Only three more days until Christmas. Are you ready?
Rose is. She finished up Harold’s gift—embroidered hankerchiefs—yesterday, and, today, she and Harold chose and cut their modest pine. Of course, she’s done crafting her ornaments and is settling in, just now, to trim the tree.
Cue the Christmas music.
The bad news: no Frosty (1945), Silver Bells (1951), or Winter Wonderland (1934). There are, however, all the classic Carols: Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Good King Wenceslas, etc. And these jazzy, 20s-era songs, which you may not have heard before.
At the Christmas Ball (1925) / Bessie Smith
Christmas Eve Blues (1928) / Blind Lemon Jefferson
Savoy Christmas Medley (1929) / Debroy Somers Band; this recording by The New Mayfair Orchestra
Santa Claus, That’s Me (1928) / Vernon Dalhart
Lonesome Christmas Blues (1929) / Blind Blake
The Santa Claus Blues (1925) / Clarence Williams Orchestra
3 thoughts on “A Little Christmas Music”
Those are classic artists, and the sound is too. Lovely addition to your research.
Ooh, thanks for including the music! I like the Lonesome Christmas Blues.
Those blues tunes are great. Eric Clapton does a lot of old 30s tunes. Maybe he’ll resurrect some of these on a Christmas album someday.