Saturday, 7 June 2008

The Magic Of Christmas by The Soulful Strings

Produced & Arranged by Richard Evans

(1968 Cadet Records)

Recorded: August, 1968 at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago

It is not Christmas yet... but when is there a wrong time to give presents?

Merry Christmas, Baby with Dorothy Ashby on Harp is just sublime. Evans effortlessly proves yet again what a Genius he is. Also there is a really nice breakbeat at the beginning of Jingle Bells!

This is the one for all your future Christmas Jams ....take it from Rock Savage!!!!!!

Just Pray that Christmas is early this year....

Side 1

The Little Drummer Boy

Lenard Druss, Flute; Dorothy Ashby, Harp


Dorothy Ashby, Harp

Dance Of The Sugerplum Fairy

Lenard Druss, Woodwinds; Ron Steele, Sitar

Deck The Halls

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Cleveland Eaton, Cello

Side 2

Sleigh Ride

Lenard Druss, Flute

Merry Christmas, Baby

Dorothy Ashby, Harp

Jingle Bells

Phil Upchurch, Guitar; Lenard Druss, English Horn

The Christmas Song

Bobby Christian, Vibes

Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers

Lenard Druss, Piccolo; Bobby Christian, Vibes



Anonymous said...

I have been looking for this for a long time. Can't wait until you are able to post. Thanks!

ish said...

OK I can't stand Christmas music but if this is anything like the Rotary Connection Christmas album then I will give it a chance. You haven't steered me wrong yet. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Christmas spirit came early...sublime indeed. Thanks.

Bill said...

I`ve availed myself of the Soulful Strings albums and I`d like to say "Thank you for making these rarities available. It`s people like you that keep interest in these forgotten gems alive"