SoulCuts Advent Calendar – Day 21 – Rahsaan Patterson – Wonderful Christmastime

21 12 2010

Rahsaan Patterson is undoubtedly one of the greatest soul artists of our generation. Jam-packed with tunes that nimbly walk the fine line between kitsch, sentiment and soul, his Ultimate Gift is a modern classic that plays with our expectations of both Christmas music and Rahsaan Patterson. We’ll give it a full review next Christmas! It’ll be worth revisiting, that’s for sure! In the meantime, check out his decidedly purple version of Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime, a tune that, in its original guise, was ubiquitous each and every Christmas growing up in the 80s. Rahsaan manages to remain faithful to the original while funking it up to the sparkly top of the tree. And, he surely wins the prize for the greatest use of auto-tune of the past 10 years. Check it out:

And Rahsaan’s fabulous new single Easier Said Than Done is now available via iTunes. I cannot wait to hear his new album, Bleuphoria, due Spring 2011. That would be the ultimate gift.

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