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Aloe BlaccChristmas Funk ... CD
Aloe Blacc, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A full on funky soul Christmas gift from Aloe Blacc! AB wasn't messing around with the title here, he delivers genuinely funky Christmas cheer from beginning to end, all the more endearingly so, as it's rooted strongly in new original songs rather than leaning on the classic Christmas songbook like ... read more CD
Also available Christmas Funk (split colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Ames BrothersThere'll Always Be A Christmas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1957. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The groovy harmony vocals of The Ames Brothers are a perfect fit for this Holiday classic from RCA – a record that features great orchestrations from Sid Ramin, the same arranger who worked with the group on their Destination Moon album! This set's maybe a bit more down to earth, but still ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lynn AndersonLynn Anderson Christmas Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A sweet country Christmas from Lynn Anderson – a set that may not be as well-known as Holiday records by Johnny Cash or Buck Owens, but which we'd put in a similar high spot in our collection! Lynn does a great job with the material – bringing in just the right sort of "Blue ... read more CD

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✨✧ Aqua Teen Hunger ForceHave Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas ... CD
Williams Street, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
First, we'll confess, we've been in love with the Aqua Teens since first stumbling upon it, bleary-eyed, on latenight cable TV a bunch of years ago. OK, with that said, take with however many grains of salt our word that this is one of the funniest comedy Christmas album we've heard in years! If ... read more CD

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Marcos ArielNoite Feliz ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
A set of solo piano Christmas tunes from Brazilian keyboardist Marcos Ariel – a record that seems to start out with a familiar vibe, but then takes off into some very nice directions of its own! Ariel serves up a relatively straight take on "Jingle Bells" at the start – ... read more CD

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Eddy ArnoldChristmas With Eddy Arnold ... CD
RCA, 1961. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Cool countrypolitan Christmas songs from Eddy Arnold – his classic early 60s Christmas With Eddy Arnold album for RCA. It's wonderful, charismatic stuff with some of the best versions of the popular Christmas songs of the day, plus a couple of gems written or co-written by Eddy. Titles ... read more CD
Also available Christmas With Eddy Arnold ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Eddy ArnoldComplete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1960s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Warm sounds for the Holiday season – a double-length set of Christmas tunes, sung by the great Eddy Arnold! Eddy recorded most of these numbers at a time when he was at the height of his countrypolitan talents – able to croon a tune with a smooth, mellow approach that almost made him ... read more CD

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Mario BiondiVery Happy Mario Christmas ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
A really special sort of Christmas album from Mario Biondi – one that uses his tremendous vocals in a mighty great way! All tunes are familiar numbers – Holiday hits from the past and more recent years – but they're all taken in some great Mario Biondi directions that include the ... read more CD

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Mary J BligeMary Christmas ... CD
Verve, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A sparkling Christmas set from Mary J Blige – one that takes full advantage of those wonderful vocals, and lets them loose on a whole host of Holiday tunes! The album's on Verve, and has a feel that's a lot more classic than some of Mary's other work – a vibe that's somewhere between ... read more CD

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Charles Brown & FriendsMerry Christmas Baby (Jewel) ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99
A surprisingly cool collection of tracks that hides under the "Merry Christmas Baby" title of Charles Brown's big postwar Holiday hit – but which instead includes a fair bit of later soul, blues, and gospel numbers recorded for Jewel and Paula Records! The package mixes things up ... read more CD

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✨✧ Glenn CampbellComplete Capitol Christmas Recordings (That Christmas Feeling/bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A set that's quite different than the usual late 60s Capitol sounds from Glen Campbell – a special Christmas album, cut during Glen's early years as a solo act! There's definitely a bit of a country tinge, but some moments are more crossover pop as well – mixed nicely here in ... read more CD

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Candi Cane CrewSouth Beach Christmas ... CD
Nu York Disco/Essential, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Christmas happens all around the globe, even in spots where the snowfall is light, and a White Christmas is unlikely to happen – and while we're not entirely sure this is the way they celebrate the holiday on the South Beach of Miami, Dio and the Candi Cane Crew try to imagine what such a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cee-LoCee-Lo's Magic Moment ... CD
Elektra, 2012. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Ho, ho, ho from Cee-Lo – and a surprisingly great holiday release from Dirty South MC turned leftfield funky soul crooner, turned TV singing contest mentor – although we really should stop being surprised by what unlikely successes Cee-Lo Green can pull off! Cee-Lo manages to have a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean's Christmas Card – The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A Columbia Records country classic – from the glory days of the 60s Christmas record scene! Seems like just about everyone got a chance to cut a set for the Holidays back in that decade – and Jimmy Dean's time in the studio is surprisingly great – set to slight arrangements from ... read more CD

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Barbara DennerleinChristmas Soul ... CD
MPS (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very cool Christmas album from Hammond giant Barbara Dennerlein – one that not only features plenty of her work on organ in the lead, but which also includes a fair bit of guest vocals from Zara McFarlane as well! Most of the record is instrumental – with a Hammond organ version of ... read more CD

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Frank DeVol & The Rainbow StringsOld Sweet Songs Of Christmas ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The sweet strings of Frank DeVol take on a host of Christmas favorites – in a lush instrumental album that really takes us back to the sort of old time tunes our folks used to play around the Holidays! Each selection is a medley of two or three tracks – and DeVol uses string-heavy ... read more CD

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Percy FaithMusic Of Christmas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1959. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A set that has the lush Percy Faith approach turned towards a host of seasonal tunes – a rising blend of horns and orchestrations that come across here with maybe even a more moving quality than on some of Percy's other albums! The tunes are mostly familiar carols, served up with full ... read more CD

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Four SeasonsFour Seasons Greetings (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Vee Jay/Real Gone, 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A beautiful Christmas present from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – a selection of Holiday tunes all recast with their tremendous harmony sound! The group are surprisingly great in this format – as their music always has this odd undercurrent of melancholy that really brings out ... read more CD

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Aretha FranklinJoy To The World ... CD
Sony, Early 60s/Late 80s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Christmas sounds, and a bit more too – an interesting collection of material recorded by Aretha Franklin in the early 60s for Columbia, and in the late 80s for Arista! There's definitely a fair bit of Holiday tunes on the set, but they're also mixed in with a few standards too – but ... read more CD

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Champian FultonChristmas With Champian ... CD
Champian, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
A jazzy little Christmas set from Champian Fulton – and one that takes strong advantage of her skills both as a singer, and on the keys of the piano! Champian's bold, upbeat style is a great fit for the songs here – which include a few nice surprises amongst some longtime Holiday ... read more CD

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Jim Galloway & Jay McShannJim & Jay's Christmas ... CD
Sackville, 1992. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A great small combo Holiday album – one that really brings out some of the bluer sides of the Christmas songs it features! The group features the legendary Jay McShann on piano, and Jim Galloway on soprano, tenor, and baritone sax – working here with just bass and drums in a quartet, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lorne Greene/PonderosaComplete Christmas On The Ponderosa/Have A Happy Holiday (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A cool little set – one that brings together both of the Ponderosa-themed Christmas albums from the 60s! First up is Christmas On The Ponderosa – on which Ben, Hoss, Little Joe and all of the Ponderosa wish you a Merry Christmas – and if we weren't already pure suckers for the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Max GregerChristmas Wonderland ... CD
Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Christmas magic from German reedman Max Greger – served up in a richly sentimental mode that's just right for the Holiday – yet with a few groovy touches too! Most tracks have the sparkling polish you'd guess from Greger's image on the cover – rooted in jazz, but given lots of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (2CD 50th Anniversary Edition) ... CD
Fantasy, 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 19.99
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that ... read more CD
(A great package for the price – nicely oversized, too!)

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Nicole HenrySet For The Season – Live In Japan ... CD
Banister, 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
A special Christmas album from jazz singer Nicole Henry – an artist we already like during the other months of the years, but one who really seems to get the right sort of spirit for December! In a world of clunky Christmas records, this one's a real standout – as Henry brings an ... read more CD

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Milt Hinton/Ralph Sutton/Gus Johnson/Jim GallowaySackville All Star Christmas Record ... CD
Sackville, 1986. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A sweet little Christmas jazz album – done in a mix of older styles, which creates a nicely different vibe than other records of this nature! The lineup is spare and focused – Jim Galloway on soprano sax, Ralph Sutton on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and ... read more CD
Also available Sackville All Star Christmas Record ... CD 5.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHoliday Soul Party ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wonderful Holiday set from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – easily one of the coolest albums you'll ever hope to spin in December! The group really recreate the vibe of a classic Christmas soul album – like records from James Brown or Stevie Wonder – and do an excellent job ... read more CD
Also available Holiday Soul Party (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Lafayette & Os TremendoesNatal Com Lafayette ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool collection of keyboard Christmas tunes – recorded in Brazil, and with a vibe that's a bit different than other records of this nature! This isn't familiar jazz organ Christmas music, but it's also not more traditional styles too – as Lafayette handles his keys with kind of ... read more CD

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Amos Larkins IIMiami Bass Christmas – Booty Style ... CD
So Damn Rude, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Here's a side of the Christmas season you might not expect – a whole host of Holiday favorites, redone in a style that's heavy on Miami bass! Yet while you might be expecting a lot of songs about bitches and hoes, the approach here is actually quite restrained – as Amos Larkins keeps ... read more CD

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✨✧ Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeThat Holiday Feeling! ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nobody does the Holidays like Steve & Eydie – serving up the goods with that perfect blend of swing and schmaltz that sounds great during the eleven other months of the year, but somehow sounds especially nice at Christmas! Maybe it's the way they interact – which reminds us a lot ... read more CD

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Legendary BluenotesThis Christmas ... CD
Society Hill, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A reformed version of this legendary Philly soul group – working here on a special set of tunes for the Holiday season! Singer Sugarbear Aikens is in the lead – in the spot that Teddy Pendergrass once held back in the 70s – and Butch Ingram produced and arranged the set, with a ... read more CD

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Michel LegrandNoel Noel Noel ... CD
Verve, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A heavenly Christmas set from the mighty Michel Legrand – an arranger/composer/musician who's seemed to do just about everything in his long and storied career, but who finally comes up with a Holiday record late into his life! The set features a host of famous singers joining Legrand – ... read more CD

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Living Guitars/Living StringsJoy Of Christmas/Sound Of Christmas ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Two sweet instrumental Christmas albums – both from the RCA pop paradise of the 60s! First up are the Living Guitars – that instrumental lineup that took 60s guitar modes from the pop world, and set them up with a bit more of a bachelor pad/easy listening motif – guitar out front ... read more CD

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Paul MauriatNoel (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare Christmas album from French maestro Paul Mauriat – presented with a style that's maybe a bit more lush and scented with the season than some of his other albums of the time! The strings are a bit fuller, and the rhythms more laidback – so that the overall vibe is more in the ... read more CD

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MaysaVery Maysa Christmas ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
It's like a Christmas wish come true – a fantastic album of Holiday music, all sung by the soulful Maysa Leak! We've loved Maysa's vocals for years – from her work in Incognito to her long run of solo albums – but she grabs us all over again with the style of this set – a ... read more CD

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McGuire SistersSeasons Greetings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Real Gone, 1958. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Lovely Christmas sounds from the McGuire Sisters – a trio whose sweet style was always a big hit on TV, and which brings a perfect "Holiday Special" vibe to this seasonal album – which also includes a fair bit of unusual tunes! Most of the tracks are arranged by Dick Jacobs ... read more CD

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Brian McKnightIcon – Christmas ... CD
Universal, 2000s. New Copy ... $7.99 8.98
Brian McKnight's one of those soul singers with a sound that seems to reach across different generations and really unite his listeners – which makes him a perfect fit for Christmas music, which he seems to handle better than most of his contemporaries! This collection is a great testament ... read more CD

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Rod McKuenNew Carols For Christmas – The Rod McKuen Christmas Album (with bonus track) ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Rod McKuen throws his hat in the Christmas ring – and comes up with a surprisingly great little record! As with most of McKuen's best albums, there's an approach here that's quite unusual – and very different than the rest – certainly with a focus on the Holiday, but also with ... read more CD

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MonkeesMonkees Christmas Party ... CD
Rhino, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The first-ever Christmas album by The Monkees – recorded in 2018, many decades after their famous show went off the air! The images on the front show a youthful version of the group – but the vocals are all by the aged members of the second fab four – which even means that Mike ... read more CD

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Chante MooreChristmas Back To You ... CD
CM7, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A mighty fresh Christmas album from Chante Moore – one that's overflowing with original tunes that show that the Holiday soul format is alive and well! The whole thing's got the crisp crackle that you'll know from Moore's other records – but redirected here to the sound of the season, ... read more CD

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O'JaysChristmas With The O'Jays ... CD
Saguaro Road, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A fresh new holiday soul set from the O'Jay's – group founders Eddie Levert and Walter Williams keeping the spirit alive after 50+ years – living up classic Christmas songs and thematic modern soul alike on Christmas With The O'Jays! For the most part, the move the classic songs into ... read more CD

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Buck OwensChristmas With Buck Owens & His Buckaroos ... CD
Capitol/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy ... $12.99
Buck's first Christmas album – and a prime batch of tracks that are right up there with the best of his regular albums from the time! There's a strong strand of Bakersfield production running through the album – perfect for both the sadder tunes and the more upbeat ones – and the ... read more CD

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Teddy PendergrassThis Christmas (I'd Rather Have Love) ... CD
BMG, 1998. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Later work from Teddy Pendergrass, but a surprisingly nice Christmas album – one that makes strong use of Teddy's great vocals to help transform some classics, and deliver a few great new tunes as well! The production and instrumentation is relatively laidback – mostly just beats and ... read more CD

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Yolanda RabunChristmastime ... CD
Yodyful Music, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
A really special Holiday set from Yolanda Rabun – a great little Christmas record that warmly mixes together jazz and soul with a timeless vibe that will have you playing this one for years to come! Yolanda takes her cues from some of the best seasonal albums of the 70s and 80s – and ... read more CD

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David RoseDavid Rose Christmas Album ... CD
Capitol/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
An obscure Christmas set from David "The Stripper" Rose – and one that's delivered with a lot more sensitivity for the Holidays than you might expect! Instrumentation here is fairly large and orchestral – and most tunes have lots of strings and woodwinds, scored with a ... read more CD

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Diana RossWonderful Christmas Time ... CD
Motown, 1994. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Pretty great Christmas sounds from Diana Ross – very different than her famous Motown Holiday work with The Supremes – and instead a record that balances her nicely between jazz styles and more sophisticated vocal sounds! There's relatively full arrangements on most tracks – and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Arturo SandovalChristmas At Notre Dame ... CD
Universal, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Maybe the first-ever Christmas album from trumpeter Arturo Sandoval – a set recorded at Notre Dame University in the US, not the cathedral in Paris – and one that reflects Sandoval's warmly collaborative relationship with musical forces at the school! The arrangements are relatively ... read more CD

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Janet SeidelHooray For Christmas (with bonus track) ... CD
Muzak (Japan), 2004. New Copy ... $24.99
A beautiful little Holiday set from jazz singer Janet Seidel – a vocalist we've loved for previous tributes to Blossom Dearie and Peggy Lee, and one who really brings that legacy to play on this Christmas album too! The backings are spare, and very much in a small combo jazz mode – ... read more CD

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Robert ShawChristmas Hymns & Carols Vol 2 ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1952. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the biggest choral Christmas albums of the 50s – a landmark effort from Robert Shaw, an artist with experience both in classical and pop – which he really brings to bear on this effort! The album's all vocal – without any sort of other instrumentation at all – a ... read more CD

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Frank SinatraChristmas Songs By Sinatra ... CD
Columbia, Late 40s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Frank Sinatra's first run of Christmas work – material recorded for Columbia Records in the late 40s, but quite similar to his better-known Holiday sides for Capitol in the 50s! As with that work, the style here is quite respectful of the spirit of the season – more reverent than ... read more CD

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Frank Sinatra/Phil Spector/Elvis Presley/Bing CrosChristmas Tale – Timeless Classic Albums (Jolly Christmas/Christmas Gift To You/Christmas Album/Merry Christmas/Swinging Christmas) (5CD se ... CD
Vinylogy (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $6.99
A great set of Christmas classics – five albums, each represented with LP-styled artwork in a box of 5 CDs! First up is Jolly Christmas by Frank Sinatra – one of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! ... read more CD

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Soulful StringsMagic Of Christmas ... CD
Cadet/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 13.98
One of the coolest Christmas albums we've ever heard – and maybe one of the coolest sets ever from this legendary soul instrumental project from Chicago! The Soulful Strings are already great on other albums, but they really blow us away here with the way they completely transform familiar ... read more CD
Also available Magic Of Christmas ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ SupremesUltimate Merry Christmas ... CD
Motown/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 26.98
A hugely expanded version of The Supremes classic Merry Christmas album from 1965 – presented here with full stereo and mono mixes, a new 2017 mix, and even bonus tracks too! The core album was one of THE classic Motown Christmas albums of the 60s – a mighty statement of Holiday pride ... read more CD

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Rhonda ThomasLittle Drummer Girl ... CD
Rhonvocals, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99
A really beautiful Christmas album from Rhonda Thomas – a singer we already love during the other seasons of the year – but one who's really won us over with this unique Holiday set! The record's easily one of the best Christmas records we've heard in years – and Rhonda does way ... read more CD

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✨✧ Three SunsDing Dong Dandy Christmas ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1959. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A hell of a great record from the Three Suns – upbeat, playful, and everything we love about an unusual Holiday set! In fact, the record may well be better than most of the group's other RCA work – as their usual groove is inflected here with lots of hip percussion, which creates an ... read more CD

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Luther VandrossHome For Christmas ... CD
Sony, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – ... read more CD

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Luther VandrossThis Is Christmas ... CD
Sony, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Christmas classics from Luther Vandross – a later album in his career, but one that's still pretty darn tremendous – and a heck of a lot more soulful than other holiday offerings from the 90s! The production's a bit modern, but that amazing Vandross voice really dominates – ... read more CD

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Bobby VintonVery Merry Christmas – The Complete Epic Christmas Collection ... CD
Epic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Pure pop from the Polish prince – a classic Christmas set issued during the height of Bobby Vinton's 60s years on Epic Records! The album's got this quality that makes similar use of Vinton's vocals as some of the Johnny Mathis magic on similar Christmas records – a style that still ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mars Williams with Witches & DevilsAyler Xmas – The Music Of Albert Ayler & Songs Of Christmas ... CD
Soul What, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the most dynamic Christmas albums you'd ever hope to buy – mostly because the approach here is based around the frenetic jazz style of the legendary reedman Albert Ayler! The group here is the Witches & Devils group of saxophonist Mars Williams – a combo who take their name ... read more CD

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Mars Williams with Witches & DevilsAyler Xmas 2 ... CD
ESP/Soul What, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Finally – the world of free jazz gives us a tremendous Christmas album – Mars Williams' second installment in his Ayler Xmas series, and maybe even better than the first! The music here is fantastic – an assortment of older Holiday standards, but performed as if they were handled ... read more CD

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VariousBlues For Christmas - Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1956 to 1961 ... CD
Contrast, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The title might be Blues For Christmas, but lots of these tunes are pretty bright and jumpy, too – a nice mix of 50s R&B and early soul styles, served up here in a mighty sweet little package that's a great antidote to some of too-familiar Christmas collections on the market! Most of the ... read more CD

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VariousBoogie Woogie Santa Claus – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1945 to 1949 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Postwar Christmas tunes – all from that great moment when blues and jazz were coming together in the early days of R&B! Most of these tracks are upbeat, groovy, and plenty festive – that new sort of warmth and celebratory vibe that seemed to hit Christmas music in the postwar years ... read more CD

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VariousButch Ingram Presents Merry Christmas From Philadelphia ... CD
Society Hill, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Contemporary Christmas tracks from the Philly scene – all put together by modern soul maestro Butch Ingram, with backing from the whole Ingram Family! The style here is similar to some of Butch's non-holiday productions in recent years for the Society Hill label – kind of an update of ... read more CD

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VariousChristmas In Jail (Ain't That A Pain) – Classic Pre War Christmas Cuts 1924 to 1948 ... CD
Contrast, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 19.99
A very different Christmas collection than usual – as this set features mostly pre-war blues with a very gritty feel – and not the usual Holiday warmth you might know from more famous records! Much of this material was originally issued on 78rpm discs, and has this gritty vibe that ... read more CD

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VariousChristmas Motown ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Christmas Motown in all of its glory – a huge collection that features a whopping 46 tracks in all – most of them Holiday classics from the earliest years of the label, plus just a few important Christmas tunes from more recent years too! Almost all the work here is by Motown ... read more CD

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VariousChristmas Of Emotions ... CD
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... $16.99
A stunningly soulful Holiday set – one that goes way past the overplayed Christmas soul tunes of the 70s and 80s, and which has a lot fresher feel than a Christmas Slow Jams set as well! Most of the numbers here are contemporary, and are a mix of Neo Soul artists from the underground, and a ... read more CD

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VariousChristmas On The Countryside – 27 Honky Tonkin Christmas Country Songs ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
Maybe one of the coolest country Christmas collections we've ever heard – but then again, we'd expect no less from the folks at Bear Family! There's a lot of great original tunes here – which are mixed with country-fied takes on more popular Holiday songs from the midcentury years ... read more CD

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VariousDig That Crazy Santa Claus – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1953 to 1956 ... CD
Contrast, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Raw Holiday tunes from the 50s R&B years – tracks that mix together blues and jazz, secular and spiritual, and melancholy and celebratory themes – all in a great batch of songs pulled from vintage singles of the time! About half the acts here are groups – and include both doo ... read more CD

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VariousEasy Christmas Now – Groovy Carols For A Cozy Winter ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully groovy set of Christmas tracks – one done in a style very similar to the Get Easy Snow compilations – as you might guess from the title! The selection here is great – with a few perennial favorites, a few rare gems, and a great middle stretch of wonderful bits from ... read more CD

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VariousIt's Christmas On Mack Avenue ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really great jazz-based Christmas album – one that's done in the best style of vintage gems like Jingle Bell Jazz or God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen – with an equally great blend of instrumental and vocal artists throughout! The package highlights some of the best artists on the Mack ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Club – Smooth Jazz Christmas ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $9.99
The smoother side of Christmas – but one that's still pretty festive as well, thanks to a host of contemporary jazz and soul recordings from the past decade or two! The material's a bit more recent than other work in the Jazzclub series, but it still shares the same great ear for selecting a ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Club – Swinging Christmas ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
Sometimes swinging, sometimes a bit more mellow, but a really great collection overall – one that's filled with plenty of great holiday gems from years back – all put together with the same great feel as other titles in the Jazzclub series! Some of the tracks are familiar, but others ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousJoyful Jazz – Christmas With Verve Vol 1 – The Vocalists ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s/2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A collection of Holiday tracks both old and new – pulled from the catalog of Verve Records, and a fair bit of the larger Universal jazz catalog too! The material here mixes old favorites with a few newer recordings – tracks that show that great resonance between jazz vocal styles and ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousJoyful Jazz – Christmas With Verve Vol 2 – The Instrumentals ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1980s/2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The sound of jazz is always the sound of Christmas in our house – as there's a certain sort of vibe that the music seems to bring to the holiday – where the warmth and personal energy of a jazz performance can really open up a Christmas tune! This set is a great illustration of that ... read more CD

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VariousMotown Christmas ... CD
Motown, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Not the usual Motown Christmas set you might imagine – as the record features new material, not old Holiday soul classics – and many of the numbers are special duets recorded just for this project! The set list is impressive – way better than we were expecting – and ... read more CD

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VariousMr Santa Claus (Bring Me My Baby) – Classic Soul & R&B Christmas Cuts 1961 to 1963 ... CD
Contrast, Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Great Christmas tunes from the early years of soul music – tracks that have their roots in the R&B Christmas modes of the 50s, but also burst out in great new directions too! Some of the tracks feature harmony groups, others feature single artists – and in addition to some of the ... read more CD

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VariousMr Santa's Boogie – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A Christmas collection, postwar-style – served up here in a mix of vintage singles that include rare doo wop, jazz, and blues-based recordings! This series is a totally great one – we love all the titles in the collection – and like the rest, this volume features a stellar choice ... read more CD

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VariousN-Coded Music Presents Holiday Jazz ... CD
N Coded, 2011. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet Holiday grooves from the folks at N-Coded music – a great assortment of jazzy instrumentals and soulful vocal numbers – all served up with the classy, contemporary vibe we've come to love from the label! The set's one of the few contemporary Christmas collections like this in ... read more CD

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VariousRhythm & Blues Christmas ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
There's plenty of R&B Christmas collections on the market, but this is one of the best – a really well-done collection that goes way past the over-played hits, and features some really rare treasures in the genre! Although a holiday set, this one's put together with the same depth and ... read more CD
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VariousSanta Claus Is From The South – Classic Country & Western Christmas Cuts 1947 to 1963 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Very cool Christmas cuts from the country music side of the spectrum – most of them recorded during those postwar years when the genre was mostly known as hillbilly! The tunes here aren't the soppy crossover Holiday tracks of the 70s – and instead have lots of rough edges and plenty of ... read more CD

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VariousSanta's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol 3 – Rare Hip Shaking Seasonal Grooves ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunning entry into one of the best Christmas collections ever – a rock-solid collection of rare Holiday funk and soul singles from back in the day – almost all of which we'd never heard before! Tramp Records are already great when it comes to normal funk reissues – but these ... read more CD

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VariousSnow – The Get Easy Christmas Collection ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $21.99
Waaaaaaay more than a collection of Holiday Music – simply one of the grooviest sets we've heard in a long long time! The compilation is the 5th in the stellar Get Easy series, and it more than lives up to previous volumes with a wealth of hard to find Christmas tunes, served up in a late ... read more CD
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VariousSongs For A London Winter – Rare Festive Recordings From the 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've heard in years – an ultra-cool, ultra-rare batch of tunes all hand-picked by St Etienne – with the best sort of vibe of their previous non-seasonal compilations! The material here is mostly British in origin, and almost all of it is ... read more CD

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VariousSoulful Christmas ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little Holiday soul compilation – one that's heavy on gems from vintage years, but which also features a few surprising cuts of more recent vintage as well! The package was put together by the folks at Harmless, and it's got the same care as their excellent soul reissues – a ... read more CD

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VariousWhere Will You Be Christmas Day? – 1917 to 1959 ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A very vintage Christmas set – one that's pulled mostly from the same sort of scratchy 78rpm recordings we've come to love from the Dust To Digital label – a great blend of folk, blues, country, and gospel recordings – all of which offer up quite a change from the usual Holiday ... read more CD
 
 



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