Holiday Carole

A Holiday Carole

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by Carole King
     
 

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The 12 songs on Carole King's first ever holiday album, A Holiday Carole, artfully blend the sacred and the secular with an eclectic mix of well-chosen standards and newly written material. Carole's daughter Louise Goffin produced the album and co-wrote three original tracks: the Latin-flavored "Christmas in Paradise" (on which she collaborated with

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The 12 songs on Carole King's first ever holiday album, A Holiday Carole, artfully blend the sacred and the secular with an eclectic mix of well-chosen standards and newly written material. Carole's daughter Louise Goffin produced the album and co-wrote three original tracks: the Latin-flavored "Christmas in Paradise" (on which she collaborated with Grammy-winners George Noriega and Jodi Marr), the sublime Goffin/Marr composition "Christmas In The Air," and the deeply moving "New Year's Day" (co-written with renowned songsmith Guy Chambers).

"As an experienced producer," King remembers, "Louise's first question to me as her artist was, 'What songs do you like?'" After compiling a list of favorites, Goffin went on the hunt for more unusual tracks, coming up with tunes like William Bell & Booker T. Jones's Stax classic "Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday." King puts her own indelible stamp on the music, lending it a special seasonal flair.

For King, the album's emotional highlight is undoubtedly "Chanukah Prayer." "Louise had the brilliant idea to take the Chanukah prayer that I learned from my parents, and they learned from their parents, and back through generations," she explains. "She said 'I want to record you singing that and I'm going to build a track around it.'" The result is a warm, jazz-inflected tune that brings together three generations on vocals: King, her daughter, and her grandson. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2011
Label:
Hear Music
UPC:
0888072331624
catalogNumber:
33162
Rank:
141662

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Performance Credits

Carole King   Primary Artist,Piano
Louis Price   Choir, Chorus,Choir Master
Louise Goffin   Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion
Lee Curreri   Bass,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards
Bob Glaub   Bass
Clydene Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Robbie Kondor   Piano,Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone
Lou Marini   Flute
Dean Parks   Guitar,Tres,Soloist
Danny Pelfrey   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Patrick Warren   Keyboards
Oren Waters   Choir, Chorus
Yvonne Williams   Choir, Chorus
George Noriega   Background Vocals
Joel Alpers   Drums
Dillon Kondor   Guitar,Soloist
Jodi Marr   Background Vocals
Hernan Mulet   cuatro
Judith Hill   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Saunders Hayes   Bass
Russell Kunkel   Drums
Terry Wood-Pena   Choir, Chorus
Hayden Wells   Vocals
Gregory Smith   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Louise Goffin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Guy Chambers   Composer
Lee Curreri   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Robbie Kondor   Horn Arrangements
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jussi Tegelman   Engineer
George Noriega   Composer
Lars Fox   Engineer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Sherry Kondor   Management
Noel Regney   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Seth Presant   Engineer
Ian MacGregor   Engineer
Jodi Marr   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Jossip Serrano   Engineer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
Saro Daghlian   Engineer
Nathaniel Alford   Engineer
Scott Smith   Engineer
Jeff Eden Fair   Engineer
Eric Denniston   Engineer

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