With two weeks still to go before Christmas day, many of you may already have OD’d on Burl Ives’ Holly Jolly Christmas, and like me, one more rendition of The Little Drummer Boy may be enough to send you over the edge.
Fear not. You don’t have to adopt a Bah, Humbug! attitude and give up Christmas music altogether.
You may just be in need a break from the traditional and overplayed holiday fare, and to spend a few hours listening to seldom heard renditions of Christmas classics by Blues and Jazz artists.
Artists like Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Booker T. and the MGs, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Etta James, William Clarke, Hop Wilson and Canned Heat.
To that end, today a 4 hour musical set of Blues and Jazz Christmas music from Capital Public Radio, first broadcast as:
You can listen to this show on the Internet Archive, or better yet . . . download it to your computer as a Zip file, and listen using your media player, to avoid internet buffering problems.