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VariousDeath Might Be Your Santa Claus

Label:Legacy – 88765415101
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Blues, Non-Music
Style:Sermon, Gospel, Country Blues, Chicago Blues

Tracklist

A1Harmon RayXmas Blues
PianoEddie Boyd
Written-ByJoe McCoy
2:43
A2Reverend J. M. Gates*Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail?2:57
A3The Heavenly Gospel Singers*When Was Jesus Born?
Baritone VocalsHenson Massey*
Lead VocalsRoosevelt Fennoy
Tenor VocalsArthur Lee (3), Bob Beatty (2)
Written-ByTrad.*
3:13
A4Reverend J. M. Gates & His Congregation*He Was Born In A Manger
Written-ByReverend J. M. Gates*
3:13
A5Lil McClintockDon't Think I'm Santa Claus
Guitar, VocalsLil McClintock
Written-ByL. McClintock*
3:07
A6Tampa RedChristmas And New Year Blues
PianoHenry '45' Scott*
Vocals, Slide GuitarTampa Red
Written ByW.W. Irving
3:27
A7Reverend J. M. Gates*Will The Coffin Be Your Santa Claus?
Vocals [Assisted By]Deacon Leon Davis, Sister Jordan, Sister Norman
Written-ByReverend J.M. Gates*
2:57
A8Victoria SpiveyChristmas Morning Blues
PianoPorter Grainger
VocalsVictoria Spivey
Written-ByL. Johnson*
3:28
B1Reverend J. M. Gates*Death Might Be Your Santa Claus
Written-ByReverend J.M. Gates*
3:02
B2Bo CarterSanta Claus
Guitar, VocalsBo Carter
PianoUnknown Artist
Written-ByB. Chapman*
3:16
B3Sonny Boy WilliamsonChristmas Morning Blues
GuitarRobert Lee McCoy
Harmonica, VocalsJohn Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson*
MandolinWillie Hatcher
PianoSpeckled Red
Written-ByL. Johnson*
3:24
B4Casey Bill & His Orchestra*Christmas Time Blues
ClarinetUnknown Artist
GuitarUnknown Artist
PianoUnknown Artist
Vocals, Steel GuitarWill Weldon*
Written-ByW. Weldon*
2:43
B5Ozie Ware With Hot Five (Duke Ellington)*Santa Bring My Man Back
ClarinetBarney Bigard
DrumsSonny Greer
PianoDuke Ellington
TrumpetFreddy Jenkins
Written-ByP. Grainger*
3:03
B6Bessie SmithAt The Christmas Ball
CornetJoe Smith (3)
TromboneCharlie Green
VocalsBessie Smith
Written-ByF.W. Longshaw*
3:28
B7Butterbeans & SusiePapa Ain't No Santa Claus (Mama Ain't No Christmas Tree)
Written-ByR. Hill*, A. Razaf*
3:20
B8Reverend J. M. Gates Assisted By His Congregation*Will Hell Be Your Santa Claus
Written-ByReverend J.M. Gates*
1:39
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Credits

Notes

Released for Record Store Day Black Friday. Individually numbered to 5000.

Mastered at Battery Studios, NYC.
Images form the collection of John Tefteller and Blues Images (www.bluesimages.com).

This compilation ℗ & © 2012 Sony Music Entertainment / Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

Track info:
A1 - Rec. 1947 in Chicago; test pressing.
A2 - mx. 4034432-B, rec. 12/16/29 in New Orleans, La.; Okeh record #8753.
A3 - mx. 071069-1, rec. 10/1/41 at Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia; Bluebird record #B-8931.
A4 - mx. 40330-2, rec. 10/21/27 in Atlanta, Georgia; Victor record #21030; Bluebird record #B-7644.
A5 - mx. W151017, rec. 12/4/30 in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbia record #14575-D.
A6 - mx. BS-80928, rec. 10/27/34 in Chicago; Bluebird record #B-5723.
A7 - mx. 81672, rec. 10/4/27 in Atlanta, Georgia; Okeh record #8508.
A8 - mx. 81584, rec. 10/28/27; Okeh record #8517.
B1 - mx. 9866-A, rec. 11/3/26 in Atlanta, Georgia; Okeh record #8413.
B2 - mx. BS-027880, rec. 10/23/38 in San Antonio, Texas; Bluebird record #B-8147.
B3 - mx. BS-030849, rec. 12/17/38 in Aurora, Illinois; Bluebird record #B-8094.
B4 - mx. C 2051, rec. 10/28/37 in Chicago; Vocalion record #3860A.
B5 - mx. BE-48100, rec. 10/30/28; Victor record #21777-A.
B6 - mx. W141283-1, rec. 11/18/25 in New York City; Columbia record #35842.
B7 - mx. W 404294, rec. 8/13/30 in New York City; Okeh record #8950.
B8 - mx. 041286-1, rec. 8/23/39 in Atlanta, Georgia; Bluebird record #B-8301, MW M8538.

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