Various Artists - In The Christmas Groove

In The Christmas Groove

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 13 tracks 10.99 Out of stock.
CD Album 13 tracks 8.99
Download Album (wav) 13 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Various Artists - In The Christmas Groove

The golden era of ‘60s and ‘70s soul music boasts a great tradition for Christmas songs and, following in the footsteps of classic Christmas albums from the Motown stable and James Brown, Strut enter the festive spirit this November with the first ever Yuletide compilation on the label, IN THE CHRISTMAS GROOVE, bringing together 12 rare soul, funk and blues cuts rediscovered from Christmases past. Featuring tracks often only ever released as obscure 45 B-sides, the compilation tracks one-off moments when the good groove met the jingle bells to devastating effect. Artists include bluesman Jimmy Reed, jamming hard on ‘Christmas Present Blues’ and Calypsonian Capt. Elmo McKenzie with a lilting Yuletide Caribbean ode on Barbados label Trex. UK-based session collective Zebra weigh in with a festive slice of gritty Afro-rock and kids choir Harlem Children’s Chorus’ paint a poignant picture of ‘Black Christmas’ in the ghetto. We also include some useful covers of Christmas favourites. Late, lamented New Orleans Godfather Eddie Bo produces Isaac Clarke on a solid version of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ for his Seven B label and The Black On White Affair out of Seattle rock out on an amazing re-work of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. All in all, an essential diggers’ grab bag for the festive season and a refreshing alternative to the traditional Christmas fare. Early reaction from Lapland is encouraging: “Sinatra and Jim Reeves are certainly legends but the same songs each Christmas are driving me and Rudolph a bit potty, quite frankly,” explains Santa Claus. “This is the sh*t I want in my sleigh!” IN THE CHRISTMAS GROOVE is released on CD and digital on November 23rd and features an extensive booklet including original sleeve artwork and sleeve notes by James Maycock of Mojo magazine.

For more info and to send a free christmas track visit www.inthechristmasgroove.com

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (STRUT052LP)
  1. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
  2. Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
  3. J.D. McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
  4. Funk Machine - Soul Santa
  5. Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
  6. The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
  7. Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul
  8. The Harlem Children’s Chorus - Black Christmas
  9. Wild Honey - Angel’s Christmas
  10. Captain Elmo McKenzie and The Roosters - Home On Christmas Day
  11. Jimmy Jules - The New Year
  12. Harvey Averne Band - Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
  13. Zebra - Christmas Morning
CD Album (STRUT052CD)
  1. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
  2. Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
  3. Funk Machine - Soul Santa
  4. Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
  5. The Harlem Children’s Chorus - Black Christmas
  6. Wild Honey - Angel’s Christmas
  7. Captain Elmo McKenzie & The Roosters - Home On Christmas Day
  8. Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul
  9. J.D. McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
  10. Zebra - Christmas Morning
  11. Harvey Averne Band - Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
  12. Jimmy Jules - The New Year
  13. The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
Download Album (STRUT052CD)
  1. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
  2. Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
  3. Funk Machine - Soul Santa
  4. Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
  5. The Harlem Children’s Chorus - Black Christmas
  6. Wild Honey - Angel’s Christmas
  7. Captain Elmo McKenzie & The Roosters - Home On Christmas Day
  8. Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul
  9. J.D. McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
  10. Zebra - Christmas Morning
  11. Harvey Averne Band - Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
  12. Jimmy Jules - The New Year
  13. The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Christmas Present Blues 2m 32s N/A N/A
2 Funky Funky Christmas 3m 5s N/A N/A
3 Soul Santa 3m 18s N/A N/A
4 Getting Down For Xmas 3m 32s N/A N/A
5 Black Christmas 2m 31s N/A N/A
6 Angel’s Christmas 2m 46s N/A N/A
7 Home On Christmas Day 2m 49s N/A N/A
8 Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul 3m 17s N/A N/A
9 Boogaloo Santa Claus 4m 22s N/A N/A
10 Christmas Morning 4m 36s N/A N/A
11 Let’s Get It Together This Christmas 2m 33s N/A N/A
12 The New Year 3m 11s N/A N/A
13 Auld Lang Syne 4m 0s N/A N/A
Entire Download Album (13 tracks) N/A N/A
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Christmas Present Blues 2m 32s £0.99
2 Funky Funky Christmas 3m 5s N/A N/A
3 Soul Santa 3m 18s £0.99
4 Getting Down For Xmas 3m 32s £0.99
5 Black Christmas 2m 31s £0.99
6 Angel’s Christmas 2m 46s £0.99
7 Home On Christmas Day 2m 49s £0.99
8 Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul 3m 17s £0.99
9 Boogaloo Santa Claus 4m 22s N/A N/A
10 Christmas Morning 4m 36s £0.99
11 Let’s Get It Together This Christmas 2m 33s £0.99
12 The New Year 3m 11s £0.99
13 Auld Lang Syne 4m 0s £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (13 tracks) £6.99