Every Christmas, I would look forward to hearing this song on the radio.  Akim was the daughter of Teddy Vann, a songwriter who would go on to co-write Luther Vandross’ “Power Of Love / Love Power.”

Their song “Santa Claus Is A Black Man” has become a cult classic among fans of soul music and novelty records.

Vann recently sued film director John Waters for including this song on his compilation of novelty holiday songs, A John Waters Christmas.

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