Listen: Christmas Blues 2013

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

One of our most popular episodes each year, the 2013 Christmas edition of Full-Time Blues Radio keeps the tradition alive with some amazing new & independent Blues music all fitting the holiday theme. There is a fantastic selection of original Christmas songs, alongside new versions of some of the classics! Pour some egg nog, pitch another log on the fireplace, and turn up this fantastic selection of tunes.

Since none of these songs have been played on the program before, I decided to give “Johnny’s Mailbox” the week off. Instead, we paid special tribute to Chick Willis. “The Stoop Down Man” passed away December 7, 2013 after a decades long career. The song, “Chick 4 Christmas,” is a 2012 medley of several Chick Willis Christmas tunes that appear on the Ichiban Records compilation Ichiban Blues At Christmas Vol. 2.

I hope you have enjoyed this year of Full-Time Blues Radio programs. It has been our most successful year, to date; and that is solely because of the folks listening and interacting with the program through social media. Word of mouth is the greatest advertising, and each time you share the show, it means more to me than you can imagine. I pray you have a blessed Christmas, happy holidays, and an amazing new year. This will be our last episode for 2013, so I look forward to meeting you right back here in 2014. Thanks, and God Bless.
– Johnny Full-Time

1. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Naughty Naughty Children – Christmas With Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
2. Foghat – Winter Wonderland – Winter Wonderland (Single)
3. The Soul of John Black – Go Santa! – The Soul Of Christmas
4. Ruthie Foster – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – A Very Blue Rock Christmas
5. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Plasma for Christmas – A Very Standard Christmas Vol. 1
6. Sarah Millimet – Santa Baby – I’ll Be Home For Christmas EP
7. Joe Bonamassa – Christmas Date Blues – Christmas Date Blues (Single)
8. David Gogo – Little Drummer Boy – Christmas With The Blues
9. Mighty Mike Schermer – Things Ain’t Everything – Be Somebody
10. JD McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) (Single)
11. Odetta – This Little Light of Mine – Gonna Let It Shine: A Concert For The Holidays
12. Paul Thorn – That’s Not Why We’re Here – That’s Not Why We’re Here (Single)
13. Zora Young – Just a Closer Walk With Thee – The French Connection
14. Jacob Johnson – Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) – Wild And Sweet: A Christmas Album
15. Chick Willis – Chick 4 Christmas – Chick 4 Christmas (Single)

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2 thoughts on “Listen: Christmas Blues 2013

    • Episodes are not available for download. That’s because this show is designed to support the independent artist by creating new fans for the bands we play. I encourage you to purchase your favorite music from the show, because it supports the musicians who need it the most: independent, do-it-yourself artists. I truly appreciate you listening and I hope you’ll tune in again. – JFT

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