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Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 1

December 2nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Christmas got funky, Christmas got soul! The analytical eagle-eyed reader may have deduced, by astute observation of the post’s title, that this year’s Christmas mix is dominated by soul music, and that there will be at least one more compilation. Indeed, there will be at least a second mix of Christmas soul tracks from the heyday of the genre – the 1960s and ’70s. I have held back a few cracking numbers anyway. Still, this is a really great bunch of songs.

The Flirtations, one of the great girl-bands of the late 1960s, are unjustly forgotten. One singer appears twice on this selection: Minnie Riperton first duets with Sydney Barnes on the Rotary Connection’s Christmas Love, and later reappears as the lead singer of the girl group The Gems, whom she split from in 1965.

As always, the mix is times to fit on a standard CD-R. It also includes a front and back cover.

TRACKLISTING
1. The Flirtations – Christmas Time Is Here Again
2. Rotary Connection feat. Minnie Riperton – Christmas Love
3. The Emotions – What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas
4. The O’Jays – Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without The One You Love)
5. William Bell – Everyday Will Be A Holiday
6. The Salem Travellers – Merry Christmas To You
7. Isaac Hayes – The Mistletoe And Me
8. The Staples Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
9. Soul Duo – Just A Sad Christmas
10. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas
11. Kim Weston – Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. The Supremes – Twinkle Twinkle Little Me
13. The Skyliners – You’re My Christmas Present
14. Stevie Wonder – A Warm Little Home On A Hill
15. The Soul Stirrers – Christmas Means Love
16. The Gems – Love For Christmas
17. The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
18. Al Green – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
19. Marvin Gaye – I Want To Come Home For Christmas
20. Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas Baby
21. Gary Walker – Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag
22. Otis Redding – White Christmas
23. Joe Tex – I’ll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman)
24. Soul Searchers – Christmas In Vietnam
25. Smokey Robinson & The Temptations – The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
26. Booker T. & The MG’s – Jingle Bells

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More Christmas mixes
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 2
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 3
Christmas Mix, Not For Mother
Any Major X-Mas Mix
Any Major Christmas Pop Vol. 1
Any Major Christmas Pop Vol. 2
Any Major Christmas Carols (in pop)
Any Major Rhythm & Blues Christmas
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 1
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 2
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 3
The Christmas Originals
Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 2
Any Major Country Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major Country Christmas Vol. 2
Any Major Acoustic Christmas
Song Swarm: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Any Major Christmas Favourites

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  1. halfhearteddude
    December 2nd, 2010 at 07:00 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Charles de Lint
    December 2nd, 2010 at 07:08 | #2

    What? No Jay-Z with Alicia Keyes? :) Otherwise, a great line-up–thanks!

  3. Charles de Lint
    December 2nd, 2010 at 07:09 | #3

    This looks great–thanks!

  4. simon
    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:16 | #4

    Humbug! ;-)

  5. December 2nd, 2010 at 15:00 | #5

    Terrific selection of the well-known and the more obscure. Thanks a lot.

  6. r
    December 2nd, 2010 at 16:22 | #6

    i love your blog. just thought i’d point out that christmas means love is the same track by the souls stirrers and sam cooke. great collection, i don’t mind hearing it twice.

  7. December 2nd, 2010 at 18:34 | #7

    As someone who listens to awful Christmas music starting in October and doesn’t stop until the 25th, your holiday compilations are always a treat to download. I’m currently listening to “More Xmas in Black & White,” which I downloaded late last year and purposely saved for this season, knowing I’d need it. Can’t wait to hear this one as well. Thanks!

  8. kropotkin
    December 2nd, 2010 at 22:21 | #8

    First time I’ve come across your blog. There’s some great stuff on this comp, thanks

  9. December 3rd, 2010 at 05:29 | #9

    Dude! Awesome compilation – I hope you don’t mind, but I posted a link to it, with your terrific graphic, on my site. I’ve been posting lots of pretty traditional Christmas music, and this was a nice compliment/antidote. And there was stuff there I’d NEVER heard – great.
    Thanks.
    I also added you to my blogroll – so much of the rest of your stuff is equally great.

  10. Bobbih
    December 21st, 2010 at 16:52 | #10

    Thanks one again Dude!!!

  11. November 29th, 2013 at 19:52 | #11

    Sam Cooke never recorded a Christmas song. The version of “Christmas Means Love” often credited to him is the same Soul Stirrers cut that appears a few tracks later, recorded not only after Cooke left the group, but after his death.

  12. bobbih2
    December 16th, 2014 at 23:13 | #12

    I love your website – you have so much taste! And a wide variety of music!!! Please keep keepin’ on!

  13. sam_buster
    December 13th, 2016 at 06:46 | #13

    Just discovered your fantastic blog, some of these look great, thanks for dahring,
    but sadly this one is dead.

    Any chance of a re-up, please?

    Merry Christmas!

  14. halfhearteddude
    December 13th, 2016 at 07:50 | #14

    @Brett Alan
    It has now been fixed.

  15. halfhearteddude
    December 13th, 2016 at 08:19 | #15

    @sam_buster
    The link is working again. And thank you for the kind words.

  16. sam_buster
    December 13th, 2016 at 13:00 | #16

    @halfhearteddude
    Wow, that was fast work!
    Thank you, I’m really looking forward to giving this a spin this evening.

  1. December 2nd, 2010 at 20:09 | #1