Christmas In the Forest with Richie Wohlfeil and Fred Thomas

richiefredA special Christmas edition of Tuesday In the Forest, with former host Richie Wohlfeil returning for a great night of holiday music and more. As a very special bonus, Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, Swimsuit, Lovesick, etc) played a solo performance, and Richie did a rare solo performance as well! Recording of the set and performances are below! Richie showed up a little late, so for the first half hour or so I kicked off the night by playing the full sides of two of the greatest Christmas instrumental albums – The Ventures’ Christmas Album and Christmas with Big Tiny Little.

CHRISTMAS IN THE FOREST – December 18, 2012

Dave Lawson (D) with Richie Wohlfeil (R)

Pre-Party Album Sides (D):
Side A of Ventures Christmas Album
Side A of Christmas with Big Tiny Little
Side B of Ventures Christmas Album
Side B of Christmas with Big Tinny Little

The Lennon Sisters – Merry, Merry Christmas (D)
Frankie Lymon – It’s Christmas Once Again (D)
Terry Fell and the Fellers – We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo (D)
Hank Thompson – Gonna Wrap My Heart in Ribbons (D)
Loretta Lynn – To Heck with Old Santa Claus (D)
The Beach Boys – The Man with All the Toys (D)
Glenn Lloyd – Sleigh Ride (D)
Little Johnny Taylor – Please Come Home for Christmas (R)
Marshall Brothers – Santa’s Boogie (D)
Delroy Wilson – Run for Your Life (R)
The Poets – Merry Christmas Baby (D)
The Platters – Jingle Bells (R)
Santo and Johnny – Swingin’ Bells (D)
The Spinners – Sweet Things (R)
The Miracles – Christmas Everyday (D)
Bill Moss and the Celestials – Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (R)
BB King – Christmas Celebration (D)
Jimmy McCrackin – The Drag (R)
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith – Doin’ the Santa Claus (D)
Roots Honour Dubb – Pluto (R)
William Bell – Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday (D)
Augustos Pablos – Too Late (R)
Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz It’s Christmas (D)
Serge Gainsburg – L’anamour (R)

RICHIE LIVE

Nathaniel Mayer – Mr. Santa Claus (D)
Rodriguez – I’ll Slip Away (R)
Ray Stevens – Santa Claus Is Watching You (D)
Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run (R)
The Moonglows – Hey Santa Claus (D)
The Marvelettes – The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game (R)
The Miracles – I Can Tell When Xmas Is Near (D)
Ozo – Listen to the Buddah (R)

FRED THOMAS LIVE

Twistin’ Kings – Xmas Twist (D)
Bobby Taylor – I’ve Been Blessed (R)
Solomon Burke – Presents for Christmas (D)
Freddie King – I Hear Jingle Bells (R)
Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (D)
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters – Santa Claus Is Coming (R)
James Brown – Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto (D)
Otis ? – When The ? (R)
The Sonics – Don’t Believe in Christmas (D)
The Beatles – I’m Happy Just to Dance with You (R)
The Beatles – Xmas 1968 (excerpt) (D)
Freddy King – Bossa Nova Watusi Twist (R)
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – My Favorite Things (D)
The Fabulous Denos – Once I Had a Love (R)
Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby (D)
Tracy King – Don’t Burn Your Briges (R)
Mack Rice – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ (D)
Aretha Franklin – Kissin by the Mistletoe (D)
The Kinks – Father Christmas (D)
Style Council – Headstart for Happiness (R)
Joe Dowell – Christmas in Ann Arbor (D)
Shelley Duvall – He Needs Me (R)
Brook Benton – Soul Santa (D)
Soft Location – Your Game Is So Rough (R)
Booker T and the MGs – Winter Wonderland (D)
Gary US Bonds – I Want to Holler (R)
Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me (D)
The Soul Four – Misery (R)
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith – Silent Night (D)
? – ? (R)
Weird Al – Christmas at Grand Zero (D)
Beat Happening – Other Side (R)
Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin (D)
Harry Belafonte – Jump in the Line (R)
Lee Rogers – I Won’t Have to Wait til Xmas (D)
Chris Montez – Let’s Dance (R)
The Daillacs – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (D)
Georgie Fame – Yeh Yeh (R)
Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means to Me (D)
New Order – Dreams Never End (R)
Lindsay Buckingham – Holiday Road (D)
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game (R)
Vince Guaraldi – Linus and Lucy (D)
Vince Guaraldi – Skating (R)
Johnny Guarnieri with Slam Stewart – Santa’s Secret (D)
Carole King – It’s Too Late (R)
Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends – Last Call for Alcohol (D)
Cyndi Grecco – ? (R)

 

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