Hearing Voices "Christmas Mashup"

Hearing Voices "Christmas Mashup"

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 12:00pm

Pictured: Host Barrett Golding

Credit: Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices host Barrett Golding presents some holiday cheer and holiday weird. Christmas Mashup, airing Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, hosts a mix of holiday stories, found-sound, and a sprinkling of sampled songs.

Listeners will hear:

  • A home-recording of a "Christmas Gathering 1947", on an unlabeled 7" Wilcox Gay Recordio Disc, found by Bob Purse.
  • John Beltran remixes Bing Crosby "The First Noel" on the compilation Holiday Chill - The Christmas Remixes.
  • "Dad and Sam", a Jay Allison's story of father and brotherhood, from his series Life Stories.
  • Simon & Garfunkel mixed "Silent Night/7 0'Clock News" back in 1996, on their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme.
  • "Arthur Jackson: Singing Salvation Army Bellringer", a reformed drug addict now serving the Lord. The piece was produced by Todd Melby.
  • "Carrie Conley"talks about raising six children as a single mom, and rounding up Christmas dinner and presents for everyone. Her son, Jerry Johnson, interviewed her for the StoryCorps project.
  • "Christmas Kids" tell the stories, myths and rumours of the Holidays, from a 2nd-graders POV: Mrs. Beasley's class at Emerson School in Bozeman, Montana, recorded in 1986.
  • At an orphanage in South Africa, some "Zulu Kids" belted out a few songs for producer Jake Warga.
  • The late, great sound-recordist, Tony Schwartz, takes us on an audio tour of "Christmas in New York" in the late 1950s. 
  • And, more.

For a complete list of holiday programming on Classical 91.5, AM 1370, and WXXI-TV/HD visit WXXI.org/holiday.