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Saturday, December 25th

sounds of Christmas

Bessie Smith (1894-1937) with Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone), Fletcher Henderson (piano), “At the Christmas Ball,” 1925

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Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929), “Christmas Eve Blues,” 1928


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Victoria Spivey (1906-1976) with Lonnie Johnson (guitar), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1928


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Leroy Carr (1905-1935), “Christmas in Jail—Ain’t That a Pain,” 1929


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Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914-1948), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1938

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Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers with Charles Brown (1922-1999, vocals, keyboards), “Merry Christmas, Baby,” 1947


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Lowell Fulson (1921-1999), “Lonesome Christmas (I & II),” 1950


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Sonny Boy Williamson II (AKA Alex or Aleck Miller, 1912-1965), “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues,” 1951


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John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), “Blues for Christmas,” 1959

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Friday, December 25th

How about some blues for Christmas?

Bessie Smith (1894-1937) with Joe Smith (cornet), Charlie Green (trombone), Fletcher Henderson (piano), “At the Christmas Ball,” 1925

 

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Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929), “Christmas Eve Blues,” 1928


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Victoria Spivey (1906-1976) with Lonnie Johnson (guitar), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1928


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Leroy Carr (1905-1935), “Christmas in Jail—Ain’t That a Pain,” 1929


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Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914-1948), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1938

 

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Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers with Charles Brown (1922-1999, vocals, keyboards), “Merry Christmas, Baby,” 1947


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Lowell Fulson (1921-1999), “Lonesome Christmas (I & II),” 1950


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Sonny Boy Williamson II (AKA Alex or Aleck Miller, 1912-1965), “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues,” 1951


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John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), “Blues for Christmas,” 1959

 

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Hop Wilson (1921-1975), “Merry Christmas Darling,” 1961

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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