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Blue Light Boogie: Mo Mistletoe Jams

Playlist #2035 Friday Dec. 6, 2019

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

“Hanukkah Rocks”, Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could, Revvin’ Up The Reindeer, Bangin’ Out A Melody Music

“Feliz Navidad”, Freddie McGregor, A Reggae Christmas (various artists), RAS Records

“Mutoto Kwanza”, Angelique Kidjo, Oyaya!, Columbia Records

“Untangling The Christmas Lights”, Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could, Revvin’ Up The Reindeer, Bangin’ Out A Melody Music

“Plant A Santa”, Christmas Jug Band, Uncorked, Globe Records

“Big Bulbs”, Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, It’s A Holiday Soul Party, Dap Tone Records

“Revvin’ Up The Reindeer”, Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could, Revvin’ Up The Reindeer, Bangin’ Out A Melody Music

“Ol’ Nick And Rudy”, Matt Andersen, Spirit Of Christmas, True North Records

“Gee, Rudolf, Ain’t I Good To You”, Christmas Jug Band, Mistletoe Jam, Relix Records

“Run Run Rudolph”, Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks, Crazy For Christmas, Surfdog Records

“Nicks Takin’ The Reindeer Home”, Professor Louie And The Crowmatix, Holiday Time, Woodstock Records

“Santa Got A Coupe De Ville”, The Four Imperials, Rockabilly Christmas (various artists), Delta Music and Entertainment

“Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘Em Down”, The Untamed Youth, Christmas Party With Eddie G (various artists), Sony Legacy

“Santa’s Got A Mean Machine”, JD McPherson, Socks, New West Records

“Santa Drives A Hot Rod”, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dig That Crazy Christmas, Surfdog Records

“Pimp My Sleigh”, Houseman, Christmas Gumbo (various artists), Flambeau Records

“Santa Wants To Take You For A Ride”, The Mavericks, Hey! Merry Christmas!, Mono Mundo Recordings

“Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney”, Ella Fitzgerald, Santa Claus Blues (various artists), Jass Records

“Stuck In The Smoke Hole Of Our Tipi”, Shoshoni Elder Old Hands, self release

“Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects”, Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, It’s A Holiday Soul Party, Dap Tone Records

“Christmas Blues”, Maria Muldaur, Christmas At The Oasis, Global Recording Artists

“Oh, St. Nick”, Christmas Jug Band, On The Holiday Highway, Globe Records

“One Day Before Christmas”, Legendary Blues Band, Ichiban Blues At Christmas vol. 2 (various artists), Ichiban Records

“Five Minutes Till Christmas”, Micki Free, Tattoo Burn-Redux, Mysterium Blues Records

“You’re Not Gonna Get What You Want For Christmas”, Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth, Fireside Songs For The Soul, Bismeaux Records

“Socks”, JD McPherson, Socks, New West Records

“Xmas Baby”, Riff Ruffin, A Jazz And Blues Christmas (various artists), Putumayo Records

“The Twelve Blue Days Of Christmas”, Jack De Keyzer, Santa’s Got Mojo (various artists), Electro-Fi Records

“High Stack O’ Presents”, Christmas Jug Band, On The Holiday Highway, Globe Records

“Give Me What I Want For Christmas”, Dr. Duke Tumatoe, It’s Christmas (Let’s Have Sex), Tumatoe Tuff Tunes

“Got To Get You Under My Tree”, Sonny Landreth, Christmas Gumbo (various artists), Flambeau Records

“Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’”, Sir Mack Rice, It’s Christmas Time Again (various artists), Stax Records

Santa Claus Has Fallen In Love”, Swamp Dogg, An Awful Christmas And A Lousy New Year, SDEG Records

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.