The Queen of Memphis Soul celebrates a birthday today. Starting with her first solo release in 1960 (Gee Whiz) Carla Thomas was a master of the pop soul ballad. And though she demonstrated she could deliver on uptempo numbers, it was with the ballads that she really shined. I am a SUCKER for a Carla Thomas slow soul burner! I suppose it should be no surprise then that Carla's "All I Want for Christmas" is my favorite holiday record. Sadly, I've never found a copy that doesn't have distorted sound. SOMEDAY! I guess all I want for Christmas is you and a non-distorted copy of "All I Want for Christmas".
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!