Strut Records

Strut Records' Seriously Soulful Christmas Playlist

Strut Records

14 Dec 2017

In advance of our Skate Lates Strut vs Sofrito session on Thu 11 Jan 2018, Strut Records has come up with a special Christmas mix for the sophisticated festive reveller. Escape the tyranny of the traditional Christmas playlist with an hour of festive funk, soul, disco reggae and dub featuring James Brown and Sun Ra through to Lord Kitchener and the Salsoul Orchestra.

Hit play and enjoy.

Sam Sweetsinger Bell – Happy Birthday Jesus
The Beginning Of The End – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas
Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus Is Skaing To Town
Lord Kitchener – Drink-A-Rum
Sun Ra Presents The Qualities – It’s Christmas Time
Indiana Highway – We Three Kings

Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa
Syng McGowan And The Fanettes – Dear Santa
James Brown – Soulful Christmas
Meditation Singers – What The World Needs For Christmas
The Youngsters – Christmas In Jail
Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
Soul Searchers – Christmas In Vietnam
Harlem Children’s Chorus – Black Christmas
O’Jays – Christmas Ain’t Christmas, New Years Ain’t New Year Without The One You Love
Wild Honey – Angel’s Christmas
The Salsoul Orchestra – Merry Christmas All
The Whispers – Funky Christmas
Lou Rawls – Christmas Will Really Be Christmas

Strut Records

Since it was formed initially in 1999, Strut Records has become renowned as one of the leading labels worldwide for quality releases from across the field of back catalogue dance music, disco, soul, Afrobeat, post punk, industrial and many different world and dance music styles. !K7 acquired the Strut label in November 2007 and have since embarked on a regular programme of releases in conjunction with original Strut label head Quinton Scott. Initial projects included a retrospective of Compass Point Studios in Nassau, an August Darnell / Kid Creole album and new editions of established Strut compilations Disco Not Disco and Nigeria 70. The label has been involved in releasing successful projects around disco and dance music history and has documented many aspects of New York’s rich music culture from the 1970s and 1980s, ranging from Walter Gibbons and Bob Blank producer compilations to retrospectives on ZE Records and Celluloid Records. The label has also released new studio projects with artists including Ethio jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke and African legends Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas and Orlando Julius.