Muddy Waters in a Santa hat12 Days of Blues-mas

Looking for a pick-me-up now that Christmas is over? For the next 12 days, snag one new Blues article every. single. day!

My friend and fellow DJ Tracy collaborate on another Blog, Sitting at the foot of the Blues. We started an annual tradition of gathering 12 talented writers to share their thoughts on Blues music, artists, communities, history — really, anything and everything interesting to dancers and music collectors.

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It’s nothing but pure Blues — the best way to blow in the New Year!


‘Tis the season to get the Blues

Looking to get in the Christmas mood? Here’s John Lee Hooker asking Santa Claus for something special, in true Hooker fashion — he doesn’t care about phrasing, forgets to rhyme several times…. and even drops out whole lines.

But it’s still clear what he wants this year:

Blues for Christmas
I ain’t got a dime
Blues for Christmas
I ain’t got a dime
I’m sitting here wasted
with my head hung down

Santa Clause
send my baby back
I may not have no money
but she be rich enough

Blues for Christmas
blue as I can be
Blues for Christmas
blue as I can be
I’m sitting here drinkin’
trying to drink my baby back

Sad Christmas
I’m wasted

If I don’t get my baby
I’ll stay blue all the time
Ohhh Santy!
I’ll stay blue all the time
Please do me a favor
I can loose
these Christmas Blues”

Bag all 12 days of great videos, Spotify playlists, and Blues-y wishes on Sitting at the foot of the Blues:

12 Days of Blues-mas

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