In The Christmas Groove
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In The Christmas Groove

23 Nov 2009

£6.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title Artist
Christmas Present Blues Jimmy Reed
Funky Funky Christmas Electric Jungle
Soul Santa Funk Machine
Getting Down For Xmas Milly & Silly
Black Christmas The Harlem Children's Chorus
Angel's Christmas Wild Honey
Home On Christmas Day Captain Elmo McKenzie & The Roosters
Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul The Soul Saints Orchestra
Boogaloo Santa Claus J.D. McDonald
Christmas Morning Zebra
Let's Get It Together This Christmas Harvey Averne Band
The New Year Jimmy Jules
Auld Lang Syne Black On White Affair

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Nov 2009
  • Label: Strut Records
  • Copyright: 2009 Strut Records
  • Total Length: 42:24
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,134 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars santa clause is back in town 12 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
If you like your christmas music cool, than this should definatly be in your stocking.It has some great tracks on it, especially the one by The Harlem Children's Chorus.If a James Brown type of christmas groove is your thing, this is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something Unsmaltzy 17 Jan 2014
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All hail 6Music for highlighting this in their alternative Christmas show. You'll never hear these amidst the nausea of Christmas shopping. Pump up the volume for some non Disney Christmas music
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy and REFRESHING 6 Dec 2009
By Matthew R. Picone - Published on
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This album quickly became my favorite of 2009 and will surely get lots of play in years to come. From the opening guitar riff to the last funky fade, it never disappointed my desire to hear honest, soulful, rootsy tunes with a Christmas vibe.

Soulful? More than ANYTHING you'll find on the new releases rack.
Danceable? Hell yeah! Try to sit still through track 2

Highlights for me include... Seriously? Every track.

If I could give it a 6 out of 5, I would. The person who rated this record a 1 seems to not have listened. They complain simply about the marketing and price. Give me a break. It's a disservice to these awesome artists and the people who assembled this masterpiece.

Have a funky funky Christmas!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff 17 Dec 2009
By Jimmy Crackcorn - Published on
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Maybe you shouldn't make this your one and only Christmas soul album--that's what James Brown and the Stax/Atlantic collections are for--but if you collect this kind of material, these are awesome finds. And it's a great party record.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great--so far as it goes! 10 Dec 2010
By Paul Howe - Published on
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This disc features mostly obscure funk holiday songs with righteous rhythms and a Kringle-Fu attitude. It gets constant play throughout the season in my household. Just be aware that the Isaac Clarke track isn't actually on the CD (or listed on the jewel case--too bad because it supposedly was produced by the legendary Eddie Bo.) And the Captain Elmo track (which is on the jewel case) is actually Johnny Acey and the Esqire's rousing "Christmas Keeps on Coming," a great track, but not the rare calypso Strut promises us. I'm still awaiting an answer to my email to the label. Buy this anyway, but caveat emptor, y'all!
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect funked out holiday tunes 2 Jan 2014
By C. C. Hill - Published on
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Very enjoyable platters of vinyl funk soul smooth, danceable. The perfect music to get your holiday dance party going. The whole first disc and the 2nd half of disc two are perfect.
2.0 out of 5 stars "Bonus Sampler" 22 Dec 2013
By mb - Published on
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I enjoyed the songs, but FYI: what I received was a "bonus sampler" from Strut Records (with play list as shown for this item.) It made me feel ripped off for $11, since it is basically a promo disc with no cover art, liner notes e&c.
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