Putumayo delivers the perfect package of soulful jazz and blues to liven up the holiday season. A Jazz & Blues Christmas offers a memorable array of classic holiday songs by jazz and blues legends and lesser-known artists.
B.B. King opens the album with "Christmas Celebration," a rollicking, up-tempo tune cheerfully punctuated with bursts of brass from an energetic horn section. Ray Charles tells the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to a soulful beat. Ramsey Lewis plays "Here Comes Santa Claus," simulating the ring of sleigh bells on the upper registers of his keyboard. And, young Canadian chanteuse Emilie-Claire Barlow offers a new take on the old holiday favorite "Santa Baby."
With other exceptional tracks by rhythm and blues veteran Riff Ruffin, iconic blues crooner Charles Brown, jazz vocalist Topsy Chapman and the traditional New Orleans jazz band, The Dukes of Dixieland, A Jazz & Blues Christmas is sure to join Putumayo's other collection Christmas Around the World as a Yuletide classic.
Track Listing :
02 - Charles Brown - Santa;'s Blues
03 - Randy Greer And Ignasi Terraza Trio - Wrap Yourself In A Christmas Package
04 - Emilie-Claire Barlow - Santa Baby
05 - Ray Charles - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
06 - The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Here Comes Santa Claus
07 - The Dukes Of Dixieland (Featuring Luther Kent) - Merry Christmas Baby
08 - Topsy Chapman And Lars Edegran - The Christmas Blues
09 - Riff Ruffin - Xmas Baby
10 - Mighty Blue Kings - All I Ask For Christmas
Blues , Christmas , Jazz
Older Child , Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart
Ethically Produced , Inspirational