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Holiday Heroes

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Holiday Heroes

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Mavis Staples, Various Artists
Producers:
Soul Purpose

We gave it a B-

Hoilday Heroes Not to be a Scrooge, but this nobly intentioned soul album (to benefit Feed the Children) has an embalmed aura. Only Donnie Fritts’ ”Sears Roebuck Santa Claus” counters the humorless hand-wringing. And not one of the Hall of Fame candidates (Mavis Staples, Chi-Lites) cuts as deep as Huey Lewis sideman Johnny Colla, who at least seems sprightly. B-

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