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Cool Christmas Blues

Charles BrownAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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“Driftin' Blues,” “Black Night,” “Merry Christmas Baby” - these are but a few of Charles Brown's recordings that topped the R&B charts in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Charles Brown's mellow, sophisticated brand of blues was tailor-made for postwar Los Angeles nightclub audiences, who found it a refreshing contrast to the aggressive blues ... Read more in Amazon's Charles Brown Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 7, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bullseye Blues
  • ASIN: B0000004BF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,209 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Charles Brown is responsible for one of the bluesiest Christmas tunes ever, "Please Come Home for Christmas." Countless individuals and groups have covered this heartbreak classic because it so readily embraces the theme of being home for the holidays with loved ones. Brown's golden hit is just one of the highlights on his 1994 Christmas album, along with "Merry Christmas, Baby," a blues tune almost as popular as "Please Come Home for Christmas." Some of the newer tunes he's written for this record are almost as savory, including "Christmas Comes but Once a Year," a rockin' little number featuring the legendary Johnny Otis on vibes; the jazzy, six-minute-plus meditation on the holiday "A Song for Christmas"; and a couple of forthright love songs, not to mention "Christmas in Heaven" and "Bringing In a Brand New Year." --Martin Keller

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Christmas and you like the blues... November 11, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you like Christmas and you like the blues, then you'll LOVE this album.
I have something like a hundred Christmas albums (it's a hobby) and this one is right at the top of the pile.
It's great. Certainly one of the coolest Christmas albums ever.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this great recording! October 16, 2000
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I am a huge fan of Christmas Jazz and Blues. This is a standout recording by a great artist. His thoughtful phrasing and warm voice and a great way to get into the holiday spirit. One of my favorite holiday albums!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars com"YULE"ation Cleric : Big Flake YULE July 18, 2001
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This disc and it`s tracks compare closely to that first all day snowfall with big flakes, the kind you rush outside to try and catch with your tongue. Mr. Brown crafts Christmas Yuletides in the cool smooth blues style, timeless and classy.After 5o years of playing, his music flows freely between jazz,blues,and r&b with honesty and orignality that sets mastercraftsmen apart. Take the biggest flake " A Song For Christmas" at 6:15 in length the track was not intended for any radio airplay, rather as a testimonial from artist to listener tout`n the best virtues of the season.So when ya get a case of the blahs, pour youself a hot toddy, play this disc, and let Charles melt the worries away.Merrily Mix ~ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,and 11 ~ no bahhumbugs here. Post Script: This is a National Yuletide Treasure, cherish it`s insight please.***buyit*saveit*shareit*giveit*donateit to the local library***
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Stars May 4, 2004
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A great blues album that happens to be a christmas album. This is the best Christmas cd in my collection.
You will never regret buying this cd.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic "Cool Yule" record December 4, 1999
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If you like soulful and swinging blues you'll dig this mostly original recordings holiday disc. Charles Brown has such a heartfelt vocal style and his piano playing puts you in a great mood. I recommend this title to any music lover looking for more than the same old holiday tunes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charles Brown, Cool Christmas Blues November 28, 1999
By A Customer
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I heard this CD while I was shopping in a store. I have been looking all over for it because I thought it was wonderful. I'm giving it to my best friend for Christmas. I love rhythm and blues and found this music to be outrageous!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the coolest X-Mas albums around December 1, 2006
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I first discovered Charles Brown on Alligator's great Christmas collect. The track that is on that collection 'Merry Christmas Baby' is also the first track and the finest on this album as well. This is by no means a one or two hit wonder. This whole CD is fanastic! Charles Brown has a distinc vocal style, which is covered in a mellow smokey blues sound. His piano playing is sparse, but excellent and his backing band is very capable. Charles guitarist also plays a very sparse style as well leaving plenty of room for Charles great vocals. He sings like no other and willbring you in instantly. Listing to this album makes you want to spike the egg nog and start a fire in the fireplace. If you like the blue and\or like great Christmas music buy this album. You will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the Coolest Yule in my Collection December 23, 2005
By Darren
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As a collector of Christmas and Holiday CDs I never fully appreciated or understood the "Christmas Blues" theme UNTIL listening to this album. Blues does not mean depressing and Brown makes that clear. These cool, smooth yuletide treats will certainly help get you into the spirit of the season in the most relaxing way.

Brown is responsible for some of our most cherished and classic Christmas blues with his songs being covered from Bon Jovi to BB King. Some may even find his originals to be better than the versions made popular by the mainstream contemporary artists!

I have hundreds of Christmas and Holiday CDs, but this CD remains on heavy rotation during the season. If you want to get to the root of the Christmas Blues, I highly recommend this smooth, relaxing collection of Christmas grooves.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love love love it
This is by far the best Christmas record ever made, period. Charles Brown was so smooth he was simply beyond COOL in such a beautiful way that understated his maturity and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by david meek
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Album That Swings!
A fun and very listenable blend of jazz musicians that can swing a Christmas tune, whether ballad or blues. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Steven G. Lipke
5.0 out of 5 stars "Cool" is right!
Sometimes I just get tired of all the typical versions of Christmas songs that you hear over and over, ear fatigue. This, on the other hand, is a breath of fresh air. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blues for Christmas season
Great blues from the late, great blues pianist Charles Brown. Great holiday gift for that blues lover in your life.
Published 11 months ago by M. Hohmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Fantastic album.

Really enjoy listening to it year after year.

I hope that he cuts another Christmas album and I will buy that as well.
Published 12 months ago by cj
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
OK, it's not Christmas. But last Christmas I couldn't find this cd at home, so I had to replace it. This is one of my favorites and I have pretty eclectic taste...very. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jon Celesia
5.0 out of 5 stars cool
As the CD title says, this is really cool music for Xmas or for any other occasion for that matter!
Published 17 months ago by Ari Ahto
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Christmas CD of all time!
I love this cd! I had a copy and must have loaned it out...obviously someone else loved it too!I was so happy to have been able to order a new copy and receive it quickly for this... Read more
Published 18 months ago by kckarla
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy if You're Looking for the Classic Please Come Home for...
The sole reason I ordered this was for the classic "Please Come Home for Christmas" - even thought its Charles Brown, the version on this CD is different, its terrrible and... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Theresa Potter
2.0 out of 5 stars Good, with a caveat
Charles Brown is a blues legend and this CD purports to present a selection of his classics. But beware: Though not advertized as such, several of his most famous tracks are later... Read more
Published on February 1, 2012 by D. Rubin
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