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Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Document
  • ASIN: B000BHAO0S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,197 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Christ Was Born on Christmas MornFrankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Christmas Morning BluesTitus Turner 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hep Cat's HolidayThe Cats & The Fiddle 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Christmas BluesRalph Willis 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Junior's a Jap Girl's Christmas for His Santa ClausWillie Blackwell 5:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Papa Ain't No Santa Claus (Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree)Butterbeans & Susie 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Trim Your TreeJimmy Butler 1:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Christmas BluesGatemouth Moore 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bring That Cadillac BackHarry Crafton With Doc Bagby Orchestra 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Christmas Man BluesBertha "Chippie" Hill 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hello Santa ClausCecil Gant 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Christmas and No Santa ClausBumble Bee Slim 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Love for ChristmasFelix Gross 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Happy New Year DarlingLonnie Johnson 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Christmas & New Year's BluesTampa Red 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Let's Make Christmas Merry, BabyAmos Milburn 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Christmas SpiritJulie Lee And Her Boyfriends 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. At the Christmas BallBessie Smith 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. How Will You Spend Christmas?Rev. A. W. Nix 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Xmas BluesHarmon Ray 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. How I Hate to See Xmas Come Around (Christmas Blues)Jimmy Witherspoon 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Christmas Date BoogieJoe Turner With Pete Johnson & His Orchestra 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Christmas BoogieSugar Chile Robinson 2:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Christmas SongLeadbelly 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Happy New YearLighnin' Hopkins 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. The Wrong Way to Celebrate XmasRev. Edward Clayborn 2:280.99  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Santa ClausBo Carter 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Christmas Time (Beggin' Santa Claus)Black Ace 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Happy New Year BluesMary Harris 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Christmas, Christmas BluesCharlie Jordan 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Happy New Year, BabyJohnny Otis Orchestra 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Faraway Christmas BluesLittle Esther & Mel Walker With Johnny Otis 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Christmas Morning BluesSonny Boy Williamson I 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Christmas in Jail (Ain't That a Pain)Leroy Carr 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Christmas Mornin' BluesKansas City Kitty 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Did You Spend Christmas Day in Jail?Rev. J.M. Gates 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Death Might Be Your Santa ClausRev. J.M. Gates 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Happy New Year BluesBlind Lemon Jefferson 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. New Year's Eve BluesSmokey Hogg 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Christmas BluesLarry Darnell 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. When Jesus Was BornSons Of Heaven 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I Want a Present for ChristmasJ.B. Summers With Doc Bagby'S Orchestra 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Boogie Woogie Santa ClausSonny Parker With Lionel Hampton Orchestra 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. New Year's Resolution BluesRoy Milton Solid Serenaders 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Sonny Boy's Christmas BluesSonny Boy Williamson Ii, His Harmonica & Houserockers 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Let Me Hang Your Stockings in Your Christmas TreeRoosevelt Sykes 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Santa Claus CraveElzadie Robinson 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Santa Claus BluesWalter Davis 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Christmas Morning BluesVictoria Spivey 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Christmas Time BluesBoll Weevil 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Empty Stocking BluesFloyd Dixon 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Boogie-Woogie Santa ClausMabel Scott With Les Welch & His Orchestra 2:140.99  Buy MP3 


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52 seasonal slices from 1925-1952 in the blues, jazz, boogie woogie and gospel spirit.

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5.0 out of 5 stars superb 19 Jan 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
great x mas collection of old style -American music. beats the hell out of modern collections .Don't play when gran as in the room!
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gold mine of obscure Christmas songs. 18 Dec 2006
By G. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Listening to most Christmas records is like trying to swallow a 50 pound soggy Christmas cake. This CD - Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955 is like eating one rare perfect truffle.

Some of these songs are very very weird, such as DEATH MIGHT BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS, which is shouted by a minister at his congregation. The song LET'S MAKE CHRISTMAS MERRY, BABY, sung by Amos Milburn, is smolderingly sexual with the lyric "I want to slide down your chimney" sung to his girlfriend. THE SANTA CLAUS CRAVE, an old old blues number sung by Elzadie Robinson, was one of the Christmas blues I'd always wanted to hear, and it's on this CD. Some of the recordings are from the 1920's and they sound scratchy and worn, but it only adds to the authenticity of the experience of listening to them. This is the most unique Christmas record I've ever heard, and it's my favourite Christmas record now.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts of Christmas past 6 Dec 2006
By Jon M. Frugoli - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Without a doubt, this is the best collection of early blues, hot-jazz and gospel Christmas music available. Every cut is a gem, especially the recordings from the 1920's and 30's.

If you're a fan of old-time music, this is the Holiday CD for you.

I would also recommend Dust-to-Digital's "Where Will You Be Christmas Day?"
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Blues Archives 17 Jan 2010
By Joseph T. Corley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Chock full of un-familiar holiday goodies that not everyone will appreciate at the dinner table, save those cool cats and chicks who crave for alternative early bluesy shuck and jive, tales of christmas woes and boogies. And, I don't have to get up to change each 78 rpm record on the victrola!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Want Something Different In Your Christmas Music Library? 5 April 2011
By AvidOldiesCollector - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Then look no further than this 2-disc set and its companion Volume 2. Since neither the blurb above, nor the other reviews, show the contents of this excellent release I have included them for your information:

Disc 1: 1. Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn - Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon; 2. Christmas Morning Blues - Titus Turner; 3. Hep Cat's Holiday - The Cats & The Fiddle; 4. Christmas Blues - Ralph Willis; 5. Junior's A Jap Girl's Christmas For His Santa Claus - Willie "61" Blackwell; 6. Papa Ain't No Santa Claus (And Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree) - Butterbeans & Susie; 7. Trim Your Tree - Jimmy Butler; 8. Christmas Blues - Gatemouth Moore; 9. Bring That Cadillac Back - Harry "Fats" Crafton & Doc Bagby; 10. Christmas Man Blues - Bertha "Chippie" Hill; 11. Hello Santa Claus - Cecil Gant; 12. Christmas And No Santa Claus - Bumble Bee Slim; 13. Love For Christmas - Felix Gross & His Orch; 14. Happy New Year Darling - Lonnie Johnson; 15. Christmas And New Year's Blues - Tampa Red; 16. Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby - Amos Milburn; 17. Christmas Spirit - Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends; 18. At The Christmas Ball - Bessie Smith; 19. How Will You Spend Christmas? - Rev. A.W. Nix; 20. Xmas Blues - Herman (Harmon) Ray; 21. How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around - Jimmy Witherspoon; 22. Christmas Date Boogie - Pete Johnson & Big Joe Turner; 23. Christmas Boogie - Sugar Chile Robinson; 24. The Christmas Song - Leadbelly; 25. Happy New Year - Lightnin' Hopkins; 26. The Wrong Way To Celebrate Xmas - Rev. Edward W Clayborn

Disc 2: 1. Santa Claus - Bo Carter; 2. Christmas Time Blues (Beggin' Santa Claus) - Black Ace; 3. Happy New Year Blues - Mary Harris; 4. Christmas Christmas Blues - Charlie Jordan; 5. Happy New Year, Baby - The Johnny Otis Orchestra; 6. Far Away Blues (Xmas Blues) - The Johnny Otis Orchestra with Little Esther & Mel Walker; 7. Christmas Morning Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson; 8. Christmas In Jail - Leroy Carr; 9. Christmas Mornin' Blues - Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom;10. Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail? - Reverend J.M. Gates; 11. Death Might Be Your Santa Claus - Reverend J.M. Gates; 12. Happy New Year Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson; 13. New Year's Eve Blues - Smokey Hogg; 14. Christmas Blues - Larry Darnell; 15. When Was Jesus Born? - The Sons of Heaven; 16. I Want A Present For Christmas - Doc Bagby & J.B. Summers; 17. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra & Sonny Parker; 18. New Year's Resolution Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders; 19. Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson; 20. Let Me Hang My Stockings In Your Christmas Tree - Roosevelt Sykes; 21. The Santa Claus Crave - Elzadie Robinson; 22. Santa Claus - Walter Davis;23. Christmas Morning Blues - Victoria Spivey; 24. Christmas Time Blues - Boll Weavil (Willie McNeil); 25. Empty Stocking Blues - Floyd Dixon with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers; 26. Boogie Woogie Santa - Mabel Scott.

The set is accompanied by a full-colour 20-page booklet with informative liner notes by Blues historian Jeff Harris, as well as a full discography of the contents. Many of the artists here are members of The Blues Hall Of Fame, and several of the tracks were hit R&B singles.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good collection 31 Oct 2013
By Coert Munk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This set of cd's tells the story of development of Christmas albums with blues musicians.
A great compilation with all aspects, including stories told by reverends in the churches.
One of the new highlights in my collection.

And...because nothin's perfect, I give 4 out of 5 stars...if you see what I mean.
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