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BD Music Presents Christmas Blues

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When bluesmen do Christmas they never forget to quietly sneak in the torment, loneliness and melancholy that are characteristic of their genre. The 40 tracks of this compilation from the BD Music collection demonstrate, above all, each artist's ability to make the original standards their own and give them a second life. It's a real paradox: the festive atmosphere plunges into the murky waters of a sad and miserable life. Blues legends such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Blind Willie Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Rushing, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon and a few others work wonders with classics as well as original compositions, sometimes sordid and dark, but often tinged with humour. A very different way to celebrate Christmas with music. Max Dembo/Qobuz

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1
White Christmas
Clyde McPhatter
00:02:41

The Drifters, MainArtist - Clyde McPhatter, MainArtist - Berlin, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

2
I Want My Baby for Christmas
Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy
00:02:42

Liggins, Composer - Jimmy Liggins and His Drops Of Joy, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

3
Merry Christmas
Lightnin' Hopkins
00:02:49

Hopkins, Composer - Luke, Composer - Lightnin’ Hopkins, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

4
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Mabel Scott
00:02:21

Rene, Composer - Mabel Scott, MainArtist - Les Welch and His Orchestra, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

5
Lonesome Christmas
Lowell Fulsom
00:02:12

Lowell Fulsom, MainArtist - Fulsom, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

6
Christmas Date Boogie
Big Joe Turner
00:02:37

Turner, Composer - Big Joe Turner, MainArtist - Pete Johnson and His Orchestra, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

7
Merry Christmas Baby
Charles Brown
00:02:43

Moore, Composer - Charles Brown, MainArtist - Baxter, Composer - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

8
Let’s Make Christmas Merry Baby
Amos Milburn
00:02:56

Haywood, Composer - Tucker, Composer - Amos Milburn, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

9
Faraway Christmas Blues
Little Esther
00:03:22

Little Esther, MainArtist - Mel Walker, MainArtist - Otis, Composer - Johnny Otis’ Congregation, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

10
Oh How I Hate to See Xmas Coming Around
Jimmy Witherspoon
00:03:02

Jimmy Witherspoon, MainArtist - Witherspoon, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

11
Good Morning Blues
Jimmy Rushing
00:03:14

Basie, Composer - DURHAM, Composer - JIMMY RUSHING, MainArtist - Count Basie and his Orchestra, MainArtist - Rushing, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

12
Christmas Spirit
Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends
00:02:49

Lee, Composer - Julia Lee and her Boy Friends, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

13
Christmas Time Blues
Roy Milton Solid Senders
00:03:06

Milton, Composer - Roy Milton Solid Senders, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

14
Hey Santa Claus
The Moonglows
00:02:26

Traditional, Composer - The Moonglows, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

15
I Want My Baby for Christmas
Andrew Hogg
00:02:53

Hogg, Composer - Andrew Hogg, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

16
Christmas Boogie
Sugar Chile Robinson
00:02:23

White, Composer - Sugar Chile Robinson, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

17
Best Wishes
Earl Brown
00:02:38

Traditional, Composer - Lowell Fulsom, MainArtist - EARL BROWN, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

18
I Want a Present for Christmas
J. B. Summers
00:02:36

Summers, Composer - J. B. Summers, MainArtist - Doc Bagby’s Orchestra, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

19
Christmas Blues
Larry Darnell
00:02:57

Biggs, Composer - Madison, Composer - Larry Darnell, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

20
Happy New Year
Lightnin' Hopkins
00:03:16

Hopkins, Composer - Luke, Composer - Lightnin’ Hopkins, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

DISC 2

1
The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole Trio
00:03:17

Wells, Composer - Torme, Composer - Nat King Cole Trio, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

2
Merry Christmas Baby
Sonny Parker
00:03:22

Moore, Composer - Baxter, Composer - Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, MainArtist - Sonny Parker, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

3
Love for Christmas
Felix Gross
00:02:41

Traditional, Composer - Felix Gross, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

4
Mr. Santa’s Boogie
The Marshall Brothers
00:02:43

Traditional, Composer - The Marshall Brothers, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

5
Santa Claus Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
00:02:21

Dupree, Composer - Champion Jack Dupree, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

6
Just a Lonely Christmas
The Moonglows
00:02:30

Traditional, Composer - The Moonglows, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

7
Jesus's Coming Soon
Blind Willie Johnson
00:03:13

Blind Willie Johnson, MainArtist - Johnson, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

8
Christmas Blues
Gatemouth Moore
00:03:04

Moore, Composer - Gatemouth Moore, MainArtist - Tiny Grimes Swingtet, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

9
My Christmas Baby
Andrew Hogg
00:02:27

Hogg, Composer - Josea, Composer - Andrew Hogg, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

10
Christmas in Heaven
Jackie Wilson
00:02:45

Ward, Composer - Billy Ward, MainArtist - Jackie Wilson, MainArtist - The Dominoes, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

11
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Bull Moose Jackson and His Bearcats
00:02:33

Traditional, Composer - Bull Moose Jackson and His Bearcats, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

12
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
The Orioles
00:02:56

Traditional, Composer - The Orioles, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

13
Santa Claus Baby
The Voices
00:02:31

Gray, Composer - The Voices, MainArtist - York, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

14
(It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas
The Orioles
00:03:20

Traditional, Composer - The Orioles, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

15
Silent Night
The Ravens
00:02:56

Grüber, Composer - Mohr, Composer - The Ravens, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

16
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
The Pilgrim Travellers
00:02:33

Kent, Composer - Ram, Composer - The Pilgrim Travellers, MainArtist - Gannon, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

17
White Christmas
The Ravens
00:03:11

Berlin, Composer - The Ravens, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

18
Oh Holy Night
The Orioles
00:02:11

Grüber, Composer - Mohr, Composer - The Orioles, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

19
Jesus Is Here to Stay
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
00:02:51

Price, Composer - Sister Rosetta Tharpe, MainArtist - Sam Price Trio, MainArtist - Tharpe, Composer

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

20
Child of the King
Mahalia Jackson
00:03:18

SMITH, Composer - Daniels, Composer - Mahalia Jackson, MainArtist

2006 BDMusic 2006 BDMusic

Album Description

When bluesmen do Christmas they never forget to quietly sneak in the torment, loneliness and melancholy that are characteristic of their genre. The 40 tracks of this compilation from the BD Music collection demonstrate, above all, each artist's ability to make the original standards their own and give them a second life. It's a real paradox: the festive atmosphere plunges into the murky waters of a sad and miserable life. Blues legends such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Blind Willie Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Rushing, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon and a few others work wonders with classics as well as original compositions, sometimes sordid and dark, but often tinged with humour. A very different way to celebrate Christmas with music. Max Dembo/Qobuz

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