John Legend A Legendary Christmas

A Legendary Christmas

John Legend

Released on October 26, 2018 by Columbia

Main artist: John Legend

Genre: Ambient/New Age

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:49:45

  1. 1 What Christmas Means to Me

    Anna Gordy Gaye, Composer, Lyricist - George Gordy, Composer, Lyricist - Allen Story, Composer, Lyricist - Sy Smith, Background Vocal - Stevie Wonder, Harmonica, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer, Other, Vocal - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Piano - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Scott Mayo, Tenor Saxophone - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other - Jacob Scesney, Baritone Saxophone - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal - John Legend feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 Silver Bells

    Sy Smith, Background Vocal, Vocal - Jay Livingston, Composer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - Ray Evans, Lyricist - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer, Bass, Other, Vocal - Matt Jones, Conductor - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Rollin Weary, Engineer - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Scott Mayo, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other - Jacob Scesney, Baritone Saxophone - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - The Matt Jones Orchestra, Strings - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  3. 3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Hugh Martin, Lyricist - Ralph Blane, Composer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer - Esperanza Spalding, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Jones, Conductor - David Rodríguez, Engineer - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Rollin Weary, Engineer - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Other - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Jeffery Miller, Trombone - Jake Shives, Engineer - John Legend feat. Esperanza Spalding, AssociatedPerformer - Lawrence Shaw, Acoustic Bass - The Matt Jones Orchestra, Strings - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  4. 4 No Place Like Home

    Sy Smith, Background Vocal, Vocal - Ruth Anne Cunningham, Composer, Lyricist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Guitar, Executive Producer, Other, Vocal - David Rodríguez, Engineer - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Scott Mayo, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other, Fluegelhorn - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  5. 5 Bring Me Love

    Sy Smith, Background Vocal, Vocal - Walter Rollins, Composer, Lyricist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - Steve Nelson, Composer, Lyricist - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer, Other, Vocal - Meghan Trainor, Composer, Lyricist - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Scott Mayo, Tenor Saxophone - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other - Jacob Scesney, Baritone Saxophone - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  6. 6 Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day

    Deke Richards, Composer - Alphonso Mizell, Composer - Frederick Perren, Composer - Lou Baxter, Composer, Lyricist - Sy Smith, Background Vocal - Christine Perren, Composer - Lenesha Randolph, Background Vocal - JOHNNY MOORE, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - See Sub-songs, Composer, Lyricist - John Legend, Executive Producer, Other, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Berry Gordy, Composer - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Guitar, Executive Producer, Other, Vocal - Rickey Woodard, Tenor Saxophone - Eddie Brown, Organ - Jessy Wilson, Background Vocal - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Keyboards - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Scott Mayo, Alto Saxophone - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - J.P. Floyd, Trombone - Brandyn Phillips, Trumpet - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other - Jacob Scesney, Baritone Saxophone - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Acoustic Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal - Randy Gist, Alto Saxophone Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  7. 7 Christmas Time Is Here

    LEE MENDELSON, Lyricist - Vince Guaraldi, Composer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer - Rickey Woodard, Tenor Saxophone - David Rodríguez, Engineer - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Scott Mayo, Alto Saxophone - Jason Richmond, Engineer - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - J.P. Floyd, Trombone - Brandyn Phillips, Trumpet - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other - Jacob Scesney, Baritone Saxophone - Lawrence Shaw, Acoustic Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Randy Gist, Alto Saxophone - Ernest Turner, Piano Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 Waiting for Christmas

    Dan Wilson, Composer, Lyricist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Piano, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Raphael Saadiq, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Executive Producer - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 Purple Snowflakes

    Sy Smith, Background Vocal - Clarence Paul, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - Dave Hamilton, Composer, Lyricist - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal - Matt Jones, Conductor - David Rodríguez, Engineer - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Rollin Weary, Engineer - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Scott Mayo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Engineer, Flute, Horn, Piccolo, Other - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Trumpet, Other - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Acoustic Bass - The Matt Jones Orchestra, Strings - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

    Mel TORME, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Wells, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer - Matt Jones, Conductor - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Jason Richmond, Engineer - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Other, Fluegelhorn - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Acoustic Bass - The Matt Jones Orchestra, Strings - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Ernest Turner, Piano Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Please Come Home For Christmas

    Charles Brown, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Redd, Composer, Lyricist - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Guitar, Executive Producer, Other - Rickey Woodard, Tenor Saxophone - Lemar Guillary, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Scott Mayo, Alto Saxophone - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - J.P. Floyd, Trombone - Brandyn Phillips, Trumpet - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Horn, Trumpet, Other - Jacob Scesney, Baritone Saxophone - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Lawrence Shaw, Acoustic Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - Randy Gist, Alto Saxophone Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 Wrap Me Up in Your Love

    Wayne Hector, Composer, Lyricist - Sy Smith, Background Vocal - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, Other, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Executive Producer, Bass, Other, Vocal - Matt Jones, Conductor - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Piano - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Rollin Weary, Engineer - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Jamelle Adisa, Other - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - The Matt Jones Orchestra, Strings - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - Roland Gajate Garcia, Percussion - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  13. 13 By Christmas Eve

    Sy Smith, Background Vocal - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Piano, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Raphael Saadiq, Producer, Executive Producer - Amy Wadge, Composer, Lyricist - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal - Daniel Lafrombé, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

  14. 14 Merry Merry Christmas

    Roger Lewis, Baritone Saxophone - Sy Smith, Background Vocal - Earl King, Composer, Lyricist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer - John Legend, Executive Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Background Vocal, Vocal - Herlin Riley, Percussion - Raphael Saadiq, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Executive Producer, Background Vocal, Vocal - Delfeayo Marsalis, Trombone - Shamarr Allen, Trumpet - Corey Henry, Trombone - Gerry "The Gov." Brown, Mixing Engineer - Dylan Wiggins, Guitar - Iajhi Hampden, Drums - Briana Lee, Background Vocal - Jesse Snider, Engineer - Hotae Alexander Jang, Engineer - Terrance Taplin, Trombone - Andrew Baham, Trumpet - Nicole Ranalli, Assistant Engineer - Roderick Paulin, Horn, Tenor Saxophone - Jamelle Adisa, Other - Brandon Chapman, Guitar - Jeffery Miller, Trombone - Lawrence Shaw, Bass - Theo Wayland, Mixing Engineer - LaVance Colley, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2018 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

About

John Legend did not need any prodding to record a holiday album and is in the spirit throughout A Legendary Christmas. Produced by Raphael Saadiq, with whom Legend collaborated on Once Again highlight "Show Me," the LP is joyously nostalgic, decked with strings, horns, and a trio of background vocalists including secret weapon Sy Smith. The majority of the material dates from the '40s through the '70s, while the six originals are similarly styled. Most of the new songs hold their own. The dashing "Wrap Me Up in Your Love" could pass for a vocalese version of a song intended for a Sky High Productions holiday album shelved since 1974, as it resembles something Fonce and Larry Mizell might've whipped up for Bobbi Humphrey or Donald Byrd. Another standout, "Bring Me Love," fits in with the thoughtful mix of Motown numbers: "What Christmas Means to Me" (popularized by Stevie Wonder, heard here on harmonica), "Give Love on Christmas Day" (recorded by Jackson 5, coincidentally co-written by Fonce Mizell), and "Purple Snowflakes" (originally cut by Marvin Gaye but not released until 1992, 27 years after the original composition was reworked/repurposed as the single "Pretty Little Baby"). Legend brought the ham to the recordings of the best-known selections. These include the Esperanza Spalding duet "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and especially "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)." They're straightforward renditions, whereas Saadiq and Jamelle Adisa's upbeat, uptown soul-style arrangement of "Silver Bells" brims with energy, and Legend beams through it like he can't wait to make Another Legendary Christmas. The booklet, filled with Legend family photos, make a strong case for physical over digital. ~ Andy Kellman

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