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Any Smooth Christmas Vol. 2

December 19th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Any Smooth Christmas Vol. 2

I think I might have exhausted the reservoir of great Christmas Soul from the 1960s and ’70s with the trio of Any Major Soul Christmas mixes (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and Vol. 3). Like the first volume of the Any Smooth Christmas, this mix includes seasonal songs by soul (or soul-ish) acts mainly from the past 30 years. Though some sound a lot older.

Here, Aretha Franklin covers one of my favourite Christmas pop songs, The O’Jays’ “Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without the One You Love)”, while The O’Jays do “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, a song I like best in Lou Rawls’ version which appeared on the first Smooth mix, while Lou does his excellent thing on “Merry Christmas Baby”, a song which featured on the first mix in the O’Jays version. Confused? Relax by putting on this kicked back mix.

As ever, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes ho-ho-home-made covers. PW in comments.

And with that I wish you a very happy Christmas

1. Blind Boys Of Alabama – Last Month Of The Year
2. Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Baby
3. Aretha Franklin – Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without The One You Love)
4. Bobby Womack – Dear Santa Claus
5. Ray Charles – Christmas Time
6. The O’Jays – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
7. Alexander O’Neal – The Christmas Song
9. Vanessa Williams – Merry Christmas Darling
10. Take 6 – Christmas Time Is Here
11. Patti LaBelle – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
12. The Stylistics – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
13. Bill Withers – The Gift Of Giving
14. Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson – As Long As There’s Christmas
15. Luther Vandross – This Is Christmas
16. BeBe & CeCe Winans – Silver Bells
17. Candi Staton – Christmas In My Heart
18. Will Downing – Love On Christmas Morning
19. Laima – Blue Christmas
20. CeeLo Green – What Christmas Means To Me
21. Aaron Neville – White Christmas
22. Natalie Cole – Jingle Bells

GET IT

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CHRISTMAS MIXES WITH WORKING LINKS:
The Christmas Originals
Any Major Christmas Pop
Any Major Rhythm & Blues Christmas
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 1
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 2
Any Major Christmas Soul Vol. 3
Any Major Smooth Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major Country Christmas Vol. 1
Any Major Country Christmas Vol. 2
Any Major Acoustic Christmas
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 1
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 2
Christmas In Black & White Vol. 3

Christmas Mix, Not For Mother
Any Major X-Mas Mix
Song Swarm: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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  1. halfhearteddude
    December 19th, 2013 at 07:09 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. dogbreath
    December 19th, 2013 at 13:20 | #2

    A tasty dish of Christmas soul which will get many plays over the coming holidays. I’ve been listening a lot to Charles Brown’s excellent version of Merry Christmas Baby too. Many thanks for this & all your other fine mixes through the year(s). Compliments of the Season to you & yours — or as we say in our neck of the woods, Condiments of the Seasoning!

  3. Dave
    December 19th, 2013 at 19:41 | #3

    Merry Christmas to you! We’ll be enjoying your Xmas mixes over the next few days.

  4. December 19th, 2013 at 21:39 | #4

    This is, as usual, spectacular. Thanks for another year of great tunes and best to you and yours.

  5. Guy
    December 20th, 2013 at 13:01 | #5

    Thnx once again!! This i an epic one. Merry X-mas

  6. December 22nd, 2013 at 01:51 | #6

    Any chance of a re-post of the original 2008 mix? Thanks for all the great music!

  7. Matt
    December 22nd, 2013 at 02:43 | #7

    Your Christmas collections are a big highlight of the season around here. I am fonder of the really old stuff, so the other two this season were more up my alley, but I really appreciate this “soul-ish” set because I always learn a few things from sampling music that’s new to me. Merry Christmas, and thanks for the wonderful presents!

  8. kisah
    December 25th, 2013 at 03:33 | #8

    what awesome christmas mixes! thank you so much – this put some of the christmas spirit back in my heart…..

    is there any chance that the original 2008 mix and the rudolph blast mix will be reposted? thank you!

  9. halfhearteddude
    December 25th, 2013 at 08:13 | #9

    I’d have to collate everything from the 2008 playlist and reassemble the mix. I’d just not had the time to do so, I’m afraid.

  10. halfhearteddude
    December 26th, 2013 at 22:00 | #10

    kisah, I’ve re-upped the Rudolph song swarm.

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