Booker T. & The MG's - In The Christmas Spirit LP

(Stax, 1966)

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"In one sense, this record seems to prophesy their recent tendency to play roller-rink music, yet perhaps because the songs themselves lend well to such a style, the group is able to retain much of the dynamics and musicianship that made Stax (and the MG's) synonymous with the finest in soul music during the middle years of the Sixties. Beginning with "Jingle Bells" and ending with a down-home version of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." Steve, Duck, Booker and Al sound as if all the royalties from their combined hits have made Christmas a merry time indeed in Memphis." Rolling Stone, 1971