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Rhythm & Blues Christmas Import

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Christmas comes but once a year, but an Ace Christmas record comes but once in a lifetime. Indeed, in it's 30 years of existence, this is the very first festive release. There are very few other Christmas CDs catering for the R&B fan and certainly none as varied as this one. It is rich, varied and full of ho ho ho with a side of misery, so get it while stocks last. 9 tracks are new to CD, while 3 are previously unissued in any form.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Christmas Celebration - B.B. KING
  2. Christmas - SMOKEY WILSON
  3. Xmas Baby - RIFF RUFFIN
  4. Merry Christmas Baby - MARI JONES & THE JOHNNY MOORE ORCHESTRA
  5. Christmas Bells - BOBBY NUNN
  6. Santa Claus Baby - THE VOICES
  7. Christmas Time - THE DEBONAIRES
  8. God Gave Us Xmas - OSCAR MCLOLLIE
  9. I Want You With Me At Christmas - JESSE BELVIN
  10. I Wanna Spend Christmas With You Part 1 - LOWELL FULSON
  11. I Wanna Spend Christmas With You Part 2 - LOWELL FULSON
  12. Merry Christmas - LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD
  13. Gonna Have A Merry Christmas - NIC NACS
  14. Crazy Santa Claus - THE DEBONAIRES
  15. My Christmas Baby - SMOKEY HOGG
  16. Christmas Blues - SYLVESTER COTTON
  17. White / Hot Christmas - UNKNOWN
  18. Santa Claus Boogie - THE VOICES
  19. Dig That Crazy Santa Claus - OSCAR McLOLLIE
  20. White Christmas - HADDA BROOKS


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Ace Records UK
  • ASIN: B000HOJNGG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By George O'Leary TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 12, 2011
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When it comes to my music collection, which runs the gamut from Folk to Pop and Country/Rockabilly to R&B/Soul, one of my favourite genres running across that entire spectrum is that of Christmas-oriented tunes. And since one of my favourite distributors is Ace of London, how this one escaped my attention until now is amazing. I found it by accident while perusing through the reviews by old friend Peter Durward Harris of the U.K.

The Christmas single has been around almost since Edison invented the wax cylinder and although relatively few ever made any singles charts (the main reason being their air-time/juke-box lifetime being seasonal and therefore relatively short), the better ones do seem to appear every year in a multitude of compilations.

But if R&B is among your particular favourite genres, you won't find any anywhere else better than this great compilation which features all the attributes of any Ace product: great sound and informative detailed liner notes, in this case 11 by Herb Fenstein, as well as their usual listing on the reverse of the tracks showing label details and year of release.

What they don't show, as in most of their other releases, are chart positions, simply because only one among these did, in fact, make the charts, that being B.B. King's Christmas Celebration which made the Billboard Xmas Charts twice, # 25 in 1964 and # 17 in 1967. Many of these, however, pre-date those charts which didn't appear until 1963.

In addition to wonderful background information on the artists concerned, the booklet contains vintage photos of a young B.B. King, Lowell Fulson, Andrew "Smokey" Hogg, Oscar McLollie, Jesse Belvin and, on the outside back cover, a great shot of the gorgeous Hadda Brooks.

Well worth being added to any serious Christmas music collection.
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An o.k. collection but don't buy it unless you are seriously collecting R & B music. You would be better off buying Blue Yule. Or even better Blues Blues Christmas 1.
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This is certainly not your typical Christmas fare. Apparently, the rules for this compilation were that it had to be made of twenty tracks, all from company-owned material so that no licence fees would be payable. (Despite being a British label, Ace don't seem interested in following Jasmine and Proper by taking advantage of the British copyright rules.) Ace records having acquired a number of old record labels, the quantity would not be a problem, but what of the quality? In the event, the compiler found just about enough tracks that satisfied. Maybe there isn't enough material in the Ace vaults to compile a second volume of comparable quality, but that's life. Of course, I don't know what he left in the vaults, but I certainly approve of his selection. There are a variety of Christmas songs, some emphasizing the rhythm while others are more bluesy, but all fit comfortably within the album title.

Apart from B B King, the artists are mostly of the long-forgotten (except by their dedicated fans) variety, but this compilation is particularly interesting because, for the most part, the songs are as obscure as the artists. Yes, you'll recognize some (most notably White Christmas and Merry Christmas baby) but not many. Curiously, those two tracks both feature female singers (Hadda Brooks and Mari Jones respectively), although they are a rarity on this compilation. One other track (Gonna have a merry Christmas, by the Nic Nacs with Mickey Champion) features a female singer, but that's about it for the women here.

The opening B B King track (Christmas celebration) dates from 1962, while the following Smokey Wilson track (Christmas) dates from 1977. The two Lowell Fulsom tracks (I wanna spend Christmas with you, parts 1 and 2) date from 1967.
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1. Joy to the world

2. Mary's boy child/Oh my Lord

3. O Holy night

4. Jolly Old St. Nicholas

5. O little town of Bethlehem

6. Hark the hearld angels sing

7. Lonely Christmas

8. Jingle Bells

9. O come all ye faithful

10. Silent night

11. We wish you a merry Christmas

12. White Christmas
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With only BB King's Christmas Celebration being what might be considered "well known" this compilation of obscure and never before released Christmas songs is a fantastic addition to your festive playlist.
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