It's time for another Merry Xmas round the jukebox, love songs to Santa and even one Christmas hymn. It's all in the name of rhythm and blues, doo wop and even a touch of rock and roll.
In this new collection of 24 tracks there are no less than five tracks by the great Charles Brown. This popular blues balladeer was the undisputed king of Christmas blues from the 1940s until his death.
The most recent recording comes from the late, great, queen of soul, Aretha Franklin who was having a 'Blue Holiday' in 1962. We end this excursion into Christmas R&B, until perhaps next year, with the great blues guitarist Freddie King claiming 'I Hear Jingle Bells' and we naturally hope you do too.
Fully detailed liner notes.
1. CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN - CHARLES BROWN
2. CHRISTMAS SPIRITS - JULIA LEE AND HER BOY FRIENDS
3. BLUE HOLIDAY - ARETHA FRANKLIN
4. DIG THAT CRAZY SANTA CLAUS - OSCAR McLOLLIE AND HIS 'HONEY JUMPERS'
5. MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY - LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
6. CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR - CHARLES BROWN
7. BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS - MABEL SCOTT
8. CHRISTMAS IN THE CONGO - THE MARQUEES
9. SILENT NIGHT - HUEY PIANO SMITH AND THE CLOWNS
10. CHRISTMAS TEARS - FREDDIE KING
11. CHRISTMAS QUESTIONS - CHARLES BROWN
12. CHRISTMAS LETTER - JOHNNY MOORE'S THREE BLAZERS
13. CHRISTMAS BLUES - JIMMY WITHERSPOON
14. THIS TIME OF THE YEAR - BROOK BENTON
15. JUST A LONELY CHRISTMAS - THE MOONGLOWS
16. IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME - CHARLES BROWN
17. I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - BULL MOOSE JACKSON
18. CHRISTMAS BOOGIE - SUGAR 'CHILE' ROBINSON
19. I WANT MY BABY FOR CHRISTMAS - SMOKEY HOGG
20. SONNY BOY'S CHRISTMAS BLUES - SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON
21. LET'S MAKE EVERY DAY A CHRISTMAS DAY - CHARLES BROWN
22. BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS - JOHN LEE HOOKER
23. MERRY XMAS - 'LITTLE WILLIE' LITTLEFIELD
24. I HEAR JINGLE BELLS - FREDDIE KING
|Release Date||September 12th, 2019|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 31852 4|
Various Artists - Let's Make Every Day A Christmas Day - R&B Christmas Classics with Charles Brown and Friends
- Product Code: JASMCD 3185
- Availability: In Stock