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Santa Soul

Our very own Kris Kringle, Andy Cirzan, joins us for a special soul music edition of our Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular.

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Holiday Spectacular

Holiday music maven Andy Cirzan visits Sound Opinions every December to share with Jim and Greg a new collection of unique tunes for the season. From the weird to the wonderful, these are not your standard Christmas carols. By day Andy runs Jam Productions in Chicago. By night he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for Sound Opinions and his annual compilation. This edition is called Santa Soul. You‘ll be treated to holiday soul comps of yesteryear. These are killer Xmas dusties from the ’60s and '70s -tracks by well-known artists like James Brown, as well as groovy underground acts. So light up the yule log and let the soul party begin! Cheers from everyone at Sound Opinions!

Featured Songs

  1. Betty Lloyd, Snowflakes Pt. 1, single, Thomas Records, 1969
  2. The Soul Duo, Just a Sad Xmas, single, Shiptown, 1969
  3. The Stridells, I Remember Christmas, single, Curtom, 1970
  4. J.J. Barnes, Snow Flake, single, Volt, 1969
  5. The Soulful Strings, Merry Christmas Baby, The Magic of Christmas, Cadet Records, 1968
  6. James Brown, Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer), single, King Records, 1968
  7. Clarence Reid, Winter Man, single, Atlantic Records, 1974
  8. Margie Joseph, Christmas Gift, Funky Christmas, Cotillion, 1976
  9. The Meditation Singers,“Spirit of Christmas,”Checker Records, 1968
  10. Marvin Gaye,“Purple Snowflake,”The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection, Motown 2009
  11. Donnie Hathaway, This Christmas, single, Atco, 1970
  12. Solomon Burke, Presents for Christmas, single, Atlantic, 1966
  13. James Brown, Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto, A Soulful Christmas, King, 1968
  14. Betty Lloyd, Snowflakes Pt. 2, single, Thomas Records, 1969
  15. Lou Reed, New York Telephone Conversation, Transformer, RCA, 1972
  16. Rhianna, Diamonds, Unapologetic, Def Jam, 2012
  17. Blondie, The Tide is High, Autoamerican, Chrysalis, 1980
  18. The Cairo Gang, Now You Are One of Us, The Corner Man, Empty Cellar Records, 2012
  19. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis,“Thrift Shop,”The Heist, Macklemore LLC
  20. Daughn Gibson, Tiffany Lou, All Hell, White Denim, 2012

Footnotes Jam Productions