Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, B.B. King, Mabel Scott|
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Classical
It's not often you get to hear Mabel Scott wail "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" and Bessie Smith pour it all out on "At the Christmas Ball" alongside Lightnin' Hopkins's blistering "Santa" or Amos Milburn's classic "Let's Make... more »
It's not often you get to hear Mabel Scott wail "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" and Bessie Smith pour it all out on "At the Christmas Ball" alongside Lightnin' Hopkins's blistering "Santa" or Amos Milburn's classic "Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby," but that's the mile-wide shape of this good-times, 15-track compilation. Swingin' Louis Jordan is likewise featured on "Santa Claus, Santa Claus," while Kings Albert and B. B., John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Weatherspoon, and Lowell Fulson sharpen their axes for a mess of Christmas blues. Also included are cuts by Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Floyd Dixon, and Eddie C. Campbell, whose "Santa's Messin' with the Kid" is as funny as it is rockin'. A fantastic showcase for blues guitar and vocals, this album should please any blues fan in your house. --Martin Keller
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is as fun as it is unique. If you love the blues, and are looking for the perfect Christmas album, this is the one. Worth the price of admission for Amos Milburn's "Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby." This cd is guaranteed to chase away your blues, and brighten your spirits."