VA – A Rootin’ Tootin’ Santa – A Hillbilly Christmas

A Rootin’ Tootin’ Santa

VA – A Rootin’ Tootin’ Santa
A Hillbilly Christmas
LABEL Richard Weize Archives
GENRE Country
TRACKS 30 (75:17 min.)
FORMAT 1-CD digipac • 52-page booklet


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Christmas music rarely appeared on phonograph records until the late 1940s, and most of what did appear was aimed squarely at the mainstream pop market. In fact, Christmas recordings by country artists were virtually non-existent in the pre-war years. This collection of 30 hillbilly Christmas records gathers together some mighty rare recorded material, to say the least.
A 1940 DECCA record by Roy Rogers of Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful, may be the first example of country Christmas vocalizing. Although microgroove LPs, introduced in 1948, allowed labels to assemble thematic Christmas albums by their popular artists, country music fans were slow to embrace the LP or even 45 rpm singles. In fact, American labels released only four country Christmas albums between 1949 and 1955.
This collection offers a generous sampling (over 75 mins.) of vintage and often quite obscure country singles. To gather these tracks on your own would require months, if not years, of yard-sale digging or investing a small fortune on comprehensive box sets devoted to individual artists. The performers here range from the famous (Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Bob Wills) to the obscure (Jimmy Heap, Billy Briggs, Eddie Cletro). To find 30 such tracks from country music’s golden era in one place is a Christmas gift worthy of the serious record collector, and the devoted country music fan.

  1. Christmas Time's A-Comin'
  2. Christmas In My Hometown
  3. Christmas Dinner
  4. Maybe Next Christmas
  5. Silent Night, Holy Night
  6. White Christmas
  7. Christmas Carol By The Old Corral
  8. A Year Ago This Christmas
  9. New Baby For Christmas
  10. My Angel Isn't On My Christmas Tree
  11. Blue Christmas
  12. Christmas Boogie
  13. North Pole Boogie
  14. Let's Stay Together Till After Christmas
  15. When It's Christmas On The Range
  16. I'll Be Walking The Floor This Christmas
  17. My Mom And Santa Claus
  18. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
  19. Our Christmas Waltz
  20. Give Me An Old Fashioned Christmas
  21. I Don't Want To Be Alone This Christmas
  22. I'm Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You
  23. Santa Claus Boogie
  24. Lonely Christmas Eve
  25. Lonely Christmas Call
  26. Here Comes Santa Claus
  27. I Forgot To Remember Santa Claus
  28. You're The Angel On My Christmas Tree
  29. A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
  30. Come On Baby, It's Christmas

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