Ultimate Christmas Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One of Chicago's specialties in the third act of their career is Christmas music. Since 1998's Chicago 25: The Christmas Album, seasonal albums have been common for Chicago, and 2012's Ultimate Christmas Collection rounds up two discs of highlights from these records, including duets with Dolly Parton ("Wonderful Christmas Time"), America ("I Saw Three Ships"), BeBe Winans ("Merry Christmas Darling"), and Steve Cropper ("Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day"). There are no rarities for the hardcore, but Chicago fans who never got around to purchasing any of the holiday albums will find this a swinging seasonal soundtrack to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One of Chicago's specialties in the third act of their career is Christmas music. Since 1998's Chicago 25: The Christmas Album, seasonal albums have been common for Chicago, and 2012's Ultimate Christmas Collection rounds up two discs of highlights from these records, including duets with Dolly Parton ("Wonderful Christmas Time"), America ("I Saw Three Ships"), BeBe Winans ("Merry Christmas Darling"), and Steve Cropper ("Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day"). There are no rarities for the hardcore, but Chicago fans who never got around to purchasing any of the holiday albums will find this a swinging seasonal soundtrack to their holiday parties.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 099999117721
  • Catalog Number: 1177
  • Sales rank: 136,871

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chicago Primary Artist
Dolly Parton Vocals
America Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Steve Cropper Guitar
Bill Champlin Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Bass, Synthesizer Vibes, Group Member
Robert Lamm Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Vibes, Group Member
Gerry Beckley Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Roy Bittan Organ, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bells
Alex Brown Choir, Chorus
Dewey Bunnell Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Tamara Champlin Choir, Chorus
Alvin Chea Choir, Chorus
Gia Ciambotti Choir, Chorus
Luis Conte Percussion
Gary Falcone Choir, Chorus
Keith Howland Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Tris Imboden Drums, Group Member
Larry Klimas Baritone Saxophone
Hank Linderman cuatro
Lee Loughnane Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
James Pankow Trombone, Group Member
Walter Parazaider Flute, Saxophone
Lou Pardini Keyboards, Vocals
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Jason Scheff Bass, Electric Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar, Electric Upright Bass, Group Member
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals, Choir Director
Maxine Willard Waters Choir, Chorus
Oren Waters Choir, Chorus
Monalisa Young Choir, Chorus
Clark Gable Vocals, Children's Chorus
BeBe Winans Vocals
Ryan Kelly Conductor
Michael Amezcua Vocals, Children's Chorus
Amity Addrisi Vocals, Children's Chorus
Alex Bittan Vocals, Children's Chorus
Jade Thacker Vocals, Children's Chorus
H.K. Dorsey Choir, Chorus
Kayley Gable Vocals, Children's Chorus
Kate Lamm Vocals, Children's Chorus
Sean Lamm Vocals, Children's Chorus
Dylan Loughnane Vocals, Children's Chorus
River Loughnane Vocals, Children's Chorus
Sarah Pankow Vocals, Children's Chorus
Brittany Scott Vocals, Children's Chorus
Ryan Bittan Vocals, Children's Chorus
Drew Hester Percussion
Edie Lehmann-Boddicker Choir, Chorus
Bobbie Page Choir, Chorus
Walt Parazaider Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Lydia Young Children's Chorus
Lilli Pankow Children's Chorus
Jillian Degrie Children's Chorus
Jason Scheff Jr. Children's Chorus
Hope Howland Children's Chorus
Grace Howland Children's Chorus
Connor Scheff Children's Chorus
Carter Pankow Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Gene Autry Composer
Leroy Anderson Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
José Feliciano Composer
Chicago Arranger, Reissue Producer
Donny Hathaway Arranger, Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Bill Champlin Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Remix Vocals Arranger
Robert Lamm Arranger, Brass Arrangment
Buck Ram Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Gerry Beckley Vocal Arrangements
Felix Bernard Composer
Roy Bittan Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Dewey Bunnell Vocal Arrangements
Sammy Cahn Composer
Tamara Champlin Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Johnny Durrill Arranger, Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Keith Howland Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Tris Imboden Arranger
Nick Lane Brass Arrangment
Lee Loughnane Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Johnny Marks Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
David McLees Reissue Producer
David Millman Liner Notes
Lance Morrison Arranger
Henry Onorati Composer
James Pankow Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Flute Arrangement
Lou Pardini Arranger
Mitchell Parish Composer
Gary Peterson Annotation
Phil Ramone Producer
Jason Scheff Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Jule Styne Composer
Ed Thacker Engineer
Robert Wells Composer
Bobby Woods Art Direction
Dick Smith Composer
David Donnelly Remastering
Linda Cobb Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
Lee Mendelson Composer
Nadine McKinnor Composer
Traditional Composer
Adam Deane Engineer
George Mysels Composer
Peter Schivarelli Management, Representation
Jimmy Pankow Arranger
Gannon Composer
Matt Coles Engineer
Pooler Composer
Degiorgio Composer
Durrill Composer
Joseph Maloy Roach Composer
Jeanne Pankow Composer
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