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Various Artists - A Rhythm & Blues Christmas - import CD

Various Artists - A Rhythm & Blues Christmas - import CD

$ 11.99

Artist: Various  |  Label: Ace |  Format: CD  |  Genre: Holiday  | Album Condition: New | Jacket Condition: Sealed

A Rhythm & Blues Christmas
Ace 1128

What can I say to make you all go out and buy a Christmas record to go with your turkey? I mean this one is as far from a turkey as you can get. It covers 30 years of Rhythm and Bluesin’ with performances from such great stars as the Blues Boy B.B. King, Mr Lowell Fulson, the mellow tones of Jesse Belvin and the down home boogie of Smokey Hogg. There is some great doo wop on there from the Voices, Hollywood Flames meets the Harlem Shuffle, Debonaires later to be funk meisters Señor Soul and our very own creation the Elves. Hey guys - ring in if you are still out there, you’ve waited 48 years for this little beauty to be heard! That’s just one of three ‘new to your ears’ cuts on this essential collection. Why John Dolphin canned Merry Christmas Baby by Mari Jones & Johnny Moore Orch we’ll never know, a finer platter of mellow blues with a sublime Johnny Moore guitar it would be hard to find. And who knows why Nehemiah “Riff” Ruffin’s Xmas Baby has waited for 50 years, his baby’s back and his tale of Christmas cheer would lift the most miserable singleton at this time of family and festive joy. Talking about uplifting, Oscar McLollie Digs That Crazy Santa Claus and you will too.
But we haven’t forgotten the real meaning of Christmas and ole Oscar sure reminds us of that with the shimmering doo wopper God Gave Us Christmas as does Modern Records’ very own Hadda Brooks closing the set with St Bing’s White Christmas.

Christmas Celebration - B.B. King 
Christmas - Smokey Wilson 
Xmas Baby - Riff Ruffin 
Merry Christmas Baby - Mari Jones & The Johnny Moore Orchestra 
Christmas Bells - Bobby Nunn 
Santa Claus Baby - The Voices 
Christmas Time - The Debonaires 
God Gave Us Christmas - Oscar McLolllie & His Honey Jumpers 
I Want You With Me on Christmas - Jesse Belvin 
I Wanna Spend Christmas With You (Pt 1) - Lowell Fulson 
I Wanna Spend Christmas With You (Pt 2) - Lowell Fulson 
Merry Xmas - Little Willie Littlefield 
Gonna Have a Merry Xmas - The Nic Nacs (w/ Mickey Champion) 
Crazy Santa Claus - The Debonaires 
My Christmas Baby - Smokey Hogg 
Christmas Blues - Sylvester Cotton 
White / Hot Christmas - The Elves 
Santa Claus Boogie - The Voices 
Dig That Crazy Santa Claus - Oscar McLollie & The Honey Jumpers 
White Christmas - Hadda Brooks 


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