A Blues Christmas
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A Blues Christmas is a brand new vinyl release featuring the best of Alligator’s two holiday CDs: 1992’s The Alligator Records Christmas Collection and 2003’s Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas.  Neither title was ever released on vinyl, so this the first LP to ever be graced with the genuine holiday-rockin’ music of Koko Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Michael “Iron Man” Burks and many more.  All tracks have been remastered to sound even better than the original releases.

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SIDE ONE
Koko Taylor
Merry, Merry Christmas (4:28)
(Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Koko Taylor, Vocals • Criss Johnson, Guitar...
SIDE ONE
Koko Taylor
Merry, Merry Christmas (4:28)
(Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Koko Taylor, Vocals • Criss Johnson, Guitar • Calvin Louden, Guitar • Jeremiah Riley, Organ • Jerry Murphy, Bass • Frank Alexander, Drums

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
I’m Your Santa (2:56)  
(Williams, Young & Iglauer, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Lil’ Ed Williams, Guitar and Vocals • Mike Garrett, Guitar • James “Pookie” Young, Bass • Kelly Littleton, Drums

Shemekia Copeland
Stay A Little Longer, Santa (4:22)
(Hahn, Copeland & Lattanzi, Avarice and Greed Publ./Shemekia Music/Caelum Music Prod., LLC, BMI)
Shemekia Copeland, Vocals • Arthur Neilson, Guitar • Jason Ladanye, Keyboards • Jason Langley, Bass • Barry Harrison, Drums • “Fingers” Hahn, Percussion

The Holmes Brothers
Back Door Santa (3:04)
(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

Katie Webster
Deck The Halls With Boogie Woogie (3:00)
(Trad., arranged by Webster, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Katie Webster, Piano and Vocals • Ameen Abdur-Rashied, Sleighbells

Charlie Musselwhite
Silent Night (2:41)
(Trad., arranged by Musselwhite, Musselwhite Music, BMI)
Charlie Musselwhite, Harmonica • Stu Blank, Piano

SIDE TWO
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Santa Claus (2:58)
(Estrin, Locked In Music, BMI)
Little Charlie Baty, Guitar • Rick Estrin, Harmonica and Vocals • Jay Peterson, Bass • Dobie Strange, Drums

Michael “Iron Man” Burks
Christmas Snow (3:59)
(Mirikitani & Walker, Windswept Pacific Music/Bug Music, BMI)
Michael "Iron Man" Burks, Guitar and Vocals • Vasti Jackson, Rhythm Guitar • Ernest “Blues Bear” Williamson, Organ • David Smith, Bass • Steve Potts, Drums

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

Roomful Of Blues
Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues? (3:22)
(Vachon, Easy-Vee Music admin. by Bug Music c/o BMG Rights Mgt., 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

Tinsley Ellis
Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ (3:24)
(Rice, Irving Music c/o Almo Music, BMI)
Tinsley Ellis, Guitar and Vocals • Mike Boyette, Organ • James Ferguson, Bass • David Sims, Drums

Elvin Bishop
The Little Drummer Boy (2:53)
(Davis, Onorati and Simeone, International Korwin Corp./Mills Music, Inc., ASCAP)
Elvin Bishop, Guitar and Vocals • Randy Forrester, Piano • Evan Palmerston, Bass • Larry Van, Drums • Ray Arvizu, Alto Sax • Ed Earley, Trombone

Mastered for LP by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL
Photo by Steve Kagan
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec

Songs from A Blues Christmas appear on The Alligator Records Christmas Collection (XMAS 9201) and
Alligator Records’ Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas (XMAS 9202).


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    Track Name Duration  
1 SIDE ONE: Merry, Merry Christmas
Artist(s):  Koko Taylor
Author/Publisher:  (Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI)
4:28
2 I’m Your Santa
Artist(s):  Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Author/Publisher:  (Williams, Young & Iglauer, Eyeball Music, BMI)
2:56
3 Stay A Little Longer, Santa
Artist(s):  Shemekia Copeland
Author/Publisher:  (Hahn, Copeland & Lattanzi, Avarice and Greed Publ./Shemekia Music/Caelum Music Prod., LLC, BMI)
4:22
4 Back Door Santa
Artist(s):  The Holmes Brothers
Author/Publisher:  (Carter & Daniel, Screen Gems-EMI Music, BMI)
3:04
5 Deck The Halls With Boogie Woogie
Artist(s):  Katie Webster
Author/Publisher:  (Trad., arranged by Webster, Eyeball Music, BMI)
3:00
6 Silent Night
Artist(s):  Charlie Musselwhite
Author/Publisher:  (Trad., arranged by Musselwhite, Musselwhite Music, BMI)
2:41
7 SIDE TWO: Santa Claus
Artist(s):  Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Author/Publisher:  (Estrin, Locked In Music, BMI)
2:58
8 Christmas Snow
Artist(s):  Michael “Iron Man” Burks
Author/Publisher:  (Mirikitani & Walker, Windswept Pacific Music/Bug Music, BMI)
3:59
9 Christmas Fais Do Do
Artist(s):  Marcia Ball
Author/Publisher:  (Ball, Gatorhythms, BMI)
3:15
10 Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?
Artist(s):  Roomful of Blues
Author/Publisher:  (Vachon, Easy-Vee Music admin. by Bug Music c/o BMG Rights Mgt., BMI)
3:22
11 Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
Artist(s):  Tinsley Ellis
Author/Publisher:  (Rice, Irving Music c/o Almo Music, BMI)
3:24
12 The Little Drummer Boy
Artist(s):  Elvin Bishop
Author/Publisher:  (Davis, Onorati and Simeone, International Korwin Corp./Mills Music, Inc., ASCAP)
2:53
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