Options Circle Time with Mark R.: Playlist from December 25, 2017 Options

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Options December 25, 2017: Ho, ho, ha!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Louis Armstrong  'Zat You, Santa Claus?   Options v/a The Stash Christmas Album        0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  I'll Go Crazy   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963  d. 12/25/06  0:04:54 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Try Me   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963    0:06:23 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Think   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963    0:10:01 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  I Don''t Mind   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963    0:16:04 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Lost Someone   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963    0:16:35 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Medley: Please, Please Please/You've Got the Power/ I Found Someone/Why Do You Do Me/I Want You So Bad/ I Love You, Yes, I Do/Strange Things Happen/Bewildered/Please, Please, Please   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963    0:25:41 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Night Train   Options Live at the Apollo  King  1963    0:32:04 (Pop‑up)
Harry Belafonte  Mary, Mary   Options To Wish You a Merry Christmas  RCA  1962    0:38:38 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Presley  O Little Town of Bethlehem   Options Elvis's Christmas Album        0:41:04 (Pop‑up)
John Fahey  Medley: Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful   Options The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album  Takoma  1969    0:43:33 (Pop‑up)
Dean Martin  I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm   Options v/a Christmas with the Rat Pack  Capitol      0:46:38 (Pop‑up)
The Ronettes  Frosty the Snowman   Options v/a A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector    1963    0:49:22 (Pop‑up)
Canned Heat  Christmas Blues   Options v/a Blue Yule  Rhino    Henry Vestine "The Sunflower" (lead Guitar) b. 12/25/44  0:51:45 (Pop‑up)
Archie Shepp  Mama Too Tight   Options Mama Too Tight  Impulse!  1967  R.I.P. Roswell Rudd (trombone) d. 12/21/17  1:02:35 (Pop‑up)
Gato Barbieri  Zelao   Options The Third World  Flying Dutchman  1970  Roswell Rudd, trombone  1:06:12 (Pop‑up)
Roswell Rudd  Everywhere   Options Everywhere  Impulse!  1966    1:14:53 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree   Options v/a The Ultimate Christmas Album        1:31:36 (Pop‑up)
Esquivel  Here Comes Santa Claus   Options Merry Xmas from the Space-Age Bachelor Pad        1:33:13 (Pop‑up)
Lightnin' Hopkins  Merry Christmas   Options v/a Blue Yule        1:35:29 (Pop‑up)
Burl Ives  Holly Jolly Christmas   Options Have a Holly Jolly christmas  Decca  1965    1:38:11 (Pop‑up)
The Crystals  Parade of the Wooden Soldiers   Options v/a A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector    1963    1:40:27 (Pop‑up)
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra  Christmas Night in Harlem   Options v/a The Stash Christmas Album    1934    1:43:14 (Pop‑up)
Vince Guaraldi  Linus & Lucy   Options A Charlie Brown Christmas        1:47:13 (Pop‑up)
John Coltrane  Greensleeves   Options The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings  Impulse!  1997    1:49:42 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Reed  Honest, I Do   Options I'm Jimmy Reed  Vee Jay    Eddie Taylor (guitar) d. 12/25/85  2:00:44 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Reed  Ain't That Lovin' You   Options I'm Jimmy Reed  Vee Jay    Eddie Taylor, guitar  2:02:29 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Reed  You Got Me Dizzy   Options I'm Jimmy Reed  Vee Jay    Eddie Taylor, guitar  2:04:37 (Pop‑up)
Sonny Boy Williamson  Santa Claus   Options v/a Blue Yule        2:07:24 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Ace  Saving My Love For You   Options v/a The Karaoke Alarm Clock Musical Morgue Talking Storybook, Vol. 1 (WFMU premium)      d. 12/25/54  2:10:05 (Pop‑up)
Vic Chestnut  (It's No Secret) Satisfaction   Options About to Choke  Capitol  1996  d. 12/25/09  2:12:40 (Pop‑up)
Bing Crosby  Mele Kalikamaka   Options Merry Christmas    1961    2:13:42 (Pop‑up)
Illinois Jacquet  Speedliner   Options Illinois Jacquet Collates (10" LP)  Verve  1951  Oscar Moore (guitar) b. 12/25/1915  2:16:37 (Pop‑up)
Don Pullen  Once Upon a Time   Options New Beginnings  Blue Note  1989  b. 12/25/41  2:22:25 (Pop‑up)
Connie Francis  Baby's First Christmas   Options v/a The Ultimate Christmas Album        2:34:04 (Pop‑up)
Judy Garland  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas   Options v/a Holiday Memories        2:37:33 (Pop‑up)
The Drifters  White Christmas   Options v/a Cool Yule        2:38:20 (Pop‑up)
Detroit Junior  Christmas Day   Options v/a Blue Yule        2:40:52 (Pop‑up)
The Marquees  Christmas in the Congo   Options v/a Cool Yule        2:44:14 (Pop‑up)
Ella Fitzgerald  Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney   Options v/a The Stash Christmas Album    1950    2:45:23 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy McCracklin  Christmas Time, Pt. 1   Options v/a Blue Yule        2:48:47 (Pop‑up)
Edward "Kookie" Byrnes  Yulesville   Options v/a Cool Yule        2:50:39 (Pop‑up)
Louis Armstrong  The Night Before Christmas   Options v/a The Stash Christmas Album        2:58:27 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:03am Louis Armstrong:

i remember recording this, took 40 takes for the vocal
  3:04am devlawn:

hi santa
  3:06am devlawn:

nice track, always put on WFMU when i need those tracks
  3:08am devlawn:

I got **** to wrap up!
  3:10am James Brown:

Remember this show, had 6 girls back to my dressing room soon after.
  3:11am markr:

James Brown at the Apollo is the perfect present-wrapping album. You need that steady rhythm to get into the measuring, cutting, taping groove.
  3:11am James Brown:

thats all in your head markr
  3:13am Mick Jaggerstone:

the Barbarians stole the whole scene at theTAMI Show.

man that Moulty can HIT!
  3:13am James Brown:

Slayer's Seasons In The Abyss album is far more condusive to such a mind-numbing activity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19am Jeezy:

Ahhhhh.... Greatest Live Album EVER.
  3:20am markr:

Merry Christmas, Jeezy, and all you insomniacs and maniacs out there!
  3:38am Eric Hat:

Thank you M
  3:43am Mick Jaggerstone:

my friend Robby Zimmerman played blues harp on one of this "cat"'s ( Bella Donna Fante) ablums . they wanted that authentic McDougal street sound
  3:45am Mick Jaggerstone:

Crystal Bethlehem
  3:47am Mick Jaggerstone:

Ham on Ry Cooder
  3:48am miles:

no joke though...great tunes
  3:49am markr:

Glad you're enjoying, Mick. Trying to keep it fresh but still Christmasy. That fine line between fun and totally cornball.
Avatar 4:10am Jay/London:

good morrning Markr and everyone .... yeah good mix :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11am pacific standard simon:

Hello yall. Please excuse late arrival. I was listening to (the late) Phil Austin's Roller Maidens From Outer Space -- the lost Firesign Theatre album. So good.
  4:11am markr:

Merry Christmas, Jay! Stay tuned for a very special Christmas morning guest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12am pacific standard simon:

And wrapping presents.
  4:12am markr:

All Firesign Theatre-related excuses will be honored. Welcome, Simon!
Avatar 4:13am Jay/London:

u have guest on Christmas morning Markr and its so early over there ????
  4:15am markr:

Wow, sounded like Gato was just getting going there, and they faded that out! Wonder how long they went on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16am pacific standard simon:

Ho ho ho, we got snow, whiiite Christmas! [Try to imagine that with my excellent Green Giant impression]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19am Cooh John:

Ho, ho, ho, we have snow in OH. Joining the circle.
  4:21am markr:

Just rain here in NJ :(. But I'm happy for you all! My brother in northern Michigan has like a foot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22am pacific standard simon:

It snows in western Washington about twice a winter (except in the mountains). Sometimes not at all.
Avatar 4:22am Sem:

Hello, and good morning, Mark. Greets, all.
  4:23am markr:

Morning, everyone. Stand by for a very special guest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24am pacific standard simon:

Guest trombone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27am pacific standard simon:

I got a Impulse 3-record anthology from my public library when I was a teen. It sure was exciting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29am pacific standard simon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33am pacific standard simon:

The internet turned me on to Christmas. Before that, it was easier to just ignore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36am pacific standard simon:

YouTube has videos of the Santa Claus Lane Parade (on Hollywood Blvd)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38am pacific standard simon:

Merry Christmas, can I play with your poodle?
  4:38am markr:

I'm sure that's interesting, Simon.
  4:40am markr:

The parade I mean, not the poodle. (Interestingly enough, I have a standard poodle listening to the show at home, along with his brother, a Bichon.
Avatar 4:40am Sem:

I imagine Burl as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof singing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41am pacific standard simon:

You don't want to get under the mistletoe with Burl, in these days.
  4:42am markr:

Like that image, Sem. My friend dubbed in his dialog from that movie over that animated special with the Burl Ives snowman--was that "Frosty"? It was pretty great.
Avatar 4:45am Sem:

Oh, the mendacity. Inspired over-dub, gotta say.
  4:47am markr:

Judging by the response on Facebook, he and I seemed to be the only two who "got" it! You'd make three. I thought it was hilarious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47am pacific standard simon:

Ho hum, the mistle-thumb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52am pacific standard simon:

Hello to the dogs, BTW.
Avatar 4:53am joeray:

@PSS: Frunabulax!!!
  4:54am markr:

I put on WFMU at low but listenable volume for them in the room where they sleep--it's sort of our office, where we've got our computer etc. They get to hear Jeff Conklin for an hour or so, then me, then a little of the morning show. It's Todd-o-phonic Todd this morning, by the way.
  4:55am markr:

Every once in a while I'll be reminded about how fucking good McCoy Tyner was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57am pacific standard simon:

@joeray ARF!
  5:00am fredr:

Great show Mark and thanks for the historic content. Merry Christmas!
  5:02am miles:

pound for pound
Jimmy Reed is the best deal in town
  5:04am markr:

I kind of tend to agree, Miles. "I'm Jimmy Reed" was the first blues album that was actually conceived as an album. Prior to this record, they'd all been collections of singles, i.e. "The Best of Muddy Waters." (Not that those albums weren't great.) But for this album, he actually went in and cut 12 tracks for an album.
  5:09am miles:

he's a revelation . I have about 20 of his singles & they all pop
  5:10am miles:

now I've heard that there are multiple Sonny Boy Williamseseses
  5:11am miles:

but wow cool Santa Claus song
  5:20am markr:

It's true--the guy we heard tonight was sometimes called Sonny Boy Williamson II--there was another Sonny Boy Williamson before him (who wrote "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"). THIS Sonny Boy recorded for Chess in the 50s and early 60s and also toured England with the Yardbirds as his backing band in the 60s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33am pacific standard simon:

"Accidentally"? The official story is that he was playing Russian roulette, and lost.
Avatar 5:35am Sem:

@pps: just been reading the wikithingy entry for Johnny Ace, Big Mama Thorton, present at the event, had a different story.
Avatar 5:36am Sem:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40am pacific standard simon:

Huh. So we went via the Terry Kath method?
  5:40am markr:

Anyway, he's dead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45am pacific standard simon:

Why does a deliberate death wish sound better to me than drunken stupidity.?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49am pacific standard simon:

The current song title, "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My" reads like an old Playboy cartoon caption.
  5:52am markr:

I know, I fixed it--this is a family show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54am pacific standard simon:

I've been watching a lot of old 77 Sunset Strip shows on the old people channels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55am pacific standard simon:

He was awesome.
Avatar 5:56am Sem:

Been fun, Mark. thanks, and see you again next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58am pacific standard simon:

When the little girl knocked down the snowmen, that was the most depressing part of that movie.
  6:00am markr:

Thanks everyone, have a Merry Christmas!
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