02 December: The Staple Singers: Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas

Published December 02, 2013

How great is this track? Released in 1970, it peaked at number 2 on Billboard's Christmas chart (according to Wikipedia), yet I don't get the impression that it's become a bona fide Christmas Classic. I may be wrong, and nothing would make me happier, because it's a fantastic recording.

So, who did take the merry out of Christmas? We'll hear from one candidate tomorrow.

Meanwhile, listen to The Staple Singers here.

The Staple Singers: Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas.

ADVENT CALENDAR 2013