30 Days Out (From Christmas): Soul

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Day Seven – When popular soul and R&B artists of the 1960s and 1970s turned their attention to Christmas music, the result was usually delightful.  Much like the artists at Motown, singers like Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and others applied their incredible talent to make these holiday tunes quite special.  The Aretha tune enclosed here today is from her very first seasonal album This Christmas, released this year.

MP3: “Jingle Bells” by Wilson Pickett

MP3: “Frosty The Snowman” by Shirley Alston

MP3: “White Christmas” by the Drifters

MP3: “Christmas Time” by Ray Charles

MP3: “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway

MP3: “May Christmas Bring You Happiness” by Luther Vandross

MP3: “Soulful Christmas” by James Brown

MP3: “Deck The Halls” by Jackie Wilson

MP3: “My Grown Up Christmas List” by Aretha Franklin

MP3: “Xmas Twist” by the Twistin’ Kings

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