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GENUINE HOUSEROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS


 





1. KOKO TAYLOR

Have You Heard The News?

(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

(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

(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



(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

(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

(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

(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

(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



(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



(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?

(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

(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)

(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

(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) 

(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

(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

 

 

THE ALLIGATOR RECORDS CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

1. KOKO TAYLOR
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS (Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Koko Taylor, Vocals; Criss Johnson, Guitar; Calvin Louden, Guitar; Jeremiah Riley, Organ; Jerry Murphy, Bass; Frank Alexander, Drums
Produced by Koko Taylor, Criss Johnson and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by David Axelbaum at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL

2. KENNY NEAL
CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE COUNTRY (Neal & Greenlee, Booga/MidnightCreeper Music, BMI)
Kenny Neal, Harmonica, Guitar and Vocals; Lucky Peterson, Keyboards; Noel Neal, Bass; Ken Johnson, Drums
Produced by Kenny Neal, Bob Greenlee and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded by Rick Bailey and Warren King at King Snake Studios, Sanford, FL
Mixed by Sam Fishkin at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL

3. LIL' ED AND THE BLUES IMPERIALS
I'M YOUR SANTA
(Williams, Young & Iglauer, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Lil' Ed Williams, Guitar and Vocals; Mike Garrett, Guitar; James "Pookie" Young, Bass; Kelly Littleton, Drums
Produced by Ed Williams and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded by Jay Shilliday and mixed by David Axelbaum at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL 

4. KATIE WEBSTER
DECK THE HALLS WITH BOOGIE WOOGIE
(Trad., arranged by Webster, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Katie Webster, Piano and Vocals; Ameen Abdur-Rashied, Sleighbells
Produced by Katie Webster, Vasti Jackson, Bruce Iglauer and Ice Cube Slim
Recorded and mixed by David Farrell at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA

5. WILLIAM CLARKE
PLEASE LET ME BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS
(Clarke, Eyeball Music, BMI)
William Clarke, Harmonica and Vocals; Greg Verginio, Guitar; Fred Kaplan, Piano; Flaco Medina, Acoustic Bass; Bob Newham, Drums
Produced by William Clarke
Recorded by Glenn Nishida and mixed by William Clarke at Pacifica Studios, Culver City, CA

6. TINSLEY ELLIS
SANTA CLAUS WANTS SOME LOVIN'
(Rice, Irving/East Memphis Music, BMI)
Tinsley Ellis, Guitar and Vocals; Mike Boyette, Organ; James Ferguson, Bass; David Sims, Drums
Produced by Tinsley Ellis and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by David Axelbaum at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL

7. CHARLES BROWN
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS
(Scott, Ft. Knox/Trio Music, BMI)
Charles Brown, Piano and Vocals; Bully Butler, Guitar; Harold Ousley, Tenor Sax; Earl May, Acoustic Bass; Kenny Washington, Drums
Produced by Barry Feldman
Engineered and mixed by Tim Geelan

8. SON SEALS
LONESOME CHRISTMAS
(Glenn, Ft. Knox/Trio Music, BMI)
Son Seals, Guitar and Vocals; Sidney James Wingfield, Organ; Johnny B. Gayden, Bass; Ray "Killer" Allison, Drums
Produced by Son Seals and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by David Axelbaum at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL

9. LONNIE BROOKS
CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU
(Brooks & Samson, Heavy Traffic/Eyeball Music, BMI)
Lonnie Brooks, Guitar and Vocals; Ronnie Baker Brooks, Guitar; Tom Giblin, Piano; Stan Chambers, Bass; Kevin Mitchell, Drums
Produced by Lonnie Brooks and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by Sam Fishkin at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL

10. LITTLE CHARLIE AND THE NIGHTCATS
SANTA CLAUS
(Estrin, Locked In Music/Eyeball Music, BMI)
Little Charlie Baty, Guitar; Rick Estrin, Harrnonica and Vocals; Jay Peterson, Bass; Dobie Strange, Drums
Produced by Charlie Baty, Rick Estrin and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed by Bill Thompson at Starlight Sound, Richmond,CA

11. ELVIN BISHOP
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
(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
Produced by Elvin Bishop
Recorded and mixed by Bill Thompson at Starlight Sound, Richmond, CA

12. SAFFIRE -- THE UPPITY BLUES WOMEN
ONE PARENT CHRISTMAS
(Adegbalola, Hot Toddy Music, ASCAP)
Ann Rabson, Piano; Gaye Adegbalola, Guitar and Vocals; Earlene Lewis, Acoustic Bass
Recorded by Rory Young at Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, NY
Mixed by Sam Fishkin at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL

13. CLARENCE "GATEMOUTH" BROWN
CHRISTMAS
(Brown, Real Music, BMI)
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Guitar and Vocals; Ron Harris, Rhythm Guitar; Bob Hoban, Keyboards; Harold Floyd, Bass; Chuckee Burke, Drums
Produced by Jim Bateman
Recorded and mixed by David Farrell at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA
Recorded and mixed by Bill Thompson at Starlight Sound, A Real Records Production, Richmond, CA

14. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
SILENT NIGHT
(Trad., arranged by Musselwhite, Musselwhite Music, BMI)
Charlie Musselwhite, Harmonica; Stu Blank, Piano
Produced by Charlie Musselwhite
Recorded and mixed by Bill Thompson at Starlight Sound, Richmond, CA

Project coordination by Bruce Iglauer and the Alligator staff: Bob DePugh, David Forte, Chris Young, Bill Wokersin, Kerry Peace, Robbin Sebastiani, Nora Kinnally, Ken Morton, Derek Ault, Jay Septoski, Eric Veldt, Rick Septoski, Anthony Roger, Luisa Rosales, Lee Gutowski and Tim Kolleth.

Packaging design by Matt Minde
Airbrush by Holly Tucker
Invaluable Assistance by Peter Amft

Mastered by Dr. Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital, Southborough, MA

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!





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    Track Name Duration  
1 Have You Heard The News?
Artist(s):  Koko Taylor
4:43
2 Christmas Train
Artist(s):  Carey Bell
3:36
3 Christmas Snow
Artist(s):  Michael Burks
3:59
4 Christmas Time
Artist(s):  Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
3:37
5 Stay A Little Longer, Santa
Artist(s):  Shemekia Copeland
4:21
6 Back Door Santa
Artist(s):  The Holmes Brothers
3:05
7 Christmas Party
Artist(s):  W.C. Clark
3:52
8 Zydeco Christmas
Artist(s):  C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
3:25
9 Christmas Day Blues
Artist(s):  Cephas & Wiggins
3:10
10 Christmas Fais Do Do
Artist(s):  Marcia Ball
3:15
11 Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?
Artist(s):  Roomful Of Blues
3:23
12 Really Been Good This Year
Artist(s):  Saffire & The Uppity Blues Women
3:28
13 All I Want For Christmas Is To Be With You
Artist(s):  Lonnie Brooks
4:55
14 A Bluesman’s Christmas
Artist(s):  Coco Montoya
4:28
15 Christmas Time Again Spend, Spend, Spend
Artist(s):  Little Charlie & The Nightcats
3:13
16 Fattening Up The Turkey
Artist(s):  Dave Hole
3:42
17 Merry, Merry Christmas
Artist(s):  Koko Taylor
4:29
18 Christmas Time In The Country
Artist(s):  Kenny Neal
4:34
19 I’m Your Santa
Artist(s):  Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
2:55
20 Deck The Halls With Boogie Woogie
Artist(s):  Katie Webster
2:59
21 Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus
Artist(s):  William Clarke
4:31
22 Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
Artist(s):  Tinsley Ellis
3:23
23 Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Artist(s):  Charles Brown
3:23
24 Lonesome Christmas
Artist(s):  Son Seals
5:13
25 Christmas On The Bayou
Artist(s):  Lonnie Brooks
4:46
26 Santa Claus
Artist(s):  Little Charlie & The Nightcats
2:57
27 The Little Drummer Boy
Artist(s):  Elvin Bishop
2:52
28 One Parent Christmas
Artist(s):  Saffire & The Uppity Blues Women
3:35
29 Christmas
Artist(s):  Clarence Gatemouth Brown
3:13
30 Silent Night
Artist(s):  Charlie Musselwhite
2:43
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