Various – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus’ CD/DL-044

044Various – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus’ CD/DL-044

Released: October 2007, CD – Download

Another Sackful of Original, Festive American Rock ’n’ Roll, Rockabilly, Jazz, R‘n’B, Doo-Wop and Blues from 1920’s to 1950’s.
After the success of ‘Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus, Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree’ (Viper CD 019 Released Nov 2003) The Viper Label decided to delve into the Festive music of the past once again, to see what goodies could be found. Unearthing more Christmas gifts and delights dating from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, most of which had been forgotten- until now. Whether it be Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz or Doo- Wop -all these songs have an irresistible charm, guaranteed to make that Christmas party swing. They range from guitar instrumentals (Les Paul – ‘Jingle Bells’), through to the Hawaiian influenced (The Dinning Sisters with Bob Atcher ‘Christmas Island’) and to Cowboy music! (Tex Ritter – ‘Christmas Carols by The Old Corral’) Another essential album for your festive enjoyment to be placed under the Christmas tree and unwrapped on Christmas Morn.


1. Les Paul -‘Jingle Bells’ (1954)
2. Big John Greer – ‘We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo’ (1954)
3. The Dinning Sisters with Bob Atcher – ‘Christmas Island’ (1950)
4. The Ravens – ‘White Christmas’ (1948)
5. Brenda Lee – ‘I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus’ (1956)
6. Lord Executor -‘Christmas is a Joyful Day’ (1937)
7. Babs Gonzales – ‘Be-Bop Santa Claus’ (1955)
8. Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers –
‘Christ was born on Christmas Morn’ (1929)
9. Bessie Smith -‘At the Christmas Ball’ (1925)
10. Leo Watson- ‘Jingle Bells’ (1946
11. Maddox Brothers and Rose – ‘Jingle Bells’ (1951)
12. Rev.Edward W.Clayborn – ‘The Wrong Way to Celebrate Christmas ’ (1928)
13. Tex Ritter – ‘Christmas Carols by the old Corral ’ (1945)
14. Jimmy Butler – ‘Trim Your Tree’ (1954)
15. Louis Prima – ‘What Will Santa say (When he finds everybody swingin’)’ (1936)
16. Victoria Spivey -‘Christmas Morning Blues’ (1927)
17. Marvin Rainwater -‘Get off The Stool’ (1956)
18. The Hepsters -‘ Rockin’ ‘n’ Rollin’ with Santa Claus’ (1955)
19. Sons of Heaven -‘ When was Jesus Born’ (Circa 1940)
20. Lightnin’ Hopkins -‘Happy New Year’ (1953)
  • ‘Putting the stomp, sex and bluesy ballast back into the holiday season’ MOJO, Jan 2008
  • ‘Album of the Week – The Independent 20 fascinating obscurities culled from as far back as the 1920’s’ Andy Gill, The Independent, Dec 2007
  • ‘An entertaining selection’ Spencer Leigh, Record Collector, Jan 2008
  • ‘A second impressive compilation’ Tim Peacock, Whisperin’ & Hollerin’, Dec 2007