2. Merry Christmas Baby
3. It's Christmas Time
4. This Christmas
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Saw this one up at Mistletunes and couldn't wait to bring it over here. If the Soul is grooving the way it used to, then it's most likely coming from one of two places--either Dap-Tone records or Tre Williams. Tre is a Soul and R&B singer that ought to get more attention than he does, because he is the real deal. And Tre and The Revelations have just dropped an awesome 4 track freebie, named after their previous Christmas treat, "It's That Time Of Year". You betcha I believe in Santa Claus.
Williams could hold his own with most of the greats of years gone past and certainly with the wannabes that populate the Soul charts these days. "It's That Time Of Year"--the single--was originally released in 2008. And, for that track alone, you should download this set. But wait! There's more! The Revelations turn in one of the hottest, grittiest versions of "Merry Christmas Baby" I've ever heard. Tre and Company then turn in a deep soul ballad, "It's Christmas Time", which figures to be an original, and close it out with a fairly faithful cover of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas". Funk up your holidays with The Revelations featuring Tre Williams.
But don't stop there. You can't, you can't, you can't stop this. On the right hand side of the Bandcamp page, you'll notice a FREE sampler, "An Introduction To..."--that's 9 more slices of soul heaven right there. The only catch is, after that, you'll be wanting even more. Might I recommend "Concrete Blues"? What the heck, you're already there. If nothing else, though, take advantage of the free Christmas gift that is "It's That Time Of Year". Think of it as Soul to feed your soul.