LP released: Nov 16, 2018
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (METALLIC GOLD VINYL)
Joseph Washington Jr.'s 1983 holiday LP putsa soulful, funky, suave ribbon on nine frostyChristmas cuts. In that season of music'straditional descent into threadbare schmaltz,Merry Christmas to You restores joy andwonder to a blizzard of bland. Under thistree, find undiscovered classics for our cynicalage: the buoyant "Jesus' Birthday," the hotand bothered soul of "Merry Christmas," theridiculously catchy wallet-opener "Shopping."The world of records produces just a preciousfew yuletide keepers: Spector's A ChristmasGift for You; Fahey's The New Possibility;Guaraldi's indelible Charlie Brown Christmas.Down another nog and file Joseph WashingtonJr. comfortably next to those.All copies on Metallic Gold colored vinyl.