Have a very rootsy Christmas!

Merry Christmas music lovers! I’ve been away for a while sorting out some life stuff but I wanted to do one last post for 2009. As my personal thank you for reading this blog and for passing along the music love, I’ve collected here a set of classic Christmas songs from the roots music world – some blues, jazz, bluegrass, funk, and Elvis! Please enjoy and have a safe and happy holiday season and see you in 2010!

Charles Brown ~ “Merry Christmas Baby:”

More Charles Brown ~ “Please Come Home For Christmas.” This one has been famously covered from Edgar Winters, The Eagles, and Bon Jovi, but this is the original:

Little Johnny Taylor also did a version… pure blues heaven!

Blues rock with Canned Heat doing “Christmas Blues”:

A jazzy Louis Armstrong with “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?”:

A beautiful song, Duke Ellington doing “Sugar Rum Cherry”:

I adore bluegrass. Here are fathers Bill Monroe & Bluegrass Boys ~ “Christmas Times A Coming”:

Bassist Victor Wooten with a funk jam version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”:

And I just had to end with the rockabilly classic, “Blue Christmas” by none other than Elvis Presley!

Charles Brown
Little Johnny Taylor
Canned Heat
Louis Armstrong
Duke Ellington
Bill Monroe
Victor Wooten
Elvis Presley


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