Someone told me that it's almost Christmas.
Woah, if true!
So here are a few choice musical Christmas treats from the magical realm of blues and rhythm and blues.
Let's start with Reverend Edward Clayborn, aka "The Guitar Evangelist," with a 1928 release called "The Wrong Way to Celebrate Christmas," in which he declares, "While the church is praying, on Christmas day / Other people are roamin' the streets and drinkin' their soul away ..."
Leroy Carr apparently tried to celebrate Christmas in the wrong way. Here's a 1929 tune called "Christmas in Jail."
Skipping ahead a few decades, a doo-wop called The Youngsters had a hit with a song of the same title.
Back in the '30s, Bumble Bee Slim had a specific request of Santa Claus:
Here's a tune from 1954 from a singer named Jimmy Butler who only wants to trim your tree:
Finally, here's some holiday cheer from 1962 by Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns, "Doing the Santa Claus":
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