I thought “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” would be the perfect song of the week to keep with the boogie woogie theme while bringing in some holiday spirit. The neat thing about this genre is that any artist can play with the boogie woogie style. Since boogie woogie morphed from jazz and blues, it’s natural to hear artists moving smoothly among all three of these genres. But country artists Brian Setzer and Brad Paisley, along with a full horn section, also managed to get in the boogie woogie groove. Both these artists are not strictly country, coming from rockabilly, swing, and southern rock, so they were able to make the song come to life. This fun video is from their live performance on CMA Country Christmas 2011.
Maybe if we’re lucky Michael Kaeshammer will do his own rendition of this song when he plays in Steamboat Springs on December 21.