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Funky Christmas cover versions mix

James Brown Funky Christmas

The late James Brown sporting a fetching bobble hat and neck brace combo

Two sleeps to go! I’ve put together this 60-minute mix of some funk, soul and reggae Christmas cover versions to get you in the mood. If you’ve never heard a reggae version of Last Christmas you’re in for a treat!

I’m yet to find a cover of Slade’s Christmas masterpiece that’s worth listening to though. If you know of one (or any other classic Christmas covers I might have missed) let me know by making a comment below.

Tracklisting

1 – Funky, Funky Christmas – New Kids on the Block (sample)

2 – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something – James Brown

3 – My Favorite Things – The Supremes

4 – What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder

5 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Ella Fitzgerald

6 – Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter

7  – Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Elmo, Sesame Street

8 – Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC

9 – Soulful Christrmas – Faith Evans

10 – Last Christmas – John Holt

11 – White Christmas – Jackie Edwards

12 – Here Comes Santa Claus – The Chipmunks

13 – Rudolph, red-nosed reindeer – Ella Fitzgerald

14 – Deck the Halls – Joe Gibbs

15 – Santa Baby – Macy Gray

16 – Stoned Soul Christmas – Binky Griptite & the Deekays

17 – Mambo Santa Mambo – The Enchanters

18 – I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus – Brenda Lee

19 – Christmas Scat – The Muppets

20 – I’m Your Christmas Friend – James Brown

21 – Christmas Won’t  be the Same – Jackson 5

22 – Frosty the Snowman – Patti Page (remix)

23 – ‘Zat you Santa Claus – Louis Armstrong (remix)

24 – Rock N’ Roll Polly Santa Claus – Lillian Briggs

25 – This Christmas – Donny Hathaway

26 – Do you Hear What I Hear? – Destiny’s Child

27 – White Christmas – Otis Redding

28 – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Diana Krall

29 – Jingle Bells – Joe Williams (Bombay Dub Orchestra remix)

Listen/download the mix here, enjoy…

And yes, I did consider Eazy E’s festive number but wanted to keep this mix office safe!

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