Christmas Ball


December 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm CST

Enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’ll hear Christmas Blues from The Blues City Blues Band, Bull’s Blues Band, Mark Sallings, The Snake Charmers, Duane Andrews and more.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at ten, on KASU.

Script for Something Blue – Christmas Ball

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Welcome to Something Blue. I’m Hairy Larry and I’ve got the Blues, for you.


All right now, that’s Mark Sallings, blues harpist extraordinaire from Wynne, Arkansas, playing “Santa Claus Is Back In Town”. And kicking us off tonight we hear the Blues City Blues Band play “Will You come Home To Me This Christmas”. Then Bull’s Blues Band played one they call “Christmas”. I met Peter Bull Olsson on YouTube and I liked their Christmas video so I sent him a message and he emailed me an mp3 of the song for Something Blue. Search for Peter Bull Olsson on YouTube. He’s from Sweden and he spells Olsson with two esses.

The Blues City Blues Band is Tom Malafarina, Bass and vocals; Bill Melcher, Drums and vocals; and Doug Babczak, guitar and vocals. They’re from Berks County, Pennsylvania. You can find out more about the Blues City Blues Band at

You’re listening to KASU, 91.9 FM and streaming on the internet at Find out more about Something Blue at Jazz Thursday’s website is at And you can join the Delta Boogie Network at

We’re having a lot of fun this Christmas with these blue Christmas Blues and I’m going to feature another band I met on the internet, The Snake Charmers. The Snake Charmers are Marie Angell, vocals and keyboards; Will Blumentritt, bass; Eric Blumentritt, drums; and Larry Meeker, guitar. They’re from Houston, Texas, and you can find them at Now here’s my twitter friend Marie, lead vocalist with The Snake Charmers, singing “Santa I’m Your Girl”.


Oh yeah, another blue song from the Blues City Blues Band called “Christmas Ball Blues”. Before that we heard Wiser Time sing “Blue Christmas”. You can find Wiser Time on MySpace and Facebook.

Even Elvis knew there’s no bluer time to be blue than at Christmas what with worrying about whether you’ve been naughty or nice and all that. Here’s A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol but they’re not worrying about it at all. Because she says, “I’d Rather Be Naughty”. Then we’ll hear Christmas At The Devil’s House play some Christmas Classics in their own unique way.

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It’s Christmas time and we’re celebrating the holidays with some special music. We heard Kevin Dremel tell “A Christmas Story” and then Lee Alexander played “Deck The Halls” and “Wish You A Merry Christmas”.

I’m going to feature several songs from Duane Andrews, a musician I found at Ariel’s CyberPR on the internet. These instrumental songs draw from Jazz, Folk, and Celtic roots. They’re not really Christmas songs but his sound fits right in with the Christmas spirit. Here’s Duane Andrews now playing “DD’s Blues”.


Now that’s what I’m talking about, Duane Andrews playing one he calls “The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff”. Before that he played “Mr. Butler”. He has a very unique sound that somehow manages to quickly become familiar.

I’m Hairy Larry and you’re listening to Something Blue on KASU. Thanks to for hosting many of the songs I’ve played tonight.

I’ve got two more songs from Duane Andrews, “Bell Island” and “Cercles”. Then we’ll close the show with the Inner Splendor Celtic Christmas doing “Carol Of The Bells”. Merry Christmas.


* Thanks to Music Alley, Ariel Publicity, and Delta Boogie Radio for making these songs available.

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