Merry Christmas Baby

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This is an article about the R&B Christmas song first recorded by Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers. For the song by The Beach Boys, see Merry Christmas, Baby. For the New Zealand compilation album, see Merry Christmas Baby (album). For the Christmas album by Rod Stewart, see Merry Christmas, Baby (album).

"Merry Christmas Baby" is an R&B Christmas standard written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore and originally recorded in 1947 by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, featuring singer/pianist Charles Brown. It has been covered by many artists including Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Melissa Etheridge, and Hanson. A version of this song, recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown, is included on the Christmas album A Very Special Christmas 2, released in 1992.

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers was one of the hottest blues attractions on the West Coast when their recording of "Merry Christmas Baby" reached position #3 on Billboard's R&B Juke Box chart during the Christmas of 1947. Accompanying guitarist Moore for the recording session were bassist Eddie Williams, guitarist Oscar Moore (then of the King Cole Trio), and singer/pianist Charles Brown.[1]

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