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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas ("Dig It, James, Dig It!")

A bluesy Christmas song. I still dig it! 

What does the ‘merry’ in ‘Merry Christmas’ mean? Oxford Today
Another favourite.

I once performed a version of this song at a British Embassy Christmas Party. Somewhere I have an out-take of the song which I recorded at the Sun Studio, Memphis. Listening to it again, it's no wonder that it remained "in the can". Maybe I should stick to "Blue Christmas" for a party piece. Or maybe not. Leave them to the King.

Dudley Brooks on piano! (Photo credit unknown: advice?)

High praise for guitarists James Burton and Scotty Moore on other recordings mentioned.

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