Episode 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

This is the 195th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie from Alchymical Muse for putting together their very entertaining last show, but with this eppysode I’m here to take you towards the festive season in my own unique way. We have a feature album, or rather I should say that we have a feature EP, John Stebbe’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’, plus there are some musical tributes to people we have sadly lost in 2016, and there’s the usual eclectic mixture of music but every track on this show has some form of Christmas or wintry connection, however tenuous. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.6 MB.

1. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:15) – Richard Page (Taken from the EP ‘5 Songs For Christmas’; see richardpagemusic.com/music & itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-songs-for-christmas-ep/id407703378)

2. Angels We Have Heard On High (3:00) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

3. Whiteout (2:29) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

4. The Curate’s Eggnog (3:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

6. Frozen (3:48) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

7. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (6:17) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

8. Solstice (9:27) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

9. Christmas Countdown (5:27) – Frank Kelly (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Frank Kelly’; see claddaghrecords.com/index.php/frank-kelly-best-of-2cd.html)

10. Snowball Fight Attack Formation (4:28) – Small Leaks Sink Ships (Taken from the album ‘Face Yourself, And Remove Your Sandals’; see www.smallleaks.com/, smallleaks.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships-30163368875/)

11. Silent Night (2:46) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (4:37) – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’; see  www.sitesakamoto.com)

13. Cherry Blossoms In Winter (4:43) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

14. Christmas Angels (4:18) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of Clannad: In a Lifetime’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

15. The Holly and the Ivy (4:56) – George Winston (Taken from the album ‘December’; see www.georgewinston.com/)

16. The Wintering Box (5:48) – Orla Wren (Taken from the album ‘Book of the Folded Forest’; see homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/book-of-the-folded-forest & orlawren.eu/)

17. Wonderful Christmastime (3:44) – How to Swim (Taken from the album ‘The How to Swim Christmas Album; see howtoswim.bandcamp.com/album/the-how-to-swim-christmas-album & www.facebook.com/howtoswim)

18. Skaters’ Waltz (3:41) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

19. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

20. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

21. Winterlight (7:20) – Clearlake (Taken from the album ‘Lido; see www.dominorecordco.com/artists/clearlake/ & www.facebook.com/clearlakenoise/)

22. I believe in Father Christmas (3:35) – Greg Lake (Single release available for purchase as a digital download; see www.greglake.com/)

23. The Parting Glass (3:32) – Stems (Taken from the EP ‘Everything Turns’; see stemsmelody.bandcamp.com/album/everything-turns)

24. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy (2:39) – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (Taken from the compilation album ‘White Christmas’; see www.davidbowie.com)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and compliments of the season to you all. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be presenting you with an interview I recorded earlier in the year with the Turkish composer and musician Elif Yalvac, so I hope you’ll come back for that.


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