Monday, December 14, 2009

The Soul Duo "Just A Sad Xmas" Shiptown

Comprised of Little Ida (Ida Sands) and Little Daddy (Joe Webster from The Anglos), The Soul Duo recorded two classic 45's for Noah Biggs' Shiptown label. Their first single, "This Is Your Day" piqued enough interest in 1969 to be picked up for national release on the Jamie label out of Philly, but down in the Old Dominion, The Soul Duo are most fondly remembered for their follow up effort. "Just A Sad Xmas" was a sizable hit in the Tidewater region, and for good reason. Ida and Joe turn in some amazingly deep vocals on this hard hitting ballad with perfectly sympathetic backing from The Sounds Band (love that bluesy organ!). Definitely not your run-of-the-mill seasonal fluff, we think "Sad Xmas" deserves to be included amongst the classic soulful Holiday songs.
Here's hoping the season finds you happy and well. Thanks for your support over the past year. See you in 2010! Happy Holidays from Funky Virginia!

Soul Duo "Just A Sad Xmas"