Christmas Wish is a loving tribute to Gregory’s favorite time of year – and to great songwriters, singers and interpreters including Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington and Nat King Cole. Backed by his long-time band and produced by repeat collaborator Troy Miller, with orchestral contributions recorded at Abbey Road, the album features 3 original songs as well as inspired interpretations of carols, jazz-age standards and soulful sixties deep-cuts including ‘Silent Night’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, Marvin Gaye’s ‘Purple Snowflakes’, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Someday At Christmas’ and Frank Loesser’s ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?, which features a powerhouse guest vocal from double Grammy-winning sensation Samara Joy.
Bing Crosby’s Christmas Gems is a remarkable album release curated by the estate, bringing together rare and never-before-released Christmas masters from the Bing Crosby archives. Featuring 14 holiday classics (including 12 previously unreleased recordings.) With its diverse repertoire, rare tracks and iconic collaborations, this album serves as the perfect seasonal gift for music enthusiasts, spreading joy and celebrating the spirit of Christmas.
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Estefan Family Christmas is a true Family album includes tracks by Gloria, daughter Emily and grandson Sasha. Album includes 17 tracks 14 tracks in English and three in Spanish.
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Spirited, an Apple Original Film and holiday epic from director Sean Anders, features a soundtrack with original music penned by the Academy Award-winning duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and performed by stars Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer and more.
Combining the jazz-crooner elegance of Frank Sinatra and Nat "King" Cole with the sophistication of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Merry Christmas From José James raises the bar for the contemporary Christmas album. Covering 10 songs – including two originals by James and his partner Talia Billig – James breathes new life into much-loved holiday classics such as "The Christmas Song," "White Christmas" and "Let it Snow." Also included is a joyful rendition of John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things." Available on 180g black vinyl.
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Bob Dylan’s Christmas In The Heart was released on October 13, 2009 by Columbia Records. The album, being Dylan’s 34th studio album, is his first and only Christmas album comprised of a collection of hymns, carols, and popular Christmas songs. The album includes “Must Be Santa,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Here Comes Santa Claus.”
Honky Tonk Christmas is the fourth studio album and the first Christmas album by country music artist Alan Jackson, and was released on October 12, 1993. The title track, "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "I Only Want You for Christmas" charted on the Hot Country Songs charts. The album also includes duets with Alison Krauss, Keith Whitley, and Alvin & The Chipmunks.
Carole King's classic holiday album, A Holiday Carole, released in 2011. Produced by her daughter Louise Goffin, the album's 12 songs artfully blend the sacred and the secular with an eclectic mix of well-chosen standards and newly-written material. Goffin co-wrote three original tracks on the album, including the Latin-flavored "Christmas in Paradise," on which she collaborated with Grammy-winners George Noriega and Jodi Marr, the sublime Goffin/Marr composition "Christmas In The Air," and the deeply moving "New Year's Day," co-written with renowned songsmith Guy Chambers.
"As an experienced producer," King remembers, "Louise's first question to me as her artist was, 'What songs do you like?'" After compiling a list of favorites, Goffin went on the hunt for more unusual tracks, coming up with tunes like William Bell & Booker T. Jones' Stax classic "Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday." King puts her own indelible stamp on the music, lending it a special seasonal flair.
For King, the album's emotional highlight is undoubtedly "Chanukah Prayer." "Louise had the brilliant idea to take the Chanukah prayer that I learned from my parents, and they learned from their parents, and back through generations," she explains. "She said 'I want to record you singing that and I'm going to build a track around it.'" The result is a warm, jazz-inflected tune that brings together three generations on vocals: King, her daughter, and her grandson.
Christmas Time Is Here is a brand-new full-length album from The Voice of Christmas himself, Johnny Mathis. Marking his seventh decade of recording, Christmas Time Is Here features unforgettable classics such as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Auld Lang Syne,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” performed with Broadway superstar, Kristin Chenoweth. This album is yet another example of Johnny’s lasting music legacy, and the indelible impression he continues to have on everyone’s holiday season.
Pretty Paper is the first Christmas album and 24th studio album by Willie Nelson. It was also his last release of the 1970s. Nelson reunited with producer/arranger Booker T. Jones, with whom he had collaborated on the acclaimed Stardust album released the year before. The self-composed title track had been a hit Christmas song in 1963, when it was recorded by Roy Orbison. Willie also delivers utterly charming renditions of “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Blue Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and more!