24 December 2008

V.A - Genuine Houserockin' Christmas (2003)

Have You Heard The News? - Koko Taylor
Christmas Train - Carey Bell
Christmas Snow - Michael Burks
Christmas Time - Lil'ed & The Blues Imperials
Stay A Little Longer, Santa - Shemekia Copeland
Back Door Santa - Holmes Brothers
Christmas Party - W.C. Clark
Zydeco Christmas - C.J. Chenier
Christmas Day - Blues Cephas & Wiggins
Christmas Fais Do Do - Marcia Ball
Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blue ? - Roomfull Of Blues
Really Been Good This Year - Saffire
All I Want For Christmas - Lonnie Brooks
A Bluesman's Christmas - Coco Montoya
It's Christmas Time Again - Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Fattening Up The Turkey - Dave Hole

Genuine Houserockin' Christmas is a 16-track compilation of newly recorded holiday tunes sampling the roster of Alligator Records. These tunes capture several Chicago blues, modern soul, and zydeco artists including Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Coco Montoya, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, and Roomful of Blues. These are new Christmas tunes; you won't find "White Christmas," "The Christmas Song," or even "Merry Christmas Baby." This set is sure to become a staple for listeners seeking an alternative to traditional holiday fare.

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