Release Date: 10/12/2004
Get your holiday groove on! Cozy up to the fire and connect to the soulful side of the season, as exemplified by the all-star roster of urban contemporary, R&B, new jack swing, soul, and hip-hop icons on this smooth new compilation. Many of the biggest stars of the last two decades -- both naughty and nice! -- get into the spirit, including Usher, Whitney Houston, Run-D.M.C., En Vogue, Babyface & more!
14 superstar tracks licensed from many different labels.
An hour's worth of sensational seasonal grooves!
Highlights include "This Christmas" by Dru Hill, En Vogue's "Snowy Nights," Boyz II Men's "Let It Snow," Babyface's version of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," Whitney Houston's "Do You Hear What I Hear?," and TLC's "Sleigh Ride."
Plus tracks ranging from Run-D.M.C.'s "Christmas In Hollis" to Usher's "Comin' For X-mas?" and Bebe & Cece Winans' "Silent Night, Holy Night."
Rhino's Soulful Sounds of Christmas applies smooth soul, urban, contemporary R&B, hip-hop, and new jack swing to the sounds of the season. This disc combines such traditional Christmas fare as "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Whitney Houston), "Let It Snow" (Boyz II Men), "Sleigh Ride" (TLC), and "Silent Night, Holy Night" (BeBe & CeCe Winans) with holiday originals by Usher ("Comin' for X-Mas? [Santa's Radio Edit]"), Run-D.M.C. ("Christmas in Hollis"), En Vogue ("Snowy Nights"), and Dru Hill ("This Christmas"). This set is sure to become a staple for listeners seeking an alternative to traditional holiday music. ~ Al Campbell, All Music Guide
album credits :
John Ricard Photography
Neal Preston Photography
Maria Villar Art Direction, Design
Larry Busacca Photography
David Corio Photography
Steve Woolard Project Assistant
Al Pereira Photography
Matt Abels Project Assistant
Laura Farr Photography
Eric Fougere Photography
Jonathan Hyams Photography
Jeffery Allan Salter Photography
Raymond Boyd Photography
Hugh Brown Art Direction, Design, Cover Photo
Lynn Goldsmith Photography
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
The Winans Arranger
THIS CHRISTMAS - Dru Hill
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU - New Edition
SNOWY NIGHTS - En Vogue
LET IT SNOW - Boyz II Men
O HOLY NIGHT - Yolanda Adams
CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS - Run-D.M.C.
CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU - Xscape
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER - Babyface
COMIN' FOR X-MAS? (Santa's Radio Edit) - Usher
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? - Whitney Houston
SLEIGH RIDE - TLC
OH LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM - Take 6
SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT - BeBe & CeCe Winans
NOW BEHOLD THE LAMB - Kirk Franklin And The Family