nato 1382 Joyeux Noël: Merry Christmas everybody!


Various musicians

  1. Laura Davis/Tony Hymas [Laura Davis, voice; Tony Hymas, keyboards]: Blue Christmas (03.23)
  2. Kiki & Nini [ Kiki, voice; Nini, voice; Steve Beresford, keyboards, drum machine, melodica, electric bass]: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth (02.30)
  3. Ray Warleigh [Ray Warleigh, alto saxophone; Geoff Castle, keyboards]: We three kings (03.33)
  4. Mike Cooper/Cyril Lefebvre [Mike Cooper, voice; Cyril Lefebvre, National slide; Max Eastley, guitar; Frank Ricotti, marimba]: Meet me in Hawaii for Christmas (03.28)
  5. John Zorn [John Zorn, alto saxophone; Michael Blair, drums, percussion, voice; Anthony Coleman, piano, clavecin, celeste, organ, narration, French auteur; Fred Frith, guitars, electric and acoustic bass; Ikue Mori, drum machine, voice; David Weinstein, sampler]: Blues Noël (Intro - The Spectre speaks - Christmas rent party - Lonely wind - Chicago Xmas present - Winter graveyard - Christmas mambo - Sleigh ride - Blade runner - A good woman is hard to find - Speakeasy raid - Mardi-gras - Epilogue) (05.50)
  6. Beñat Achiary/Michel Doneda [Beñat Achiary, voice, tambour, cloches; Michel Doneda, soprano saxophone]: Drigiling dron (02.53)
  7. The Melody Four [Steve Beresford, keyboards, voice, presents; Lol Coxhill, voice, soprano saxophone, presents; Tony Coe, keyboards, clarinet, voice, presents; HM Santa, a visit]: Silent melody (03.08)
  8. Sandra Tavernier/Steve Beresford [Sandra Tavernier, voice; Steve Beresford, keyboards, drum machine, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet; Jiair, narration]: Everybody's gone Christmas (03.54)
  9. Yves Robert [Yves Robert, trombone; Sophie Boulin, voice; Jean Bolcato, bass; Xavier, Garcia, keyboards]: Mon beau sapin (03.14)
  10. Alan Hacker/Karen Evans [Alan Hacker, clarinet; Karen Evans, piano]: Carol (01.50)
  11. Alan Hacker/Karen Evans [Alan Hacker, clarinet; Karen Evans, piano]: The thirteenth month (00.55)
  12. British Summer Time Ends [Sylvia Hallett, violin, keyboards, fixies box, glockenspiel; Stuart Jones, keyboards, electric bass, trumpet, bouteilles; Clive Bell, voice, accordion, Pan pipes]: I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus (02.58)
  13. Tabley Bellows [Nicola Hadley, accordion, percussion; Steve Mulligan, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone]: Sussex carol/Foom foom foom (02.41)
  14. Norma Winstone/Tony Coe [Norma Winstone, voice; Tony Coe, clarinets, keyboards]: As soft as snow (04.39)
  15. Lol Coxhill [Lol Coxhill, voice, soprano saxophone; Stuart Hall, violin, bass, guitar]: Romulus & Cumulus (00.25)
  16. Lol Coxhill [Lol Coxhill, voice, soprano saxophone; Stuart Hall, violin, bass, guitar]: The Christmas song (02.51)
Recorded 1987, all at studio DH (Dave Hunt) Audio Engineering except track 3 at Chocolate Factory, London, track 5 at Radio City, New York and track 9 at Capitol Sound Wave, Lyon.

Cover painting (reproduced above) by Pierre Cornuel.


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