Jean Ponzi - Earthworms Host PRESENTS “Magic of Festive Media Earthworms Holiday Special Edition!” from Celebrating those voices in the Christmas Eve darkness . . . (Earthworms LIVE 2012) N L —From the mnemonic halls of my festal brain to your twinkling ears - a gift of stories of radio (mostly) and TV holiday magic listening moments - CHEERS!Buy it!
Mitch Miller and the Gang “JINGLE BELLS” from Holiday Sing Along With Mitch (Christmas Album) (Sony Music 1961) —Well-groomed white guys in suits standing around singing - and their zig-zag arm leader with the razor-sharp goatee . . . TV music at its best!Buy it!
Woody Phillips “JINGLE BELLS” from A Toolbox Christmas (Gourd Music 1996) —Early Educational Television (ZZZZzzzz....) featured just a few DIY shows, not the plethora we have now, but some wood guys were multi-talented - musical too!Buy it!
Jean Ponzi - Earthworms Host “Christmas On The Air” from published 2005, The Healthy Planet Magazine (earthworms 2005) L —Hearing those voices in a steamy Plymouth, gliding home from Grandma's House, waiting for Santa and catching, instead, an amazing tale . . .Buy it!
Dylan Thomas “A Child's Christmas in Wales” from A Child's Christmas in Wales and Five Poems (Caedmon 1994) —Recorded in 1952, the brandy-tongued Welsh poet, bard of modern times, recalls HIS boyhood Christmas adventures, in mellifluous majestyBuy it!
Jean Ponzi - Earthworms Host “A radio moment from present time - immortalized in my home” from You heard it here on EARTHWORMS! (earthworms) N —KDHX radio Magi gave this musical gift to my rather existential husband Dale - now a classic for Tannebaum trimming night in our closest extended-family circle.Buy it!
Gavin Bryars “Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet” (Point Music 1971) —From an unknown homeless guy in London, comes this chant that Tom Waits and Gavin Bryars have immortalizedBuy it!
Gavin Bryars and Tom Waits “Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet” from Full Orchestral Version (Point Music 2001) —Does this say "Christmas" to you, or what?Buy it!
Jean Ponzi - Earthworms Host “Recollection of watching the 1952 world premiere of a Christmas music modern masterpiece” from Amahl and The Night Visitor, performed on NBC-TV (www.NBC.com)Buy it!
Giancarlo Menotti “Amahl and the Night Visitors - excerpts” from Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors (RCA 1987) —Listen to (or view!) this one-act opera gem to get the whole story - Earthworms shares some of our favorite parts with you tonight.Buy it!
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