Christmas Trax feat. Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Salsoul Orchestra, Greg Walker & Eric Kupper



Joy to the world  –  Vanessa Bell Armstrong (With the help of Terrance – this trak was moved up a notch from traditional Gospel to Urban without losing any Soul  …  from the album ‘The Truth about Christmas’ released on Jive Records now part of Sony/BMG)

Christmas Medley – Salsoul Orchestra (Producer/arranger/writer Vince Montana Jnr. took Philadelphia’s session finest musicians on a ‘Merry Sleigh Ride’ with his/their ‘Christmas Jollies’ on The Cayre Brothers’ Salsoul Records … recorded at the city’s Sigma Studios)

Santa’s got a brand new bag (Poppa’s got a brand new bag)  –  Greg Walker (Originally released on Jin Records and subsequently re-released on Tramp on their compilation ‘Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party’)

Silent night  –  Eric Kupper (From the Japanese compilation cd “Grand Gallery presents ‘Christmas Time'” on Grand Gallery Records … it’s that good i’ve been playing it out of season)

Today’s trax



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Trax feat. Eddie Kendricks, The Trammps, Charles Earland & Dj Pope



Intimate friends  –  Eddie Kendricks (The former Temptation stayed with Motown – the group’s record label when he went solo … written by Gary Glenn who later became became a recording artist in his own right – from the album ‘Slick’)

Tom’s song  –  The Trammps (From the only album release on Buddah Records – this track was named after Tom Moulton (Remixer Extra-ordinaire) … on the  records that were mixed by him usually featured his tag ‘A Tom Moulton Mix’)

I like it  –  Charles Earland (From his Mercury Records release, Randy Muller produced ‘Perceptions’ album … released on the b-side of a promotional  only 12inch … this album should have been re-released on cd)

Addicted  –  Dj Pope featuring Lynne Smith (King Street Sounds does not let you down with this Baltimore based Brian  Pope production – co-written by Lynette … remixed by Kerry Chandler)