From the marvellous Christmas at Sedsoul album comes my standout cut, C Robert Walker’s On This Day. Santa SoulCuts likes to listen to this one late at night with a drop of the good stuff and a crackling fire for company, contemplating the meaning of yuletide before falling blissfully asleep. The track kicks off with some Take 6 styled harmonies before dropping into a sweet midtempo groove, somewhat reminiscent of those classy productions Ray Hayden did back in the nineties, namely Martine Girault’s Revival. No bad thing!
We recently caught up with Rob Hardt, the jolly mastermind behind the album, and asked him about C Robert Walker,
He’s a good friend of mine, we’ve been working together on and off for ten years. He’s a Nu Yurican guy who now lives in Belgium. For ten years he’s been part of a Platters tribute act, and for the past year working as a singer for Ottawan (D-I-S-C-O).
Originally we were going to do just one track, but we ended up doing three in a day. He has a classic, new but old soul voice. Great to work with.
C Robert Walker features on three of the album’s stand-out cuts, A Thousand Kisses At Christmas, On This Day and an intriguing take on the evergreen This Christmas which gives Donny’s classic a twist of Sexual Healing. But it’s On This Day that shines brightest for me, a reflective groove that’s destined to become a perennial for many Christmases to come. Take a listen below:
Nice, yeah? Head on over to sedsoul.com to listen to the rest of the album. Lovely stuff!