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Have a Merry Chess Christmas

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All Music Guide - Dennis MacDonald
A fine cross-section of R&B and blues, Have a Merry Chess Christmas includes three tracks from the out of print, 1968 Chess gospel Christmas album, A Christmas Dedication. Have a Merry Chess Christmas also includes the Meditation Singers doing a plaintive "Blue Christmas" not the Elvis Presley classic, '60s soul from the O'Jays and Rotary Connection featuring the late Minnie Riperton, Chuck Berry singing "Run Rudolph Run," a smoky take on "Merry Christmas Baby," and more.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dennis MacDonald
A fine cross-section of R&B and blues, Have a Merry Chess Christmas includes three tracks from the out of print, 1968 Chess gospel Christmas album, A Christmas Dedication. Have a Merry Chess Christmas also includes the Meditation Singers doing a plaintive "Blue Christmas" not the Elvis Presley classic, '60s soul from the O'Jays and Rotary Connection featuring the late Minnie Riperton, Chuck Berry singing "Run Rudolph Run," a smoky take on "Merry Christmas Baby," and more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1995
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 076742521028
  • Catalog Number: 25210
  • Sales rank: 86,068

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Willie Dixon Bass
The Soul Stirrers Track Performer
Chuck Berry Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Laura Lee Vocals
Minnie Riperton Vocals, Track Performer
Eldee Young Bass
Johnnie Johnson Piano
The O'Jays Track Performer
Rotary Connection Track Performer
The Moonglows Track Performer
Ramsey Lewis Piano, Track Performer
Will Rogers Vocals
J.J. Farley Vocals
Meditation Singers Track Performer
Sonny Thompson Organ, Piano
Mitch Aliotta Bass
Prentiss Barnes Vocals
Sidney Barnes Vocals
Fred Below Drums
Bo Diddley Guitar
Billy Ford Vocals
Harvey Fuqua Vocals
Alexander Graves Vocals
Redd Holt Drums
Leon Huff Piano
Bobby Lester Vocals
Eddie Levert Vocals
Bobby Massey Vocals
William Powell Vocals
Verlene Rogers Vocals
Bobby Simms Guitar
Walter Williams Vocals
Jessica Collins Vocals
Arthur Crume Guitar, Vocals
Rufus Crume Vocals
Robert Dixon Vocals
Chester Freemster Vocals
Donna Hammon Vocals
Samuel Hanchett Vocals
Dorothy Huckleby Vocals
Martin Jacox Vocals
Earnestine Rundless Vocals
Talman Thomas Vocals
Theresa Washburn Vocals
The Gems Track Performer
Ramsey Lewis Trio Track Performer
Willie Dixon Band Bass
Salem Travelers Track Performer
Willie Rogers Vocals
Johnny Lee "Jaimoe" Johnson Piano
Arthur Davis Vocals
Bill Ford Vocals
Jesse J. Farley Vocals
Art Davis Vocals
Technical Credits
Ralph Bass Producer
Marshall Chess Producer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Jim Donlinger Producer
Tom Donlinger Producer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Greg Fulginiti Mastering
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Johnny Marks Composer
Andy McKaie Liner Notes
Charles Stepney Producer
Jim Nyehold Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Lou Baxter Composer
Marvin Brodie Composer
Maurice Dollison Composer
Jay Johnson Composer
Johnny Moore Composer
Bill Hayes Composer
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