I'll Be Home for Christmas

I'll Be Home for Christmas

by Ronald Isley
     
 

The Isley Brothers' I'll Be Home for Christmas, like Patti LaBelle's Miss Patti's Christmas, was released on Def Soul Classics and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The two albums are both ten songs in length, featureSee more details below

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The Isley Brothers' I'll Be Home for Christmas, like Patti LaBelle's Miss Patti's Christmas, was released on Def Soul Classics and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The two albums are both ten songs in length, feature many of the same musicians, and are based mostly on interpretations -- so they go hand-in-hand, whether the intention was there or not. Sleigh bells excepted, "I'm in Love" could be mistaken for an Isley Brothers song on a normal studio album, and it sounds like it wants to break into "Harvest for the World." The other original, "What Can I Buy You," won't be threatening to replace regularly played Christmas classics anytime soon, but it doesn't seem to out of place next to the likes of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland." There's a good balance between secular and spiritual material, so the disc should appeal to just about any Isley Brothers fan who doesn't want to hear the same tired holiday music year in, year out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
Label:
Def Soul Classics
UPC:
0602517464704
catalogNumber:
000991302
Rank:
304206

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronald Isley   Primary Artist
Ernie Isley   Guitar
Bobby Ross Avila   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Mini Moog
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Clayton Cameron   Drums
Dan Higgins   Flute
Doc Powell   Guitar
Bob Hurst   Upright Bass
Jimmy Jam   Keyboards
Kimberly Johnson   Background Vocals
Carol Robbins   Harp
John Wittenberg   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Robert Peterson   Violin
James "Big Jim" Wright   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Darrin McCann   Viola
Alyssa Park   Violin
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Lauren Evans   Background Vocals
Steve Richards   Cello
Martha Lippi   Cello
Michele Richards   Violin
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Issiah "IZ" Avila   Percussion,Drums
Antoinette Scruggs   Background Vocals
Rong Huey Liu   Oboe
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Bobby Ross Avila   Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Executive Producer
Walter Kent   Composer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Ralph Blane   Composer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Arranger,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Issiah "IZ" Avila   Producer,drum programming
Carla Carter   Composer
Erica Holley   Marketing

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