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Saturday, December 24, 2011


One of the prettiest, yet little known soul Christmas singles.

I'm not sure if this Betty Lloyd is the same singer who was a member of the east coast girl group The Percells; Thomas Records (named after Jamo Thomas) was a Chicago label, and this track certainly has an indelible Chicago stamp on it.

The lyrics brilliantly capture the feeling of being alone at Christmas, but without self pity. Oozing with quality, this song should truly be a holiday standard.

from 1969...


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gilhodges said...

You ooze with quality all year long, Derek. Thanks for the thoughtful choices and considerable effort on our behalf.

Anonymous said...

The Thomas label was named after EDDIE THOMAS, who was the manager of the Impressions and partner with Curtis Mayfield (CURTOM Records & Music Publishing).