Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Lou Rawls
"Merry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho!"

In getting into the appropriate mood for the season I pulled one of my more interesting Christmas records off the shelf.

Every arrangement of the Christmas classics on this album is drenched in 70's soul, funk drums and horn section. Awesome.

I get the feeling that this album may have been pushed out really quickly. At points Rawls makes errors that aren't bothered to correct. It's funny, because in today's auto-tune society it doesn't really matter what the singer does. In analog days these 'errors' are preserved forever.

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