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Soulful Strings – Magic Of Christmas (LP – New)


Vinyl LP pressing with a tip-on jacket. The Soulful Strings were without a doubt the hippest project ever to emerge from the ’60s with the word “Strings” in it’s name. Brainchild of producer/arranger/bassist/songwriter (and genius) Richard Evans, the group was a far cry from the interchangeable outfits that flourished during the “beautiful music” era; instead, The Soulful Strings were actually composed of members of the Chess/Cadet label house band, including flautist Lennie Druss, guitarist Phil Upchurch, bassist/cellist Cleveland Eaton and harpist Dorothy Ashby, who laid down a tasty electric groove into which Evans stirred lush strings and unusual instrumentation like the kalimba and sitar. The result was a sound that resided at the crossroads of easy listening, jazz, R&B and exotica-and, as one might expect from that description, every Soulful Strings release (they made seven albums) is treasured by cratediggers worldwide. This 1968 release was their highest-charting record at #35 on the charts. The soundtrack to many a swingin’ ’60s Christmas party.

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SKU: 602567727309 Categories: , Product ID: 15611

Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 0.167 in

Soulful Strings


Magic Of Christmas



Media Condition

Mint (M)

Sleeve Condition

Mint (M)