Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Baby: A Compilation

I've always liked the Christmas song Merry Christmas Baby. The first version that I ever heard was the blues singer Charles Brown's version.

According to Wikipedia;

"Merry Christmas, Baby" is an R & B Christmas standard written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore. It has been covered by many artists including Otis Redding, B.B. King and Chuck Berry. Perhaps the most notable cover of this song is performed by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band recorded live at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, and included on the Christmas album A Very Special Christmas, released in 1987.

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers was one of the hottest blues attractions on the West Coast when their recording of "Merry Christmas, Baby" reached position #3 on Billboard's R & B Juke Box chart during the Christmas of 1947. Guitarist Johnny Moore commandeered an impressive lineup of players for the recording session, including bassist Eddie Williams, guitarist Oscar Moore (then of the King Cole Trio), and singer/pianist Charles Brown[2]. A version of this song, recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown, is included on the Christmas album "A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2", released in 1992.

Please check out a few versions that I was able to find.


Hanson – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM

Merry Christmas Baby
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Elliott Yamin – Merry Christmas, Baby @ Blip.FM

Merry Christmas, Baby
@ Amazon.com


Boney James – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - Vocal jazz

Merry Christmas Baby
@ Amazon.com


Etta Jones – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues jazz ♫

Merry Christmas Baby
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Dodie Stevens – Merry, Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - Vocal jazz ♫

Merry Christmas Baby b/w same
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B.B. King – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues ♫

Merry Christmas Baby
@ Amazon.com


Charles Brown – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues ♫

Merry Christmas Baby
@ Amazon.com


Ramsey Lewis Trio – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - jazz piano ♫

Merry Christmas Baby
@ Amazon.com


Russ Freeman – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - jazz instrumental ♫
Merry Christmas Baby
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Charles Brown & Bonnie Raitt Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM

Merry Christmas Baby
@ Amazon.com


Wyclef Jean Stevie Wonder – Merry Christmas Baby - At the White House no doubt! #soul ♫


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