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Christmas Eve Gospel Music

Friday, December 24, 2010

Leonard Lopate hosts his annual Christmas gospel hour, playing favorite gospel classics.

Playlist:

1.    Silent Night, Holy Night (Mahalia Jackson) Album: Silent Night: Gospel Christmas with Mahalia Jackson

2.    No Room at the Hotel (The Chosen Gospel Singers) Album: The Lifeboat

3.    Great Day in December (Swan Silvertones) Album: Saviour Pass Me Not

4.    No Room at the Inn (Mahalia Jackson) Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas

5.    God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (Marion Williams) Album: Through Many Dangers

6.    Mary, Mary, What You Gonna Name that Pretty Little Baby? (Frances Steadman and Marion Williams) Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

7.    Poor Little Jesus Boy (Mattie Williams) Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

8.    The Holy Babe (Mahalia Jackson) Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas)

9.    Angels from the Realms of Glory (Edna Gallmon Cooke)

10.    When Was Jesus Born (Marion Williams & Stars of Faith) Album: O Holy Night

11.    Christ Is Born (Marion Williams and Alex Bradford) Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

12.    Go Tell It on the Mountain (Mahalia Jackson) Album: Apollo Sessions

13.    Joy to the World (Marion Williams) Album:If We Ever Needed the Lord Before

14.    O Holy Night (Mahalia Jackson) Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas

15.    O Come All Ye Faithful (Mahalia Jackson) Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas

16.    No Room at the Inn (Marion Williams) Album: O Holy Night

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Comments [6]

Neville from Queens

Leonard, NOBODY is playing this classic American music on the radio anymore. And modern gospel/pop music doesn't have this flavor. I hate to think it's a fading relic of by-gone days, as the message and the artistry are as fresh as ever. Can't you do more of these shows throughout the year? You're obviously an expert, and you've got a trove of the "good stuff." Please consider a more regular presentation of this music. I know I, for one, would listen.

Dec. 25 2010 11:53 AM
timothy

I must confess I'm a diehard Brian listener and stumbled onto this show in 2007. Since then, I've looked forward to (and hipped many of my friends) the show.

I do wonder though if this year's show is the same as last year, especially since the set list was posted in advance??

I'm truly grateful but how 'bout doing it live? Or switching up the tracks a little bit? Or, as someone else noted, why not two hours of gospel??

peace

Dec. 25 2010 05:46 AM
Cory

I always look forward to the Gospel shows. But why only one hour? Two would be twice as good.

Dec. 24 2010 05:40 PM
Sam and Kenya from Mount Vernon

Absolutely fantastic music programming. Music about what Christmas is really about.

Thanks,

Dec. 24 2010 12:34 PM
Cory

I always look forward to the Gospel shows. But why only one hour? Two would be twice as good.

Dec. 24 2010 12:24 PM
A long time fan (and contributor)

Leonard -

Your work is greatly appreciated. In years past, I have shared with friends podcasts and playlists of your holiday specials.

I know this music is close to your heart and I thank you for making it closer to ours.

Dec. 24 2010 12:14 PM

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