Various Artists - Christmas 'Round the Jukebox - A Blues and R&B Christmas Celebration

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Here is a Christmas celebration attended by some of the greatest names in Rhythm and Blues. From the late 40s to the early 50s the biggest names in Blues including B.B. King, Amos Milburn, Charles Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulton, Roy Milton. The Drifters, Joe Turner and Chuck Berry sing their Christmas favourites. Being the blues of course many of the songs emphasise how lonely Christmas can be without the one you love whilst others celebrate the holiday season with joyful songs and new versions of standards like, 'Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer' and 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'.

Many of these records constantly reappeared on the R&B sales charts every year. Some like Charles Brown's original million-selling 'Merry Christmas Baby' were still selling well into the soul era.

Depending on your mood you can preselect these titles, pour a large Brandy and wallow in the depressive elements of a lonely Christmas or roll back the carpet put another nickel in the jukebox and have a Rockin' Christmas celebration. Either way works.

Track Listing

1. CHRISTMAS DATE BOOGIE - JOE TURNER
2. ITS CHRISTMAS TIME - THE FIVE KEYS
3. RUN RUDOLPH RUN - CHUCK BERRY
4. WHITE CHRISTMAS - THE DRIFTERS
5. PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - CHARLES BROWN
6. HEY SANTA CLAUS - THE MOONGLOWS
7. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER - THE CADILLACS
8. CHRISTMAS TIME - JIMMY McCRACKLIN
9. WHITE CHRISTMAS - THE RAVENS
10. SILENT NIGHT - THE RAVENS
11. CAN THIS BE CHRISTMAS - THE FALCONS
12. I WANT MY BABY FOR CHRISTMAS - JIMMY LIGGINS
13. BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS - MABEL SCOTT
14. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY - CHARLES BROWN
15. LONESOME CHRISTMAS (Part 1) - LOWELL FULSON
16. LONESOME CHRISTMAS (Part 2) - LOWELL FULSON
17. CHRISTMAS EVE BABY - JOHNNY MOORE'S THREE BLAZERS
18. HELLO SANTA CLAUS - CECIL GANT
19. HOW I HATE TO SEE CHRISTMAS COME AROUND - JIMMY WITHERSPOON
20. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN - THE HARMONY GRITS
21. CHRISTMAS TIME BLUES - ROY MILTON
22. CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN - THE DOMINOES
23. LET'S MAKE CHRISTMAS MERRY BABY - AMOS MILBURN
24. MAY EVERY DAY BE CHRISTMAS - LOUIS JORDAN
25. (It's Gonna Be) LONELY CHRISTMAS - THE ORIOLES
26. WE WANT TO SEE SANTA DO THE MAMBO - BIG JOHN GREER
27. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION - B.B. KING

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
September 9th, 2016
UPC Bar Code No
604988 30832 7