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Dec 18, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Our 2020 Christmas show! three hours! Merry Christmas!
2020 Christmas Show
Three hours of all types of Christmas music.
Geri Allen It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
A Child Is Born Motema
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet Serenade to a Cuckoo
I Talk with the Spirits Verve 1998
Warren Wolf Do You Hear What I Hear?
Christmas Vibes Mack Avenue Records 2020
The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal Do You Hear What I Hear?
Talkin' Christmas! Masterworks 2014
The Goods Project & Chien Chien Lu We Three Kings
Ariel Pocock WE THREE KINGS
Living in Twilight Justin Time For Christmas 2017
David Garfield Chanukah Oh Chanukah (feat. Sam Glaser, Lee Oskar & Oz Noy)
Holidays Outside the Box Creatchy Records 2018
David Krakauer & Socalled w/Klezmer Madness Turntable Pounding
Bubbemeises Lies My Grandma Told Me
The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn
Talkin' Christmas! Masterworks 2014
Dan Hicks & the Hot Links Christmas Mornin'
Crazy For Christmas
Amos Milburn Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby
Babs Gonzales Be Bop Santa Claus
Be Bop Santa Claus [Digital 45]
The Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra Tati un Mama Tants
Klezmer In the Fiddler's House
Les McCann I'll Be Home for Christmas
A Time Les Christmas
Richie Cole I'll Be Home for Christmas
Have Yourself an Alto Madness Christmas
Roy Hargrove & Betty Carter Let It Snow
Jazz for Joy - A Verve Christmas Album Verve Reissues 1996
Donny Hathaway This Christmas
The Best of Donny Hathaway Rhino Atlantic 1978
Clarence Carter Back Door Santa
Snatching It Back: The Best of Clarence Carter Rhino Atlantic 2005
Carla Thomas Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
Soul Christmas Rhino 2010
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 8 Days of Hannukah
It's a Holiday Soul Party Daptone 2015
The Drifters White Christmas
White Christmas / The Bells of St. Mary's [Digital 45] - Single Rhino Atlantic 1954
Kurt Elling Cool Yule
Yule Be Boppin' CM BLUE NOTE (A92) 2014
David Krakauer Tradition (From "Fiddler On The Roof")
The Big Picture Table Pounding Records distributed by United For Opportunity 2014
Jacob Collier The Christmas Song
The Klezmatics NY Psycho Freylekhs
Tuml = Leben Piranha 2008
Matt Wilson You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O Palmetto Records 2010
Duke Robillard Duke's Christmas
Stoney Plain's Christmas Blues Stoney Plain
Hasidic New Wave Burkan Cocek
The Complete Recordings Tzadik 2012
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus
Crazy For Christmas
David Grisman White Christmas
David Grisman's Acoustic Christmas
Joe Bonamassa Merry Christmas, Baby
Rockin' Christmas Blues J&R Adventures 2016
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials I'm Your Santa
Christmas Blues 1992
John Lee Hooker Blues For Christmas
Christmas Blues Universal Music Enterprises 2016
W.C. Clark Christmas Party
Christmas Blues 2003
Mabel Scott Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (1947)
1938 -1950 Classics Blues & Rhythm Series 2003
Shemekia Copeland Stay a Little Longer, Santa
Deluxe Edition: Shemekia Copeland Alligator Records 2011
Louis Armstrong 'Zat You, Santa Claus?
Complete Jazz Series: 1952-1953 Complete Jazz Series 2008
Aaron Neville Oh Holy Night
John Fahey Hark the Hearld Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful / Hark
Frank Sinatra Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
Chat is archived.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 11:59:26 AM
Good afternoon, everyone!
Patrick Blanco 12:02:50 PM
Hello Jerry looking forward to today's Christmas show.Will be hard to top last weeks Hanukkah extravaganza.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:06:46 PM
Ha, thanks very much Patrick. I think I did today. I'm pulling out some winner, I promise. There is some beautiful Christmas music as you know.
Brian D 12:07:56 PM
Christine Duffy 12:07:39 PM
Hey DJ Jerry...happy Friday! Hi Patrick *waves*
Christine Duffy 12:08:01 PM
Yep, you've set the bar high...
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:08:26 PM
Hi Christine! Hi Brian! I'm still laughing at "brisket"
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:09:37 PM
Thanks, Christine. This year instead of playing what i thought I should play, I am playing the songs I want to play.
Brian D 12:10:15 PM
Charlie Parker, Vince Guaraldi and Duke Ellington are some contenders for beautiful Christmas music
Brian D 12:11:44 PM
I like the brisket cut whether it's Texas barbecue, corned beef or pastrami or the slo cooked tomato based style.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:12:15 PM
Three serious winners right there. Corned beef, pastrami, ahhh... The stuff of dreams. And I wouldn't turn down any Texas barbecue in any way shape or form
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:12:41 PM
Patrick, I hope your family is well
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:13:38 PM
Brian, I was talking about your music selections. Then I segued into brisket
Brian D 12:14:48 PM
Yes on same pagea
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:14:48 PM
This is my favorite new Christmas album. Warren Wolf. Called Christmas Vibes.
Christine Duffy 12:15:49 PM
Jeez, I leave the chat for 5 minutes and I miss brisket!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:16:49 PM
OMG, we ate already.
Brian D 12:17:32 PM
Brian Setzer has some great guitar moments on Christmas tunes. Always loved the Willie Nelson Christmas LP that Booker T produced "Pretty Paper". Nice arranging
Brian D 12:18:37 PM
Mello organ. Really nice to hear when it's warm inside and cold outside
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:20:47 PM
Christine, we saved you a corned beef sandwich.
Christine Duffy 12:21:46 PM
You're the best! 💗
Brian D 12:23:13 PM
Jethro Tull has some good Christmas tunes too.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:22:53 PM
On which alabums, Brian?
Brian D 12:24:22 PM
There were singles and then i believe they compiled them for an ep or 2
Brian D 12:25:39 PM
O it was a full length.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 12:26:14 PM
Cleverly named "The Jethro Tull Christmas Album". 2003
Brian D 12:27:23 PM
And he did put one , an original, on a Tull Lp. Conp Living in the Past earlier
Brian D 12:28:14 PM
Yes Dave! What a title
Brian D 12:29:40 PM
And for good measure they put his take on Bach's Boureee on the Christmas lp because it just fits in so well
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:29:25 PM
Such a beautiful song
Brian D 12:31:22 PM
Aye. 1 of first classical gtr lesson pieces I memorized & played all the way through
Patrick Blanco 12:35:11 PM
Family is well Thank you Jerry.Hello Christine.Currently parked in Old City in front of what was Philadelphia s greatest record store
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:36:09 PM
Ha! That was a long time ago already!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:36:32 PM
Are you really down there? Any activity?
Brian D 12:44:15 PM
O the late great Dan Hicks! A redo of his own Where's the Money! Saw this tour @ Sellersville Theater. He was so fun
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:47:39 PM
I love him. He was in one of the first psychedelic S.F. bands, the Charlatans.
Brian D 12:47:51 PM
Brian D 12:48:56 PM
He just had a way. That strum. That delivery. Loved It Happened One Bite lp
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:50:10 PM
The Charlatans did Codeine?
Brian D 12:51:11 PM
Yes they spelled it Codine
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:53:35 PM
So that's where Quicksilver got it!
Brian D 12:54:39 PM
Buffy Ste Marie wrote it. Donovan did it too
Patrick Blanco 12:55:33 PM
Jerry Old City decent amount of activity but not where it should be.Better Days are on the way
Brian D 12:56:09 PM
I guess Charlatans version went unreleased fo a while. I heard it used on some movie
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:57:39 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:28:40 PM
Brian, there was just a brisket reference!
Brian D 1:30:53 PM
Ha can't escape it
Mark 1:31:22 PM
Hi Jerry! - beyond fantastic soundtrack to my outdoors listening spot today :) / Morris arboretum in snow covered/ sun splashed glory ! Gorgeous
Mark 1:31:58 PM
I highly recommend it to all listening !
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:34:00 PM
Hey Mark! Where are you hanging exactl? Don't get the back of your pants wet
Mark 1:35:19 PM
Ha on a very dry park bench / kinda wish i had a pair of snow pants to go sledding on these hills ! :)
Mark 1:38:23 PM
All of us from mixed faith families truly appreciate this soundtrack!
Brian D 1:41:53 PM
Yes mixed here too
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:43:46 PM
Faithless here. 😸
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:09 PM
Mark, Brian, thanks for saring.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:53 PM
This is Jacob Collier. He is ever voice on this song. From England. Totally fun, as well as brilliant.
Mark 1:46:02 PM
This is a 2020 release?!
Brian D 1:46:34 PM
Yeah Dave faithless too! But I like the tunes food & company!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:47:03 PM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:47:23 PM
Same here, Brian. Music is the best.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:48:01 PM
Hi Obscure man!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:49:04 PM
Hey. I sent $ to Chien Chien Lu for her CD after hearing it on your show. 🙏
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:50:21 PM
Nice, Dave, I'm glad. These musicians are starving. Thoughtful of you.
Mark 1:51:01 PM
Gotta admit my faith is kinda lapsed but then u see some naturaloutdooor beauty and u become a bit hopefull .... :)
Brian D 1:52:06 PM
Yes Mark the great outdoors
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:52:19 PM
Hi Mark, I wrote you a message but it doesn't show up here. Jacob Collier is this incredible talent but I don't know is listening to his music really. But people from across the spectrum of music dig him. He worked with Skinny Puppy. Those tracks he did with them are great.
Mark 1:53:39 PM
Combined w this music 🎵/ beautiful:)
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:53:48 PM
Mark, life can be a sucking struggle and be unfair. That's why they call it "faith"
Mark 1:56:07 PM
Beautifully said :)
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:58:41 PM
Faith not required to listen to Serenade to a Cuckoo
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:59:14 PM
I meant to put an asterisk in front of that
Mark 2:26:19 PM
But is faith a requirement for Jerry Room / the original safe space ?! :)
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:27:29 PM
The Gimbels ad was freakin' PRICELESS! Wow, did you time-trip me back to my suburban N.J., listening to NYC AM radio, childhood!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:28:26 PM
Hi, Richard. yeah, that was the place
Lance Gardner 2:29:12 PM
Jerry: Out of sight Christmas show. You are too cool for words. LG
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:29:10 PM
Hey, Lance, thanks. Didn't expect to hear from you at this venue!
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:29:12 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:30:04 PM
Richard from Rocky: what was better than AM radio. Nothing! Except maybe wprb
Lance Gardner 2:31:12 PM
Had to break my no social media rule this once.........
Brian D 2:31:16 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:30:49 PM
Mark, in answer to your question, no. You just lock the door to keep your parents out.
Brian D 2:31:53 PM
I missed some great ones while on a conference call
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:31:45 PM
Lance, really good to hear from you. It's a pretty good rule. That's how you get to do the cool things you DO do, and be sane.
Mark 2:33:13 PM
Hahaha as always a great show Next one is in 2021 right ?
Mark 2:35:56 PM
Happy Hannakuh & Merry Christmas 🎄 to all !
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:35:27 PM
Next show 1/1/2021. This year sucked.
Mark 2:36:34 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:36:15 PM
Brian, I got a phone call, and I might have missed some of these! I'm trying to straighten it out as we go.
Patrick Blanco 2:39:35 PM
Wow Jerry this Gimbels sounds like the place to be
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:40:07 PM
Patrick, are you old enough to remember Gimbels? Probably not.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:41:28 PM
It was Philadelphias #1Department store. Totally Elegant. There is no greater symbol of Old World Philadelphia.
Patrick Blanco 2:43:47 PM
Yeah but we were more of a Strawbridge clothier and John Wanamaker.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:43:53 PM
Patrick, your family was hip.
Brian D 2:45:57 PM
We usedto go down for the big Wanamakers show. Narration by John Facenda(recording that is)
Brian D 2:47:58 PM
I remember Gimbels too but the local one. Not sure if I ever was in the Phila location
Mark 2:50:30 PM
John Facenda aka “the voice of god” :)
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:50:07 PM
Mark 2:51:30 PM
The autumn wind is a pirate :)
Brian D 2:54:34 PM
You as well
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:54:11 PM
Jerry -- belated answer -- NYC a.m. radio was awesome! I was a 77 Big Dan Ingram fan!
Brian D 2:55:19 PM
To Jerry that is re his wish but you might be a pirate
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:54:45 PM
I meant of course AM radio ...
Christine Duffy 2:57:17 PM
Thank you DJ Jerry for the final Serenade to a Cuckoo in 2020! I look forward to your next show on 1/1/2021 ⭐📻🎉
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:57:43 PM
Thank y ou, Christine! Appreciated.
Anthony B. Creamer III 2:59:41 PM
Great show Jerry. Even if you didn't play the John Zorn Dreamers Christmas !
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:59:49 PM
Hi Anthony, Happy Birthday Tomorrow
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:02:36 PM
I'm sorry I haven't played the Wake World yet. I need to fully digest and grok it in its entirety.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:03:13 PM
Tony, thanks for listening. Everybody, thanks for checking in. Greatly appreciated.