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Blue Light Boogie: Mistletoe Jams

Playlist #2034 Friday Nov. 29, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Christmas Morning Blues”, Sonny Boy Williamson (I), Blues, Blues Christmas (various artists), Document Records

“Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues”, Sonny Boy Williamson (II), Blues, Blues Christmas (various artists), Document Records

“Santa Claus”, Sonny Boy Williamson (II), Blue Yule (various artists), Rhino Records

“The Santa Claus Blues”, Louis Armstrong And The Red Onion Jazz Babies, Blue, Blues Christmas (various artists), Laserlight Records

“Santa Claus, Santa Claus”, Louis Jordan, Blue Yule (various artists), Rhino Records

“Shake Hands With Santa Claus”, Louis Prima with Keely Smith, Yulesville (various artists), Shout Factory

“Celebrate Christmas”, B. B. King, Christmas In Blues (various artists), KRB Music

“I Hear Jingle Bells”, Freddy King, Blues, Blues Christmas (various artists), Document Records

“Christmas Comes But Once A Year”, Albert King, It’s Christmas Time Again (various artists), Stax Records

“Merry Christmas Baby”, Robert Nighthawk, Masters Of Modern Blues, Testament Records

“Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby”, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Feelin’ Good, Hightone Records

“Merry Christmas, Baby”, Melissa Sigler, Four Aces, Wild Oats Records

“Merry Christmas Baby”, Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers, All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues, Pretty Good For A Girl Records

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth, Fireside Songs For The Soul, Bismeaux Records

“I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”, The Mighty Blue Kings, The Christmas Album, R-Jay Records

“Ugly Sweater Blues’, J. D. McPherson, Socks, New West Records

“Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells”, Fats Waller And His Rhythm, Santa Claus Blues (various artists), Jass Records

“Guitar Jingle Bells”, Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith’s Sensational Trio, Blues, Blues Christmas vol. 4 (various artists), Document Records

“Jingle Bells (Cha Cha)”, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Everything You Want For Christmas, Big Bad Records

“Dingle Dongs”, Plas Johnson, Christmas In Hollywood, Carell Music

“Double Decker”, Christian McBride, Double Decker (single), Verve Records

“Swingin’ Joy”, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Rockin’ Rudolph, Surfdog Records

“Sleigh Ride”, Ernie Watts and Michael Hill, Blue Xmas (various artists), Evidence Records

“Winter Wonderland’, Jake Andrews and Roy Rogers, Blue Xmas (various artists), Evidence Records

“Good King Wenceslaus”, Marc Wilson and Mark ‘Kaz’ Kazanoff, Blues, Mistletoe, And Santa’s Little Helper (various artists), Black Top Records

“Carol Of The Bells”, Los Lonely Boys, Christmas Spirit, Epic Records

“We Three Kings’, Reverend Horton Heat, Christmas Favorites, Yep Roc Records

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, Los Straitjackets, ‘Tis The Season, Yep Roc Records

“Christmas Blues”, John Popper with Eric Clapton, A Very Special Christmas Live (various artists), A&M Records

“Christmas Tears”, Eric Clapton, A Very Special Christmas Live (various artists), A&M Records

“Little Drummer Boy/ Silent Night/ Auld Lang Syne”, Jimi Hendrix, Merry Christmas And Happy New Year, MCA Records

“Sympathy For Santa”, Douglas Erekson, single, self release

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.