VA – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – An R&B Christmas

Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

VA – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
An R&B Christmas
CATALOG NO. ACD 12561 RR
LABEL Richard Weize Archives
GENRE Blues • R&B
TRACKS 29 (79:07 min.)
FORMAT 1-CD digipac • 72-page booklet

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Release September 29th

Blues and R&B records about Christmas have been released since the earliest days of the record business. Nearly 100 years ago, Bessie Smith recorded At The Christmas Ball in 1925, and Blind Lemon Jefferson chimed in with Christmas Eve Blues in 1928. Pre-war bluesmen Bo Carter, Tampa Red, and Charlie Jordan came up with variations on the theme, and the often-ribald duo of Butterbeans & Susie checked in with Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus (Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree) in 1930.
The postwar R&B generation spent even more time committing holiday fare to wax. Jumping combos turned out swinging odes to Kris Kringle, sang about romance under the old mistletoe, and spun double-entendre-loaded tales, the latter only permissible to play on the trusty Victrola after the kiddies were safely tucked away in their beds.
This collection is sure to make your Christmas merrier. It ranges from the pioneering jump blues combos of Jimmy Liggins, Roy Milton, and Amos Milburn to grittier blues fare from Lowell Fulson, Cecil Gant and Charles Brown, to the straight-ahead rock and roll of Chuck Berry. Vocal groups are well represented with sweetly harmonized gems by The Five Keys, Drifters, and Orioles and peppier items by The Cadillacs, Moonglows, and Penguins.
So on Christmas morning, when you and the family are unwrapping your presents in front of the tree, slide this compilation into your CD player and bask in the hip sounds of holidays long past. In the world of R&B, Santa was a bit livelier than his counterpart in pop or hillbilly music. So join Mabel Scott as she tells us about a Boogie Woogie Santa Claus. These 29 vintage tracks – some of them quite rare – are just what you need to rock around the Christmas tree. There’s no better soundtrack for celebrating the holidays.

  1. Run Rudolph Run
  2. Hey Santa Claus
  3. I Want My Baby For Christmas
  4. Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
  5. Trim Your Tree
  6. Hello Santa Claus
  7. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  8. Lonesome Christmas (Part 1)
  9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. Christmas Morning
  11. Jingle Jangle
  12. Christmas Finds Me Oh So Sad
  13. Christmas Celebration
  14. Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby
  15. White Christmas
  16. Christmas Time (Part 1)
  17. Silent Night
  18. Merry Christmas Baby
  19. (It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas
  20. Rock Around The Christmas Tree
  21. How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around
  22. Christmas Time Blues
  23. Christmas Presents
  24. Mommy What Happened To Our Christmas Tree
  25. The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
  26. Merry Xmas
  27. It's Christmas Time
  28. Christmas Eve Baby
  29. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town