A Dramatic Christmas: The Very Best Christmas Of All

A Dramatic Christmas: The Very Best Christmas Of All

by The Dramatics


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A Dramatic Christmas: The Very Best Christmas Of All

The Dramatics went through their share of personnel changes over the years, and when the veteran Motor City soul group recorded its first Christmas album in 1997, the lineup consisted of Ron Banks, L.J. Reynolds, Willie Ford, Lenny Mayes, and newest member Winzell Kelly. Recording a Christmas album was something the Dramatics had talked about in the 1970s, but it wasn't until 1997 that they finally got around to it. From originals like "The Very Best Christmas" and "The Days Before Christmas" to versions of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song," the group is in good form and opts for a 1970s-type soul sound instead of trying to appeal to urban contemporary tastes. A Dramatics Christmas isn't quite essential, and casual listeners would be better off with a compilation of their dynamic 1970s hits. Even so, this is an enjoyable CD that the group's more devoted followers will want.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/1997
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218968027
catalogNumber: 9680
Rank: 167010

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dramatics   Primary Artist
Sandra Feva   Vocals
Ron Banks   Keyboards
Anthony Booker   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ernie Fields   Tenor Saxophone
James Jamerson   Bass Guitar
Raymond Johnson   Keyboards
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Don Markese   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Lil John Roberts   Choir, Chorus
Rudy Robinson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Bells
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Donald Lewis   Percussion
Amp Fiddler   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards,Bells,Rhythm
Billy Wallace   Keyboards
Donald Albert   Vocals
David Brandon   Drums
Vine Street Horns   Horn,Ensemble
Tyronza Calvin   Choir, Chorus
Victor Castro   Trombone
Deborah A. Chenault   Choir, Chorus
Jessica Daniels   Choir, Chorus
Rick Eakin   Baritone Saxophone
Consuela Johnson   Background Vocals
Ken Landreth   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dewayne Lomas   Drums
Ramocue Horns   Horn,Ensemble
Hezikiah Williams   Choir, Chorus
Gordon Ramos   Soprano Saxophone
Robert Lowe   Guitar
Lee Morgan   Choir, Chorus
Jones   Soprano Saxophone
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Tony Green   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

L.J. Reynolds   Producer,Executive Producer
Sandra Feva   Contributor
Ron Banks   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Anthony Booker   Arranger
Mike Grace   Engineer
Leroy Hyter   Arranger
Harry Kim   Horn Arrangements
Lil John Roberts   Contributor
Rudy Robinson   Contributor
Michael Schuman   Engineer
Amp Fiddler   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Brian A. Spears   Executive Producer
Carl Robinson   Engineer
Billy Wallace   Arranger
Donald Albert   Contributor
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Archie White   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Harley Brown   Executive Producer
Rick Eakin   Horn Arrangements
Dewayne Lomas   drum programming
Ramocue Horns   Horn Arrangements
Walter J. Reynolds   Executive Producer
Gordon Ramos   Horn Arrangements

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