Highway 61 Blues 30: Blues For Christmas

Scott Barretta features a power-packed program of blues Christmas music on this episode of Highway 61 with classic selections by Charles Brown, Mabel Scott, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Llggins, Li’l Esther & Mel Walker, Lightning Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Williams, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Papa Hop (Wilson), Detroit Junior, Jerry McCain, Sam Myers, and Big Jack Johnson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
Scott Barretta,Mississippi Public Broadcasting, December 15, 2007 [19689]
Charles Brown: Merry Christmas Baby
Mabel Scott: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Big Joe Turner: Christmas Day Blues
Jimmy Llggins: I Want My Baby for Christmas
Li’l Esther & Mel Walker: Faraway Christmas Blues
Lightning Hopkins: Merry Christmas
John Lee Hooker: Blues for Christmas
Sonny Boy Williamson: Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson: Santa Claus
Jimmy Reed: Christmas Present Blues
Big Joe Williams: Christmas Blues
Lowell Fulson: I Wanna Spend Christmas with You
Jimmy McCracklin: Christmas Time
Papa Hop (Wilson): Merry Christmas Blues
Detroit Junior: Christmas Day
Jerry McCain: I Wanna Be Your Santa Claus
Sam Myers: Young Girls Drive Me Wild
Big Jack Johnson: Jingle Bell Boogie
Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at University of Mississippi for Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
© 207, 2019 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.