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Soulful Strings - The Magic of Christmas

Soulful Strings - The Magic of Christmas

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Artist: The Soulful Strings  |  Label: Cadet / UME  |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Holiday | Album Condition: New  |  Cover Condition: Sealed

The Soulful Strings
The Magic of Christmas
Cadet / Geffen / UME 814
The Soulful Strings were without a doubt the hippest project ever to emerge from the 60s with the word Strings in its 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.

The Little Drummer Boy
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
Deck the Halls
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Sleigh Ride
Merry Christmas Baby
Jingle Bells
The Christmas Song 
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers


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