Alligator Records' Genuine Houserockin' Christmas
  • Koko Taylor - Have You Heard The News?
  • Carey Bell - Christmas Train
  • Michael "Iron Man" Burks - Christmas Snow
  • Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Christmas Time
  • Shemekia Copeland - Stay A Little Longer, Santa
  • The Holmes Brothers - Back Door Santa
  • W.C. Clark - Christmas Party
  • C.J. Chenier - Zydeco Christmas
  • Cephas & Wiggins - Christmas Day Blues
  • Marcia Ball - Christmas Fais Do Do
  • Roomful of Blues - Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?
  • Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women - Really Been Good This Year
  • Lonnie Brooks - All I Want For Christmas (Is To Be With You)
  • Coco Montoya - A Bluesman’s Christmas
  • Little Charlie & The Nightcats - Christmas Time Again (Spend, Spend, Spend)
  • Dave Hole - Fattening Up The TUrkey
  • Koko Taylor - Have You Heard The News?
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (04:44) [10.85 MB]
  • Carey Bell - Christmas Train
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:37) [8.27 MB]
  • Michael "Iron Man" Burks - Christmas Snow
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (04:00) [9.15 MB]
  • Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Christmas Time
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:39) [8.36 MB]
  • Shemekia Copeland - Stay A Little Longer, Santa
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (04:23) [10.04 MB]
  • The Holmes Brothers - Back Door Santa
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:06) [7.09 MB]
  • W.C. Clark - Christmas Party
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:54) [8.92 MB]
  • C.J. Chenier - Zydeco Christmas
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:25) [7.83 MB]
  • Cephas & Wiggins - Christmas Day Blues
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:10) [7.26 MB]
  • Marcia Ball - Christmas Fais Do Do
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:15) [7.46 MB]
  • Roomful of Blues - Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:24) [7.77 MB]
  • Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women - Really Been Good This Year
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:29) [7.98 MB]
  • Lonnie Brooks - All I Want For Christmas (Is To Be With You)
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (04:56) [11.3 MB]
  • Coco Montoya - A Bluesman’s Christmas
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (04:29) [10.25 MB]
  • Little Charlie & The Nightcats - Christmas Time Again (Spend, Spend, Spend)
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:14) [7.4 MB]
  • Dave Hole - Fattening Up The TUrkey
    Genre: Holiday
    MP3 (03:43) [8.49 MB]
Biography
16 Slices of holiday blues from our top artists, guaranteed to give you a blue, blue Christmas!

Bruce Iglauer, Executive Producer
Mastered by A.J. Bautista and Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman


1. KOKO TAYLOR
Have You Heard The News? 4:43
(Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI)

Koko Taylor, Vocals
Criss Johnson, Guitars and Bass
Richard Gibbs, Jr., Piano
Kriss T. Johnson, Jr., Drums

Produced by Koko Taylor,
Criss Johnson & Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by Rick Barnes
at Rax Trax, Chicago, IL


2. CAREY BELL
Christmas Train 3:36
(Harrington & Iglauer, Eyeball Music, BMI)

Carey Bell, Harmonica and Vocals
Lonnie Brooks, Guitar
Ken Saydak, Piano
Johnny B. Gayden, Bass
Willie Hayes, Drums

Produced by Bruce Iglauer
Recorded by Rick Barnes and mixed by
Josh Shapiro at Rax Trax, Chicago, IL


3. MICHAEL BURKS
Christmas Snow 3:59
(Mirikitani & Walker, Windswept Pacific Music/Bug Music, BMI)

Michael Burks, Guitar and Vocals
Vasti Jackson, Rhythm Guitar
Ernest “Blues Bear” Williamson, Organ
David Smith, Bass
Steve Potts, Drums

Produced by Michael Burks,
Bruce Iglauer and Jim Gaines
Recorded and mixed by Jason Latshaw
at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN


4. LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS
Christmas Time 3:37
(Williams, Young and Iglauer, Eyeball Music, BMI)

Lil’ Ed Williams, Guitar and Vocals
Mike Garrett, Rhythm Guitar
James “Pookie” Young, Bass
Kelly Littleton, Drums

Produced by Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by Rick Barnes
at Rax Trax, Chicago, IL


5. SHEMEKIA COPELAND
Stay A Little Longer, Santa 4:21
(Hahn, Copeland & Lattanzi, Avarice and Greed
Publ./Shemekia Music/Sound 4 Publ., BMI)

Shemekia Copeland, Vocals
Arthur Neilson, Guitar
Jason Ladanye, Keyboards
Jason Langley, Bass
Barry Harrison, Drums
“Fingers” Hahn, Percussion

Produced by John Hahn
Recorded and mixed by Joe Johnson
at Studio 900, New York, NY


6. THE HOLMES BROTHERS
Back Door Santa 3:05
(Carter & Daniel, Screen Gems-EMI Music, BMI)

Wendell Holmes, Guitar,
Hammond B-3 Organ and Lead Vocal
Sherman Holmes, Bass and Background Vocal
Popsy Dixon, Drums and Background Vocal
Catherine Russell, Tambourine and Background Vocal

Produced by Popa Chubby
Recorded and mixed by Popa Chubby
at Alchemy Studio, New York, NY


7. W.C. CLARK
Christmas Party 3:52
(Clark and Kazanoff, Drippin’ Music & Kazjazz Music, admin. by Shrub Music, BMI)

W.C. Clark, Guitar and Vocals
Derek O’Brien, Guitar
Riley Osborne, Keyboards
Larry Fulcher, Bass
Barry “Frosty” Smith, Drums
The Texas Horns:
Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff, Tenor Sax
and Horn Arrangement
Gary Slechta, Trumpet
John Mills, Baritone Sax

Produced and arranged by Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff and W.C. Clark. Recorded and mixed by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Sound, Austin, TX


8. C.J. CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND
Zydeco Christmas 3:25
(Chenier, Chenier Music, BMI)

C.J. Chenier, Accordion, Vocal and Percussion
Tim Betts, Guitar
Glenn Griffin, Bass
James Alfred, Rubboard and Percussion
Christopher “Katt” Lee, Drums, Percussion
and Background Vocals
Gregory Jones, Percussion

Produced by C.J. Chenier and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by Blaise Barton
at Scientific Recording, Chicago, IL


9. CEPHAS & WIGGINS
Christmas Day Blues 3:10
(Cephas, John Cephas, Inc., BMI)

John Cephas, Guitar and Vocals
Phil Wiggins, Harmonica

Produced by Joe Wilson for John Cephas, Inc.
Recorded and mixed by Jim Robeson at Bias Studios, Springfield, VA


10. MARCIA BALL
Christmas Fais Do Do 3:15
(Ball, Gatorhythms, BMI)

Marcia Ball, Piano and Vocals
Danny Levin, Fiddle
Casper Rawls, Guitar
Bradley Williams, Accordion
Kevin Smith, Bass
Rob Hooper, Drums

Produced by Tequila Mockingbird
Recorded and mixed by Marty Lester at Tequila Mockingbird Music & Sound Design, Austin, TX


11. ROOMFUL OF BLUES
Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues? 3:23
(Vachon, Easy-Vee Music, admin. by Bug Music, BMI)

Mark Du Fresne, Vocals
Bob Enos, Trumpet
Mark Earley, Baritone Sax
Rich Lataille, Alto Sax
Mark Stevens, Keyboards
Chris Vachon, Guitar
Brad Hallen, Bass
Jason Corbiere, Drums

Produced by Chris Vachon for Easy-Vee Productions. Recorded by Rob Pemberton at Sounstation 7, Providence, RI. Mixed by David
W. Prout at Boo Studio, Wakefield, RI


12. SAFFIRE—THE UPPITY BLUES WOMEN
Really Been Good This Year 3:28
(Rabson, Rabelle Music, BMI)

Ann Rabson, Piano and Vocals (second verse)
Gaye Adegbalola, Guitar and Vocals (third verse)
Andra Faye, Mandolin and Vocals (first verse)

Produced by Saffire—The Uppity Blues
Women and Bruce Iglauer
Bonnie Tallman, Associate Producer
Recorded and mixed by Chris Murphy at
Cue Recording Studios, Falls Church, VA


13. LONNIE BROOKS
All I Want For Christmas (Is To Be With You) 4:55
(L. Brooks & R.B. Brooks, Heavy Traffic Music, admin.
by Bug Music, BMI/Ronnie Baker Brooks Music, BMI)

Lonnie Brooks, Lead Guitar and Vocals
Wayne Baker Brooks, Rhythm Guitar (right)
Ronnie Baker Brooks, Rhythm Guitar (left)
and Percussion
Daryl Coutts, Organ
David “Biscuit” Miller, Bass
Mike Rodbard, Drums

Produced and arranged by Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Recorded and mixed by Rick Barnes at Rax Trax, Chicago, IL


14. COCO MONTOYA
A Bluesman’s Christmas 4:28
(Steen, Latersville Music, ASCAP)

Coco Montoya, Guitar and Vocals
Alan Mirikitani, Rhythm Guitar
Anthony Patler, Keyboards
Gerald Johnson, Bass
Lee Spath, Drums

Produced by Coco Montoya
Recorded and mixed by Alan Mirikitani
at The Dawg House, Burbank, CA


15. LITTLE CHARLIE & THE NIGHTCATS
Christmas Time Again (Spend, Spend, Spend) 3:13
(Estrin, Locked In Music, BMI)

Little Charlie Baty, Guitar
Rick Estrin, Harmonica and Vocals
Lorenzo Farrell, Bass
Jay Hansen, Drums

Produced by Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Recorded and mixed by Jerry Hall at Peace
In The Valley Studio, Arleta, CA


16. DAVE HOLE
Fattening Up The Turkey 3:42
(Hole, Dave Hole Music admin. by Eyeball Music, BMI)

Dave Hole, Guitar and Vocals
Bob Patient, Keyboards
Roy Daniel, Bass
Ric Eastman, Drums

Produced by Dave Hole
Recorded and mixed by John Villani at
Undercroft Sound Studios, Perth, WA, Australia
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