Dec 14, 2010
I wait anxiously everyday to see what choice musical morsal will be posted on Derek's Daily 45, a music blog that focuses on somewhat obscure soul and garage rock singles. Imagine my surprise when this bad boy showed up:
One area that wasn't explored very deeply by US garage bands
was the Christmas record; however, Chicago's Saturday's Children
were way too sophisticated to be called a garage band.
Here, the band (deeply influenced by the Beatles) melds "Deck The Halls" with Dave Brubeck's jazz standard "Take Five' and turns it into a jazzy, quasi-psychedelic number that I almost guarantee will bring on some holiday cheer. This group had an incredible knack for harmonies, and tackle the tricky 5/4 time signature with ease making for the most hypnotic Christmas record I've ever heard. The other side is an exceptional holiday original showcasing their excellent group harmonies and songwriting skill.
Click here to visit the page and listen to "Deck Five" for yourself.