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Climb aboard the Night Lights jazz sleigh for a burst of holiday tidings from Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans and others as we celebrate the season.

Cover of Joe Williams holiday CD

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Vocalist Joe Williams is just one of the artists you'll meet in the Night Lights holiday wonderland.

This edition of Night Lights brings you jazzy holiday tidings from Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Emily Remler, Vince Guaraldi, Kay Starr, and others as we celebrate the season with classic jazz that invokes festive spirits, magical outings, and, of course, snow. Christmas pop quiz: what were the original titles for holiday standards “Snowfall” and “Silver Bells”? Hear the answers, and the songs, on this week’s show!

Music Heard On This Episode

Happy Holidays
Bing Crosby — The Voice Of Christmas (Geffen, 1998)
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Happy Holidays
Bing Crosby — The Voice Of Christmas (Geffen, 1998)

Notes: 9:01 p.m.

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Snow
Rosemary Clooney — Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Real Gone Music, 2014)

Notes: 9:03 p.m.

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Winter Weather
Fats Waller — The Last Years: 1940-1943 (RCA, 1992)
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Snowfall
Emily Remler — East To Wes (Concord, 1988)
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Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Ella Fitzgerald — Ella Wishes You A Swingin' Christmas (Verve, 2002)
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I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Billie Holiday — Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve, 1989)
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December
Kay Starr — Swingin' Songs For Santa (Collectors Choice, 2003)
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Midnight Sleighride
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra — The Best Of Sauter-Finegan (Collectors Choice, 1999)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Silver Bells
Bob Hope/Margaret Whiting — Swingin' Songs For Santa (Collectors Choice, 2003)
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Skating
Vince Guaraldi — A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, 2012)
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Sleighride
Duke Pearson — The Ultimate Jazz Christmas (Blue Note, 2006)
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Winter Wonderland
Joe Williams — That Holiday Feelin' (Verve, 1990)
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White Christmas
Charlie Parker — Complete Savoy Live Performances (Savoy, 2009)
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Skating In Central Park
Bill Evans/Jim Hall — Undercurrent (Blue Note, 2002)
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