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Joyeux Noël: A Parisian Christmas

Escape with Cerys to Christmas in Paris with exclusive performances from Chilly Gonzales. Dave Haslam rewinds the clock to 1950's in the French capital with tales of Sylvia Plath.

Escape with Cerys to Paris for a festive special with exclusive performances from Grammy Award winning pianist Chilly Gonzales. Plus Dave Haslam rewinds the clock to 1950's in the French capital with tales of Sylvia Plath from his book My Second Home.

Paris resident Melody Gardot shares tales of her Christmas in Paris, working with Juliette Greco and her new album Sunset In Blue. Plus Cerys delves in the BBC Archives for the voices of Jane Birkin, Yvette Brock and Francoise Hardy.

With jazz, blues, soul, funk and poetry Cerys has your Sunday morning playlist sorted.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Yehudi Menuhin

    La Marseillaise (Re-opening Of The Paris Opera)

  • Jacques Dutronc

    Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'éveille

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Brigitte Bardot

    Harley Davidson

    • Gainsbourg Versions Femmes.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
  • Zaz

    Dans mon Paris

  • Jacqueline Taïeb

    La Fac De Lettres

  • The Black Crowes

    Back Door Santa

  • Charles Trenet & Johnny Hess

    Le Petit Noël

  • Jane Birkin

    Fuir Le Bonheur De Peur Qu'il Ne Se Sauve

    • Gainsbourg Versions Femmes.
  • Tinariwen

    Toumast Tincha

    • Live in Paris.
  • The Strange Boys

    Friday in Paris

  • Cumbia All Stars

    La Cumbia del Parisino

  • New Birth Brass Band

    Santa's Second Line

  • Joni Mitchell

    Free Man In Paris

    • Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark.
    • Asylum.
  • Les Compagnons de la Chanson

    Douce Nuit

  • Bernard Lavilliers

    Les Aventures Extraordinaires D'un Billet De Banque

  • Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns

    All I Want For Christmas

  • US Navy Band

    Dueling Jingle Bells

  • Édith Piaf

    Sous Le Ciel De Paris

  • Chilly Gonzales

    Jingle Bells (6 Music Session - 20th December 2020)

  • Chilly Gonzales

    We Three Kings (6 Music Session - 20th December 2020)

  • Emperor Rosko

    Introduction (Paris) [Live]

  • Otis Redding

    My Girl (Live)

  • Jean Lumière

    Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant

  • Aretha Franklin

    Baby, I Love You (Live In Paris)

  • Billy Boy Arnold

    Christmas Time

  • Baro Ferret, Étienne "Sarane" Ferret & Matelo Ferret

    White Christmas

  • Dizzy Gillespie & Sonny Rollins

    On The Sunny Side Of The Street

  • Miles Davis


  • Sidney Bechet


  • France Gall

    Laisse Tomber Les Filles

  • Miriam Makeba

    Pata Pata

    • Buried Treasure: Lost Gems From Deep In The '60s Vaults CD2.
    • Reprise Records.
    • 8.
  • Melody Gardot

    Ninguém Ninguém

    • Sunset In Blue.
    • Decca Records.
  • Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois

    Allons Pastoureaux

  • Juliette Gréco


  • Melody Gardot

    From Paris With Love

  • Joseph Spence

    Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

  • Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

    Raining In Paris

  • Kelly Finnigan

    Just One Kiss

  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

    Go Tell It On The Mountain

  • Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

    I'm Your Santa

  • Albert King

    Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'

    • Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'.
    • Stax.
    • 1.
  • Mahalia Jackson

    O Holy Night

  • Joséphine Baker

    Mon Coeur Est Un Oiseau Des Îles

  • Zaz

    Paris Sera Toujours Paris

  • Françoise Hardy

    Comment Te Dire Adieu


  • Sun 20 Dec 2020 10:00