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Sunday Street playlist for 12/11/2011

ArtistTitleAlbum (* = New Release)
Paul SimonGetting Ready for Christmas DaySo Beautiful or So What*
Bill BourneDance and CelebrateSally's Dream
Lord NelsonA Party for Santa ClausMas! A Caribbean Christmas Party
Randy NewmanDixie FlyerThe Randy Newman Songbook Vol.2*
Radoslav LorkovicElysian FieldsWastelands and Casinos*
Irma ThomasChristmas Without the CreoleChristmas Gumbo
Dave Van RonkRiverSongs for Ageing Children
Lynn MilesLast NightSlightly Haunted
Peter MeyerGreenMidwinter
Duvekot, Heaton, Hutchinson and ZukermanWinterbloomRexroth's Daughter
Erica WheelerSong for a Winter NightWonderland
Carole KingMy Favorite ThingsA Christmas Carole*
Kate RusbyJoy To The WorldWhile Mortals Sleep*
Maddy Prior and The Carnival BandAngels From The Realms of GloryA Tapestry of Carols
John FaheyGod Rest Ye Merry, GentlemenThe New Possibilities
The Kingston TrioFollow Now, Oh ShepherdsThe Last Month of the Year
Joan BaezDown In Yon ForestNoel
Bruce CockburnI Saw Three ShipsChristmas
Elvis PresleyWhite ChristmasElvis Christmas Album
Jimmy SmithJingle BellsChristmas '64
Johnny Mercerholiday promo for Capitol RecordsChristmas Records
Ella FitzgeraldFrosty The SnowmanElla Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
92 DegreesA God of my OwnYuletunes
Over The RhineAll I Ever Get for Christmas is BlueSnow Angels
Isobel Campbell & Mark LaneganTime of the SeasonHawk
The ForemenChristmas is PainGood Music That's Fun sampler
Bob DylanMust Be SantaChristmas in the Heart

Much of today's program was devoted to a look at the evolution of music for the holiday season. Steve Matteo, who writes about popular music for Long Island Pulse and has also published books on Bob Dylan and The Beatles, joined us for that segment of the program.