Monday, November 24, 2008

'Tis the season, and between now and December 25th I'll be posting some hard to find Christmas classics. First up is this very fine collection of R & B Christmas tunes on the Hollywood label. The original LP was first released in 1956, comprised of tunes from Hollywood's great roster of artists. I found this little gem on CD in a bin in Shopper's Drug Mart over ten years ago. I imagine the original issue is an out-of-reach collector's item for most, so I hope this post allows each and every one a chance to savour this unavailable classic. Merry Christmas, baby!


1. Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown
2. Lonesome Christmas (Part 1) - Lowell Fulson
3. Lonesome Christmas (Part 2) - Lowell Fulson
4. Sleighride - Lloyd Glenn
5. Christmas Eve Baby - Johnny Moore's Blazers
6. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Mabel Scott
7. Christmas Everyday - Johnny Moore's Blazers
8. Christmas Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon
9. Love For Christmas - Jackson Trio
10. Christmas Letter - Johnny Moore's Blazers
11. Jingle Bell Hop - Jackson Trio
12. Christmas Dreams - Johnny Moore's Blazers

*download here*


Dirk Bill said...

Aw, the file has expired... not so Zippy anymore. Could you please repost this? I can see this would be a cornerstone of this year's holidays!

Dirk Bill said...

Well, if the link can't be restored, that's the way it goes. You have an amazing collection here! Thank you for sharing. And Merry Christmas!

anonymous said...

It has been a while since "Merry Christmas Baby" was asked for, but here 'tis anyway! Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Merry Merry!

This is a wonderful blog for all sorts of Christmas music! Also good is: