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Jim & Jay's Christmas
Sackville, 1992. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Blue Engine, 2016. New Copy
Two great Christmas jazz performances – both done by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – and pressed up here on an ultra-cool, Christmas tree-shaped, picture disc single! 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Dolemite, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Rudy brings new meaning to the phrase "the stockings were hung with care"! Even the sacred date of December 25th is no match for Rudy – who works his usual raunchy magic on the Christmas season, getting naughty and nice with a variety of Holiday themes – all done in the heavy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Holiday Soul Party
Daptone, 2015. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Takoma, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime Holiday sounds from the legendary John Fahey – one of a few Christmas Records that probably got Fahey a lot more exposure than all the rest of his non-seasonal work combined! The style here is a perfect link between an older folk era and the rising acoustic underground left in its ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Noel Noel Noel
Verve, 2011. New Copy
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 – ... CD
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Motown, 2014. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia/Legacy, 1962. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Legendary Christmas jazz tune from Miles Davis, producer-arranger Gil Evans and his Orchestra, and bebop vocalist Bob Dorough! Dorough's vocals work as a pretty sharp critique of crass Christmas commercialism, which is of course as relevant today as ever – as is the artistry of Miles, Gil ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stax, Early 70s. New Copy
A classic batch of Christmas tunes from the vaults of Stax Records! The label's legendary Memphis soul and blues artists deliver a wonderful batch of tunes that includes some original compositions that have since gone onto become Holiday soul classics, plus new renditions of older tracks, all ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sony, Early 90s. New Copy
Obscure Holiday work from James Brown – not the oft-compiled tracks from his late 60s years at King Records, but some later numbers that show that Brown could still turn out one heck of a Christmas tune! James' vocals are at their older best – still surprisingly powerful, and able to ... CD
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Joy To The World
Sony, Early 60s/Late 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Profile/Legacy, 1988. New Copy
The best ever Christmas themed hip hop single – with Run-DMC's holiday staple "Christmas In Hollis – with and their eternally great "Peter Piper" on the flip! Great picture disc version, too – with a classic shot of group in the middle of a Christmas wreath! 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Columbia, 1963/1972. New Copy
Cash family Christmas classics from the early 60s to early 70s – wonderful work that's nicely compiled here – with great beginning-to-end quality that honestly tops some of the old proper Christmas LPs! It's got some standout gems from classic albums and rarities, too, even done with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vaya, 1973. New Copy
A salsa Christmas from Impacto Crea – a set recorded right around the same time as Willie Colon's classic Holiday records of this nature! Ismael Miranda and Adalberto Santiago each sing lead on one track – and the group features Antonio Rodriguez on piano and tres, Alfredo Rios on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BMG, 1998. New Copy
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 ... CD
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RCA, 1998. New Copy
Etta James looks a bit silly on the cover, but the album's surprisingly great – an all-jazz affair that never tries to push Etta into any kitschy, gimmicky modes – and which features some wonderful arrangements by Cedar Walton! There's a bit of blues in Etta's vocals, but the style's a ... CD
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That Holiday Feeling!
Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Home For Christmas
Sony, 1995. New Copy
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 – ... CD
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Silent Night Holy Night
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy
Soul stirring Christmas songs from Mahalia Jackson – beautiful, deeply felt holiday recordings from the 50s – with piano and generally low key backings, wisely leaving Mahalia's powerful, soulful voice as the lead instrument. "Silent Night", "White Christmas", " ... CD
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Daptone, 2015. New Copy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings celebrate that other big holiday in December – with two very groovy tracks that rival some of the best Christmas soul classics from years back! "8 Days Of Hanukkah" is wonderfully upbeat and swinging – with a vibe that's totally great and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Daptone, 2014. New Copy
A heavenly harmony Holiday cut – sung here by the Sha La Das, who've got a sound that takes us back to our favorite group soul cuts of the late 60s – especially the mellow, moody, late nite variety! "Sha La Da Da (Christmas Time)" has a really blue feel, and almost a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy
One of the funkiest Holiday albums you'll ever hear – a great set of instrumentals that's every bit as great as the other work by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, but which has a special Christmas focus as well! All the tunes here are familiar carols, but Shawn does them with a hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motown, 1960s. New Copy
A sweet set of classic Christmas music from the Temptations – featuring one previously unissued track! The set's got some great mellow group soul versions of Christmas standards, plus a few unique tracks – with a total of 12 titles that include "Give Love On Christmas Day", ... CD
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Colemine, 2010. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy holiday funk from Ohio's Jive Turkeys! "Get Down Santa" sets up an irresistible, all purpose funky groove with hard hitting drums, organ and a raw rhythm that picks up steam before rolling into interpolations of handful of seasonal favorites. "Funky Jesus" is on the flip ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Just Another Christmas Song/Big Bulbs
Daptone, 2014. New Copy
It's hardly just another Christmas song – at least with Sharon Jones singing the lead, and the Dap-Kings providing some great funky backup! And instead, this cut may well rise to the top of your Holiday listening pile – as Sharon blends her usual mode with a warmer, more festive vibe ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy
One of the funkiest Holiday albums you'll ever hear – a great set of instrumentals that's every bit as great as the other work by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, but which has a special Christmas focus as well! All the tunes here are familiar carols, but Shawn does them with a hip ... CD
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Motown, 1960s. New Copy
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A repackaged version of one of THE classic Motown Christmas albums – with 4 bonus tracks! The set features the Supremes at their height, with production by Harvey Fuqua and arrangements from Gene Page, HB Barnum and Ernie Freeman. The whole thing's incredibly soulful – and the only ... CD
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Verve, 2008. New Copy
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An instant Holiday classic from Ledisi – the kind of all-soul Christmas record we haven't heard since the 70s! Ledisi's great at any time of the year, but she really sounds wonderful here in this seasonal set – working with producer Rex Rideout in a batch of tunes that still have all ... CD
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Motown, 1995. New Copy
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A later Motown Christmas session – recorded by The Four Tops in the mid 90s with a decidedly modern soul take on the sounds of The Holiday! Most of the numbers are traditional tunes – both secular and spiritual – and the group's producing their own work throughout the set. ... CD
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Mercury/Universal, 1963. New Copy
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It's a smooth smooth Christmas from The Platters – heard here in their wonderful 1963 Christmas album! The set follows in the style of the group's late 50s hits – but with a sound that's a bit more tuned to the season, and not as much in the late nite smoochy mode of some of their more ... CD
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Christmas With Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Sony, 2003. New Copy
Have a harmony soul Holiday with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – with this sweet set of remade Christmas classics! The group's not the lineup of Philly International vintage, but still have a similar mix of rough and smooth – lead vocals and group harmonies – which serves ... CD
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Christmas Spirit
Columbia, 1963. New Copy
Johnny Cash's early 60s Christmas LP – a mix of originals by Johnny, June and others, and a few popular Christmas tunes, all the more wonderful for Cash's faithful and true approach! Includes some spoken word narrative moments with sweet chorus backing, to the trademark boom-chicka-boom ... CD
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Merry Merry Merry Christmas From Captain Kangaroo
Golden/BMG, Early 60s. New Copy
A merry, merry, merry and groovy groovy groovy Christmas from Captain Kangaroo, Mister Green Jeans and the early 60s cast! For the young or otherwise uninitiated, Captain Kangaroo (played by Bob Keeshin) was a groundbreaking, legendary children's television program that ran from the mid 1950s to ... CD
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Verve, 1960s/1980s/2016. New Copy
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 ... CD
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White Christmas Blue
Legacy, 2016. New Copy
A very old-school Christmas album from Loretta Lynn – the kind of set that could have been made anytime in the 60s and 70s, which is a perfect setting for the legendary singer! Instrumentation is easygoing and informal on most tracks – and the set's actually part of her Cash Cabin ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Album
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fantasy, 1965. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
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Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've ever heard – a massive amount of rare funk and soul tunes – all with a special seasonal bent! These aren't just soul covers of Holiday hits, or spiritual numbers either – but all-new tunes that bring a whole new sound to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've seen in years – a package that's filled with rare funk and soul singles from the 60s and 70s – all of which have a Holiday theme! Almost all the tunes on the set are original numbers – which means that the songs are totally fresh, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Little Drummer Girl
Rhonvocals, 2012. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Universal, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A record that's almost as wonderful as the cartoon on which it was based – thanks to Boris Karloff narration, words by Dr Seuss, and some mighty weird lyrics sung by Thurl Ravenscroft – all of which make the audio portion of this famous Holiday cartoon just as great as the visuals! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vee Jay/Real Gone, 1962. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Shanachie, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Expansion (UK), New Copy
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 ... CD
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RCA/Real Gone, 1962/1965. New Copy
Two different Christmas albums from the Living Voices – a surprisingly spooky studio group put together by RCA in the 60s! The records both have this slightly weird sort of vibe – a male/female vocal chorus, of the sort that might have been in the backdrop on a TV Christmas special at ... CD
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Christmastime
Yodyful Music, 2012. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Saguaro Road, 2010. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Norton, 2009. New Copy (pic cover)
Dang! Hard-charging, yet masterfully played surfy/trashy/garagey guitar instrumentals for Christmas from Japan's Jackie & The Cedrics – who sound great, and get extra bonus points from us for reproducing a great ol' Trashmen holiday single for the pic sleeve! "Silent Night ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Columbia/Real Gone, 1959/1962/1965. New Copy 2CD
Ray Conniff is looking a bit serious on the cover here, but the music within is anything but – and instead is aflurry in that playful style of arranging that made Ray such a big hit during his time at Columbia Records! The set features three full albums, plus bonus tracks – all from a ... CD
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Joy Of Christmas/Sound Of Christmas
RCA/Real Gone, 1969/1970. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Columbia, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy
A really great idea for a Christmas record – a set that pulls together a host of special Holiday tracks recorded during the big band generation, and serves them up in a really wonderful collection! Some of this material is from the 78rpm generation, and most are mono – and they work ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Perdition, 2015. New Copy
Christmas albums have always been a particular favorite of ours – in case you haven't guessed from our comments on these pages – and we're especially big fans of folks who try to bring something new to the Holiday canon, by coming up with fresh tunes of their own! Rough Shop do exactly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gift Of Christmas
Red River, 2016. New Copy
The music of Bob Baldwin is always welcome round these parts – thanks to his warmth and glowing spirit on the keyboard, which make him an even more welcome force around the Holidays! Bob serves up a sweet set of Christmas tunes here – often doubling on both acoustic piano and Fender ... CD
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Norton, Early 60s. New Copy
A totally great little Christmas single – a four-track EP from Norton Records – complete with four rare Holiday tunes from the past! Little Joey Farr cooks things up nicely on "Rock & Roll Santa" – a Christmas rocker with a great weird vocal – and Brendan ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Idelsohn Society, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD
A musical package that really gets at the cultural tension of the twelfth month of the year – the "battle between Christmas and the festival of lights", to quote the title – served up here in a double-length collection of unusual seasonal songs! CD one features unusual ... CD
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Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Ultimate Gift
Artistry, 2008. New Copy
A surprising step for Rahsaan Patterson, but a great one too – an album of Holiday music that shows a whole new side of his talents! The album's every bit as soulful as earlier work by Rahsaan, but it also shows some different modes as well – tunes that are catchy, captivating, and ... CD
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Epic/Real Gone, 1964. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Columbia/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Mercury/Real Gone, 1955. New Copy
The first great Holiday album from Patti Page – a mid 50s Mercury album that brought together a host of seasonal recordings made by the singer – most of which show a side of Patti that's a bit different than her hits! Page's vocals here have a straight, expressive feel – ... CD
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Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
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Capitol/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy
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 ... CD
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N Coded, 2011. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Christmas
Sony, 1960s. New Copy
A prime batch of classic twangy Christmas tunes from Buck Owens & The Buckaroos – a pretty much perfectly selected set – culled from his wonderful Christmas material for Capitol in the mid-to-late 60s! Buck's signature Bakersfield honky tonk sound is in full effect here –with ... CD
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This Is Christmas
Sony, 1995. New Copy
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 – ... CD
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MCA, 1986. New Copy
An 80s crossover classic – a set that's probably a bit more dated than some Holiday albums you might own, but which still got plenty of spins in plenty of houses back in the day! The Jets sing with just the style you'd expect from their curls – sweet, soulful, and a little bit poppy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Holiday Soul
Prestige, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
A rare jazz Holiday treasure – recorded by Bobby Timmons' during his glorious trio years at Prestige! The group here features Bobby on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – all doing really amazing things with a set of Christmas standards – at a level that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Holiday Soul
Prestige, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
A Holiday set so sweet, you'll be playing it all year long – as the record's got all the same soul jazz charms as the other Prestige Records albums from Hammond legend Don Patterson! True, the cover is red and green – and true, the songs are all Christmas numbers – but Don and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dolton/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy
Here's some guys we'd be happy to have around at the Holidays – the ever-smokin' Ventures, who somehow manage to make every tune come out groovy! The set's a classic Christmas album from the combo – one that takes familiar numbers and transforms them into snow-surfing groovers, thanks ... CD
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Kapp/Real Gone, Early 60s. New Copy
An overlooked holiday gem from the great Jack Jones – a sweet Christmas set that was recorded during his important 60s years at Kapp Records! Jones is really hitting his stride here – opening up with that mature, sophisticated approach that was way more than pop, not entirely jazz, and ... CD
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Columbia, Late 40s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Sony, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy
Not much of a cover, but a really great little CD – one that's filled with a host of wonderful jazz and vocal Holiday tunes! The set features mostly 60s Christmas jazz numbers – a good deal of which appeared on the classic Jingle Bell Jazz album, still one of the best Holiday jazz ... CD
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Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, ... CD
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Christmas Songs
Verve, 2005. New Copy (reissue)
Jazz singers always seem to do an especially great job with Christmas records – so it's no surprise that Diana Krall really shines here in a special setting of Holiday tunes! The album features some tracks that are nice and mellow – very small combo tunes that get at the moodier side ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Icon – Christmas
Universal, 2000s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Song
Capitol, 1961. Very Good+
Mel Torme may have written "The Christmas Song", but Nat King Cole owned it – thanks to a classic recording for Capitol that became one of the best-remembered Christmas chestnuts of the time! Nat's original 1961 recording is followed up here with an array of classic Holiday tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas
Capitol, 1967. Very Good+
A very different album than Ella's more jazz-based Holiday set for Verve – recorded in a mode that's much more focused on the serious side of the season! The format here has Ella singing with larger backings in a style that has some slight gospel overtones, and which focuses on the broadest ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+
One of the greatest Christmas albums of the 20th century – a rich tapestry of sadness and longing from Ol' Blue Eyes himself! Sure, most folks think that Christmas albums are supposed to be cheery and celebratory – but Frank, coming off of his best Wee Small Hours years at Capitol, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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A&M, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)
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Polydor, 1972. Very Good-
Polydor single of this great track, one of James' best Christmas tunes ever, and a rollin soul groove with an amazingly catchy chorus! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Laurie, 1967. Very Good+
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Epic, 1984. Very Good- (pic cover)
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Ten Club, 2004. Near Mint- (pic cover)
With the Walmer High School Choir from Port Elizabeth, South Africa on "Betterman". 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Navidad Sin Ti
Combo, 1985. Near Mint-
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Christmas With Grandma Moses
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Bless This House
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint-
A relatively ambitious Christmas album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – done in a rich style that's clearly meant to be more seriously reverent of the Holiday than their usual soul hits of the time! The best numbers here are the ones that are the most laidback – letting the group ... LP, Vinyl record album
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WVON, Late 60s. Very Good- Gatefold
A classic around these parts! The record's more of a straight soul compilation than a record of Holiday music – but it's packaged in a Santa Claus cover, as a gift from the radio station it's named after. The Chess brothers owned WVON, a massive soul station in Chicago, and for this set, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Christmas Album
Sunset, Late 60s. Very Good
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MJS, Early 80s. Very Good
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1980. Very Good
The Temps give love at Christmas – and manage to do it with a heck of a lotta soul! The set's got some surprisingly nice late Motown arrangements from Harold Johnson, Gil Askey, and Teddy Randazzo – supporting the group's mellow seasonal harmonies nicely! There's a few nice Motown ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Coral, 1956. Sealed
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RCA, 1966. Sealed
Backings by Peter Matz. LP, Vinyl record album
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Bell, 1972. Very Good
The Partridge Family take on Christmas hits both old and new – working here with Wes Farrell arrangements in their sunny, sing-song style of the 70s! David's handling lead vocals on most of the tunes, but the rest of the group are always ready to back him up – and the best moments here ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1963. Very Good
The warm voice of Jim Reeves makes some of these holiday tunes sound mighty nice – especially considering that the arrangements here are by Bill Justis and Chet Atkins! Jim may not be our favorite country artist on other material, but he does a great job of sending these tunes home for the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Asylum, 1978. Near Mint-
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Dot, 1960s. Very Good (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Christmas Attic
Audio Fidelity, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Christmas Present & Past
Columbia, 1967. Sealed
One of the coolest Christmas albums we've ever seen – a nearly all-original set by Paul Revere & The Raiders, done in collaboration with the legendary Terry Melcher! Mark Lindsay and Melcher really cooked up a great batch of tunes for the set – numbers that still retain a bit of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Boston Rock, 1983. Near Mint-
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Les Disques Du Crepuscule (Belgium), 1981. Near Mint-
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Takoma, 1975. Very Good+
Much more obscure than Fahey's first Christmas record – and equally nice! LP, Vinyl record album
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Muzak, Late 60s. Very Good+
Let the Muzak magic take over your brain this holiday season – thanks to the power of "stimulus progression"! LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, Early 50s. Near Mint-
A classic Christmas album from the kid who gave the world "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"! LP, Vinyl record album
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Totem, 1976. Near Mint-
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End Records, 2011. Near Mint-
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Annual Christmas Services
Sound Of Gospel, 1988. Sealed
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RCA, 1958. Near Mint- Gatefold
Spend Christmas with the Rockettes! LP, Vinyl record album
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Cool Yule
Cherry Pie (Australia), 1978. Very Good+
Funky album of Christmas goodies by the great Aussie reedman. Despite the seasonal songs in the track list, the band (Burrows new Quintet of the mid 70's) gets very groovy and very electric, with a nice drum sound, especially on the cuts "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Disgruntled Xmas/WhiteChristmas
Island, 1994. Sealed
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dot, Early 60s. Sealed
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Latin Christmas
TCM, Mid 70s. Sealed
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Christmas Carol
MGM, Mid 50s. Sealed
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Atco, 1960. Very Good
A rare Christmas album from the great Bobby Darin – and a set that's quite different than some of his secular hits of the time! The album was cut for Atco, during Bobby's great early run on the label – and it showcases a surprisingly reverent Darin – one who clearly holds the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cesta, Late 60s. Very Good
Charlies Palmieri produced these sides and Quijano's band includes Bobby Nelson on alto sax & flute, Israel "Cachao" Lopez on bass, Rafael Cortijo on drums & chorus, Alberto "Chocoloate" Armenteros on trumpet and Manny Corchado on timbales and many others. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA, 1963. Very Good
Ben, Hoss, Little Joe and all of the Ponderosa wish you a Merry Christmas – and if we weren't already pure suckers for the musical stylings of Lorne Greene – this one with the cast of Bonanza would have done the trick! What should come off as cornpone hokum is a whole lot of good ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Holiday For Teens
Philips, Early 60s. Very Good-
Paul and his lovely Paula go to town on a set of groovy 60s Holiday tunes. The tracks are kind of in a bubble-gum Christmas vein – with titles like "Holiday For Teens", "Jingle Bell Rock", "A New Year A New Ring", and "Blue Christmas" done in a mixture ... LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI, Early 60s. Very Good
Alvin, Dave, and crew continue their merry Christmas mayhem – playfully delivering new versions of older Christmas favorites, all topped off by the mad studio wizardry of David Seville! If you can take squeaky-voiced rodents as much as we do, you'll love the album's versions of "Deck ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Starland, 1983. Very Good+
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Cameo, 1957. Very Good
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Musical Christmas Tree
RCA, 1969. Sealed
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RCA, Mid 60s. Sealed
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Kapp, Mid 60s. Very Good+
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If I Can Help Somebody – The Official 1957 Christmas Seal Song (7 inch EP)
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ (pic cover)
Billy sings the song – and is introduced by different artists on each selection! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dot, 1967. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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King, Early 60s. Sealed
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Harmony, 1970s. Near Mint-
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Tis The Season
Capitol, 1956. Very Good-
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White Christmas
Dot, Mid 60s. Very Good
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Yuletide Song Fest For The Entire Family
RCA, 1959. Near Mint-
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Mary Christmas
Dot, Mid/Late 60s. Sealed
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Have A Happy Holiday
RCA, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Christmas on the Ponderosa – with music by Dick Reynolds and Joe Reisman! LP, Vinyl record album
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Merry Christmas
Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
An unusual Holiday treat from Al Martino – a Christmas set cut during the height of his famous 60s years at Capitol Records, with a warmer, more laidback style than some of Al's bigger hits! Backings are by Peter DeAngelis, who comes up with a mix of strings and horns that feels mighty like ... LP, Vinyl record album
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O Come All Ye Faithful
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Warner, 1965. Very Good+
Warm 60s television sounds from The King Family – that copious collection of singers that features the core King Sisters at the start, then expands to include their kids and most of their other relatives as well! These are the kind of tracks that really take us back to the kind of TV ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Walt Disney, 1982. Good+
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Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+
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Merry Christmas To You
MGM, 1956. Sealed
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Elektra, 1989. Near Mint-
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated December 04, 2016


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