Merry Christmas baby

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Merry Christmas baby

Postby colonel snow » Sun May 05, 2019 7:28 pm

The original version was recorded in 1947 by Charles Brown & Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (Exclusive 63X / Exclusive 254) = original

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Re: Merry Christmas baby

Postby Mister Moon » Tue May 07, 2019 6:25 pm

I had the honour of seeing Charles Brown in concert in 1997, and he did sing "Merry Christmas Baby", as well as "Drifting Blues", his other classic from the late 40s.

Those songs have been covered to death by everybody and his brother, but it was cool to hear them from the man who first recorded them half a century earlier.

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Re: Merry Christmas baby

Postby Mojo Filter » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:20 pm

Probably one of the best songs Elvis did in the 70s.
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Re: Merry Christmas baby

Postby colonel snow » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:55 pm

Other versions

re-release 1950 as Charles Brown & Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (Swing time 238);
re-release 1954 as Charles Brown & Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Hollywood H 1021);
re-release 19?? as Charles Brown (Blues Spectrum 17);
re-release 1962 as Charles Brown (Imperial 5902);
re-release 1963 as Charles Brown (Ace 775);
re-release 1968 as Charles Brown (Kent K 501);
00-08-53 - Johnny Moore & The Three Blazers with vocal Mauri Jones on Hollywood label;
remake – 04-09-56 by Charles Brown & Band (Aladdin 3348).


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Re: Merry Christmas baby

Postby Mojo Filter » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:04 pm

Mister Moon wrote:I had the honour of seeing Charles Brown in concert in 1997, and he did sing "Merry Christmas Baby", as well as "Drifting Blues", his other classic from the late 40s.

Those songs have been covered to death by everybody and his brother, but it was cool to hear them from the man who first recorded them half a century earlier.

It's always nice to hear the originators do them live because the history is forever interesting.
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Re: Merry Christmas baby

Postby Mister Moon » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 pm

Mojo Filter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:I had the honour of seeing Charles Brown in concert in 1997, and he did sing "Merry Christmas Baby", as well as "Drifting Blues", his other classic from the late 40s.

Those songs have been covered to death by everybody and his brother, but it was cool to hear them from the man who first recorded them half a century earlier.

It's always nice to hear the originators do them live because the history is forever interesting.


It was a great intimate concert, with just Brown, who was about 75 at the time, on piano and vocal, accompanied by a stand-up bass and an electric guitar.

Aside from those two songs, I remember he also sang one of Amos Milburn's classics - "Good Good Whiskey", I believe. Milburn had shared Aladdin as a label with Brown, but I don't think Brown ever recorded that song originally.


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