Merry Christmas! Here’s the Jerry Garcia Band performing “Jingle Bells” at San Francisco’s Winterland on December 20, 1975. Never heard it quite like this before! Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals John Kahn – bass Nicky Hopkins – keyboards, vocals Ron Tutt – drums
Today’s Christmas tune is “It Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan. It’s from his Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart (which is a whole lot of fun).
Christmas Time (Is Here Again) was written and recorded by The Beatles for their 1967 fan club Christmas record. Ringo also recorded it for his Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus. Be sure to listen to the end…there’s more than just the song! Here’s the Beatles!
Ringo gets the holidays rockin’ with “Come on Christmas,” a song from his very fun Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus which includes both original and traditional songs.
Today’s Christmas tune is “Run, Run Rudolph,” performed by the Grateful Dead at Madison Garden, on December 7, 1971. That’s Pigpen singing.
Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is one of the best known Chirstmas poems. “This recording was digitized from the LP, “Dylan Thomas Reading Volume 1,” issued on the Caedmon label in 1964, catalogue number TC 1002. It was recorded February 22, 1952 at Steinway Hall in New York.” — David Hertzberg
Bob Dylan reads “The Night Before Christmas” for us. Happy Christmas Eve, everyone.