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Saturday December 19 2015 - The Yule Deal

Dick Wellstood, "Jingle Bells," Live at Hanratty's (Chazz Jazz)

Bessie Smith, "At the Christmas Ball," Complete, Vol. 2 (Columbia)

James P. Johnson, "Snowy Morning Blues," Classic Sessions (Mosaic)

Benny Goodman & His Orch., "Jingle Bells," Stash Christmas Album (Stash)

Count Basie & His Orch., "Good Morning Blues" (Take 2), Complete Decca Recordings (Decca)

Fats Waller & His Rhythm, "Swingin' Them Jingle Bells" (vocal), Early Years, Pt. 3: Fractious Fingering (Bluebird/RCA)

Lionel Hampton & His Orch., "Gin for Christmas," Tempo and Swing  (Bluebird/RCA)

John Kirby & His Orch., "Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairy," 1939-1941 (Classics)

Woody Herman & His Orch., "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Blowin' Up a Storm: Columbia Years 1945-47 (Columbia)

Claude Thornhill & His Orch., "Snowfall," Best of the Big Bands (Columbia)

Nat "King" Cole Trio, "The Christmas Song," Complete Capitol Trio Recordings (Mosaic)

Charlie Parker & His All Stars, "White Christmas," Bird at the Roost: Savoy Years, Vol. 2 (Savoy)

Leo Watson with the Vic Dickenson Quintet, "Jingle Bells," Original Scat Man (Indigo)

Babs Gonzalez, "Be-Bop Santa Claus," Hipsters' Holiday (Rhino)

Dexter Gordon-Wardell Gray Quintet, "Jingle Jangle Jump," Citizens Bop (Black Lion)

Billie Holiday, "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," Stay with Me (Verve)

Pearl Bailey & Hot Lips Page, "Baby It's Cold Outside," Hot Lips Page: 1946-1950 (Classics)

John Coltrane, "Greensleeves" (11/2/61), Complete Village Vanguard Sessions (Impulse)

Roland Kirk Quartet, "We Free Kings," We Free Kings (Mercury)

Nat "King" Cole, "Christmas greeting," Programming Aids from Capitol (Capitol)

John Sheridan's Dream Band, "Cool Yule," Hooray for Christmas! (Arbors)

Lord Buckley, "Scrooge," Bad Rapping of the Marquis de Sade (Blue Note)

Pharoah Sanders, "The Christmas Song," Prayer Before Dawn (Theresa)

Carla Bley, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," Carla's Christmas Carols (WATT)

Louis Armstrong, "The Night Before Christmas (A Poem)," Stash Christmas Album (Stash)

Don Tiki, "Carol of the Bells," Hot Lava Holiday Songs (Taboo)

Seth Markow has been playing piano since age 7, clarinet (now bass clarinet) since 9, and has been a dedicated jazz fan since he was 13. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in music composition, has played and studied African and Asian music, and is a longtime member of the Javanese orchestra Gamelan Kyai Gandrung. He has also played in jazz, blues, rock, reggae, and world beat bands, as well as various classical ensembles. A radio host since 1976 and a Hawaii resident since 1979, his jazz show The Real Deal began in 1983 and has been heard on HPR-2 since that stream went on the air in 1989.
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