MY FAVORIE ALBUM OF 2018

JD McPherson’s “SOCKS” is the best Christmas album I’ve heard since Shakin’ Stevens released his in 2009…
JD McPherson is a 41 year old rocker from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (my neck of the woods) who draws from artists like Fats Domino, Joe Turner, Led Zeppelin, and Little Richard. He’s the real deal, and this album (his 4th) just mkes me feel good without hearing any of the songs that get played on the air every Christmas.
JD would have fit in perfectly with the Atlantic Records roster of the early-mid 50’s – Ray Charles, The Clovers, LaVern Baker, Joe Turner, and Ruth Brown.
The opening track “All The Gifts I Need” is the best Christmas song I’ve heard since Shaky’s take in “Silent Night” (a danceable ‘Silent Night’ – without being disrespectful)
This one is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…
Take a listen – and TURN IT UP…- SG