Charles Bradley - "Every Day Is Christmas / Mary's Baby"
Ahh, it’s that time of year again, and here at Daptone HQ we have a little saying, “What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a Charles Bradley 45?”
Backed once again by the ever-soulful Menahan Street Band, Charles gets us into the spirit with 2 sides of oh so sweet holiday magic. Side A: “Christmas Is Everyday”, with its relentless beat and festive sleigh bells, is guaranteed to turn any holiday gathering into a bona-fide Get-Down! “We having a party. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone’s invited. Come on in and have a good time.” With an opening like that, it’s criminal to not include this on your holiday mix. C’mon…. Don’t make the party police work too hard this holiday season. And one more thing: Putting the kids to bed before you drop this on the old Victrola is HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
The flip, “Mary’s Baby”, co-penned by Mr. Bradley, is a lyrically evocative and honest piece that captures Charles’ pure Christmas spirit. Accompanied by haunting background vocals and a beat that’s impossible to resist, “Mary’s Baby”, is proof on wax that Charles and the Dunham boys have staked their claim in the annals of great American Soul Music.