Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics

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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
For blues fans, the Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without hearing crooner Charles Brown’s '40s holiday hit, "Merry Christmas, Baby." The compilation BLUE YULE has that old familiar tune plus several surprises, making it a little like opening a special present on Christmas morning. This hefty, 18-song set includes a young Johnny and Edgar Winter harmonizing on "Christmas Blues," Eddie C. Cambell’s rockin’ "Santa’s Messin’ with the Kid," and Louis Jordan’s pleading ballad "Santa Claus, Santa Claus." There are also rarely heard cuts by John Lee Hooker, Hop Wilson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Big Jack Johnson. Though some of the recordings are ancient, the production ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
For blues fans, the Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without hearing crooner Charles Brown’s '40s holiday hit, "Merry Christmas, Baby." The compilation BLUE YULE has that old familiar tune plus several surprises, making it a little like opening a special present on Christmas morning. This hefty, 18-song set includes a young Johnny and Edgar Winter harmonizing on "Christmas Blues," Eddie C. Cambell’s rockin’ "Santa’s Messin’ with the Kid," and Louis Jordan’s pleading ballad "Santa Claus, Santa Claus." There are also rarely heard cuts by John Lee Hooker, Hop Wilson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Big Jack Johnson. Though some of the recordings are ancient, the production values are fine, making BLUE YULE perfect for parties or soothing the bluest of holidays.
All Music Guide - Dennis MacDonald
A stellar 18-song compilation with most tracks not duplicated on other in-print collections. Treasures abound here: rare tracks from John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins, Hop Wilson's original "Merry Christmas, Darling" covered by The Fabulous Thunderbirds on An Austin Rhythm & Blues Christmas, Louis Jordan's last recording "Santa Claus, Santa Claus," [1968], and more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/1991
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227056827
  • Catalog Number: 70568
  • Sales rank: 165,653

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Brown Track Performer
Eddie C. Campbell Track Performer
John Lee Hooker Track Performer
Big Jack Johnson Track Performer
Jimmy McCracklin Track Performer
Roy Milton Track Performer
Pilgrim Travelers Track Performer
Canned Heat Track Performer
Jimmy Liggins Track Performer
Johnny Winter Track Performer
Louis Jordan Track Performer
Eddie Campbell Track Performer
Detroit Junior Track Performer
Edgar Winter Track Performer
Poppa Hop and His Orchestra Track Performer
Lightnin' Hopkins Track Performer
The Insight Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson I Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Track Performer
The Voices Track Performer
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Eddie C. Campbell Contributor
John Lee Hooker Contributor
Big Jack Johnson Contributor
Jimmy McCracklin Contributor
Roy Milton Contributor
Pilgrim Travelers Contributor
Canned Heat Contributor
Jimmy Liggins Contributor
Louis Jordan Contributor
Buck Ram Composer
Texas Pete Mayes Contributor
Charles Brown and Band Contributor
Detroit Junior Contributor
Kim Gannon Composer
Bob Hite Composer
Poppa Hop and His Orchestra Contributor
Lightnin' Hopkins Contributor
The Insight Contributor
Walter Kent Composer
Gene Redd Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson I Contributor
The Voices Contributor
Lou Baxter Composer
Johnny Moore Composer
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