"I haven't had a drink, ooh baby, but I'm lit up like a Christmas tree"
At last! Another Christmas album, besides James Brown's 'Funky Christmas', with not a traditional Christmas song in sight! This fantastically funky and soulful compilation, to be released in the US on December 13th, is the result of a project started last year by German record collector, DJ Jan Kohlmeyer of Tramp Records, who assembled 13 rare, raw funk and soul tracks that have never been compiled, with an artist roster of relatively unknown names (a big "Eureka!" for bloggers like me!). With track titles like "Santa's Got A Brand New Bag" and "Xmas Done Got Funky," this comp is guaranteed to shake yer hips all month and into next year!
Vernon Garrett & Sir Stan and The Counts - "Merry Christmas, Baby"
Lee Rogers - "You Wont Have to Wait Till Xmas"
Rose Graham - "Black Christmas"
Binky Griptite - "Stone Soul Christmas"
Jimmy Jules & Nuclear Soul System - "Xmas Done Got Funky"