Lost Christmas Classics: Chuck Berry – “Merry Christmas Baby”

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Our Lost Christmas Classic this week is  Chuck Berry’s rarely heard cover of “Merry Christmas Baby” released in 1958 on Chess records.  We’re all familiar with the original 1947 recording by original artist Charles Brown & written by Johnny Moore.  Brown was the pianist & vocalist of Moore’s LA group The Three Blazers at the time the song was written.  While I love any version of this slow blues number, my favorite version is undoubtedly by Chuck Berry.  This song was the intended “A-side” of the single, but the “B-Side” is far more familiar – “Run Rudolph Run” which ended up the hit side.  Have a great weekend!

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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