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Blues, Blues Christmas 1925 - 1955

Various artists
Double album with full colour 20 page booklet by Jeff Harris. 
Detailed discography
The idea of Christmas themed blues and gospel numbers stretches back to the very dawn of the recorded genres. “Hooray for Christmas” exclaims Bessie Smith to kick off her soon to be classic “At The Christmas Ball”, which inaugurated the Christmas blues tradition when it was recorded in November 1925 for Columbia. A year later, circa December 1926, the gospel Christmas tradition was launched when the Elkins-Payne Jubilee Singers recorded “Silent Night, Holy Night” for Paramount Records. After these recordings it was off to the races with numerous Christmas blues numbers recorded by singers of all stripes, a pace that continued as blues evolved into R&B and then rock and roll. Continued...

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Oscar Woods & Black Ace (1930 - 1937)

DOCD-5143 “Black Ace” And Oscar "Buddy" Woods (1930-1937)
Oscar “Buddy” Woods, vocal, bottleneck slide guitar.
“Black Ace”, vocal, bottleneck slide guitar.
Inlcudes; Jimmie Davis, vocal; Ed Schaffer, vocal, guitar; Kitty Gray, piano and others…
Texas / Louisiana country blues.
Bottleneck slide guitar
Informative booklet notes by Kip Lornell
Detailed discography
Oscar “Buddy” Woods, a street singer since 1925, teamed with Ed Schaffer to record two selections for Victor at their May, 1930 Memphis field session. Their record was issued as by the "Shreveport Homewreckers" and featured Schaffer's gritty vocal and kazoo supported by their twin slide guitars. They returned to the studio about two years later for a session almost certainly arranged by Jimmie Davis, who was in Dallas for a session that lasted several days. Continued...

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