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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show


Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Dec 15, 2015

Jazz re-issues and compilations of Christmas tunes are a wonderful way to get nostalgic. So for this Holiday themed Podcast, why not turn back the clock to the 1940's and 1950's - maybe even further - and enjoy some vintage cheer I assembled from a variety of wonderful sources. Is it just me, or do you find that the brass is brassier, the crooning sweeter, and yes, the cheese factor considerable on these older tunes? But it just might bring back a memory or two. If not - go ask your father. Or Grandfather. Or Great-Grandfather.....

Podcast 511 includes:

Kay Starr - “The Man With the Bag”

Ella Fitzgerald – “Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney”

The Mills Brothers – “You Don’t Have to Be a Santa Claus”

Johnny Mercer – “Winter Wonderland”

Peggy Lee – “The Christmas Spell”

Nat King Cole – “The Happiest Christmas Tree”

Les Baxter Orchestra – “Santa Claus Party”

Dean Martin – “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”

Rosemary Clooney – “Suzy Snowflake”

The Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Frank Sinatra – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Eartha Kitt – “Santa Baby”

Les Paul – “Jingle Bells”

Dean Martin – "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"

Julie London - "Warm December"

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - "Winter Weather"

Louis Prima - "Shake Hands with Santa Claus"

Charlie Parker - "White Christmas" 

Bullmoose Jackson – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”