On Air
December 20th 2022

Blues & Rhythm Show # 370: Our Christmas Special for 2022 -- Rhythm & Blues, Blues and Gospel from the 1920s to the 1970s; Classic numbers and things we haven't brought to the air before.

"Lord, I tried to fetch religion but the Devil will not let me pray" -- Sonny Boy Williamson II

"But it's Christmas time and I ain't gonna let you see my Santy Claus" -- Victoria Spivey

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa, come here to me in jail. Bring me a Christmas present , someone to go my bail" -- Leroy Carr

  • Time
  • 3:01
    Freddie Mitchell Orchestra
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 5
    jingle Bell Boogie
  • 3:03
    B .B. King
    Rhythm & Blues Christmas
    Christmas Celebration
  • 3:06
    Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
    Legends of Specialty
    I Want My Baby For Chriustmas
  • 3:12
    Johnny Otis with Little Esther & Mel Walker
    Blue Christmas
    Christmas Greeting
  • 3:13
    Nic Nacs with Mickey Champion
    Rhythm & Blues Christmas
    Gonna Have a Merry Xmas
  • 3:16
    Kittle Willie Littlefield
    Rhythm & Blues Christmas
    Merry Xmas
  • 3:19
    Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
    Nothing But Good
    Christmas Time For Everybody But Me
  • 3:24
    Sonny Boy Williamson II
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 1
    Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues
  • 3:27
    John Lee Hooker
    Blue Yule
    Blues For Christmas
  • 3:30
    Detroit Junior
    Foixy R&B
    Christmas Day
  • 3:31
    Country Gospel-Aires
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 6
    Christmas Time Again in the Mountains
  • 3:35
    Kansas City Kitty [Mozelle Alderson]
    Four Women Blues
    Christmas Morning Blues
  • 3:38
    Bumble Bee Slim
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 1
    Christmas and No Santa Claus
  • 3:41
    Victoria Spivey
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol, 3
    Ain't Gonna Let You see My Santa Claus
  • 3:46
    Bessie Johnson & Her Sanctified Singers
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 6
    No Room at the Hotel
  • 3:51
    Lucy Smith Singers
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 2
    Seekin' For Me
  • 3:54
    Golden Gate Jubilee Singers
    Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1
    Go Where I Send Thee
  • 3:58
    Michel Warlop
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 5
    Christmas Swing
  • 4:02
    Betty May Bowman
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 6
    Last Month of the Year
  • 4:04
    Rev. J.M. Gates
    Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 9
    Will Hell Be Your Santa Claus?
  • 4:09
    Leroy Carr
    Where Will You Be Christmas Day
    Christmas in Jail -- Ain't That a Pain
  • 4:12
    Casey BIll & HIs Orchestra
    Blues Blues Christmas, Vol. 2
    Christmas Time Blues
  • 4:15
    Sonny Boy Williamson I
    Bluebird Recordings 1938
    Christmas Morning Blues
  • 4:20
    Six Trumpets
    Nashville Nativity
    New Born King
  • 4:23
    Rev. Cleophus Robinson
    THe Christmas Song LP
    Glory to the New Born KIng
  • 4:26
    Swanee Quintet
    Nashville Nativity
    A Child Is Born
  • 4:33
    Jimmy Martin
    Cool Cool Christmas: Santa Claus Is From South
    Old Fashioned Christmas
  • 4:36
    Ralph Stanley
    Classic Stanley
    Children Go Where I Send thee
  • 4:40
    Dixie Jubilees
    Soul of Designer Records
    I Come to Praise His Name
  • 4:42
    Mahalia Jackson
    Intégrale, Vol. 3
    Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • 4:46
    Lowell Fulson
    Swing Time Christmas
    Lonesome Christmas, part 1
  • 4:48
    Lowell Fulson
    Swing Time Christmas
    Lonesome Christmas, part 1
  • 4:50
    Roy MIlton
    Vol. 3: Blowin' With Riy
    New Year's Resolution
  • 4:54
    Staple Singers
    A Gospel Christmas Card
    Holy Unto the Lord
  • 4:58
    Otis & Carla
    New Year's Resolution [incomplete]