The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2010

Tune in for the annual Sound Opinions Christmas Spectacular featuring weird and wonderful holiday tunes curated by record collector Andy Cirzan.

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Sound Opinions Christmas Spectacular

Holiday music collector Andy Cirzan joins Jim and Greg every Christmas to share his new batch of seasonal tunes. By day, he runs Jam Productions in Chicago, but by night, he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for his annual compilation. He shares a few of his favorites during this episode and, as a special bonus, is sharing his mix with Sound Opinions listeners.

Download the 2010 compilation: Yowls & Yodels from the Yule Vortex...further adventures in holiday obscura. This free digital download will be available from December 17, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

Side A

  • The Free Design, "The Now Sound of Christmas"
  • Herman Apple, "Let It Snow"
  • J.J. Barnes, "Snow Flake"
  • Baby Pac Man, "Snowflakes & Frozen Lakes"
  • Jimmy McGriff, "The Christmas Song (lp version)"
  • Cordell Jackson, "Rock N Roll Christmas"
  • Flo Price, "Flying Machine (for Christmas)"
  • Janette Eden, "You Turn Me On (and Light Me Up)"
  • Preston Penn, "Little Pee Wee"
  • Lightnin Hopkins, "Santa (alternate version)"
  • Glen Glenn, "Jingle Bells (live)"

Side B

  • Larry Rivera, "Menehune Santa"
  • Harvie June Van, "Dasher"
  • Amelia Ferencz, "Bright Star Shining In The Sky"
  • Cupid!, "Christmastime (Is Here)"

-"The Legend of the Monkey Santa Claus"

  • Ambassador Record Corp Ensemble, "Donner & Blitzen"
  • Sonny Boy Williamson I, "Christmas Morning Blues"
  • Mary White, "Christmas Bells"
  • Mary Denise Cawley, "The Day That Santa Cried"
  • Walter "The Crybaby" Stone & the Tradewinds, "Christmas Time Again"
  • "...the Christmas Holidays Are Over.....and reprise"

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