Thursday, December 25, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY: At the Christmas Ball

Merry Christmas, blog fans.

Christmas comes but once a year, and to me it brings good cheer.

Those aren't my words. They were sung by Bessie Smith in her song that ought to be a Yuletide favorite, "At the Christmas Ball," recorded in 1925.

So let's kick off Throwback Thursday with Bessie's song and follow it with some other classic blues Christmas tunes.

And here's some "Christmas Morning Blues" with Victoria Spivey, written by Lonnie Johnson and recorded in 1927:


Christmas with Butterbeans & Susie with a song recorded in 1930.

And while this last one was recorded in the late '50s or early '60s, a few decades after the classic blues era, I just love "Santa Claus" by Sonny Boy Williamson. The moral of his story: Keep your hands out of drawers in which they don't belong!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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