Jams & Joints #7: Make It Funky Christmas

Another playlist?  Well, we just couldn't help ourselves.  We've been jammin on these joints and had to share 'em with you. 10 smoking hot, get-down and make-it-a-funky Christmas grooves for y'all to enjoy. Don't miss this one, it cooks!

 

(We've listed the tracks & notes below just in case you don't use Spotify)

Santas Go A Bag Of Soul  | Soul Saints Orchestra | Lordy Lordy! You know what time it is? Christmas time.  And no better way to get into the spirit with this burner (that bassline tho…!)

Merry Christmas, I Love You | James Brown | Merry Christmas, James Brown, we love you, tooooooo. 

Lonely Christmas Tears | Bobby Allen & The Exceptions | The little known (sadly) Bobby Allen, bringing the smoke AND the fire. I mean, come on!

Merry Christmas Baby | Otis Redding | It might be criminal to leave such a classic soul standard from one of the all time greats.  So we didn't. 

Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday | William Bell | Not sure if this is technically a Christmas song, but we love it this time of year and hope it rings true everyday of the year for you and your honey. 

Silent Night | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | Ohhhh, Baby! Ms. Jones and her Dap-Kings know how to set that groove deep in your Christmas soul.  Tender and Mild?  If you say so…

Every Day Is Christmas | Charles Bradley | And this is where the night turns even funkier.  Pull your baby in tight and get to groovin' for this jam.

Merry Christmas Baby | Kenny Burrell | Bringing it down a touch and letting it smolder a bit, but that doesn't mean Kenny Burrell is holding back the heat!  Too damn good, regardless if Otis sang it a few songs earlier.

The Christmas Song | Curtis King | The KING, who blew sax for Aretha Franklin's "Respect", plays about the most beautiful Christmas Song we've ever heard.

Presents For Christmas | Solomon Burke | Going out on a high note, Solomon Burke speaks the truth "the best thing that we can do is wish a Merry Christmas to you, and hope next year, Things will have a lot of joy". Couldn't be more true.

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