Night Owls – This Christmas

If their “Inner City Blues/ “There’s A Break In The Road” 45 wasn’t enough for you, the Night Owls are back for the holiday and this time they’ve got a dynamite soul holiday forty five for your ears. But the quartet of Blake Colie on drums, Dave Wilder on bass, Roger Rivas on piano & organ and Dan Ubick on guitars & percussion brought in a special guest on this record. For a Donny Hathaway “This Christmas” vibe they get the soul man of the year and carrier of the torch for the soul game Durand Jones to help out. The Jamaican Soul backbeat from the Night Owls and Durand’s silky smooth as butter vocal stylings really grab you, bring back the feel of Hathaway on wax, but only as Durand can do it. And to boot, it’s got that island feel to it. Think Ken Boothe getting down in front of the tree with that vocal gift for you and me, with Rivas’s organ straight killing it throughout. For sure this is going to be one of the Christmas classics that will find its way to your turntables this and every year after. It’s super, limited edition, and the flip side is an instrumental version of the track that can definitely be played throughout the whole year as well. Produced by Dan Ubick (The Lions, Mad Geezers, Keystones) and Night Owls, this bad boy was also recorded, engineered, and mixed by Ubick at The Lion’s Den in Topanga, CA.

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