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Pre-Christmas - Program 12.19.2016

Pre-Christmas - Program 12.19.2016

Playing tracks by

Ivory Joe Hunter, Neyzen Tevfik, Harry Reser and His Orchestra, Harry Revel Orchestra conducted by Billy May, Mae Questel and more.

Besides an exclusive phone-in interview with legendary Bay Area artiste, Guadalajara Joe ( there's a TREMENDOUS selection of recordings from the late-1920s-1950, including a few festively-themed tunes, the centerpiece of which is a 1947 Russian recording of Prokofiev's "The Battle on the Ice" from his soundtrack to the 1938 film "Alexander Nevsky", requested by a listener last week, because what could be more Christmassy than music inspired by a medieval battle between the Ruthenian army and the Teutonic Knights?
Alas, it was not all plain-sailing, as i received a phone-call from a very disappointed admirer of Edith Piaf whose birthday was that day, and none of whose recordings were included in the program. Obviously I have yet to learn to to please all the listeners all the time. I am a disgrace.

Here's the more detailed playlist from Spinitron: