Please Come Home For Christmas – James Brown
James Brown – “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” – pioneered an entirely new genre of music in the late 60’s and 70’s: Funk. By the mid-1960s, James Brown had developed his signature groove that emphasized the downbeat – with heavy emphasis on the first beat of every measure to etch his distinctive sound, inspiring a raft of West Coasts acts (Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Tower of Power, Sly and The Family Stone and George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic) to follow in his giant footsteps.
Please Come Home For Christmas is taken from James’ 1995 compilation “Funky Christmas” – a 17 track compilation featuring selections from seasonal albums cut by J.B. in 1966 (James Brown Sings Christmas Songs), and 1968 (A Soulful Christmas). People either love this disc or hate it: I’ll let you guess where I come in.
James Brown passed away on Christmas Day, 2006.
The 12 Days of Christmas Music
- Call Collect on Christmas – James King Band
- Christmas Day – Oscar Jordan Band>
- Baby It’s Cold Outside – Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel
- Good King Wenceslas – The Skydiggers
- Merry Christmas, Baby – Charles Brown
- Must Be Santa – Brave Combo
- Croonin’ On Christmas Eve – Jaymz Bee
- Go Tell It On The Mountain – Kirk Franklin And The Family