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Cerys gets in the festive mood and chats to Blick Bassy

Escape with three hours of Sunday morning musical discoveries. This week she's joined by Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy, one of Africa’s most inventive and distinctive artists.

Escape with 3 hours of Sunday morning musical discoveries, especially curated by Cerys. This week she's joined by Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy ahead of the 2020 Songlines Awards. Blick has been hailed as one of Africa’s most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriters who wrote his album 1958 in France’s south-west village of Saint-Aubin-de-Branne. We also hear archive from last year's winner Fatoumata Diawara and Cerys salutes Count Basie.

Grab a mince pie and deck the halls with boughs of holly, Cerys has unearthed her favourite Christmas tunes and actor Jonathan Pryce reads and excerpt of Twas The Night Before Christmas!

3 hours

Music Played

  • Nina Simone

    Children Go Where I Send You (Live)

    • Christmas In The Air!: Television Stars Ring In The Holidays CD2.
    • Jasmine Records.
  • Birmingham Studio Children's Chorus

    Introduction (Good King Wenceslas)

  • Ron Holden & The Thunderbirds

    Who Say There Ain't No Santa Claus

  • Hovedoen Social Club

    Cuban Sugar (Sugarplum Fairy from the Nutcracker)

  • Alejandro Almenares

    No Critiques al Nene

  • Anna King

    Mamas Got A Bag Of Her Own

  • Fatoumata Diawara


    • Fatou.
  • Sturgill Simpson

    All The Pretty Colors

  • Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Smiling Phases

  • Kelly Finnigan

    Just One Kiss

  • EELS

    Fresh Feeling

  • Gabriel Moreno

    Overstay Your Welcome

  • Kevin Johansen + The Nada

    Baja a la Tierra (feat. Lila Downs)

  • Ennio Morricone


    • Morricone Kill.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

    • Motown.
  • Blick Bassy

    NGui YI

  • Skip James

    How Long Blues

  • Eboa Lotin

    Besombe (Les jeunes)

  • Marvin Gaye & Lord Finesse

    I Want You (Underboss Remix)

  • Toni Harper

    Jingle Bells

  • Sushma Shrestha & Mohammed Rafi

    Kya Hua Tera Vada

  • Nicky Thomas

    Have a Little Faith

  • Charley Pride

    Me And Bobby McGee

  • Randolph's Leap

    Up In Smoke

  • Roxy Music

    Oh Yeah! (Live)

  • Sampa the Great

    Blue Boss (Live)

  • Banda Corrida


  • Louis Armstrong

    Zat You Santa Claus

    • Hipster's Holiday (Various Artists).
    • Rhino.
  • Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns

    Twas The Night Before Christmas

  • Guillaume Nouaux

    Handful Of Keys

  • Count Basie

    Let It Snow

  • Little Ann

    Lean Lanky Daddy

  • James Moody and His Modernists

    Tin Tin Deo

  • Roscoe Robinson

    How Many Times Must I Knock

  • The Players

    Good King Wenceslas

  • Firestations

    Small Island

  • Chilly Gonzales

    O Tannembaum

  • Manu Dibango

    Lagos Go Slow

    • Makossa Man: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango CD1.
    • Nascente.
  • Rufus Wainwright

    Damsel In Distress


  • Sun 13 Dec 2020 10:00