Christmas Funk and Soul !!
Just in time for your Weekend Christmas Dance Party (you ARE having a Weekend Christmas Dance Party, aren’t you??) is my 2014 Holiday Mix, Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party!
As I do every year, I throw together a bunch of Christmas songs, attempting to have some sort of theme to it. This year was easy. Lots of great Christmas chestnuts, old and new, to make any get-together a little more funky. And that’s what the holidays are all about, isn’t it?
Quite a few songs on this playlist come from the amazing Daptone Records stable of artists including Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Headquartered in a run-down brownstone in Brooklyn, NY, Daptone commits itself to old-school soul recorded live-to-tape, and it’s become one of my favorite labels over the last few years. Do yourself a favor and check out their stuff. It is so so good. Anyway…..Enjoy: