Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Playlist of Christmas Blues Recordings

Blues (and Jazz) artists have been recording blues about the holidays almost as long as such music has been recorded. Here are a few gems to help celebrate the holiday. Here Blind Lemon Jefferson sings Christmas Eve Blues.

Here is Charlie Jordan singing Christmas Christmas Blues and that is (unless I am deaf) the Devil's Son-in-Law, Peetie Wheatstraw on piano.

And now the great Blind Blake singing Lonesome Christmas Blues.

Moving a head a few decades we get the second Sonny Boy Williamson's, Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues.

Lightnin' Hopkins gives his take on Merry Christmas.

Now Freddie King has Christmas Tears.

But Eddie C. Campbell has found out that Santa's Messin' With the Kid.

But Denise Lasalle says that Santa's Got the Christmas Blues.

This is my favorite Louis Armstrong Christmas song, 'Zat You, Santa Claus?

No Charles Brown today (I will hold his holiday songs for Christmas Day itself. As Marvn Sease say, may you have  a Funky Christmas.

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