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Susannah McCorkle: The Fresh Air Holiday Concert.

A live concert featuring singer Susannah McCorkle. Stereo Review Magazine has called McCorkle "the finest interpreter of sophisticated song." Her recordings have paid tribute to song writers like Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer and Leo Robbin. (Rebroadcast of December 23, 1988)

06:59

A History of Christmas Schlock

Rock historian Ed Ward plays some of the worst in Christmas music. He says it's almost enough to make him convert to another religion.

51:31

A Christmas Concert with the Ben Vaughn Combo

Rock musician Vaughn as been a cult staple for years in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area, where he's become known for his tongue-in-cheek lyrics and tunes that draw from rocks early influences. He'll perform some of his favorite Christmas songs with bandmates Gus Cordovox on accordion and Aldo Jones on bass. Afterward, he'll talk with Terry about his famous rock and roll holiday records.

45:57

A Christmas Concert with the Ben Vaughn Combo.

Rock musician Ben Vaughn He's been a cult staple for years in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area, where he's become known for his tongue-in-cheek lyrics and tunes that draw from rocks early influences. He's had several album; his fourth, "Dressed in Black," was released in 1990. He's got a new one that is basically his own greatest hits. In this first half hour, Vaughn will play some of his favorite Christmas recordings from a variety of music influences. (Rebroadcast of 12/24/1992)

10:02

Christmas Music from Fresh Air's Past

We play some great Christmas music, from previous Fresh Air concerts. The segment includes Susannah McCorkle, Charles Brown singing "Merry Christmas Baby," and composers Martin and Blane telling the story behind their song, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." (Rebroadcast)

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