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Soul Source Advent Calendar 2017

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Welcome to the 2017 Soul Source Advent Calendar 

The idea is that via this article we will feature a Christmas soul related youtube clip every day up to Christmas Day.

The xmas soul sounds used will be made up of members choices and so we do need 24 members to nominate a choice by pm to myself via @mike

Be working on a first come, one member one nomination principle, 24 are needed, so best if you get them in now!

 

The first track for #1  Dec 1st follows below

Countdown....

 




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first up one on this 'advent' calendar is one that has been getting a fair bit of exposure in the msm via an uk tv advert..  (House Of Frazier?)

 

quite apt ....

The Staples Singers Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas

 


Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
(People all over the world forgot about merry)
Too busy fighting wars
Trying to make it to Mars
Searching for light and can't seem to find the right star
(Searching for light and can't seem to find the right star)

Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
(People all over the world forgot about merry)
Too busy buying toys
Learning 'bout Santa's joy
Making believe He was just another baby boy
(Making believe He was just another baby boy)

Let's Put The Merry Back In Christmas (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Come on everyone (Let's have a Happy New Year)
Let's Put The Merry Back In Christmas (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Come on and join the fun
Let's Have a Happy (Have a Happy) Let's Have a Happy New Year

Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
(People all over the world forgot about merry)
Too busy having fun
Drinking with everyone
Showing no respect for Mary's baby son
(Showing no respect for Mary's baby son)

Let's Put The Merry Back In Christmas (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Come on everyone (Let's have a Happy New Year)
Let's Put The Merry Back In Christmas (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Come on and join the fun
Let's Have a Happy (Have a Happy) Let's Have a Happy (Have a Happy)

Let's Put The Merry Back In Christmas (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Come on everyone (Let's have a Happy New Year)
Let's Put The Merry Back In Christmas (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Come on and join the fun
Let's Have a Happy (Have a Happy) Let's Have a Happy (Have a Happy)
Let's Have a Happy (Have a Happy)
Let's Have a Happy New Year!!

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Next Track is up from Dave aka member @Dave Moore

and its...

Honey And The Bees -- Jing Jing A-Ling 

 

"Jing Jing A Ling" Lyrics

written by and Norman Harris James Bishop....

Jing jing a ling
Listen to bells that ring
Jing jing a ling
think of the joy Christmas brings

Christmas is here
it's that happy time of the year
parties with friends and relations
Christmas cheer for the occasion
I can hear sleigh bells ringing
I wonder what gifts my baby is bringing

Jing jing a ling
Listen to bells that ring
Jing jing a ling
think of the joy Christmas brings

All the loved ones are home
no one wants to spend Christmas alone
kissing under the mistletoe
while music plays on the radio
people laughing spreading cheer
I wish this feeling could last all year

Jing jing a ling
Listen to bells that ring
Jing jing a ling
think of the joy Christmans brings

I can see children peeking
when they should be in there sleeping

Jing jing a ling
Listen to bells that ring
Jing jing a ling
think of the joy Christmans brings

still after a hatful of nominations so get yourself to the original article and get yours to me asp

 

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As we need to catch up a day and Dave gave us more than 1 nominations (and it's his birthday!) am going to slide in another one of Daves nomination, this will then allow us from tonight (when #4 is added) to be on track for one post per day for the rest of this advent countdown

so here we go with track #3

up from Dave aka member @Dave Moore

Poets - Merry Christmas Baby - Red Bird

 

still after a hatful of nominations so get yourself to the original article and get yours to me asp

next up will be track #4 tonight , which will then get us on schedule for one per day for the rest of this Christmas advent countdown!

 

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Now the night of 4th December and here's the #4 advent calendar to get us right up on the advent schedule

Chosen by Steve aka @Steve S 60

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects" 

 

Lyrics

Songwriters: David Anthony Guy / Thomas R. Brenneck / Sharon Jones / Gabriel Roth / Neal Andrew Sugarman


When I was a child I used to wonder
How Santa put my toys under the tree
I said, momma can you tell me how this can be?
When there ain't no chimneys in the projects
(Ain't no chimneys in the projects) Not in the ghetto
Not in the projects
(Ain't no chimneys in the projects) no
Momma sat me down and said baby
Santa Claus does magic things
As soon as you're asleep a chimney will appear
And in the morning you will see all he brings
Don't you worry that their ain't no chimneys in the projects
(Ain't no chimneys in the projects) Not in the ghetto
Not in the projects
(Ain't no chimneys in the projects) no
Now I'm all grown and I see
It wasn't Santa who got that magic done
But momma now I know, you were the one
There ain't no chimneys (ain't no chmineys), ho ho ho, no, no , no in the projects
Not in the ghetto
Ain't no chimneys in the projects
Momma was the one
It was momma momma momma

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Well the christmas feeling is picking up pace, its now day 6 and here's the nomination for track #6 (one which could/should be called a Christmas classic imo)

It's from Steve aka@Winsford Soul

who adds 'this is for everyone who has ever been sad or alone at Christmas for whatever reason'

Lonnie Hill - Cold Cold Winter In The Ghetto

 

still need a few more nominations, send them in via pm along with a brief word and there be a good chance that they be featured very soon!

 

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42 minutes ago, mike said:

Well the christmas feeling is picking up pace, its now day 6 and here's the nomination for track #6 (one which could/should be called a Christmas classic imo)

It's from Steve aka@Winsford Soul

who adds 'this is for everyone who has ever been sad or alone at Christmas for whatever reason'

Lonnie Hill - Cold Cold Winter In The Ghetto

 

 

 

Thanks Mike  . Much appreciated 

Steve 

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day 7 means that have just hit the week mark, so time to light your blue peter advent coat hanger

 

track #7 has been nominated by John aka @back street blue   and he has this to say ...

......the Bristol Cream's open, the "trimmings" are out of the loft and we're dressing the Tree......"Wham, last Christmas" she says.............but this is what she gets........

 

....Lee Rogers - YOU WON'T HAVE TO WAIT TILL XMAS  

 

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Day 9 just gone and yep a bit late but hey it is the weekend yep

here's the #9 nomination 


track #9 nomination is from @Coolnotes

I'd nominate Ann Sexton Santa Claus is coming to Town.. heard it played in Keighley  Dunhelm Mill on the weekend

Coolnotes. Merry Christmas 

 

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Day 10 and we have lined up for track #10 a nomination from @David Meikle who has gone for the below along with a few words

 

Albert King - Santa Claus wants some lovin'

Albert was a cool 43 years of age when he joined Stax Records in 1966.

A superb blues guitarist he cut two wonderful sides for the label in ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ and ‘Crosscut Saw’.

However he also triumphs unexpectedly with a song about Santa!

Merry Christmas Y’all.

@David Meikle

 

Up to day 10 now, but still after some nominations for the later stages of this Advent Calendar,

all you need to do to nominate is just pm me them with a few words :thumbsup:

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Onto Day 11th and todays nomination is from stev aka @steviehay

 

'One for the calendar Stevie Wonders awesome Thats what christmas means to me' tunage'

regards stev

What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder

we still need a few more to take us all the way up to the 25th!

so just stop what you are doing and pm me your advent shout right now...     please !

 

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Day  13 and while admittedly #13s a bit late, the christmasness still keeps flowing with Adams aka @douglaschip selection...

Solomon Burke - Presents for Christmas.

Christmas - A time for giving!

Adam

still need a handful of fresh nominations to get us to the 24th, pm me yours now!

 

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Time for track #14 and we have for todays nomination a great track from Mickey aka @Mickey Finn

Lou Rawls doing an otherwise overdone chestnut given a great arrangement with Richard Tee on Fender Rhodes and Hank Crawford on sax, with Lou on top form. Absolute class.

The Christmas Song - Lou Rawls

 

 

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ok looks like we have run out of individual nominations, so rather than me shouting on repeat for fresh ones am going to open it now to the floor...

thanks to all those who took the time and effort to pass on their choices, all were appreciated :thumbsup:

all feel free to add your xmas songs below...

 

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I picked up a great Xmas Cd about 12 years ago for 2 quid in Starbucks in the Swindon Outlet shopping centre - it has some great tracks on it.

Jolly Old Soul

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On 11/12/2017 at 19:51, mike said:

Onto Day 11th and todays nomination is from stev aka @steviehay

 

'One for the calendar Stevie Wonders awesome Thats what christmas means to me' tunage'

regards stev

What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder

we still need a few more to take us all the way up to the 25th!

so just stop what you are doing and pm me your advent shout right now...     please !

 

thank you 

 

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Great thread this Mike. Top man for holding it all together. Where would I - we, be without Soul Source?

So here’s to a great next twelve months. Thanks to all my SS brothers and sisters. 

Pete

:hatsoff2:

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