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Welcome to Christmas Jazz!



Christmas Jazz 2012

Jazzed up caroles and seasonal swing from Dan Hicks' Christmas Jug Band, Hot Club of San Francisco, Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey, Petty Booka from Japan, and jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.


Christmas 2012 1A.mp3
DJINGLE BELLS  --  Hot Club of San Francisco, 2009
SANTA  AS SEEN ON TV  --  The [Dan Hicks] Christmas Jug Band, 1991
COOL YULE  --  Hot Club of San Francisco, 2009
FIVE POUND BOX OF MONEY  --  Pearl Bailey, c. 1958
CHRISTMAS ISLAND  --  Ella Fitzgerald, 1960
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN  --  Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996
OVERTURE  --  Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1960
DANCE OF REED PIPES  --  Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1960
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN TO TOWN [excerpt] --  Hot Club of San Francisco, 2009
JINGLE BELL ROCK  --  New Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996

Christmas 2012 1B.mp3
SUGAR RUM CHERRY  --  Hot Club of San Francisco, 2009
ENTR’ACTE  --  Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1960
DANSE OF THE FLOREADORES  --  Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1960
WHITE CHRISTMAS  --  New Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996
RUDOLF THE RED-NOSED REINDEER  --  Petty Booka, 2003
RUN, RUN RUDOLF  --  Dan Hicks Christmas Jug Band, 2010
HEY SANTA  --  The [Dan Hicks] Christmas Jug Band, 2002
   








Merry Christmas


Happy Holidays


Best Wishes for the New Year


Christmas Jazz 2006

Christmas jazz and novelties from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Louis Armstrong, Tonic Vintage Vocals, Eartha Kitt and The World's Greatest Jazz Band.


Christmas 2006.mp3
SLEIGH RIDE  --  Squirrel Nut Zippers, 1998
WINTER WONDERLAND  --  Ray Gelato, 2000
WHAT WILL SANTA CLAUS SAY? (When he Finds Everybody Swingin’)  --  Louis Prima
THE HOLIDAY SEASON  --  Tonic Vintage Vocals, 2005
I KNOW WHAT I’M GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS)  --  Dan Hicks’ Christmas Jug Band, 1997
THE JOINT IS JUMPIN' (Christmas version)  --  Tonic Vintage Vocals, 2005
COOL YULE  --  Louis Armstrong and the Commanders, 1953
WE WANT TO SEE SANTA DO THE MAMBO  --  Big John Greer, 1954
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  --  Tonic Vintage Vocals, 2005
MISTLETOE MAMBO  --  Michael Andrew and Swingerhead, 2000
JOY TO THE WORLD  --  The World’s Greatest Jazz Band, 1972

Christmas 2006.mp3
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS  --  Mabel Scott, 1948
‘ZAT YOU SANTA CLAUS?  --  Louis Armstrong & the Commanders, 1953
SANTA BABY  --  Eartha Kitt, 1953
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  --  Charles Brown
MR. SANTA  --  Dan Hicks’ Christmas Jug Band, 1997
MY REINDEER DON’T LIKE TO FLY  --  Sue Keller, 2004
HOT CHRISTMAS  --  Squirrel Nut Zippers, 1998
SWINGIN’ THEM JINGLE BELLS  --  Fats Waller and his Rhythm, 1936
   



Christmas Jazz 2003

Music by Lionel Hampton, Leo Watson, the Bill Elliot Swing Band,
Leon Redbone, Abbie Hubner and John Kirby


Christmas 2003 1A.mp3
EGG NOG  --  Casey McGill & the Sprits of Rhythm, 2000
BOUNCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY  --  John Kirby Sextet, 1941
SANTA CLAUS CAME IN THE SPRING  --  Benny Goodman, voc. Joe Harris ,1935
JINGLE BELLS  --  Bill Elliott Swing Band, 2000
CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN HARLEM  --  Louis Armstrong, 1955
SANTA CLAUS, SANTA CLAUS  --  Louis Jordan, 1950s
CAROLINA CHRISTMAS  --  Squirrel Nut Zippers, 1998
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS  --  Lionel Hampton
CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS  --  Louis Armstrong
LET IT SNOW  -- Leon Redbone, 1989
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  --  Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996

Christmas 2003 1B.mp3
BE BOP SANTA CLAUS  --  Babs Gonzales, 1955
CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS  --  Louis Armstrong
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT  --  Julia Lee & her Boyfirends, 1947
BLUE XMAS  --  Miles Davis, voc Bob Dorough, 1962
OH, TANNENBAUM  --  Abbie Hubner. 1990
CHRISTMAS BALL BLUES  --  Leon Redbone, 1989
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN  --  Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996
JINGLE BELLS  --  Leo Watson, 1946
   


Christmas Jazz 2001

With Jack Teagarden, Squirrel Nut Zippers,
Asylum Street Spankers and Fats Waller.


Christmas Jazz 2001 1A.mp3
HOT CHRISTMAS  --  Squirrel Nut Zippers, 1998
WHAT WILL SANTA CLAUS SAY?  --  Louis Prima, 1936
ZAT YOU SANTA CLAUS?  --  Asylum Street Spankers, 2001
MELE KALIKIMAKA   --  Asylum Street Spankers, 2001
TRIM YOUR TREE  --   Asylum Street Spankers, 2001
COME LITTLE CHILDREN  --  Abbi Hubner & his Lowdown Wizards, 1990
WINTER WONDERLAND  -- Abbi Hubner & his Lowdown Wizards, 1990
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  --  David Grisman, 1983
SANTA BABY  --  Ertha Kitt, 1953

Christmas Jazz 2001 1B.mp3
FIVE POUND BOX OF MONEY  --  Pearl Bailey, c. 1958
MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY  --  Asylum Street Spankers , 2001
BLUE CHRISTMAS  --  Asylum Street Spankers, 2001
SLEIGH RIDE  --  Squirrel Nut Zippers, 1998
CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN HARLEM  --   Jack Teagarden & Johnny Mercer [Three “T”s], 1934
JINGLE BELLS  --  Abbi Hubner & his Lowdown Wizards, 1990
WE WANNA SEE SANTA DO THE MAMBO  --  Big John Greer, 1954
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS  --  David Grisman
SWINGIN’ THEM JINGLE BELLS  --  Fats Waller and his Rhythm, 1936
   



Christmas Jazz 2000

Featuring Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Bessie Smith and New Black Eagle Jazz Band.


Christmas Jazz 2000 1A.mp3
EGG NOG  --  Casey McGill & Spirits of Rhythm, 2000
CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN HARLEM - Louis Armstrong All Stars, 1955
CHRISTMAS IN TINSEL TOWN  --  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 2000
JINGLE BELLS  --  Benny Carter Swing Quintet, London, 1936
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN  --  Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996
WE THREE KINGS  --  Swingerhead, 2000
WINTER WONDERLAND  --  Ray Gelato, 2000

Christmas Jazz 2000 1B.mp3

RUN RUDOLF  --  George Gee, 2000
SANTA CLAUS CAME IN THE SPRING -- Putney Dandridge Swing Band, 1935
BE BOP SANTA CLAUS  --  Babs Gonzales, 1955
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  --  Black Eagle Jazz Band, 1996
JINGLE BELLS  --  Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra, 2000
CHRISTMAS BALL BLUES  --  Bessie Smith, 1925
CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS  --  Louis Armstrong
WINTER WONDERLAND  --  Lavay Smith, 2000 Atomic Magazine
JINGLE BELLS  --  Leo Watson, 1946