A Soulful Christmas. James Brown. 1968.
This year’s Santa: James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, who died on Christmas Day 6 years ago.
Santas of Christmas Past: Paul McCartney and Wings, Blackie Lawless, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Nick Ray.
Other people who died on Christmas: W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin.
Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto was actually a pretty subdued performance from him. A great record, though!
I thought the same thing when I first heard it—that it’s subdued. I’m surprised it hasn’t gotten more airplay over the years.