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The Alligator Records Christmas Collection


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listen  1. Merry, Merry ChristmasKoko Taylor 4:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Christmas Time In The CountryKenny Neal 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I'm Your SantaLil Ed & the Blues Imperials 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Deck The Halls With Boogie WoogieKatie Webster 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Please Let Me Be Your Santa ClausWilliam Clarke 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'Tinsley Ellis 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Boogie Woogie Santa ClausCharles Brown 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Lonesome ChristmasSon Seals 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Christmas On The BayouLonnie Brooks 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Santa ClausLittle Charlie & The Nightcats 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Little Drummer BoyElvin Bishop 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. One Parent ChristmasSaffire-The Uppity Blues Women 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. ChristmasClarence "Gatemouth" Brown 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Silent NightCharlie Musselwhite 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 6, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B000000A29
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 1, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This compendium of holiday tunes performed by various artists in the Alligator Records stable has become one of my favorite Christmas albums. Featuring performers like the fabulous Koko Taylor, Elvin Bishop, and Saffire, it provides a get-down alternative to the saccharine fare being offered up by so many labels. Without exception, the cuts are distillations of each artist's style - complete with humorous double entendres and top-notch production. Get it -- if only to save yourself from one more wimpy rendition of The Little Drummer Boy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Kay VINE VOICE on December 4, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have so many Christmas CDs that I often can't get to them all during the season. But no matter how short of time, I always make sure to play this CD!

One of the reasons I like it so much is that it is not your typical Christmas collection. Of the 14 tracks, only two are mostly traditional and religious ("The Little Drummer Boy" by Elvin Bishop on guitar and "Silent Night" by Charles Musselwhite on harmonica) but they are instrumentals. One more is a traditional carol but played in a nontraditional style ("Deck the Halls With Boogie Woogie" by Katie Webster). The remaining 11 are not like anything on the rest of my Christmas albums. Despite being the blues, all but 2 of those are really upbeat.

This would be a good CD (or MP3) to play at a holiday party, either for background music or (with many of the tracks) dancing. One of my friends who does not celebrate Christmas heard it in my car and wanted to get it for herself. I like playing it in my car and when I want a little pick-me-up around the house during the holidays.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Hennessey on December 11, 2009
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I love Christmas and one of the most exciting parts is while we decorate the tree (first weekend in Dec) we always have some bubbly and break out the CD's ....this is ALWAYS the first! If you love the blues...you will love this CD. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Listening to it right now in fact!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Melton on January 22, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These songs are not throw-aways but a great collection of electric originals that really make the season bright. Good variety and mix of tempos. If you like blues I would be surprised if you are disappointed with this collection.
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By Amazon Customer on January 24, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This collection will completely surprise the casual listener or Christmas music fan. Hey, even hardcore blues fans will appreciate music that wasn't "forced" to sound like Christmas music and at the same time not lose that seasonal flare. Yeah, the melody of "Jingle Bells" was used a few times as a "riff" in some songs, but it was done well and with great variety of style and choice of instruments.

Overall, this is a very cool CD to have and listen to.... even at Christmas time.........
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I love this album and look forward to breaking it out each year around the holiday season. This is not your typical Christmas album with a rehash of the same old tried classics. These songs are fun, original, and get you in the mood for the holidays. If you enjoy the blues and are looking for something new in your collection I highly recommend. As one other reviewer noted: buy it, share it, give it - couldn't agree more.
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I like to have a collection of holiday CD's, but really do not like the standard schmaltzy stuff. I have an eclectic mix of alternative, electronic, and rock holiday CD's, this is my first blues mix. Purchased it based on the reviews on amazon, and this CD does not disappoint. Of the 14 tracks on this CD, I like all but 2, not a big fan of tracks 6 and 12, but that's just my personal opinion.

If you're looking for a bluesy holiday CD, listen to the samples on this one and see what you think. I personally really like this one.
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a truly unique Christmas collection of edgier tunes.
Must have for your collection. Alligator records knows how to do it.
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