Soulful Strings

Soulful Strings: The Magic Of Christmas

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Artist: Soulful Strings

Artist: Soulful Strings
Title: The Magic Of Christmas
Product Type: VINYL LP

Vinyl LP pressing with a tip-on jacket. The Soulful Strings were without a doubt the hippest project ever to emerge from the '60s with the word "Strings" in it's name. Brainchild of producer/arranger/bassist/songwriter (and genius) Richard Evans, the group was a far cry from the interchangeable outfits that flourished during the "beautiful music" era; instead, The Soulful Strings were actually composed of members of the Chess/Cadet label house band, including flautist Lennie Druss, guitarist Phil Upchurch, bassist/cellist Cleveland Eaton and harpist Dorothy Ashby, who laid down a tasty electric groove into which Evans stirred lush strings and unusual instrumentation like the kalimba and sitar. The result was a sound that resided at the crossroads of easy listening, jazz, R&B and exotica-and, as one might expect from that description, every Soulful Strings release (they made seven albums) is treasured by cratediggers worldwide. This 1968 release was their highest-charting record at #35 on the charts. The soundtrack to many a swingin' '60s Christmas party.

Tracks:
1.1 The Little Drummer Boy
1.2 Snowfall
1.3 Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
1.4 Deck the Halls
1.5 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
2.1 Sleigh Ride
2.2 Merry Christmas Baby
2.3 Jingle Bells
2.4 The Christmas Song
2.5 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

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