Dig That Crazy Santa Claus - Christmas Blues & R&B 1953-1956

Various Artists

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Blues, Christmas
Contrast Records
December 8, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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Lovingly culled from the golden age of mid-century Rhythm & Blue including songs never before available on CD, this 26-track set collection of good-timing Christmas-centric numbers will have everyone raising a cup of cheer. The music runs the full spectrum and is, by turns, exquisitely expressivehear the chilling Christmas in Heaven, by Billy Ward & his Dominoes with R&B idol Jackie Wilson and Just a Lonely Christmas by the Moonglows & Harvey Fuquaand red hot, with stomping workouts like Big Buds Rock Around the Christmas Tree, The Hepsters Rockin' & Rollin with Santa Claus and Jimmy Butlers Trim Your Tree. It also goes way, way off the beaten track with Babs Gonzales frosty, hepwise proto-rap charmers Be Bop Santa Claus, Watch Them Resolutions and unforgettably brings the reason for the season with stunning spiritual No Room in the Hotel, by the Chosen Gospel Singers, featuring youthful powerhouse Lou Rawls. Marvelous stuff.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CDCNTRST1230
Barcode 0639857123022
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 110g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Dig That Crazy Santa Claus - Oscar McLollie -
2. Christmas In Heaven - Jackie Wilson & The Dominoes -
3. Chincy Old Scrooge - Phil Moore -
4. We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo - Big John Greer -
5. Just A Lonely Christmas - The Moonglows -
6. Santa Claus Baby - The Voices (The Hollywood Flames) -
7. I’ll Be Home For Christmas - The Pilgrim Travelers -
8. Be Bop Santa Claus - Babs Gonzales -
9. White Christmas - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters -
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Cadillacs -
11. It’s Christmas Time - The Castelles -
12. Cowboy Santa Claus - Bill Lacey W: Lil Armstrong -
13. Trim Your Tree - Jimmy Butler -
14. A Christmas Prayer - The Penguins -
15. Rockin’ & Rollin With Santa Claus - The Hepsters -
16. Rock Around The Christmas Tree Big Bud -
17. Blink Before Christmas - Phil Moore -
18. A Cool, Cool Christmas - The Sabers -
19. No Room In The Hotel - Lou Rawls & The Chosen Gospel Singers -
20. Christmas Prayer - The Valentines -
21. Santa Claus Boogie - The Voices (The Hollywood Flames) -
22. I Want You With Me Christmas - Jesse Belvin -
23. Wait ‘Til After Christmas - Big John Greer -
24. Happy New Year - Lightening Hopkins -
25. Watch Them Resolutions - Babs Gonzales -
26. (Did You Have A Ball) On New Year’s Eve - Acapella - The Heartbeats -