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Yule Be Miserable

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(2003/VERVE) 12 tracks 1937-1994

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Christmas Blues - LEWIS, Ramsey
'Zat You, Santa Claus? - ARMSTRONG, Louis
Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney - FITZGERALD, Ella
Blue Christmas - ECKSTINE, Billy
My Birthday Comes On Christmas - JONES, Spike
Merry Christmas - KING, B.B.
Please Come Home For Christmas - NEVILLE, Aaron
Stormy Blues - HOLIDAY, Billie
Good Morning Blues - BASIE, COUNT
Baby, It's Cold Outside - FITZGERALD, Ella
Nuttin' For Christmas - JONES, Spike
Christmas Blues - REED, Eric

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The Yuletide washes in the many moods of the season and Yule Be Miserable makes a great attempt at capturing those darker holiday sentiments that come with the holly and the ivy. Still, the title's slightly misleading--even with its cool liner notes by comic book icon Harvey "American Splendor" Pekar. While some of these blues tunes (like the renowned Billie Holiday's "Stormy Blues" and Spike Jones' whiney "My Birthday Comes on Christmas") are decidedly down and out, the performances generally will knock off those stockings hung with care. For every tune like Aaron Neville's pleading "Please Come Home for Christmas" or Billy Eckstine's "Blue Christmas," there's more light-hearted fare such as Louie Armstrong's inimitable "'Zat You, Santa Claus?," the two spirited tracks from Ella Fitzgerald ("Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney," "Baby, It's Cold Outside"), and B.B. King's torn-up "Merry Christmas, Baby." Misery this bad never sounded so good. --Martin Keller
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 24, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0000CDUIA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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What can I say? There's a lot of fine jazz, blues, etc...
My favorite track is probably Basie-Rushing; although B B King is not far behind and Armstrong ("'Zat You Santa Clause?")is at least entertaining and swinging.

Also, I must admit I like that strange childish Spike Jones humour on "My Birthday Comes on Christmas" ( a gradndaddy of "Jew on Christmas" song from "South Park") and "Nuttin' for Christmas"...

However, the concept of the album is not really worked through and Harvey Pekar's liner notes are hardly enlightning...
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Though the title is slightly misleading and this isn't a collection of music that has you considering ending it all, it's good music that's fun to listen to and enjoy.

The title cracks me up, I just wish that it was used for some down and out Holiday music.
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By The Phantom on December 20, 2010
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The title probably is the best thing about this collection, although there are some decent cuts here that I haven't been able to find other places.
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This CD is supposed to feature unhappy Christmas songs. But in reality, not very many of these songs are particularly mournful. But most of the songs are good, with the exception of Spike Jones' awful version of "Nuttin' For Christmas" (sung by a group of kids). But what is Billie Holiday's "Stormy Blues" doing here, which, although it fits the "miserable" concept, doesn't have anything to do with Christmas? It's also strange that they included two versions of the instrumental "Christmas Blues", although both versions are good. This is a decent CD, but it could have been much better.
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