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24.12.2020

Christmas Special – Mixed By Cyrus Bayandor

Pop Soundtrack Folk

An all killer, no (stocking) filler yuletide offering from touring musician and Christmas mix aficionado Cyrus Bayandor.

Over the course of 90 minutes, Bayandor dives into festive tracks of the lesser-sung variety, carols and the odd cinematic sample from Fargo and The Night of the Hunter. It’s a mash-up of drama and surprise, funk and groove, merry and Christmas.

On the mix, Bayandor said, “Nothing says Christmas like Steve Buscemi covered in blood. Merry Christmas everyone y Feliz Navidad.”


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Bessie Jones on her childhood christmases (Alan Lomax archive, 1961)
Sarah Davachi – Garlands
John Fahey – Good King Wencelas
Kitty Wells – Christmas Ain’t like Christmas anymore
Lena Horne – Little Drummer Boy
Butterbeans & Susie – Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus (and Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree)
Walter Davis – Santa Claus
Fernando Albuerne – Blancas Navidades
Eddy Arnold – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Carter Burwell – Money burying scene from ‘Fargo’
Kim Gray – Santa Knows (I’ve Been Bad)
The Cleaners From Venus – Christmas In Suburbia
Club Sofa – This Hanukkah
Steady Holiday – Christmas Time is Here
Ana Toral Camague & unidentified singers – La Pepe, La Juana, La Pili (Alan Lomax archive, 1952)
Elvis Presley – If I Get Home on Christmas Day
Bessie Jones on her new shoes (Alan Lomax archive, 1961)
Sarah Davachi – Garlands
Low – Just Like Christmas
La Sonora Matancera ft. Celia Cruz – Feliz Navidad
Hector Lavoe – Esta Navidad
Gabriel Romero – Maldita Navidad
Carlos Argentino – Llegaron Las Navidades
La Sonora Matancera, Willy el Baby, Caito Díaz – Tu y Yo en Navidad
Valentin Elizalde – En Esta Navidad
Scene from ‘Night Of The Hunter’ (1955)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Bruna Bazil – Jingle Bells - Alan Lomax archive (1962)
Steady Holiday – Always Christmas
Richard & Linda Thompson – We Sing Hallelujah
Scene from ‘Love Affair’ 1939
ballboy – Merry Christmas To The Drunks, Merry Christmas To The Lovers
Odetta – Go Tell It On The Mountain
Ewan MacColl – Christmas Rhyme (Alan Lomax archive) 1957 or 58.
Eddie Lewis – In The Bleak Midwinter
Paul Robeson – Silent Night
Chavela Vargas – Amarga Navidad
José Francisco de Guadalupe Mojica – Noche de Paz
Sarah Davachi – Garlands

Christmas Special – Mixed By Cyrus Bayandor

Christmas Special – Mixed By Cyrus Bayandor

An all killer, no (stocking) filler yuletide offering from touring musician and Christmas mix aficionado Cyrus Bayandor.

Over the course of 90 minutes, Bayandor dives into festive tracks of the lesser-sung variety, carols and the odd cinematic sample from Fargo and The Night of the Hunter. It’s a mash-up of drama and surprise, funk and groove, merry and Christmas.

On the mix, Bayandor said, “Nothing says Christmas like Steve Buscemi covered in blood. Merry Christmas everyone y Feliz Navidad.”

See Tracklist
Bessie Jones on her childhood christmases (Alan Lomax archive, 1961)
Sarah Davachi – Garlands
John Fahey – Good King Wencelas
Kitty Wells – Christmas Ain’t like Christmas anymore
Lena Horne – Little Drummer Boy
Butterbeans & Susie – Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus (and Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree)
Walter Davis – Santa Claus
Fernando Albuerne – Blancas Navidades
Eddy Arnold – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Carter Burwell – Money burying scene from ‘Fargo’
Kim Gray – Santa Knows (I’ve Been Bad)
The Cleaners From Venus – Christmas In Suburbia
Club Sofa – This Hanukkah
Steady Holiday – Christmas Time is Here
Ana Toral Camague & unidentified singers – La Pepe, La Juana, La Pili (Alan Lomax archive, 1952)
Elvis Presley – If I Get Home on Christmas Day
Bessie Jones on her new shoes (Alan Lomax archive, 1961)
Sarah Davachi – Garlands
Low – Just Like Christmas
La Sonora Matancera ft. Celia Cruz – Feliz Navidad
Hector Lavoe – Esta Navidad
Gabriel Romero – Maldita Navidad
Carlos Argentino – Llegaron Las Navidades
La Sonora Matancera, Willy el Baby, Caito Díaz – Tu y Yo en Navidad
Valentin Elizalde – En Esta Navidad
Scene from ‘Night Of The Hunter’ (1955)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Bruna Bazil – Jingle Bells - Alan Lomax archive (1962)
Steady Holiday – Always Christmas
Richard & Linda Thompson – We Sing Hallelujah
Scene from ‘Love Affair’ 1939
ballboy – Merry Christmas To The Drunks, Merry Christmas To The Lovers
Odetta – Go Tell It On The Mountain
Ewan MacColl – Christmas Rhyme (Alan Lomax archive) 1957 or 58.
Eddie Lewis – In The Bleak Midwinter
Paul Robeson – Silent Night
Chavela Vargas – Amarga Navidad
José Francisco de Guadalupe Mojica – Noche de Paz
Sarah Davachi – Garlands
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