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A Herb Wong Xmas: The Swinging Joys of Yuletide Jazz

There was a special treat that happened every December 25th. Herb Wong would play the most creative jazz interpretations of Christmas music ever recorded. This took place every year until KJAZ went away in 1994. Later, Herb began doing his Christmas show on KCSM. This one was his 50th and unfortunately his last. He prerecorded this in February 2014, and passed away a few weeks later in April.

December 25, 2014

Featured Guest: Chris Cortez
The recording captured 3:00:39 of this morning's show from 9:00am - 12:00noon.

Artist Track Album
Singers Unlimited Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Christmas
Claude Thornhill Snowfall Best Of Big Bands
Tony Bennett Snowfall Snowfall
Jimmy Rowles Winter Weather Weather In A Jazz Vane
Benny Goodman/Peggy Lee Winter Weather Best Of Big Bands
Montgomery Brothers Snowfall The Montgomery Brothers
Dianne Reeves The Christmas Waltz More Mistletoe Magic
Eric Reed Angels In The Snow Merry Magic
Wynton Marsalis With Don Vappie Blue Christmas Christmas Jazz Jam
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Christmas Collection
The Dukes Of Dixieland Frosty The Snowman Jingle Bell Jazz
Charlie Parker White Christmas Bird At The Roost
Clairdee Merry Christmas, Baby This Christmas
Louis Armstrong Cool Yule Hipsters Holiday
Tom Kubis A Jazz Musicians Christmas A Jazz Musicians Christmas
Manhattan Transfer With Tony Bennett The Christmas Song The Christmas
Scott Hamilton The Christmas Song Christmas Love Song
Ella Fitzgerald What Are You Doing New Years Eve A Swinging Christmas
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Deck Us All With Boston Charlie Hipsters Holiday
Christian Mcbride Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Funky Bass Happy Holidays
Gregory Hutchinson The Christmas Rap Christmas Songs
Louis Armstrong Zat You Santa Claus Hipsters Holiday
Oscar Mclollie & His Honey Drippers Dig That Crazy Santa Claus Hipsters Holiday
Poncho Sanchez Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Playboy Latin Jazz
Bobby Rodriguez Jingle Bells (Samba) A Latin Jazz Christmas
Pete Escovedo Feliz Navidad Playboy Latin Jazz
Big John Greer We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo Hipsters Holiday
Pete Rugolo Jingle Bells Mambo Adventures In Jazz
Rare Silk Little Drummer Boy More Mistletoe Magic
Les Demerle Little Drummer Bebop Boy Mistletoe Magic
Louis Bellson Little Drummer Boy A Jazz Christmas
Modern Jazz Quartet England's Carol Plastic Dreams
Oscar Peterson God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen An Oscar Peterson Christmas
Richie Cole Sleigh Ride Mistletoe Magic
Pony Poindexter Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer Jingle Bell Jazz
Roland Kirk We Free Kings We Free Kings
Miles Davis/Bob Dorough Blue Xmas Hipsters Holiday
Dave Brubeck Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Christmas
Woody Herman Let It Snow A Swinging Christmas
Duke Ellington Jingle Bells N/A
June Christy The Merriest This Time Of The Year
Stan Kenton Angels We Have Heard On High A Merry Christmas!
Les Brown We Wish You the Merriest We Wish You the Merriest