — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice Music)

Notes: Radio broadcast.

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It's Christmas Time Again
Margaret Whiting — Swingin' Songs for Santa (Collectors' Choice Music)
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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Bill Evans — Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve)

Notes: Originally appeared on the album FURTHER CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF.

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That's What I Want for Christmas
Nancy Wilson — Ultimate Jazz Christmas (Blue Note, 1963)
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Christmasland
Tony Bennett — Snowfall: the Tony Bennett Christmas Album (Columbia, 1994)
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A Child Is Born
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis — Ultimate Jazz Christmas (Blue Note, 1970)
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Diana Krall — Christmas Songs (Verve, 2005)
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This Time of Year
Ray Charles — The Spirit of Christmas (Rhino, 1986)
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Silver Bells
Frank Kimbrough — NPR Jazz Christmas (NPR Classics, 1997)
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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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