Christmas songs #6: Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing, Good Morning Blues

December 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm (Christmas, Jim D, music, song)

No tinsel or chestnuts here, but it is a Christmas song of sorts, as Jimmy Rushing pleads with “Sannee Claus” to bring his baby back to him.

This was the Basie Band in 1937, fresh out of Kansas City, still a bit rough around the edges and yet to hit the big-time. They sure could play the blues, though.

2 Comments

  1. Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

    More of an oddity than a favourite but ‘Xmas – To Whom It May Concern’ by Bob Dorough and Miles Davis is certainly worth one listen:

    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/12/21/protest-song-of-the-day-blue-xmas-to-whom-it-may-concern-by-bob-dorough-miles-davis/

    This is a series of posts at firedoglake and there are also a couple of gems here:

    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2011/12/25/ten-holiday-songs-to-wish-you-a-merry-christmas/

  2. Jim Denham said,

    Some nice stuff there, Roger. I especially liked the Soloman Burke (who I’d never heard of before). Thanks.

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