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This Christmas-oriented compilation has one foot in jazz and the other foot in the blues.
A Jazz & Blues Christmas by Putumayo World Music
Jazz and blues have both had their share of Christmas recordings over the years, and Christmas jazz can easily work well alongside Christmas blues -- which is what happens on Putumayo Presents: Jazz & Blues Christmas.
Putumayo delivers the perfect package of soulful jazz and blues to liven up the festive season offering a memorable array of classic Christmas songs by jazz and blues legends and lesser-known artists.
This Christmas-oriented compilation is fairly diverse, ranging from vocal jazz to electric urban blues. Most of the selections are vocal-oriented; the exception being Ramsey Lewis Trio's 1964 recording of Gene Autry's "Here Comes Santa Claus," which is instrumental soul-jazz in a pianistic style.
1. Christmas Celebration - B.B. King
2. Santas Blues - Charles Brown
3. Wrap Yourself in a Christmas Package - Randy Greer and Ignasi Terraza Trio
4. Santa Baby - Emilie-Claire Barlow
5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Ray Charles
6. Here Comes Santa Claus - The Ramsey Lewis Trio
7. Merry Christmas Baby - The Dukes of Dixieland
8. The Christmas Blues - Topsy Chapman and Lars Edegran
9. Xmas Baby - Riff Ruffin
10. All I Ask for Christmas - Mighty Blue Kings
Putumayo is committed to helping communities in the countries where the music originates and have contributed more than one million dollars to non-profit organizations around the world.