The Alligator Records Christmas Collection

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This entertaining CD serves a dual purpose, introducing listeners to many of the blues artists who have recorded for Alligator and giving consumers a rare Christmas blues record. The performers include Koko Taylor, Kenny Neal, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Katie Webster on a rollicking "Deck the Halls With Boogie Woogie", William Clarke, Tinsley Ellis, Charles Brown "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus", Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Elvin Bishop, Saffire, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Charlie Musselwhite. With the exception of Bishop's "The Little Drummer Boy" and Musselwhite's "Silent Night," all of the selections are originals by the artists. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This entertaining CD serves a dual purpose, introducing listeners to many of the blues artists who have recorded for Alligator and giving consumers a rare Christmas blues record. The performers include Koko Taylor, Kenny Neal, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Katie Webster on a rollicking "Deck the Halls With Boogie Woogie", William Clarke, Tinsley Ellis, Charles Brown "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus", Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Elvin Bishop, Saffire, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Charlie Musselwhite. With the exception of Bishop's "The Little Drummer Boy" and Musselwhite's "Silent Night," all of the selections are originals by the artists. Although the musicians all play in the same general genre, this set has enough variety and good feelings to hold one's interest throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/1992
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551920120
  • Catalog Number: 519201
  • Sales rank: 210,860

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Merry, Merry Christmas - Koko Taylor (4:29)
  2. 2 Christmas Time in the Country - Kenny Neal (4:34)
  3. 3 I'm Your Santa @@Lil' Ed And The Blues Imperials (2:55)
  4. 4 Deck the Halls with Boogie Woogie - Katie Webster (2:59)
  5. 5 Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus - William Clarke (4:31)
  6. 6 Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' - Tinsley Ellis (3:23)
  7. 7 Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Charles Brown (3:12)
  8. 8 Lonesome Christmas - Son Seals (5:13)
  9. 9 Christmas on the Bayou - Lonnie Brooks (4:46)
  10. 10 Santa Claus - Little Charlie & the Nightcats (2:57)
  11. 11 The Little Drummer Boy - Elvin Bishop (2:52)
  12. 12 One Parent Christmas - Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women (3:35)
  13. 13 Christmas - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (3:13)
  14. 14 Silent Night - Charlie Musselwhite (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Brooks Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Charles Brown Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
William Clarke Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Tinsley Ellis Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite Harmonica, Track Performer
Kenny Neal Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Lucky Peterson Keyboards
Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women Track Performer
Son Seals Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Koko Taylor Vocals, Track Performer
Katie Webster Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Elvin Bishop Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Harold Ousley Tenor Saxophone
Earl Lewis Bass
Kenny Washington Drums
Ameen Abdur-Rashied Percussion, Bells
Gaye Adegbalola Guitar, Vocals
Frank Alexander Drums
Ray Allison Drums
Reynaldo Arvizu Alto Saxophone
Charlie Baty Guitar
Stu Blank Piano
Mike Boyette Organ
Ron Brooks Guitar
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Chuck Burke Drums
Bully Butler Guitar
Stan Chambers Bass
Little Charlie & the Nightcats Track Performer
Ed Earley Trombone
Rick Estrin Harmonica, Vocals
James Ferguson Bass
Harold Floyd Bass
Randy Forrester Piano
Mike Garrett Guitar
Johnny B. Gayden Bass
Tom Giblin Piano
Ron Harris Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Robert Hoban Keyboards
Criss Johnson Guitar
Ken Johnson Drums
Fred Kaplan Piano
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials Track Performer
Kelly Littleton Drums
Calvin Louden Guitar
Earl May Bass, Acoustic Bass
Flaco Medina Bass
Kevin Mitchell Drums
Jerry Murphy Bass
Noel Neal Bass
Bob Newham Drums
Evan Palmerson Bass
Jay Peterson Bass
Ann Rabson Piano
Jeremiah Riley Organ
Dobie Strange Drums
Larry Van Drums
Greg Verginio Guitar
Lil' Ed Williams Guitar, Vocals
Sidney James Wingfield Organ
Earlene Lewis Acoustic Bass
James "Pookie" Young Bass
David Sims Drums
Technical Credits
Lonnie Brooks Producer, Contributor
William Clarke Contributor
Tinsley Ellis Producer, Contributor
Charlie Musselwhite Producer, Contributor
Kenny Neal Producer, Contributor
Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women Contributor
Son Seals Producer
Koko Taylor Producer, Contributor
Katie Webster Producer, Contributor
Elvin Bishop Producer, Contributor
Franz Gruber Composer
David Axelbaum Engineer
Jim Bateman Producer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Contributor
Rick Estrin Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Barry Feldman Producer
Tim Geelan Engineer
Bob "Rattlesnake" Greenlee Producer
Bruce Iglauer Producer
Vasti Jackson Producer
Criss Johnson Producer
Warren King Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Glenn Nishida Engineer
Jay Shilliday Engineer
Bill Thompson Engineer
Rory Young Engineer
Rick Bailey Engineer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
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