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.
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.
“(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.