Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You're All I Want for Christmas
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
The Persuasions are the greatest vocal group in existence performing American roots music -- a hybrid of doo-wop, spirituals, soul and classic R&B. For anyone who has reservations about listening to a CD with no guitars, d... more »
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The Persuasions are the greatest vocal group in existence performing American roots music -- a hybrid of doo-wop, spirituals, soul and classic R&B. For anyone who has reservations about listening to a CD with no guitars, drums or any other instruments, rest assured, you won't miss them. --Andy Grigg, Real Blues --- The Persuasions just may have come up with a record even more unique than their other already stellar and impressive a cappella offerings. At last, after 35 years with the same core group -- "and they still ain't got no band" -- the Persuasions have gotten around to their first entirely unaccompanied Christmas album of their holiday favorites and originals, from their inimitable R&B, soul and doo-wop roots. Let's spend Christmas with the Persuasions!
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A nicer Christmas album is hard to find.
PJ Corkery | 10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A delight, start-to-finish. Here's what the L.A. Times' Randy Lewis wrote about this album: "The veteran group's a cappella treatments bring a visceral richness to these 14 tunes. They're all fun, but the best are those that tap the group's gospel roots and its street-corner foundation, which comes roaring through on a scorching version of 'Hey, Santa Claus.'" Listen to how they put a little soul into "Joy to the World," and marvel at the phrasing of Jerry Lawson, perhaps the most under-recognized lead singer of the last fifty years. A nicer Christmas album is hard to find."
Singing and Making Merry-The Persuasions
tommie | new jersey | 11/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Persusaions have been the best Christmas present for the last 30++ years. A thoroughly enjoyable album and their first Christmas album. This is sure to become a periennal favorite of so many.Kudos to the obvious Jerry and bassman Jimmy, but they could not soar without the consistency of backups-Sweet Joe and Jayotis and new member on this album BJ et al. Joe has been there always in the background but providing the harmonies to keep the sound alive. A welcome addition to any collector's Christmas treasures."
This should become a holiday perennial.
tommie | 05/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a critic, but I must say this is one lovely album of Christmas songs. The Persuasions are such expressive singers. Highlights: the rousing R&B of the goofy "Hey Santa Claus," a mellower-than-mellow "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and a swinging "Joy to the World." It's the kind of album that you play once, and can't get out of your head---in a good sense. And it was recommended by the New York Times and L.A. Times, too!"