The 2013 Compilation: Christmas in Cleveland, Vol. 1

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset; Clevelan...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset; Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year’s Christmas compilation reaches for the stars. Rock stars, to be precise. All the recordings come from members of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s the track listing. I’ll be adding the songs to the blog as time permits.

  1. Chuck Berry, “Christmas”
  2. James Brown, “Signs of Christmas”
  3. Ray Charles (and Betty Carter), “Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  4. Sam Cooke, “Christmas Soul and RB”
  5. Fats Domino, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
  6. Jerry Lee Lewis, “I Can’t Have a Merry Christmas, Mary, Without You”
  7. Little Richard, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  8. The Everly Brothers, “Christmas Eve Can Kill You”
  9. The Coasters, “Frosty the Snowman”
  10. Aretha Franklin, “The Lord Will Make a Way”
  11. Marvin Gaye, “I Want to Come Home for Christmas
  12. Bill Haley, “I Don’t Want to Be Alone This Christmas”
  13. B.B. King, “Christmas Celebration”
  14. Elvis Presley, “Santa Claus Is Back in Town
  15. Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters, “White Christmas”
  16. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, “It’s Christmas Time”
  17. Big Joe Turner, “Christmas Date Boogie”
  18. Roy Orbison, “Pretty Paper”
  19. Jackie Wilson, “Deck the Halls”
  20. The Beach Boys, “Merry Christmas, Baby”
  21. The Beatles, “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”
  22. Bob Dylan, “The Christmas Blues”
  23. Lead Belly, “Christmas Is A-Coming”
  24. Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Won’t Be Long Before Christmas”
  25. Woody Guthrie, “1913 Massacre”

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