Putumayo presents 'A Jazz & Blues Christmas'

[Putumayo P285-2]

Only real Xmas release we’ve had through this year, a well rounded collection that has Ray Charles doing ‘Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer’ and the intriguingly titled ‘Wrap Yourself in a Christmas Package’ which I’ve not heard of before but was apparently first brought out in 1961 by Charles Brown (who is featured on this CD with ‘Santa’s Blues); here it’s covered by Randy Greer and Ignasi Terraza Trio. Other tracks come courtesy of the Mighty Blue Kings, Riff Riffin, The Dukes of Dixieland, Ramsey Lewis, Emilie-Claire Barlow and BB King. Graham Radley