Clarence Carter: Backdoor Santa
This is one of my favorites from Muscle Shoals great Clarence Carter. This funky twist on the idea of the backdoor man was popularly sampled on the Run-DMC track Christmas In Hollis.
The Staples Singers: Who Took The Merry Out of Christmas?
The Staples aren't too happy with the state of Christmas on this track from 1970's We'll Get Over.
James Brown: It's Christmas Time
They say that the suicide rate goes up during the holidays. James Brown tells us why on this 1969 single.