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The Soul of Christmas

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hey, it's holiday time!! so i baked up some treats. just a few home made jams to help you enjoy the season. happy holidays jb


released December 25, 2011

all sounds by John A. Bigham
except spoken word on "I Can Feel It" by JoNell Kennedy

all songs by John A. Bigham (Big Slamm Music / ASCAP)
except "Santa Claus Needs Some Lovin'" by Sir Mack Rice
and "I Can Feel It" by John A. Bigham (Big Slamm Music / ASCAP) and JoNell Kennedy

Mixed by Richard "Segal" Huredia
Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Robert Hadley
Produced by John A. Bigham



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"Funky blend of blues, soul, and rock" from ex- Fishbone and Miles Davis sideman, merging rootsy, bluesy fundamentals with modern soul, funk, and hip-hop influences.

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Track Name: I Can Feel It
Would you mind it very much this year if we forget about a tree?
And leave the tinsel on the shelf tucked next to the ornaments beneath the color wheel...
No traffic jams
No One day sales
Let's think about the times before
We wrapped up all our dreams
In silk and satin ribbons
colored cellophane
And it's barely Halloween!
Could we think about spending the time on our knees
instead of joining the crowds who shove and mob each other in the streets?
No one is looking in each other's eyes
No hugs when they greet...
No, let's not get a tree this year
instead let's plant the seed.

Scatter the season with love and dig deep beneath the skin.
Wanna feel my heart bloom just like that Yuletide rose so fragrant
If I can--

It is simple enough to say Merry Christmas but not realize the gift that lives in you.
Don't want to get nuthin' this year
Just wanna BE THE PROOF.

I can feel it--
the sun inside
I can feel it--
the roots are stretching out
I can feel it--
won't you open your eyes and see the joy
I can feel it--
Beyond the Winter's snow
I can feel it--
Beyond the Auld Lang Syne
I can feel it--
That sweet valentine
I can feel it--

And this year when we end this prayer and rise to our feet
We'll look above and see the branches overhead...
Track Name: Good Time Christmas
Somebody call up Santa
Tell him he ain't gotta bring nothin for me
Got what I want under the mistletoe
Next to the Christmas tree.

Now you might think I'm crazy 'cuz I don't want a Mercedes
Or some kind a diamond ring.
I don't need to get nothing from the store
Just wanna hear my baby sing

We're gonna have a good time this Christmas
Baby it's true
I don't need you to buy me a thing
All I want is you.
We're gonna have a good time this Christmas
Baby that's real
I don't need no material things
Give me something that I can feel.

Now if you run across something that you think i'll like
Just let me say
I ain't gonna try to stop your Santa-Claus'n
From bringing something good my way.

Now talk to Rudolph
And I told Frosty
To give Santa this message
Got what I want under the Christmas tree
And she's a sweet little gadget

We're gonna have a good time this Christmas!
Track Name: Go Santa
The moon was shinin'
The only light
Down on creation
On a snowy night.

Not a creature was stirrin'
Everything was quiet
Up in the sky
Reindeer was flyin'

Santa Claus

Swoopin' down chimneys
Comin' through back doors
He got somethin' for you baby
Then he got to go

Red light
Start flashin'
You got hooves on your rooftop
Somebody's screamin'
Go Santa, don't stop!

Santa Claus

Thirty thousand feet
Up in the sky
I know you been waitin' on him
He gonna stop by

Get them cookies ready
And cut him a slice
Of the sweet potato pie
He'll leave you something nice

Santa Claus
Track Name: Dream (Turn Off the Phone)
turn off your phone turn off your computer
and come over baby, i be good to you
just lay back and kick up your feet
stay for a little while and rock you to sleep

(hook )
so you can dream ,oh dream
of a place where there's no
hurry up and go

take off your clothes and let down your hair
stay for a little while cause ain't nothing going on out there
just let me do something good for you
i know you wanna relax so go ahead and kick back

so you can dream, oh dream
of a place where there's no hurry up and go

turn off your phone and shut down your computer
i got a few thangs i know it's gonna soothe you
don't be afraid it's just so you can relax
i know you got a lot of things going on
but it's time to kick back

go ahead and dream-----------------