Gospel Christmas [Empire]

Gospel Christmas [Empire]

     
 

Beginning with a lively rendition of the longtime Christmas favorite "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" by Norman Hutchins, the Disky label's Gospel Christmas offers a number of different artists performing some of the most recognized Christmas favorites in an energized gospel choir style. While the album, for the most part, lists the names of individual artists asSee more details below

Overview

Beginning with a lively rendition of the longtime Christmas favorite "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" by Norman Hutchins, the Disky label's Gospel Christmas offers a number of different artists performing some of the most recognized Christmas favorites in an energized gospel choir style. While the album, for the most part, lists the names of individual artists as the performers (Richard Smallwood, Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Donald Alford), don't be misled -- these songs are performed choir style with plenty of ecstatic gospel voices. There's no shortage of excitement here, for sure. This album's called Gospel Christmas for a reason, and if you enjoy the gospel style of exuberant voices praising the Lord through song, then this album should definitely be your cup of tea. The chorus-style singing is surely the highlight, while the musical backing unfortunately leaves much to be desired, sounding a little bit too much like lo-fi Whitney Houston or Lionel Richie records from the mid- to late '80s. If you can look past these rudimentary synthesizers and drum machines and focus on the singing, Gospel Christmas should prove to be a pleasant listening experience, particularly if you like your Christmas favorites delivered with vigor -- again, if anything, there's no shortage of energy here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2001
Label:
EMPIRE DISC
UPC:
0793515875828
catalogNumber:
87758

Tracks

  1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  - Norman Hutchins
  2. O Holy Night  -  Richard Smallwood Singers
  3. O Come All Ye Faithful  - Tramaine Hawkins
  4. Away in a Manger/Silent Night  -  West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir
  5. Angels We Have Heard on High  - Sandra Crouch
  6. Joy to the World  -  West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir
  7. The First Noel  -  Rickey Grundy Chorale
  8. Go Tell It on the Mountain  -  Mom & Pop Winans
  9. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  - Daryl Coley
  10. Hallelujah Chorus @@Pastor Donald Alford

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daryl Coley   Track Performer
Sandra Crouch   Strings,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Overdubs,Track Performer,drum overdubs,Synthesizer Horn
Tramaine Hawkins   Track Performer
Richard Smallwood   Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer,Background Vocals,Ensemble
James Brown   Piano
Pastor Donald Alford   Track Performer,Choir Master
Mom & Pop Winans   Track Performer
Norman Hutchins   Track Performer
Alex Alessandroni   Bass,Strings,Horn,Keyboards
Andraé Crouch   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Atle Bakken   Strings,Drums,Keyboards,Synclavier,Synthesizer Horn
April Brown   Vocals
James Brown   Piano
Crouch Singers   Background Vocals,Ensemble
Dana Cummings   Vocals
Beverly Dangerfield   Vocals
Aladrain Elmore   Vocals
Caroline Evans   Background Vocals
John Forbes   Drums
Kathy Garnett-Thompson   Vocals
Tim Godfrey   Vocals
Andrew Gouche   Bass
Rickey Grundy   Piano,Strings,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Edwin Harper   Vocals,Background Vocals,Ensemble
Jamie Hawkins   Multi Instruments
Rev. Patrick Henderson   Piano,Keyboards
Lawrence Hill   Vocals
Kenneth Day Jones   Vocals
Ian William Keene   Guitar
Steven King   Overdubs
Tim Linzy   Bass
Terry McMillan   Percussion
Linda Pringle   Vocals
Bryant Pugh   Keyboards
Jackie Ruffin   Background Vocals
Paul Sarni   Dobro,drum overdubs
Dennis Sawyers   Background Vocals
Darlene Simmons   Background Vocals
Patti Teagle   Background Vocals
Tehillah   Background Vocals
Bob Wartinbee   Overdubs
West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Alice Williams   Vocals
Rickey Grundy Chorale   Background Vocals,Ensemble,Track Performer
John Armstrong   Overdubs
Angela Brinn   Vocals
Terri McMillian   Percussion
Carla Hart   Vocals
James H. Brown   Piano

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Sandra Crouch   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming,Percussion Programming,Harpsichord Arrangement
Richard Smallwood   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Howard McCrary   Arranger
Norman Hutchins   Arranger
Andraé Crouch   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Atle Bakken   Arranger,Programming,String Arrangements,drum programming,Percussion Programming,Harpsichord Arrangement
John Forbes   Programming,drum programming,Instrument Sequencing
Rickey Grundy   Arranger
Jamie Hawkins   Arranger,Producer
Rev. Patrick Henderson   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Roger Holmes   Engineer
Paul Mandl   Engineer
Kevin Mora   Engineer
Bryant Pugh   Programming,drum programming
Bob Wartinbee   Engineer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Anthony Wilkins   Arranger
Lowell Mason   Composer
Simon Levy   Art Direction
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Chris Murphy   Engineer
Andrew T. Brown   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
John W. Work   Composer

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