Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2015

The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2015

Get out those sleigh bells…it's time for the 2015 Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular. As always, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by Christmas record collector Andy Cirzan who will share a mix of yuletide tunes you won‘t hear anywhere else. This year’s theme is rare country, bluegrass, and hillbilly Christmas music.

Subscribe via iTunesDownload This Episode

Holiday Spectacular

There's a whole word of holiday music out in the universe besides the tired recordings you hear endlessly year after year. Nobody knows that better than holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan. Each year, Andy joins Jim and Greg for our Holiday Spectacular, sharing an hour of incredible unknown Christmas records he's picked up over years of scouring bargain bins throughout the country. This year, Andy leads us into the deep woods of the South to present rare country, bluegrass, and hillbilly Christmas songs from a bygone era.

As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at The mix will only be up until the end of 2015, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

Featured Songs

  1. The Country Gentlemen, Jingle Bells, The Early Rebel Recordings: 1962-1971, Rebel, 2005
  2. P.W. Sipe and The Country Folks,“Christmas Comes and Goes,”Christmas Comes and Goes / He Led Me Through, Mohawk
  3. Francis Smith, Solar System Simon, Santa's Supersonic Sun, Solar System Simon, Santa's Supersonic Sun, Big Country, 1968
  4. Sandy & Patty, Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree / Oh Lovely Night, Fable, 1958
  5. Gene Adkins with The Tune Toppers, What Christmas Is, Single, SRC, 1952
  6. Groovey Joe Poovey, Santa's Helper, Christmas Filled With Cheer / Santa's Helper, Rural Rhythm, 1955
  7. Red Ellis & The Huron Valley Boys, Christmas Is Not Far Away, Christmas Time Back Home, Rebel, 1980
  8. George Pegram, Just Because, George Pegram, Rounder, 1970
  9. Norman Edmonds, Breaking Up Christmas, Southern Journey Vol. 2: Ballads and Breakdowns, Rounder Select, 1997
  10. Ben Hinds,“All I Want For Christmas Is a Go Go Girl,”Single, Tracy,
  11. Billy Egr,“Drinking Again”
  12. Lonnie Meeks,“Here I Am, It's Christmas,”Rustic
  13. Cotton Top Sanctified Singers, Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn, That Old Time Religion, Suncoast, 2015
  14. Murphy Gribble, John Lusk & Albert York, Christmas Eve, Black Appalachia: String Bands, Songsters and Hoedowns, Rounder, 1999
  15. Dave Dudley, Six Tons of Toys, Old Time Merry Christmas / Six Tons of Toys, Mercury, 1972
  16. Amelia Ferencz,“Bright Star Shining in the Sky”
  17. George Jones, New Baby For Christmas, New Baby For Christmas / Maybe Next Christmas, Mercury, 1957
  18. Glen Glenn, Jingle Bells, Missouri Rockabilly 1955-1965, Stomper, 1993
  19. Jim Eanes, Christmas Doll, It Won't Seem Like Christmas / Christmas Doll, Starday, 1958
  20. Red Johnson, Christmas in Heaven, Christmas in Heaven / Memoirs of a Christmas Tree, Midway & Tri-City Transfer, 1964
  21. Walter“The Crybaby”Stone and The Tradewinds,“Christmas Time Again,”Christmas Time Again / I've Got Love, Popularity
  22. Ruth Duncan, Calling Santa, Santa's Helpers, JMC, 2004
  23. Ron Sexsmith, Maybe this Christmas, The O.C. Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah, Warner Bros., 2004
  24. Paul McCartney, Wonderful Christmastime, Wonderful Christmastime / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reggae, Parlophone, 1979
  25. Paul McCartney, Temporary Secretary, McCartney II, Parlophone, 1980
  26. Hiatus Kaiyote, Breathing Underwater, Choose Your Weapon, Flying Buddha, 2015
  27. Sonny Burgess, We Wanna Boogie, Red Headed Woman / We Wanna Boogie, Sun, 1956


Andy Cirzan's 2015 Holiday Mix > JAM Productions >