Annual Christmas Special and RIP Don Alberts

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KBOO
Air date: 
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hello to my jazz friends,


I look forward to this show every year.

The late KBOO alum, and first president of The Jazz Society of Oregon, Homer Clark,  started this tradition in the 1970s

on Uncle Homer's Jazz Hole Cover. Excerpts from Homer's 1982 show, with his music and humor, will be included.

Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

 It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing today of my close friend Don Alberts.

Don was a jazz pianist of the highest order, as well as a writer and poet.

His book "Diary of the Underdogs" - a History of Jazz in San Francisco in the 1960s", a collection of oral histories,

is highly recommended.

Don, a Bay Area native and resident, had a whole other life in jazz in Portland from 1969 to 1989, when he returned to the Bay Area

after delighting us appearing at Portland jazz clubs and as a jazz radio host on KKUL-AM 1410.

Rest in peace, Don.

You were a bad cat.
 

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    2:01
    Artist
    Take 6
    Song
    Away In A Manger
    Album
    He Is Christmas
    Label
    Reprise Records
  • Time
    2:04
    Artist
    The Four Freshmen
    Song
    The First Noel
    Album
    Freshmas!
    Label
    Ranwood
  • Time
    2:06
    Artist
    New York Voices
    Song
    Holiday for Strings
    Album
    Let It Snow
    Label
    MRI
  • Time
    2:09
    Artist
    New York Voices
    Song
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Album
    Let It Snow
    Label
    MRI
  • Time
    2:15
    Artist
    DAVID FRIESEN AND JEANNIE HOFFMAN
    Song
    ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
    Album
    SENTIMENTAL ROUND CHRISTMAS
    Label
    CHOICE CUTS RECORDS
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    NANCY KING AND DAVE CATNEY
    Song
    WINTER WONDERLAND
    Album
    NONE
    Label
    PRIVATE RECORDING
  • Time
    2:29
    Artist
    KURT ELLING
    Song
    Jesu Joy of Man's Desire
    Album
    THE BEAUTIFUL DAY
    Label
    SONY/OKEH
  • Time
    2:32
    Artist
    The Singers Unlimited
    Song
    Carol Of The Russian Children
    Album
    Christmas
    Label
    MPS Records
  • Time
    2:33
    Artist
    Oregon Symphony
    Song
    King of Kings (Live)
    Album
    Gospel Christmas (Live)
    Label
    PENTATONE
  • Time
    2:37
    Artist
    MARILYN KELLER/BRAD MERSEREAU
    Song
    CHRIStMAS CAROL
    Album
    NONE
    Label
    PRIVATE RECORDING
  • Time
    2:44
    Artist
    MILES DAVIS/BOB DOROUGH
    Song
    BLUE XMAS (TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN)
    Album
    JINGLE BELL SWING
    Label
    Sony
  • Time
    2:46
    Artist
    Modern Jazz Quartet
    Song
    ENGLAND'S CAROL #1
    Album
    AT MUSIC INN WITH JIMMY GIUFFRE
    Label
    ATLANTIC
  • Time
    2:57
    Artist
    HOMER CLARK
    Song
    CHRISTMAS SHOW COMPILATION
    Album
    None
    Label
    PRIVATE RECORDING
  • Time
    3:09
    Artist
    HOMER CLARK
    Song
    CHRISTMAS SHOW COMPILATION
    Album
    None
    Label
    PRIVATE RECORDING
  • Time
    3:27
    Artist
    Jimmy Smith
    Song
    All Day Long
    Album
    INCREDIBLE
    Label
    Blue Note
  • Time
    3:34
    Artist
    GEORGE PAGE
    Song
    KBOO CHRISTMAS JAZZ RAP
    Album
    none
    Label
    PRIVATE RECORDING
  • Time
    3:35
    Artist
    TALL JAZZ WITH REBECCA KILGORE
    Song
    ABI GEZUNT
    Album
    TALL JAZZ PLAYS WINTER JAZZ
    Label
    PHD
  • Time
    3:45
    Artist
    Dave Frishberg
    Song
    The Difficult Season
    Album
    Do You Miss New York? Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Label
    Arbors Records
  • Time
    3:49
    Artist
    Rebecca Hardiman
    Song
    The Merriest
    Album
    The Merriest - EP
    Label
    Rebecca Hardiman
  • Time
    3:50
    Artist
    Frank Sinatra
    Song
    We Wish You the Merriest (feat. Bing Crosby & Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians)
    Album
    12 SONGS OF CHRISTMAS
    Label
    REPRISE
  • Time
    3:53
    Artist
    David Friesen
    Song
    Silent Night
    Album
    Morning Star
    Label
    Color Pool