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Playlist: WFIU's Favorite Thanksgiving Specials

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WFIU has brought together some of our Thanksgiving specials that we've produced over the years. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Special - "Earth Eats Thanksgiving"

From WFIU | Part of the Earth Eats: Specials series | 58:57

A one-hour program of planning and preparing a terrific thanksgiving meal, with some very foody musical interludes. Try something new this Thanksgiving!!!

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Earth Eats Thanksgiving is a 59-minute show about real food and green living, a program of planning and preparing a terrific thanksgiving meal with turkey, other courses, and some vegetarian options. Host Annie Corrigan and renowned chef Daniel Orr indulge in some fine cooking, and some very foody musical interludes with very special friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniel Orr is a celebrated chef and culinary author who has worked at some of the top restaurants in France before running New York's famed La Grenouille.  Originally from Columbus, Indiana, Chef Orr recently returned to his roots and is now the chef/owner of FARMbloomington in Bloomington, Indiana.

Earth Eats is a weekly radio program and podcast from the studios of WFIU Public Media, delivering the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.  More information at http://eartheats.org.

Thanks and Praise

From WFIU | Part of the Harmonia Early Music: Specials series | 58:59

Gratitude is a theme often explored in early music. We’ll hear expressions of thanks from a variety of sources. Wonderful program for Thanksgiving season and Saint Cecilia's (patron saint of musicians) Day on November 22nd!

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What does it mean to give thanks?

Over the centuries, countless composers have turned to music as a way of showing thankfulness. They have written songs giving thanks to God, to country, even to the Pope. This hour on Harmonia , we’re feeling thankful, and we’ll hear a variety of music both sacred and secular that expresses this sentiment.

And in a featured recording by the Choir of New College, Oxford, we’ll hear music in thanks and praise for St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musician.

Thanksgiving Special: Harvest Season

From WFIU | Part of the Harmonia Early Music: Specials series | 59:01

An hour-long program of early music, celebrating the harvest season. Perfect for Thanksgiving!!!

725-harvest_season_guords_small Harmonia rings in the harvest season with a cornucopia of early music delights!  We'll hear merchant cries from long-ago London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at Johann Hermann Schein's musical Banquet.  For dessert: our featured release Amor Vincit Omnia or "Love Conquers All."

Harmonia Thanksgiving Special: "Cornucopia"

From WFIU | Part of the Harmonia Early Music: Specials series | 58:57

A one-hour program of early music exploring that ancient symbol for the harvest, fertility, and giving thanks -- The Cornucopia. This is a sound-rich special for Thanksgiving time and the autumnal season!

000p134-ornament-cornucopia-q100-413x500_small Harmonia looks at the cornucopia, an ancient symbol for the harvest, fertility, and giving thanks.  Music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early America will be explored, in addition to a new release of works for horn and strings entitled "Cornucopia II." Hosted by Angela Mariani.

Feasting with the Great American Songbook: An Afterglow Thanksgiving Special

From WFIU | Part of the Afterglow (Jazz and American Popular Song): Specials series | 59:00

It’s Thanksgiving, so take a seat at the dinner table with Afterglow, as we explore classic jazz and popular songs about food by singers like Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Fats Waller.

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Well, it’s Thanksgiving, a holiday that revolves around family, football, and most importantly, food. So on this Afterglow special, we’re going to chow down on some food-related songs from the Great American Songbook. Ahead this hour, we’ll hear some odes to beans, cornbread, meat, and potatoes by some guys named Louis. Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong, and Louis Prima, that is. Nat King Cole will also get in on the food-song fun. And we’ll hear a few songs saluting feasting together at home, sung by Kay Starr and Cab Calloway.

The Songs Of Hearth And Home: A Thanksgiving Special

From WFIU | Part of the Afterglow (Jazz and American Popular Song): Specials series | 59:00

A music special perfect for Thanksgiving. A look at songs from the Great American Songbook about the comforts of home life, performed by Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Norah Jones, and more. Hosted by Mark Chilla.

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An Afterglow special designed just for the Thanksgiving holiday. In the Great American Songbook, there are no real songs for “Thanksgiving.” However, Thanksgiving is usually a time many of us go home, spend time with our families, and maybe gather around the fireplace, with this chilly November weather. And in the Great American Songbook, there is no shortage of songs written about home life. On this episode, we’ll hear some songs of home, including “Back In Your Own Backyard,” “The Nearness Of You,” and “My Blue Heaven,’ sung by June Christy, Frank Sinatra, Norah Jones, and more. Hosted by Mark Chilla.

Songs of the Season: Autumn

From WFIU | Part of the Afterglow (Jazz and American Popular Song): Specials series | 59:00

The leaves are changing colors, the air outside is brisker, fall is upon us, and on this episode of Afterglow, we’ll be saluting some of the best autumnal songs from the Great American Songbook. Hosted by Mark Chilla

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The leaves are changing from green to red, the air out is brisk and cool, autumn is upon us. And that means it’s the time of year for Afterglow to salute some of the best songs about the fall from the Great American Songbook. In this episode, we’ll hear some favorite “songs of the season,” including “Autumn Leaves,” “Autumn in New York,” and “September in the Rain,” sung by Tony Bennett, José James, and more. Hosted by Mark Chilla

Autumn Serenades

From WFIU | Part of the Night Lights Classic Jazz: Specials series | 59:01

An hourlong program of jazz for the fall season from Nat King Cole, Kenny Dorham, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington with Frank Sinatra, Sonny Rollins, and more.

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Night Lights offers a salute this week to cooler weather and changing colors with jazz invocations of the autumn. For the back-story on some of our fall selections: http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/autumn-serenades/

Some Autumnal Jazz Featured On The Show

  • Saxophonist Sonny Rollins' tour-de-force performance of "Autumn Nocturne"
  • John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman's classic collaboration on "Autumn Serenade"
  • Trumpeter Kenny Dorham leading the short-lived Jazz Prophets hardbop group on "Autumn in New York"
  • Singer Abbey Lincoln and saxophonist Frank Morgan doing the little-known "When Autumn Sings"
  • Stan Getz performing the song that first brought him into the spotlight, "Early Autumn"