ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Releases New Single “Jingle Bell Blues”

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) has released a new single called “Jingle Bell Blues.” The track is a reworked version of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells” and it can be streamed below. You can also purchase it as a limited edition 7 inch HERE.

Gibbons commented:

“It dawned on us that everybody loves Christmas music and everybody loves the Jimmy Reed blues vibe, so we figured we’d combine them. We threw in some hot rod references for good measure because our preferred sleigh is the horsepower-propelled kind.

I suppose it could have been produced with a small hole and we wouldn’t have had to deal with the adapter, but this is, at its essence, a juke box record. It was even mixed with that in mind

Around Christmas, it always seems that there are five to ten holiday selections listed in the lower right corner of a typical juke box in a typical juke joint, the song titles and artist names printed on wreath-bedecked title strips. Our hope is for ‘Jingle Bell Blues’ to be one of those records. Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Jose Feliciano, Otis Redding, Mariah Carey, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, and not forgetting Adam Sandler, need some company and we’d be thrilled to provide it in the spirit of the season.”

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