This is the latest from The Bluesmobile’s C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the dirt of the Delta on her hands, she sleeps in the shadow of the giants on whose shoulders popular music now stands.
Santa Claus Blues
When you got the Blues, it don’t matter the season. They head on down the chimney anyway. But Christmas brings a special kinda feeling. A lump-of-coal kind of blues delivered by Old Saint Nick. Maybe you’re like Bumble Bee Slim. You’ve been waitin’ for Santa and he just won’t come. Or maybe you’re like the talented and beautiful Mabel Scott. Then you know it’s not you—but the Big Elf himself that ain’t no good.
And if you’re fiery red-head Bo Carter, then your Santa’s real bad. But if you’re like Lightnin’ Hopkins, you’re not concerned with elves or reindeer much at all. You just lean back and watch the snow fall. Here’s Lightnin’ Hopkins with “Heavy Snow.”