A New Orleans Christmas

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All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
Allen Toussaint is the epitome of the essence of New Orleans music; here he does Christmas songs with the two genres forming a perfect meld. We have some of the essentials -- "Silent Night, Holy Night," and "Winter Wonderland" as done by Allen on solo piano, and "Jingle Bells" with the New Birth Brass Band -- and a few other standards done in non-sappy ways, along with several other not-so-familiar Christmas songs, all performed by the cream of New Orleans musicians. There are blues, Second Line, rhythm & blues, and jazz, all represented in a coherent manner, and newcomer Grace Darling acquits herself well.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
Allen Toussaint is the epitome of the essence of New Orleans music; here he does Christmas songs with the two genres forming a perfect meld. We have some of the essentials -- "Silent Night, Holy Night," and "Winter Wonderland" as done by Allen on solo piano, and "Jingle Bells" with the New Birth Brass Band -- and a few other standards done in non-sappy ways, along with several other not-so-familiar Christmas songs, all performed by the cream of New Orleans musicians. There are blues, Second Line, rhythm & blues, and jazz, all represented in a coherent manner, and newcomer Grace Darling acquits herself well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/1997
  • Label: NYNO
  • UPC: 603343960828
  • Catalog Number: 9608

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christmas This Year (5:31)
  2. 2 We Three Kings (4:21)
  3. 3 New Year's Resolution (4:23)
  4. 4 Santa's Second Line (4:15)
  5. 5 Silent Night (2:12)
  6. 6 Christmas Comes But Once a Year (2:53)
  7. 7 Christmas in New Orleans - James Andrews (4:11)
  8. 8 Jingle Bells (2:21)
  9. 9 O Holy Night (7:26)
  10. 10 The Christmas Song (3:46)
  11. 11 Winter Wonderland (1:31)
  12. 12 Do You Hear What I Hear? (4:28)
  13. 13 Merry Christmas, Baby - Grace Darling (4:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Allen Toussaint Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Grace Darling Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Track Performer
Raymond Anthony Myles Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Track Performer
James Andrews Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Scott Goodeau Guitar
Scott Goudeau Guitar
Eunice Green Background Vocals
Corey Henry Trombone
Reginald Steward Trombone
Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson Bass, Drums
Roderick Paulin Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Morgan Background Vocals
Wallace Johnson Vocals, Track Performer
New Birth Brass Band Track Performer
Larry Hamilton Vocals, Track Performer
Suzanne Bonseigneur Background Vocals
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Cayetano Hingle Percussion, Bass Drums
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal Guitar
Tracy Griffin Trumpet, Flageolet, Flugelhorn
Tara Richardson Background Vocals
Toney Smith Background Vocals
Vanessa Thomas Background Vocals
Johnny Walker III Drums
Johnny Walker Jr. Bass
Raymond Miles Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Cory Wallace Background Vocals
Kerwin James Percussion, Tuba
Kerry Hunter Snare Drums
Charles Moore Bass
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Adolphe Adam Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Raymond Anthony Myles Arranger, Contributor
Franz Gruber Composer
Allen Toussaint Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Robert Wells Composer
Johnny Moore Composer
New Birth Brass Band Arranger
Parker Dinkins Mastering
Sean Tauzier Engineer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Lou Baxter Composer
Raymond Miles Arranger
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Johnny Moore Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
John Hopkins Composer
Deanie Parker Catron Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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