Music from the radio play ‘Come, They Told Me’

"Les Haricots Verts were in rare form, J.J. wringing magic from the squeeze box, Mike sawing the fiddle as though the devil was on his tail, Wick working the frottoir, Tim wailing the vocals." (Tony Auth/for NewsWorks)

Music is at the heart of Sam Long’s life as he struggles to find ways to cope during the holiday season with the loss of his wife. So it stands to reason that music is also at the heart of WHYY’s radio play, “Come, They Told Me,” written by Chris Satullo, directed by Elisabeth Perez-Luna and engineered by Charlie Kaier.

Curious about the songs that weave in and out of the play? Find a list below.

In the City“CavemanFat Possum Records

The Kid“Marc RibotPi Recordings

Gee whiz, it’s Christmas“Carla ThomasRhino

“When the Tigers Broke Free”Low Red Land

Zapateando“Juan Gómez ChicueloMilan Records

Strange“CavemanFat Possum Records

Save Me“Nina SimoneRCA/Legacy

Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth“Bing Crosby and David BowieLLC productions

Little Drummer Boy“Bob DylanSony Music

“Little Drummer Boy”Zydeco

Little Drummer Boy” (a cappella)PentatonixMadison Gate Records, Inc.

Little Drummer Boy“The Drifters Golden Lane “Ah” (cello)Linea OlssonBIEM

Movements of the Heart“David LanzShanachie Records

Surge“The University of Houston Percussion EnsembleAlbany Records

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