Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: JBX “Soul Santa” (Daptone Jukebox Podcast)


Christmas music can be naughty or nice. Dreadful shopping mall jingles, shmaltzy smooth jazz renditions and that one McCartney Xmas song they play over and over. It is enough to drive you mad! When celebrating with your family, if you want to cancel all of that out and have some soulful inspiring music as heartwarming as an openfire, than look no further than Soul Santa mix from the good people at Daptone’s podcast collection.

This mix, by Big City Records storeowner Jared Boxx, became an instant favorite and is excellent in all aspects. Popular classics like Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas are mixed with deep soul rarities such as Christmas in Vietnam by Private Charles Bowen. All the yuletide goodness is interspliced with great Motown vignettes that’ll have Stevie Wonder and Smokey wishing you a merry christmas! Once you play this mix for your family it will become a new holiday tradition!

1. Jing Jing A Ling ~ Honey and the Bees (Chess)
2. Merry Christmas, Baby ~ Otis Redding (Atco)
3. This Christmas ~ Donny Hathaway (Atco)
4. Stevie Wonder Drop (Motown)
5. Snowflakes ~ Betty Lloyd (Thomas)
6. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas? ~ The Emotions (Volt)
7. The Gift of Giving ~ Bill Withers (Sussex)
8. Eddie Kendricks drop (Motown)
9. Soul Santa ~ Funk Machine (Creative Funk)
10. Silent Night Chant ~ Rotary Connection (Cadet Concept)
11. Christmas in Vietnam ~ Private Charles Bowen (Rojac)
12. Let’s Make This Christmas mean Something This Year ~ James Brown (King)
13. Without The One You Love ~ The O’Jays (Neptune)
14. Gwendolyn Berry (The Sisters Love) Drop
15. Let’s Get It Together This Christmas ~ Harvey Averne Band (Fania)
16. Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas ~ Carla Thomas (Atlantic)
17. Back Door Santa ~ Clarence Carter (Atlantic)
18. I Wanna Spend Christmas With You ~ Lowell Fulsom (Kent)
19. Mr. Santa Claus (Bring Me My Baby) ~ Nathaniel Mayer (Munster)
20. It’s That Time of the Year ~ The Manhattans (Starfire)
21. Santa’s Got A Bag of Soul ~ The Soul Saints Orch. (Jazzman)
22. Pull My Sled ~ Raindeer Runners (Soul Fire)
23. Merry Christmas Baby ~ Charles Brown & Johnny Moore’s 3 Blazers (Hollywood)
24. Smokey Robinson Drop

DJ Asma

DJ Asma

A Montreal native with West-African roots, Antoine started developing a love for records when his father passed his collection of French, African, Caribbean and Brazilian classics onto him. Ever since, the collector turned selector has spent countless hours in musky basements both here and abroad (Dakar, Lima, Paris, Quito, Rio) in the never-ending search for the perfect beat!