Show Details
:: Title :: Back Where I Come From: Christmas Songs
:: Station :: Columbia Broadcasting System
:: Date :: 12-20-1940
:: Description :: Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives talk about Christmas and trade songs of the season, singing some of earliest American Christmas songs. They agree that the world would be a better place if people behaved to each other year round with the generosity of spirit that marks the holiday season.
Track List
Seq No Topic Duration Media File
1 Christmas singing traditions 00:04:17
Songs: [Dance To The Light Of The Moon], [Talking Christmas], [Twelve Days Of Christmas (partial)]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Ives, Burl], [Tillman, John]
Original Note:Also see TD060, as it is an extension of this file. Original notes read: Back Where I Come From, Part 1 CBS - Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives - ?Talking Christmas?, ?Cherry Tree Carol.? Written by Alan Lomax, Directed by Nick Ray (12-20-40)
Technical Note:Engineer notes: saved as TD59 renamed two audio files: TD59-01 and TD59-02
Editor Note:Woody sings a talking Christmas blues about how when hard times gave to his family when Santa couldn't make a visit to his family, which he says he made up on the spur of the moment.
2 Christmas singing traditions (continued) 00:04:46
Songs: [Cherry Tree Carol]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Ives, Burl]
Original Note:Also see TD060, as it is an extension of this file. Original notes read: Back Where I Come From, Part 1 CBS - Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives - ?Talking Christmas?, ?Cherry Tree Carol.? Written by Alan Lomax, Directed by Nick Ray (12-20-40)
Editor Note:Burl Ives prefaces his singing with a statement that he finds the Christmas songs the most beautiful of all. He notes that the song mentions date of Jesus's birthday as January 5, the date of "Old Christmas" it was celebrated in Colonial days: "When the moon and the stars shall tremble with glee."
Technical Note:engineer notes: saved as TD59 renamed two audio files: TD59-01 and TD59-02
3 Christmas singing traditions (continued II) 00:05:10
Songs: [Twelve Days Of Christmas]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Ives, Burl]
Original Note:Also see TD059, as it is the first part of this file. Notes read: Back Where I Come From, Part 2 CBS - Burl Ives - ?The Twelve Days of Christmas.? Written by Alan Lomax, Directed by Nick Ray (12-20-40).
Technical Note:engineer notes: saved as TD60 renamed two audio files: TD60-02 and TD60-03
Editor Note:Woody and Burl talk some more about the beliefs and songs associated with "Old Christmas." Burt sings "Twelve Days of Christmas."
4 Christmas singing traditions (concluded) 00:01:17
Songs: [Twelve Days Of Christmas (partial)]
Participants: [Ives, Burl], [Tillman, John]
Original Note:Also see TD059, as it is the first part of this file. Notes read: Back Where I Come From, Part 2 CBS - Burl Ives - ?The Twelve Days of Christmas.? Written by Alan Lomax, Directed by Nick Ray (12-20-40).
Technical Note:engineer notes: saved as TD60 renamed two audio files: TD60-02 and TD60-03
Editor Note:This track contains a partial introduction to the program, and then immediately skips to the end of the program with the conclusion of Twelve Days Of Christmas from TD60R01 with a complete conclusion of the program (which is missing from the end of TD60R01).

 

 

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