Bessie Smith (with Joe Smith, cornet; Charlie Green, trombone; Fletcher Henderson, piano), “At the Christmas Ball” (1925)
Lowell Fulson, “Lonesome Christmas (I & II)” (1950)Vodpod videos no longer available.
Sonny Boy Williamson, “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues” (1951)Vodpod videos no longer available.
radio: all Bach, all the time
WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University) is currently in the midst of their annual Bach Festival, which runs through the end of the year.
Barn’s burnt down—
I can see the moon.
—Mitzuta Masahide (trans. Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto), 1657-1723
I won’t be here every day; but I’ll be here often.