Stubbys House of Christmas       
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 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.



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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