The Night Before Christmas, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Sounds of Blackness released their first Christmas album, Night Before Christmas: A Musical Fantasy, back in 1992. Produced by Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, one of the most dominant urban production teams of the 1980s, it was full of the big, cavernous, and somewhat trippy R&B sound the duo specialized in, and the result, at least to some ears, was more bombast than innovative, a problem that is at least somewhat addressed in Night Before Christmas, Vol. 2, which was recorded in 2004 with Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam notably not aboard. Sounds of Blackness specialize in what might be called urban fusion gospel with a strong theatric base, and for this holiday album they've ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Sounds of Blackness released their first Christmas album, Night Before Christmas: A Musical Fantasy, back in 1992. Produced by Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, one of the most dominant urban production teams of the 1980s, it was full of the big, cavernous, and somewhat trippy R&B sound the duo specialized in, and the result, at least to some ears, was more bombast than innovative, a problem that is at least somewhat addressed in Night Before Christmas, Vol. 2, which was recorded in 2004 with Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam notably not aboard. Sounds of Blackness specialize in what might be called urban fusion gospel with a strong theatric base, and for this holiday album they've turned up the percussion on everything, so these tracks fly along on enough energetic polyrhythms to keep Santa jivin' forever. Although it's a little disconcerting to hear "Silent Night" sung to looped drums, the truth is, somebody had to do it eventually, so why not Sounds of Blackness? One of the best tracks here is "Do the Funky Chitlin'," which is, well, hugely funky, if only marginally seasonal. The final three cuts are instrumental backing tracks, and they're wonderfully huge in sound, with massed horns and strong, bold string arrangements especially the jazzy big-band take of "Holiday Love 2". In the end, this second volume seems less forced and more fun that the first installment, and the omnipresent drums alone will get you dancing as you hang those stockings with ease.
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  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • Label: Atomic K
  • UPC: 825441102027
  • Catalog Number: 11020

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sounds of Blackness Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Tom Demer Violin, Cello, Viola, Group Member
Robert Edwards Vocals, Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
David Hurst Vocals
Levi Seacer Jr. Guitar, Group Member
Billy Steele Vocals, Baritone (Vocal), Group Member
Gary Hines Keyboards, Group Member
Terry Garmon Vocals
Louis J. Wilson Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Carrie Harrington Alto (Vocal), Group Member
Terrence Frierson Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
David Wright III Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Angela Henderson Soprano (Vocal), Group Member
Geoffrey Jones Vocals, Baritone (Vocal), Group Member
Daryl Boudreaux Percussion, Group Member
Jayn Higgins Soprano (Vocal), Group Member
Sandra Harris Alto (Vocal), Group Member
Gregory Sears Bass (Vocal), Narrator, Group Member
Camille Harrison Vocals
Carrie M. Harrington Vocals
Juan Carlos Navarro Trombone, Group Member
Karl Demer Vocals, Rap
Gordon Bruce Bass (Vocal), Group Member
Bridget Dawkins Vocals, Contralto (Vocal), Group Member
Cornisha Garmon Vocals
Terrence "T-Bone" Frierson Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Franz Gruber Composer
Tom Demer drum programming
Gary Hines Arranger, Composer, Director, Producer, Executive Producer, drum programming
Quan Howell Arranger
Louis J. Wilson Art Direction
Otis Montgomery Costume Design
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
Karl Demer Engineer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Mastering
Pam Pryor Costume Design
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