Various Artists

Legends of Christmas Past: A Rock n' R&B Holiday Collection

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A "must" for any cool yule fan, this 20-track CD will delight collectors with nine rare or previously unreleased cuts, including two rockin' tracks from Bill Haley. Lon Chaney Jr. escapes from the vaults to unleash the playful "Monster Holiday," and Canned Heat boogie down with their original "Christmas Blues," and attempt to make Alvin & The Chipmunks hip on a remake of "The Chipmunk Song." Gorgeous doo wop from The Five Keys and Marvin & Johnny, blues from Amos Milburn and Charles Brown, rock & roll from Jan & Dean and the Belmonts, and more from Eddie Cochran with the Holly Twins, Manfred Mann, and others.

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