Tuesday, 25 December 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Advent Calendar compilation and The O'Jays - Christmas Ain't Christmas

It's Christmas Day and I would like to wish all readers a wonderful Christmas. If you would like a perfect soundtrack to your festivities (and if you're not completely sick of seasonal music by now) then take a listen to my 'Advent Calendar' compilation, featuring the 24 finest xmas tracks you'll ever hear... 

As an extra treat, give this amazing O Jay's classic a listen too... According to Ravi at Allmusic.com: "Neptune Records released this holiday theme just in time for Xmas 1970. It was the first such recording by the O'Jays and was well received where it got airplay. It was their eighth and final release on Neptune, where they hit the RandB charts with "One Night Affair" and "Deeper in Love With You." The record is typical O'Jays, not a happy song, but the high-energy vocals and a bouncy cadence masks the down-in-the-dumps lyrics. Gamble and Huff released this same song a year later on the Ebonys on the songsmiths' fledging Philadelphia International label; the renditions are nearly identical..."

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