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The Alligator Records Christmas Collection


Download links and information about The Alligator Records Christmas Collection. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 51:18 minutes.

Release date: 1992
Genre: Blues
Tracks: 14
Duration: 51:18
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No. Title Length
1. Merry, Merry Christmas (Koko Taylor) 4:29
2. Christmas Time in the Country (Kenny Neal) 4:34
3. I'm Your Santa (Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials) 2:54
4. Deck the Halls with Boogie Woogie (Katie Webster) 2:58
5. Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus (William Clarke) 4:32
6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Tinsley Ellis) 3:23
7. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (Charles Brown) 3:12
8. Lonesome Christmas (Son Seals) 5:13
9. Christmas on the Bayou (Lonnie Brooks) 4:46
10. Santa Claus (The Nightcats, Little Charlie) 2:57
11. The Little Drummer Boy (Elvin Bishop) 2:52
12. One Parent Christmas (Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women) 3:32
13. Christmas (Clarence) 3:12
14. Silent Night (Charlie Musselwhite) 2:44



If you’re not already familiar with the great roster of artists on the Chicago-based independent blues label Alligator Records, this 1992 collection of their then-notables is a perfect place to start. Koko Taylor kicks off the festivities singing “Merry, Merry Christmas” with her smoky sultry voice wailing into the choruses under a grinding church organ and some amplifier tube-burning guitar leads. Kenny Neal’s throaty croon follows some honking harmonica blasts on the timeless “Christmas Time in the Country” and then Lil’ Ed & The Blue Imperials spike the punch with an upbeat foot-stomper and guitars that lean hard and heavy on the bottleneck-slide licks. Charles Brown puts his slick West Coast piano-boogie imprint (and sings smoother than eggnog) on the shoe-shuffling strut of “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.” Lonnie Brooks cooks up a spicy rocker with “Christmas on the Bayou,” a swampy chooglin’ number that would make Creedence Clearwater Revival proud. If they handed out a prize for the best reworking of a classic carol, it would have to go to Elvin Bishop for his Hendrix-inspired instrumental version of “The Little Drummer Boy.”