The Alligator Records Christmas Collection

The Alligator Records Christmas Collection


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This entertaining CD serves a dual purpose, introducing listeners to many of the blues artists who have recorded for Alligator and giving consumers a rare Christmas blues record. The performers include Koko Taylor, Kenny Neal, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Katie Webster (on a rollicking "Deck the Halls With Boogie Woogie"), William Clarke, Tinsley Ellis, Charles Brown ("Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"), Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Elvin Bishop, Saffire, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Charlie Musselwhite. With the exception of Bishop's "The Little Drummer Boy" and Musselwhite's "Silent Night," all of the selections are originals by the artists. Although the musicians all play in the same general genre, this set has enough variety (and good feelings) to hold one's interest throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1992
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551920120
catalogNumber: 9201
Rank: 65042

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonnie Brooks   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Charles Brown   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
William Clarke   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Tinsley Ellis   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Track Performer
Kenny Neal   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Lucky Peterson   Keyboards
Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women   Track Performer
Son Seals   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Koko Taylor   Vocals,Track Performer
Katie Webster   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Elvin Bishop   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Harold Ousley   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Lewis   Bass
Kenny Washington   Drums
Ameen Abdur-Rashied   Percussion,Bells
Gaye Adegbalola   Guitar,Vocals
Frank Alexander   Drums
Ray Allison   Drums
Reynaldo Arvizu   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Baty   Guitar
Stu Blank   Piano
Mike Boyette   Organ
Ron Brooks   Guitar
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Chuck Burke   Drums
Bully Butler   Guitar
Stan Chambers   Bass
Little Charlie & the Nightcats   Track Performer
Ed Earley   Trombone
Rick Estrin   Harmonica,Vocals
James Ferguson   Bass
Harold Floyd   Bass
Randy Forrester   Piano
Mike Garrett   Guitar
Johnny B. Gayden   Bass
Tom Giblin   Piano
Ron Harris   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Robert Hoban   Keyboards
Criss Johnson   Guitar
Ken Johnson   Drums
Fred Kaplan   Piano
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials   Track Performer
Kelly Littleton   Drums
Calvin Louden   Guitar
Earl May   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Flaco Medina   Bass
Kevin Mitchell   Drums
Jerry Murphy   Bass
Noel Neal   Bass
Bob Newham   Drums
Evan Palmerson   Bass
Jay Peterson   Bass
Ann Rabson   Piano
Jeremiah Riley   Organ
Dobie Strange   Drums
Larry Van   Drums
Greg Verginio   Guitar
Lil' Ed Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Sidney James Wingfield   Organ
Earlene Lewis   Acoustic Bass
James "Pookie" Young   Bass
David Sims   Drums

Technical Credits

Lonnie Brooks   Producer,Contributor
William Clarke   Contributor
Tinsley Ellis   Producer,Contributor
Charlie Musselwhite   Producer,Contributor
Kenny Neal   Producer,Contributor
Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women   Contributor
Son Seals   Producer
Koko Taylor   Producer,Contributor
Katie Webster   Producer,Contributor
Elvin Bishop   Producer,Contributor
Franz Gruber   Composer
David Axelbaum   Engineer
Jim Bateman   Producer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Contributor
Rick Estrin   Producer
David Farrell   Engineer
Barry Feldman   Producer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Bob "Rattlesnake" Greenlee   Producer
Bruce Iglauer   Producer
Vasti Jackson   Producer
Criss Johnson   Producer
Warren "King Fish" King   Engineer
Glenn Nishida   Engineer
Jay Shilliday   Engineer
Bill Thompson   Engineer
Rory Young   Engineer
Rick Bailey   Engineer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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