Holiday Music Specials Incl. 3 Hosted by Judy Collins

Series produced by Paul Ingles

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In each of three special hours, folk-singing legend Judy Collins guides listeners through a tour around the country to hear from artists who are performing songs to mark the holiday season. Many tell the stories of the songs they've written or chosen to sing.

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In each of three special hours, folk-singing legend Judy Collins guides listeners through a tour around the country, with a couple of stops in England, to hear from artists who are performing songs to mark the holiday season. Many tell the stories of the songs they've written or chosen to sing. Each special is described below or find it here in the series on PRX.

A HOLIDAY MUSIC TOUR WITH JUDY COLLINS

Singing legend Judy Collins headlines an hour-long holiday special featuring musicians from around the country. Performing original songs along with a few holiday favorites, Collins and her guests reflect on the season and tell the stories behind their music. Featured artists include Collins herself, Trout Fishing in America, Steve Earle, Jesse Colin Young, The Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits, Tish Hinojosa, Bill Miller, Peter Case, and Lowen + Navarro. Ian Anderson of Jehro Tull makes a guest appearance from London. This program was distributed by NPR in 2004 and is available for the first time to all public radio outlets. It comes with an optional 5:00 content window making it newscast compatible. It includes one 60-second break opportunity midway through program. The performers include: Judy Collins ("Silent Night" and "All On A Wintry Night"); Trout Fishing in America ("I Got A Cheese Log"); Steve Earle and Maria McKee ("Nothing But A Child"); Tish Hinojosa ("Arbolito"); Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull ("Last Man At The Party"); Bill Miller ("I Saw The Star of Bethlehem"): The Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits("Go Tell It On The Mountain"); Peter Case ("Fourth of July/Christmas Rag"); Jesse Colin Young ("Some Children See Him") and Lowen + Navarro ("A Song of Christmas");

PEACE ON EARTH: A HOLIDAY FOLK TOUR WITH JUDY COLLINS

Folk-singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long, holiday special, PEACE ON EARTH: A HOLIDAY FOLK TOUR with JUDY COLLINS. The program features musical takes on the holiday season from folk artists from across the country. The music includes many new originals -- some thoughtful, some whimsical - along with a few holiday favorites. Along the way, many of the artists reflect on the holidays and tell the stories behind their songs. The program is free to all public radio stations ? NPR affiliated or not. It is Newscast compatible. It includes one 60-second break opportunity midway through program. The performers include: Judy Collins ("Let It Snow" and "Song for Sarajevo"); Jeff Talmadge of Austin ("First Day of Winter"); from Woodstock, Leslie Ritter and Scott Petito ("The Bells of Christmas"); from New York City, Caddy Finlayson ("Silent Night"); from Berkley, CA, the Jewish Home Elders & Judith-Kate Friedman ("Chanukah Tonight"); from Massachusetts, Mark Erelli ("Ain't No Time of Year To Be Alone"), Pete Nelson ("You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"),and Jim Henry ("The Tree"); New Hampshire's James Durst ("Holiday Invitation"); from Oregon, John Twist ("Scrooge in Black and White"); Salt Lake City's Kate MacLeod (Mc-Cloud) ("A Holiday Song"); Chuy Martinez from Albuquerque ("Ezequiel Codos"); and from Baton Rouge, Mary Gauthier (Go-Shay) ("Christmas in Paradise").

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR: A HOLIDAY FOLK TOUR WITH JUDY COLLINS

Folk singing legend Judy Collins hosts an hour-long tour around the nation with a stop or two overseas to hear musical takes on the holiday season from folk artists. The music includes many new originals -- some thoughtful, some delivered with tongues planted firmly in cheek - along with rarely heard traditional carols, a few holiday favorites and two Hanukkah pieces. Many of the artists reflect on the holidays and tell the stories behind their songs. The performers include: Ms. Collins herself ("I'll Be Home For Christmas," "In The Bleak Mid Winter"), Orrin Star from New York ("A New Kind Of Christmas"), Deborah Holland of L.A. ("Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah"), Welsh harpist Sian James ("On the Morning of Christmas Day"), Oona McOuat of Canada ("December Song"), Judith Kate Freidman from California ("Ocho Candelikos"), Nebraska's Terri Jo Dahlquist ("Six Little Angels"), Susan Clark ("It's Got To Be A Sign") and Rob Williams ("Enchanted Christmas") of Albuquerque, Curtis & Loretta from Minnesota ("Silver Bells"), New Yorker Cathy Grier ("I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"), and Irish flavored folk from The McCabes ("Christmas Eve"). 59:00 - No Breaks. Hide full description

In each of three special hours, folk-singing legend Judy Collins guides listeners through a tour around the country, with a couple of stops in England, to hear from artists who are performing songs to mark the holiday season. Many tell the stories of the songs they've written or chosen to sing. Each special is described below or find it here in the series on PRX.A HOLIDAY MUSIC TOUR WITH JUDY COLLINSSinging legend Judy Collins headlines an hour-long holiday special featuring musicians from around the country. Performing original songs along with a few holiday favorites, Collins and her guests reflect on the season and tell the stories behind their music. Featured artists include Collins herself, Trout Fishing in America, Steve Earle, Jesse Colin Young, The Blind Boys of Alabama with... Show full description


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