Blues, Blues Christmas (1925-1955)

November 1, 2005 | Format: MP3

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Song Title Artist
Time
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1
3:32
2
2:38
3
2:38
4
2:43
5
5:02
6
3:20
7
1:56
8
3:00
9
2:45
10
2:56
11
3:00
12
3:11
13
2:42
14
2:43
15
3:28
16
2:52
17
2:52
18
3:30
19
3:27
20
2:47
21
3:00
22
2:38
23
2:19
24
2:47
25
3:18
26
2:28
Disc 2
1
3:17
2
2:49
3
3:13
4
3:28
5
2:47
6
3:23
7
3:27
8
3:15
9
3:19
10
2:57
11
3:04
12
2:58
13
2:46
14
2:57
15
2:38
16
2:33
17
2:46
18
2:32
19
2:37
20
2:58
21
3:23
22
3:05
23
3:30
24
3:09
25
3:06
26
2:14


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Document Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2005 Document Records
  • Total Length: 2:35:43
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  • ASIN: B000QZWZDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,492 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By G. Miller on December 17, 2006
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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jon M. Frugoli on December 6, 2006
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?"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joseph T. Corley on January 17, 2010
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 5, 2011
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.
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