I'm Coming Home for Christmas

I'm Coming Home for Christmas

by The Impressions
     
 
Charlotte, NC's Rebirth Records was created to provide a recording platform for classic soul acts like the Impressions and Archie Bell & the Drells in their current configurations. It's an admirable undertaking, and in the case of the Impressions, who continue to be an invigorating vocal group (the current lineup includes

Overview

Charlotte, NC's Rebirth Records was created to provide a recording platform for classic soul acts like the Impressions and Archie Bell & the Drells in their current configurations. It's an admirable undertaking, and in the case of the Impressions, who continue to be an invigorating vocal group (the current lineup includes original members Fred Cash and Sam Gooden, and Reginald Torian, who joined the group in 1972), it's well worth it. I'm Coming Home for Christmas is an absolutely delightful holiday album, and more importantly, it sounds like vintage Impressions from the group's Curtis Mayfield-led years with ABC-Paramount in the early '60s. A new version of Mayfield's gospel soul anthem "Amen" is here, along with the breathtaking title track, "I'm Coming Home (For Christmas)," which sounds for all the world like the joyful ghost of Mayfield is aboard. Add to that fine covers of the O'Jays' "Christmas Just Ain't Christmas" and Charles Brown's timeless "Please Come Home for Christmas," and this set has the feel of a classic holiday album (and believe it or not, it's the first-ever Impressions holiday album). Thanks to Rebirth Records for reminding us that the Impressions are still around and that soul is soul, regardless of how long one has been doing it or what season it is.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0751671800122
catalogNumber:
18001

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Impressions   Primary Artist
Bobby Donaldson   Guitar
Doug Burns   Trumpet
Mark Stallings   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Geoff Smith   Bass
Tim Gordon   Flute,Saxophone
Fred Mangum   Trumpet
Ziad Rabie   Soprano Saxophone

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Fred Cash   Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Gene Redd   Composer
Mark Stallings   Programming,Engineer
Geoff Smith   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Robert Mills   Composer
Robert Mills   Composer
Mark Alan Lowry   Composer
Lee Rufus Greene   Composer

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