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The Best of James Brown: The Christmas Collection (20th Century Masters) [Original recording remastered]

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listen  1. Go Power At Christmas Time (Album Version) 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Let's Unite The Whole World At Christmas (Album Version) 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto (Album Version) 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Merry Christmas Baby (Album Version) 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year (Parts 1 & 2) 6:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Soulful Christmas (Album Version) 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Christmas Song (Version 1) 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Sweet Little Baby Boy (Parts 1 & 2) 5:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Christmas Is Love (Album Version) 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Please Come Home For Christmas (Album Version) 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Santa Claus Is Definitely Here To Stay (Album Version) 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) (Album Version) 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Santa Claus, Santa Claus (Album Version) 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Merry Christmas, I Love You (Album Version) 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Signs Of Christmas (Album Version) 4:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Christmas In Heaven (Album Version) 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Hey America (Re-Edit with Extended Fade) 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B0000C23DH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,404 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique (and FUNKY) Christmas album December 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a straight reissue of an earlier James Christmas collection called "Funky Christmas," except lower priced. The lower price makes it a real bargain, because this is a very memorable collection of Christmas music.
These tunes are culled from three holiday albums JB released in '66, '68, and '70. There aren't many traditional favorites, but many of the originals are great. My favorite is "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto," which is aimed at the less fortunate children who often go without presents at the holidays. James was a the height of his social impact when he wrote and recorded this, and it transcends any race or class boundaries. It's about the spirit of giving, and James's key line is "Don't leave nothin' for me/I've had my chance, you see."
This is a funky, soulful collection, perfect if you're looking for something that captures the spirit of Christmas but does so in rousing manner. Another highlight, "Sweet Little Baby Boy," which I believe was a hit single- JB's vocal is searing and passionate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Combines 3 hard to find collections into one November 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I didn't even know James Brown did Christmas music til a friend turned me on to this collection. I love to buy 3-4 new Christmas CDs every year and I particularly like that this collection is mostly original stuff--not tired covers of the same old songs. There are 2-3 other James Brown CDs, but this one has it ALL and it's ALL worth listening to. Christmas is a time we need to enlarge our view and think of others. James Brown really tells what it's like to be poor and forgotten at Christmas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soul for Christmas and the rest of the year January 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Mostly original JB tracks that by certainly do not fall under the cheesy Christmas music category. Very enjoyable indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Godayum! December 12, 2012
By Boony
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As an eclectic musical lover, all I can say is that I guess you tend to love what you relate to the most. Christmas has it's classics, from Sinatra, to Crosby, to Mariah, to YOU NAME IT, but damn, THEY GOT NOTHING ON THIS JAMES BROWN!!!

Wooooooo!

That's what I'm talkin bout!

Bring this Christmas home baby!

"Good God!....Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawooooo!" -J.B.
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4.0 out of 5 stars she loves it April 11, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
my daughter lost her james brown cd last year so I surprise her with a another one and she loves his Christmas songs
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea December 22, 2013
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While JB is a legend. His version of a Christmas cd was not to my liking. that doesn't mean other JB fans won't like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars James brown fan December 17, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I got this one for my father for Christmas and he will love it. this is for any fan of James brown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great mix of soulful old and original recordings December 7, 2013
Format:Audio CD
The only JB Christmas song I had previously heard is Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto. I had no idea the Godfather of Soul had released Christmas albums. You learn something new every day. JB takes on some old favorites like Merry Christmas Baby and Please Come Home For Christmas with original material, a lot of which he wrote. Just a few words into each song, and you know it's gotta be JB singing. Songs I liked were Go Power at Christmas Time, Soulful Christmas and Christmas in Heaven.

Ironically, JB died on Christmas Day 2006. But if you're looking to funk up your holidays with some new and different material, pick up this CD.
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