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It's always good news when Daptone Records gets the Christmas spirit.  Which, thankfully, is most every year.  Their presents usually come on vinyl and always come soaked in 100% pure soul.  This year, Daptone has a 45 from the Sha La Das, and Sha La Das make me happy (sorry, couldn't resist).  The A-side (stream it above) is "Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time)".  The flip (gee, an actual flip and not just a virtual one) is a classic group harmony carol, "I Wish Christmas Time Was Over".  Get the single in the Daptone Shop.  Heck, get a dozen.

But wait!  There's more!  Daptone has also released a new Christmas song by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.  Mmm-mmm, the soul don't get no sweeter.  And...wait for it...Sharon's new Christmas song is a...wait for it...free download.  Well, sort of.  It's a Google Play exclusive, so far, and you have to set up an account and they do ask an awful lot of questions for a free download.  If it were anybody else, I'd have said "forget this".  But Sharon's worth it.  The song is called "Big Bulbs (Uncovered)" and it does give a wink to the old double entendre Blues classics of old, but just a wink--its a G-rated affair in the end.  Not as good as "Ain't No Chimney's In The Projects", imho, but then what is?  And speaking of "Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects", I feel a music video comin' on.

 


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12/19/2013 12:35

OK, I've got a new favorite song for 2013 . . . Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time) by the Sha La Das. What an awesome tune! Takes me back to my East Coast days and my (a-hem) misspent youth. Thanks for turning us on to it!

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