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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #54 ‘A Blues Christmas’ with Stefan Matussek

15 December 2020
  • Blues
  • Melancholy
  • Soulful

It’s the time of year when radio stations and playlists let you know it’s Christmas time with a hand full of songs that are played every year. Unfortunately there usually isn’t a Blues song among them. You might be surprised to hear that quite a few Christmas-themed blues songs have been written over the last century. In this episode you will hear but a selection of these. Some are joyful, some more melancholy, but they are guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit.

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Santa's Blues (1994 Re-Recorded Version) - Charles Brown
Christmas Time Blues - Black Ace
The Wrong Way to Celebrate Christmas - Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
Christmas & New Year's Blues - Tampa Red
At the Christmas Ball - Bessie Smith
Christmas In Jail - Leroy Carr
Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby - Amos Milburn
Christmas Morning Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
Let Me Hang My Stockings in Your Christmas Tree (Remastered) - Roosevelt Sykes
How I Hate to See Christmas Come Around - Jimmy Witherspoon
Blues for Christmas - John Lee Hooker
Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
Christmas Blues - Canned Heat
Christmas Tears - Freddie King
Slipping Into Christmas - Leon Russell
Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus - William Clarke
Christmas - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Merry, Merry Christmas - Koko Taylor
Merry Christmas Baby - B.B. King
Christmas Day Blues - Cephas & Wiggins
It's Christmas Time Again (Spend, Spend, Spend) - Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Lonesome Christmas - Eric Clapton
Tip Toe'n - Rob Hudec
Blonde of Mine - Ray Bonneville
Blues For Mike - Brother Tito Deler