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Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2019 with Andy Cirzan

It's a holiday tradition on Sound Opinions to welcome weird wax aficionado Andy Cirzan to share his annual mix of tinsel-time tunes with us. He shares his bizarre holiday music finds and the stories behind them with Jim and Greg.

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…the Eternal Struggle… The Hits Pt. 2

For his 2019 Holiday Spectacular, Andy Cirzan completes his look back on his first 30 years of making Christmas music mixes. The title is inspired by a clip of dialogue from a dubbed version of the Mexican film“Santa Claus.”It covers a wide range of genres from there, concluding with the first appearance of South Korea's He-5 doing a psych-rock version of "Auld Lang Syne."

And, sorry to be a Scrooge, this year's mix isn't available for download. But please download and share the podcast which contains full tracks.

Andy Cirzan

Featured Songs

  1. Artist, Track, Album, Label, 4 digit year1. The Three Suns,“Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer,”The Sounds of Christmas, RCA Victor, 1955
  2. Clarence Reid, Winter Man, (Single), Atlantic, 1974
  3. The Free Design, Close Your Mouth (It's Christmas), (Single), Project 3 Total Sound, 1968
  4. Joanie Sommers, The Peppermint Choo-Choo, (Single), Peppermint Choo Choo, 1977
  5. Ben Hinds,“All I Want For Christmas (Is A Go-Go Girl),”(Single), Tracey, NA
  6. Jimmy Reed, Christmas Present Blues, (Single), RRG, 1971
  7. Lenny Dee, Sleigh Ride, Happy Holi-Dee, Decca, 1961
  8. The Three Suns, Winter Wonderland, The Sound of Christmas, Camden, 1961
  9. "Groovey" Joe Poovey, Santa's Helper, (Single), Rural Rhythm, 1955
  10. Baby Pac-Man & Friends, Snowflakes and Frozen Lakes, Pac-Man Christmas Album, Kids Stuff, 1982
  11. Lonnie Meeks,“Here I Am, It's Christmas,”(Single), Rustic, NA
  12. Patty Marie Jay, Space Age Santa Claus, (Single), Dehli, 1961
  13. Ballard/Precision Plastics Co. 5, The Icicle Man, (Single), Little John, 1950
  14. Claudine Longet, I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You, (Single), A&M, 1967
  15. Ameriquette, Tell Me Tell Me (On This Christmas Day), (Single), Brou-Larch Inds., Inc., 1972
  16. Lynne Ostergren,“My Santa Claus Has No Ho Ho Ho,”(Single), Self-Released, NA
  17. Dimas Garza,“Pancho From El Rancho,”(Single), Garu, NA
  18. He-5, Auld Lang Syne, Merry Christmas, Universal Record Co., 1969
  19. St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Call Me, Half the City, Thirty Tigers, 2014
  20. Black Sabbath, War Pigs, Paranoid, Warner Bros., 1970
  21. Laurie Anderson, Sharkey's Night (feat. William S. Burroughs), Mister Heartbreak, Warner Bros., 1984
  22. The Sh-Booms, Leon the Hustler, The Blurred Odyssey, Limited Fanfare, 2019
  23. Big Thief, Mary, Capacity, Saddle Creek, 2017