First broadcast December 7, 2012

Celebrating Chanukah

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown the night after this show but we’re celebrating early. I offered two lengthy sets of music related to this early winter religious observance that celebrates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 B.C. after gaining freedom from the oppression of Syrian rulers. It is a celebration of religious freedom and the light of freedom triumphing over darkness.

The shorter sets during the program highlighted artists who will be performing in our broadcast area during the next week, including two members of Annalivia who will be joining our old friend John Whelan for an “Irish Christmas” show at Sacred Heart University where WSHU is situated.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Annalivia, “New Mown Meadow”, The Same Way Down, Independent

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  • Washboard Slim & The Bluelights, “Boodleam Shake”, Rub That Rhythm, Independent

  • Stacy Phillips, “Hey Mister Get The Ball”, “Panhandle Rag”, Hey Mister Get The Ball, Archduke Combine

  • Washboard Slim & The Bluelights, “Two Kazoo Polka”, Washboard Slim & The Bluelights, Independent

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  • Stacy Phillips, “Aviso”, Hey Mister Get The Ball, Archduke Combine

  • Washboard Slim & The Bluelights, “Washboard Wiggles”, Washboard Slim & The Bluelights, Independent

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  • Magpie, “Ballad Of Chanukah”, Last Month Of The Year, Sliced Bread Records

  • Herdman Hills & Mangsen, “Hanerot Halalu”, Voices Of Winter, Gadfly

  • Various, “Memories Of Klezmorim”/“Klezmorim At Chanukah”, Oy Chanukah!, Rounder

  • Andy Statman & David Grisman, “Open The Gates”, New Shabbos Waltz, Acoustic Disc

  • Gathering Time, “Light One Candle”, Songs Of Hope And Freedom, Independent

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  • Annalivia, “False Sir John”, “Up In Smoke”, The Same Way Down, Independent

  • Shawn Colvin, “Shotgun Down The Avalanche”, “I Don’t Know Why”, Polaroids, Columbia

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  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason et al, “Lights Of Chanukah”, A Fiddler’s Holiday, Rounder

  • Judith Zweiman, “Nes Gadol Hayasham”, This Time And Place, WhereforeArts.com

  • Josh Joffen, “Shehekyanu”, This Time And Place, WhereforeArts.com

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  • Harriett Segal, “Making Latkes”, Oy Chanukah!, Rounder

  • Shelley Posen, “The La-La-Latke Song”, Manna, Well Done Music

  • Andy Statman & David Grisman, “New Shabbos Waltz”, New Shabbos Waltz, Acoustic Disc