When Kelly Finnigan released his first Christmas record A Joyful Sound in the winter of 2020, it became an instant classic, full of “Christmas music even for people who don’t like Christmas music.” Since then, these tracks have been in-demand, particularly in the DJ crowd.
Now, to honour Kelly’s roots as a longtime 45 collector, we are thrilled to release a limited-edition, one time pressing, box set. Kelly has always been a champion of physical music and has sold over 30k units throughout his career. We are thrilled to work with Kelly to press up 500 copies of five 45s, which encompass the entirety of the original record, with specially designed label art for each.
A Joyful Sound is a future soul classic with all the elements of a classic R&B record, but simply with a joyful holiday lean. With an all-star supporting cast of who’s who from the contemporary soul scene this record is truly a family affair with Kelly at the wheel. Featuring members of Durand Jones & The Indications, The Dap-Kings, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Monophonics, Thee Sinseers, Orgone, Ikebe Shakedown, Jason Joshua & The Beholders, The True Loves, Neal Francis, Jungle Fire, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Ben Pirani, The Jive Turkeys, The Ironsides, The Harlem Gospel Travelers, Rudy De Anda, Alanna Royale, and more! Inspired by records like Atlantic’s “Soul Christmas”, Phil Spector’s “A Christmas Gift For You” and Rotary Connection’s “Peace” this album will be a record that will appeal not only to lovers of holiday music, but lovers of SOUL music in general!
Kelly Finnigan’s “A Joyful Sound” 7″ Vinyl Box Set is available as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday Exclusives via Colemine Records. Head down to your local indie record shop and get them while they last!