A friend of mine was recently asking for suggestions of Christmas songs that were soul related and it got me thinking about some of the tracks in my collection. Now I’m sure absolutely everyone with the slightest interest in soul music will be well aware of Clarence Carter’s “Backdoor Santa” – heck, it was even sampled by Run DMC in “Christmas In Hollis” and covered by our favourite Dutch funksters, Lefties Soul Connection.
Among others we’ve got James Brown’s “Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto” from his Christmas album and Stevie Wonder’s excellent “What Christmas Means To Me” but aside from some of the more obvious Motown Christmas tunes there’s relatively few Christmas soul records that get played on radio,tv or even at club nights.
So, with us only being a few days away from the big day I thought I’d bring you a record that you may not have heard before. It’s arguably the most Christmas soul record there is especially given its title!! I’m guessing that this song was released around ’68/’69 but I know little about the artist so I couldn’t be so sure!
That just leaves me to wish all my readers a very happy & soulful Xmas & New Year.