Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2020

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome our crate-digging Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan to share great holiday songs that aren’t played-out. This year the mix is blues-themed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Sound Opinions 2020 Holiday Spectacular!

Andy Cirzan

Every year around the holidays, Jim and Greg welcome their friend Andy Cirzan to the show to reveal his annual coveted Christmas mixtape. From the obscure to vintage, Andy's theme this year is the blues!

Set 1

  1. Slim Seward & Fat Boy Hayes, "Christmas Time Blues"
  2. Sonny Boy Williamson I, "Christmas Morning Blues"
  3. Lowell Fulson, "Wanna Spend Christmas With You"
  4. Cecil Gant, "Hello Santa Claus"

Set 2

  1. Freddie King, "Christmas Tears"
  2. Hop Wilson, "Merry Christmas Darling"
  3. Sonny Boy Williamson II, "Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues"
  4. Jimmy Reed, "Christmas Present Blues"

Set 3

  1. Jimmy McCracklin, "Christmas Time Pt 1"
  2. Albert King, "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'"
  3. B.B. King, "Christmas Celebration"

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