What Christmas Means

What Christmas Means

by Kem
     
 

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Kem followers probably know to approach What Christmas Means without the expectation of hearing a thunderous version of "Little Drummer Boy" or collaborations with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Sure enough, the singer and songwriter's first Christmas album is filled with the same relaxed, romantic, spiritual, and

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Kem followers probably know to approach What Christmas Means without the expectation of hearing a thunderous version of "Little Drummer Boy" or collaborations with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Sure enough, the singer and songwriter's first Christmas album is filled with the same relaxed, romantic, spiritual, and gently uplifting moods of his studio albums. He didn't make this on autopilot, either. Among the ten songs, there are five originals, including the opening "Glorify the King" (on which he is backed by a Detroit gospel choir), the closing "Doo Wop Christmas" (a light a cappella number), and "Be Mine for Christmas" (a duet with Ledisi that cleverly incorporates "Me and Mrs. Jones"). The renditions of well-known songs, from "Christmas Time Is Here" to "We Three Kings," have the same secular-to-spiritual range. Kem fans who celebrate Christmas will likely value this disc as a seasonal staple for years to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2012
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602537165803
catalogNumber:
001758502
Rank:
80131

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kem   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Horn
Rayse Biggs   Horn
Herschel Boone   Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
David McMurray   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Rideout   Keyboards
Turner   Bass
Ralph Mitchell   Background Vocals
Ron Otis   Drums
Michael Ripoll   Guitar
Ledisi   Vocals
E. LaQuint Weaver   Choir, Chorus
Hallelujah Singers   Choir, Chorus
Brian O'Neal   Piano
Demetrius Nabors   Piano
Ed Gooch   Horn
Delbert Nelson   Background Vocals
Chris McKee   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Cary Gilbert   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Eric Morgeson   Engineer
Rex Rideout   Programming,drum programming,Bass Programming,Percussion Programming,Additional Production
Paul Riser   Orchestration
Todd Fairall   Engineer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Cara Walker   Package Production
Courtney Walter   Art Direction
Kem   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Orchestration
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Johnny Moore   Composer
Carlos Gunn   Engineer
Melanie Rutherford   Composer
Brian O'Neal   Producer
Demetrius Nabors   Producer,Percussion Programming
Jezreel Santos   Recording Assistant
Phillana Williams   Marketing
Bob Wells   Composer
Ed Gooch   Vocal Arrangements
Eric Morgenson   Engineer
Timothy Paule   Photo Enhancement
Troi Owens   Composer
Stephanie Carr   Photo Enhancement
Sid Watters   Photo Enhancement

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