Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Doggett All!

I've saved a little bit of the best here for Christmas Eve.  It's a classic album from organ maestro Bill Doggett, something much different than all the organ albums I've shared with you all season. Some people call this the first R&B Christmas record, but I'm not sure if that's true or not. It certainly does swing a lot, and it's got a certain level of hip that no organ demo LP will ever equal.  It's a pretty hard album to find, but some of the tracks have turned up on CD here and there, so I hope I don't get in too much trouble for sharing it here.  This is Bill Doggett And His Combo-12 Songs Of Christmas (AKA Christmas Songs) (King 600, Mono, 1955).  I hope you all have a very merry Christmas Eve!

1. The Christmas Song
2. Jingle Bells
3. White Christmas
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Silent Night
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
7. I'll Be Home For Christmas
8. What Child Is This
9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Joy To The World
11. Blue Christmas
12. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town



Razzleberry Dressing said...

This is one of the albums I found when I was shopping for my niece! It had no sleeve and was in really rough shape so I passed. I love "Merry Christmas from King Records" so it caught my eye immediately. Even with the shape it was in, it was hard to pass up.

SWSPOILER3 said...

Oh dang!!! No kidding this is hard to find. And not cheap either. Thank you so much for all you do and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

barba said...

merry christmas.

JustaJeepGuy said...

Oh look, it's Christmas already! Merry Christmas to one and all!!

Buster said...

Hmm - I had always thought Charles Brown's LP was the earliest R&B album, but this does appear to be older.

Merry Christmas, Ernie!

Francois said...

Excellent...thank you very much...and Merry Christmas Mr Ernie...

humanebean said...

LOVE this chestnut, and thrilled to have it in an upgrade from my older, lower bitrate. Thanks, Santa!

Gill said...

You had me @ Bill Doggett! So looking forward to this one. Many Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous cover, & I'm sure the music is fun, too. Thank you so much for all the shares, Ernie. I'm still working my way through all of them & am very much looking forward to listening to them all. Happy new year!