Christmas Blues 2015 (Episode 1549)

This year provides us with another great playlist filled with Christmas songs, both old and new. They are all new recordings, however, whether they be original songs or covers of classics. Thank you for another year that was made incredible through your continued support of this program. There is one more episode of the show left in 2015, before we turn the calendar over, and approach our eighth anniversary!

Have a safe and blessed Christmas. – Johnny Full-Time

1. Benny Turner – I Want Some Christmas Cheer (Single)
2. John Lindberg Trio – A Good Thing Coming – Rock This Christmas
3. Larry Carlton – The Christmas Song – Four Hands & A Heart Christmas
4. Charles Walker Band – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Single)
5. Little Jimmy King – Happy Christmas Tears – Bullseye Blues Christmas
6. Koko Taylor – Merry, Merry Christmas – A Blues Christmas
7. Smoky Greenwell – Merry Christmas to All – Smokin’ Christmas
8. Greg Martinez – Oh Holy Night – Cajun Christmas Nights
9. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Silent Night – It’s A Holiday Soul Party
10. Ray Charles – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Spirit Of Christmas
11. Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal – Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn – Talkin’ Christmas
12. Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Merry Christmas Everybody (Single)

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This week, you will hear a couple live cuts, some guitar based Blues, a healthy amount of harmonica, and a set of spiritually influenced tunes. The vast majority of songs played this week are 2015 releases, with more than half of the playlist coming off brand new arrivals to the studio.

Courtesy Deep Fryed Records

Courtesy Deep Fryed Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Struttin'” from the sophomore album by Nikki Hill, Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists. The album is available now from independent label Deep Fryed Records. You can purchase it through all major digital retailers like Amazon.

Nikki has had a whirlwind career, thus far. She is solidifying herself at the forefront of the vintage R&B revolution by crafting authentic original music in a classic style that could easily fit in any era. A few years ago, she wasn’t even singing professionally; but the encouragement of her husband, Blues guitarist and singer Matt Hill, placed Nikki in the spotlight, and we all found out it’s where she belongs. She released an EP in 2012, a second EP and her debut full length album in 2013, and toured extensively before heading into the studio with her band to craft this new CD. You can find out more about Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists, Nikki Hill, and her tour schedule on her official website NikkiHillMusic.com

1. Kevin Selfe – Don’t Tear Me Down – Buy My Soul Back
2. Calvin Conway – Ring Me When You’re Ready – Dark Horse Deluxe
3. Westside Andy – Just Cuz – Blues Just Happen
4. Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys – One Way Love Affair – Watch Your Step
5. Lonnie Mack – Riding The Blinds (Live) – Best of Lonnie Mack
6. Karen Lovely – Always Love you (Ben’s Song) – Ten Miles Of Bad Road
7. Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames – Take Me Back – Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames
8. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Scream at the Night – So Delicious
9. Sam Butler – Lead Me Father – Raise Your Hands!
10. Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires – Adam and the Devil – Distillations of the Blues
11. J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers – God Fearing People – Wild Moon
12. Nikki Hill – Struttin’ – Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists

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NOTE: This will be the last episode of Full-Time Blues Radio for 2014. Have an amazing holiday season. See you in 2015! God Bless. – Johnny Full-Time

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Full-Time Blues Radio! Our annual tradition of bringing you the latest crop of Christmas Blues continues with original songs for the season, new versions of Christmas classics, and legendary reissues from Concord Music Group. In addition to providing the Rufus Thomas track, “I’ll Be Your Santa Baby,” Concord has remastered Ray Charles’ classic 1985 album The Spirit Of Christmas, and you’ll hear the track that is synonymous with a famous scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

There’s a new track from Treasa Levasseur to get you primed for her full-length Christmas album in 2015, a new release from Larry Carlton, and a featured selection to close out the program off an album sure to become a classic.

Courtesy Sony Masterworks

The Blind Boys of Alabama have teamed up with Taj Mahal for the new CD Talkin’ Christmas, which features seasonal standards, classic hymns, and original songs written by the Blind Boys themselves. The album is available now from Sony Masterworks.

Make sure to scroll below the playlist to watch the music video for another song off Talkin’ Christmas titled “What Can I Do?” As well as a video going behind the scenes for this album’s sessions. For additional information, visit BlindBoys.com

1. Treasa Levasseur – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas (Single)
2. Ray Charles – That Spirit of Christmas – The Spirit Of Christmas
3. Grady Champion – Blues On Christmas – Goin’ Back Home
4. Johnny Neel – Jingle Bells (Single)
5. David Gogo – Let’s Get A Real Tree – Christmas With The Blues
6. Chaz DePaolo – Another Christmas Without You (Single)
7. Gary US Bonds – Why Don’t You Spend Christmas With Me – Christmas Is ON!
8. Larry Carlton – The Christmas Song – Four Hands & A Heart Christmas
9. Rod Picott (DecemberSongs) – Dad’s Drunk Again On Christmas
An East Nashville Christmas
10. Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa Baby – Christmas Cookies 3.0 – A Concord Calamity
11. Jacob Johnson – Christmas Time Is Here/Linus and Lucy Medley
Wild And Sweet: A Christmas Album
12. The Delta Flyers – You Can’t Sing About Christmas (Single)
13. The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal – Who Will Remember? – Talkin’ Christmas

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