17 December: The Rotary Connection: Christmas Child

Published December 17, 2021

The Rotary Connection, formed in 1967, was the brainchild of Marshall Chess of Chess Records, his idea being to forge soul and psychedelia. Arranger Charles Stepney was the band's musical director, and future solo star Minnie Riperton was among its members.

On their eponymous debut album, The Rotary Connection certainly fulfilled their original, experimental brief. But the following year's Christmas album, Peace, is maybe a little more straightforward, at least on today's soulful calendar selection, 'Christmas Child'.

Listen to 'Christmas Child' here.

Or listen on Spotify, where I've created a playlist for this year's Advent Calendar.

The Spotify playlist for all the previous Advent Calendars is here. Note: The playlist is incomplete, as some of my calendar selections are just too obscure for Spotify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Child is one of the tracks on The Rotary Connection's 1968 album Peace.

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