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The Alligator Christmas Collection

The Alligator Christmas Collection

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KOKO TAYLOR
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS (Taylor, Eyeball Music, BMI)
Koko Taylor, Vocals; Criss Johnson, Guitar; Calvin Louden, Guitar; Jeremiah Riley, Organ; Jerry Murphy, Bass; F...
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

Also by Koko Taylor on Alligator Records: I Got What It Takes (AL 4706), The Earthshaker (AL 4711), From The Heart Of A Woman (AL 4724), Queen Of The Blues (AL 4740), Live From Chicago -- An Audience With The Queen (AL 4754), Jump For Joy (AL 4784), Force Of Nature (AL 4817)

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

Also by Kenny Neal on Alligator Records: Big News From Baton Rouge!!(AL 4764) (not available in Europe or the U.K.), Devil Child (AL 4774), Walking On Fire (AL 4795), Bayou Blood (AL 4809), Hoodoo Moon (AL 4825)

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 

Also by Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials on Alligator Records: Roughhousin' (AL 4749), Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits (AL 4772) What You See Is What You Get (AL 4808)

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

Also by Katie Webster on Alligator Records: The Swamp Boogie Queen (AL 4766), Two-Fisted Mama! (AL 4777), No Foolin'! (AL 4803)

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

Also by William Clarke on Alligator Records: Blowin' Like Hell (AL 4788), Serious Intentions (AL 4806), The Hard Way (AL 4842)

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

Also by Tinsley Ellis on Alligator Records: Georgia Blue (AL 4765), Fanning The Flames (AL 4778), Trouble Time (AL 4805),  Cool On It (with The Heartfixers) (AL 3905), Storm Warning (AL 4823)

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

Also by Charles Brown on Alligator Records: One More For The Road (AL 4771) (Not available in Europe and the U.K.)

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

Also by Son Seals on Alligator Records: The Son Seals Blues Band (AL 4703), Midnight Son (AL 4708), Live and Burning (AL 4712), Chicago Fire (AL 4720), Bad Axe (AL 4738), Living In The Danger Zone (AL 4798), Live -- Spontaneous Combustion (AL 4866)

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

Also by Lonnie Brooks on Alligator Records: Bayou Lightning (AL 4714), Turn On The Night (AL 4721), Hot Shot (AL 4731), Wound Up Tight (AL 4751), Live From Chicago -- Bayou Lightning Strikes (AL 4759), Satisfaction Guaranteed (AL 4799), Roadhouse Rules (AL 4843)

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

Also by Little Charlie and the Nightcats on Alligator Records: All The Way Crazy (AL 4753), Disturbing The Peace (AL 4761), The Big Break! (AL 4776), Captured Live (AL 4794), Night Vision (AL 4812), Straight Up! (AL 4829)

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

Also by Elvin Bishop on Alligator Records: Big Fun (AL 4767), Don't Let The Bossman Get You Down! (AL 4791)

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

Also by Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women on Alligator Records: The Uppity Blues Women (AL 4780), Hot Flash (AL 4796), Broadcasting (AL 4811), Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (AL 4826), Cleaning House (AL 4840)

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

Also by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown on Alligator Records:
Pressure Cooker (AL 4745), Standing My Ground (AL 4779), No Looking Back (AL 4804)

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

Also by Charlie Musselwhite on Alligator Records: Ace Of Harps (al4781), Signature (AL 4801), In My Time (AL 4818)

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, EricVeldt, 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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Quotes

"Original tinsel-sprinkled blues…superb…an ideal stocking filler"
- BLUES & RHYTHM



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Merry Merry Christmas
Artist(s):  Koko Taylor
4:29
Play Preview 2 Christmas Time In The Country
Artist(s):  Kenny Neal
4:34
Play Preview 3 I'm Your Santa
Artist(s):  Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
2:55
Play Preview 4 Deck The Halls With Boogie Woogie
Artist(s):  Katie Webster
2:59
Play Preview 5 Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus
Artist(s):  William Clarke
4:31
Play Preview 6 Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Artist(s):  Tinsley Ellis
3:23
Play Preview 7 Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Artist(s):  Charles Brown
3:12
Play Preview 8 Lonesome Christmas
Artist(s):  Son Seals
5:13
Play Preview 9 Christmas On The Bayou
Artist(s):  Lonnie Brooks
4:46
Play Preview 10 Santa Claus
Artist(s):  Little Charlie & The Nightcats
2:57
Play Preview 11 The Little Drummer Boy
Artist(s):  Elvin Bishop
2:52
Play Preview 12 One Parent Christmas
Artist(s):  Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women
3:35
Play Preview 13 Christmas
Artist(s):  Clarence Gatemouth Brown
3:13
Play Preview 14 Silent Night
Artist(s):  Charlie Musselwhite
2:43
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