12 Days (leading to) Christmas…

Ok, ok, originally I was going to call this the ’12 days of Christmas’, but Knockturnal has just text me saying “the 12 days are the days after Christmas“, so factually this isn’t the ’12 days of Christmas’.  It seems my Primary School and their use of the song,  and items in the song, were incorrect. I cannot believe it has taken over 20 years for someone to point this out to me. It’s rather tragic, and has ruined some of my Christmas spirit, but not to worry, I’ve got tons of Christmas cheer left, and as such, I thought we at WANARB could give you our very own, AK47 style, 12 days of Christmas, with the 12 days leading up to Christmas….

On the first day of Christmas WANARB gave to you….well, nothing festive, but we haven’t missed out on the second day! Like Bon Jovi said, keep the faith, because now I’m back in the game and in a giving mood, bringing you an eclectic mix of Christmas Classics every day until the big day itself. I’ve been speaking with the other writers and I think its safe to say we’ve got a most excellent musical spread, which will fill up your ears with goodness much like the turkey, stuffing and roasties which will fill your belly on the big day itself.

So today, I’ll be bringing you three musical gifts (two for the days and one because I’m in a giving mood!), and as I’ve had to package them together (I think the best presents are always the ones that compliment each other) I’ve chosen R&B. Yes, R&B, but not the Chris Brown/Neyo trash, oh no! I give you good ol’ Rhythm and Blues. Tremendous.

Charles Brown and his Christmas Blues, from the brilliant Texas born blues pianist, here’s a slow paced piano led Christmas song to warm your cockles on a cold winters day.

Charles Brown Christmas Blues

James Brown, good god! A more upbeat, toe tapping funky Christmas number, not to warm you, but you’ll be warm getting up to get down to this one. Ow!

James Brown Soulful Christmas

Chuck Berry, whilst not specifically Rhythm and Blues, can be included because Rock and Roll was an evolution of blues music, and as a pioneer of Rock & Roll music, and the writer of Run Run Rudolph, I couldn’t not include him here!

Chuck Berry Run Run Rudolph


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