A smaller Christmas, Day 19

As our smaller Christmas rolls along, I’ve been trying to post some things that our five or six regular readers haven’t heard here before.

Today, we have another. Arriving fresh within the hour is a cool gift from our friend Derek over at the faaaaaaabulous Derek’s Daily 45.

When not disguised as Derek, mild-mannered curator of obscure but wonderful ’60s and ’70s R&B and soul singles, he’s one of the movers and shakers behind the Bang Girl Group Revue, which is indeed super. Three female singers, including Derek’s lovely wife Angeline, are backed by a four-piece combo led by Derek on guitar. Delightful throwbacks all.

bang girl group revue soul shangri la lp

The Bang Girl Group Revue is just out with its first LP, “Soul Shangri-La,” which is chock full of throwback originals and nice covers.

My red vinyl copy from the sold-out limited pressing arrived the other day, making its way from the San Francisco Bay Area to our corner of Wisconsin. Did I mention it’s on red vinyl?

The gift that arrived from Derek today is this acoustic version of a Christmas soul classic.

bang girl group revue xmas 45

“(Christmas) Baby Please Come Home,” the Bang Girl Group Revue, 2012. Free digital download.

Because this is Derek’s gift, and not mine, only the audio is presented here.

“It’s meant for sharing,” Derek assures me.

So to grab the free download and to get the story behind this wonderful cover, please head over to Derek’s Daily 45. It’s worth the short trip.

Your Christmas music requests in the comments, please.

Please visit our other blog, The Midnight Tracker, for more vintage vinyl, one side at a time.


Filed under Christmas music, December 2012, Sounds

2 responses to “A smaller Christmas, Day 19

  1. Just for the record, you have more than 5-6 readers, and at least one of us is not nearly as well-versed in this music as you suggest.. 🙂 but I realise I’m in the minority, and I like reading and listening to whatever you post! 🙂

  2. Ken Toops

    Thank you! I just added Donny Hathaway – This Christmas, Melissa Etheridge – Glorious & Steve Goodman – Winter Wonderland to my Christmas song list! I have 2 requests: I Want You In My Stocking – Jerry Landis & Dear Mr. Claus – Paul Revere And The Raiders!

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