Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics

Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics

     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/1991
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227056827
catalogNumber:
70568
Rank:
298009

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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
Insight   Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Track Performer
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
Insight   Contributor
Walter Kent   Composer
Gene Redd   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Contributor
Voices   Contributor
Lou Baxter   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer

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