20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Originally issued in 1990 under the name This Christmas, this album finds one of soul's most fiery and recognizable voices delivering a 12-song session filled with contemporary and original Christmas compositions. It's safe and delightful background music for the holiday season, and her sultry vocals make the otherwise two-dimensional backing music seem rich and full. For the most part the collection is easygoing and pleasant, with the highlight being her beautiful interpretation of "O Holy Night" and the lowlight most definitely being an acrobatic and vocally dramatic "Angel Man" as the album's closer. It's a very nice record on the whole, but likely of enjoyment only to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Originally issued in 1990 under the name This Christmas, this album finds one of soul's most fiery and recognizable voices delivering a 12-song session filled with contemporary and original Christmas compositions. It's safe and delightful background music for the holiday season, and her sultry vocals make the otherwise two-dimensional backing music seem rich and full. For the most part the collection is easygoing and pleasant, with the highlight being her beautiful interpretation of "O Holy Night" and the lowlight most definitely being an acrobatic and vocally dramatic "Angel Man" as the album's closer. It's a very nice record on the whole, but likely of enjoyment only to LaBelle's die-hard fans. Most casual listeners would find this CD to be nothing more than a passing holiday fancy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498627709
  • Catalog Number: 000282902
  • Sales rank: 92,712

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti LaBelle Primary Artist
Tommy Johnson Background Vocals
Bunny Sigler Background Vocals
Cliff Almond Drums
Cynthia Biggs Background Vocals
Rev. Dave Boruff Saxophone, Soloist
Daryl Burgee Percussion
Janey Clewer Background Vocals
Eugene Lambchops Curry Keyboards
Kim Darigan Bass
Jackie Gouche Background Vocals
John Guerin Drums
Charlene Holloway Background Vocals
Dennis Harris Guitar
Debra Henry Background Vocals
Paula Holloway Background Vocals
Leon Huff Synthesizer, Keyboards
Quinton Joseph Drums
Bill MacPherson Guitar
Vince Montana Vibes
Allan Phillips Hand Percussion
Ron Shaffer Overdubs
Randy Waldman Synthesizer, Piano
James East Bass
Michael OHara Keyboards
Leon Zachery Saxophone
Mari Falcone Piano, Keyboards
Nathaniel Crocket Drums, Keyboards
Jimmy Williams Bass
Sassy Background Vocals
Clinton Donaldson Monologue
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Patti LaBelle Composer
Bunny Sigler Arranger, Composer, Producer
Frank Loesser Composer
Dan Abernathy Vocal Engineer
Joe Alexander Vocal Engineer
Janey Clewer Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Eugene Lambchops Curry Arranger, Producer
James R. Budd Ellison Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jim Gallagher Engineer
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Quinton Joseph Percussion Programming
Scott MacMinn Engineer
Lagsbartt Mario Engineer
Sami McKinney Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Ken Ross Engineer
Ron Shaffer Engineer
Jimmy Sigler Composer
Arthur Stoppe Engineer, Remixing
Randy Waldman Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Nathanial Wilkie Composer, Producer, drum programming
Jason Taylor Vocal Engineer
Mike Tarsia Engineer, Remixing
Vartan Art Direction
Michael OHara Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Brooke Hendricks Engineer
Kenny J. Gravillis Art Direction
L. Armstead Edwards Executive Producer
Olivier Ferrand Engineer
Nadine McKinnor Composer
Armstead Edwards Composer
Gary Shiebler Composer
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