Joy To The World

S2019 E1 | FULL EPISODE

Joy To The World 2019

Pianist Bob Thompson continues his annual holiday jazz tradition, featuring special guest Jane Monheit.

AIRED: December 20, 2019 | 0:57:49
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Announcer: From West Virginia Public

Broadcasting Announcer: From West Virginia Public

Broadcasting.

Welcome to our holiday jazz celebration Joy to

the World with pianist Bob Thompson and his band

featuring special guest vocalist Jane Monheit.

Major funding is provided by the West Virginia

Lottery.

Bob Thompson: Playing behind singers is one of

my favorite things to do because they're carrying

the music and all you have to do is sit at the piano

and color and paint and just kind of lay down a

foundation and the way she sings just is so easy

because she is so musical.

Frosted window panes.

Candles gleaming inside.

Painted candy canes on the tree.

Santa's on his way.

He's filled his sleigh with things.

Things for you and for me.

It's that time of year when the world falls in

love.

Every song you hear seems to say.

"Merry Christmas, may your New Year dreams come

true".

And this song of mine in three-quarter time.

Wishes you and yours the same thing too.

(Scat Singing).

(Scat Singing).

Candy canes on a tree.

Santa's on his way.

He's filled his sleigh with things for you and

for me.

It's that time of year when the world falls in

love.

Every song you hear seems to say.

"Merry Christmas, may your New Year dreams come

true".

And this song of mine in three-quarter time.

Wishes you and yours the same thing too.

(Scat singing)

Jane Monheit: The tree definitely went up second

week of November this year, but my husband and

son and I are all total fanatics for this holiday

so it's the music, the movies, the decorations

the second Halloween is over.

Greeting cards have all been sent.

The Christmas rush is through.

But I still have one wish to make.

A special one for you.

Merry Christmas Darling.

We're apart that's true.

But I can dream and in my dreams.

I'm Christmasing with you.

Holidays are joyful.

There's always something new.

But ev'ryday's a holiday.

When I'm near to you.

The lights on my tree.

I wish you could see.

I wish it every day.

Logs on the fire.

Fill me with desire.

To see you and to say.

That I wish you Merry Christmas.

Happy New Year too.

I've just one wish on this Christmas eve.

I wish I were with you.

The lights on my tree I wish you could see.

I wish it every day.

The logs on the fire.

Fill me with desire.

To see you and to say.

That I wish you Merry Christmas.

Happy New Year too.

I've just one wish on this Christmas eve.

I wish I were with you.

I've just one wish on this Christmas eve.

I wish I were with you.

(Scatt Singing).

It's such a pretty one, isn't it?

Bob Thompson: Thank you.

Bob Thompson: Ryan Kennedy - we're doing something

together, but it more features him.

It's an arrangement of Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

and he's playing his classical guitar on it so

that's going to be a special moment.

Bob Thompson: Thank you

Jane Monheit: I love this music so much.

I mean you know my whole life is a great American

songbook - it's my world.

And these songs are a big part of it that we only

get to experience a month out of the year, but they

are beautifully constructed, beautifully

written tunes.

(Scat Singing).

You better watch out.

You better not cry.

You better not pout.

I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

He's making a list.

He's checking it twice.

Gonna find out who's naughty and nice.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

He sees when you are sleeping.

He knows when you're awake.

He knows if you been bad or good.

So be good for goodness sake.

You better watch out.

You better not cry.

You better not pout.

I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus.

(scat singing).

You better watch out.

You better not cry.

You better not pout.

I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

He's making a list.

He's checking it twice.

Gonna find out who's naughty and nice.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

He sees you when you are sleeping.

He knows when you're awake.

He knows if you been bad or good.

So be good for goodness sake.

You better watch out.

You better not cry.

You better not pout.

I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

(Scat Singing).

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.

Jingle all the way.

Jane Monheit: Grown up Christmas List is

definitely a favorite of mine.

It's a beautiful Dave Foster melody.

The lyric is something that is going to obviously

deeply resonate with people at this time of

year and should be any time of year so yeah Grown

Up Christmas List that's definitely a favorite.

Do you remember me.

I sat upon your knee.

I spoke to you of childhood fantasies.

Well I'm all grown up now.

And still need help somehow.

But for myself but for a world who needs.

So here's my lifelong wish.

My grown up Christmas list.

I'm not a child but my heart can still dream.

No more lives torn apart.

And wars would never start.

And time would heal all hearts.

And everyone would have a friend.

And right would always win.

And love would never end.

This is my grown up Christmas list.

As children we believed.

The grandest sight to see.

Was something lovely wrapped beneath the tree.

Well Heaven surely knows.

That packages and bows.

Can never heal a heartached human soul.

No more lives torn apart.

And wars would never start.

And time would heal all hearts.

Everyone would have a friend.

Right would always win.

And love would never end.

This is my grown up Christmas list.

What is this illusion called the innocence of

youth.

Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find

the truth.

(Scat singing).

No more lives torn apart.

And wars would never start.

And time would heal all hearts.

Everyone would have a friend.

And right would always win And love would never end.

This is my grown up Christmas list.

This is my only lifelong wish.

This is my grown up Christmas list.

Thank you

Hang all the mistletoe.

I'm gonna get to know you better this Christmas.

And as we trim the tree.

How much fun it's gonna be together this Christmas.

The fireside is blazing bright.

And, we're caroling through the night.

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for

me, yeah.

Presents and cards are here.

My world is filled with cheer and you this

Christmas.

And as I look around.

Your eyes outshine the town, they do this

Christmas.

The fireside is blazing bright.

And we're caroling through the night.

And this Christmas will be a very special Christmas

for me.

(Scat singing).

(Scat Singing).

This Christmas.

This Christmas.

The fireside is blazing bright.

And, we're caroling through the night.

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for

me.

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for

me.

(Scat singing).

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for

me.

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for

me.

Thank you so much, everyone.

Bob Thompson: Charles Brown was a great piano

player and song writer - kinda bluesy but the song

we are doing is Please Come Home for Christmas

and Doug does a great job on that, you know anything

that's bluesy like that.

Jane Monheit: Christmastime is here

which is one of the classics - I don't mess

with it - no arrangement.

We just play the tune, it's a classic.

Bob Thompson: People have ownership of these songs

and that's what makes it so special because they

automatically reach people and bring back memories

and those are the things that are important.

Christmas time is here.

Happiness and cheer.

Fun for all that children call.

Their favorite time of the year.

Snowflakes in the air.

Carols everywhere.

Olden times and ancient rhymes.

Of love and dreams to share.

Sleigh bells in the air.

Beauty everywhere.

Yuletide by the fireside.

And joyful memories there.

Christmas time is here.

We'll be drawing near.

Oh, that we could always see.

Such spirit through the year.

Sleigh bells in the air.

Beauty everywhere.

Yuletide by the fireside.

And joyful memories there.

Christmas time is here.

We'll be drawing near.

Oh, that we could always see.

Such spirit through the year.

Oh, that we could always see.

Such spirit through the year.

Jane Monheit: Merry Christmas Everybody.

Thank you so much for listening.

Announcer: Major funding is provided by the West

Virginia lottery

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