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Christmas, Love And You
Will Downing
Christmas, Love And You
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
 
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When the holidays are upon us, what gets music lovers in the spirit more than a great Christmas album? Many of R&B's legendary acts are known as much for their holiday albums as they are for their secular sets and crooner ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Will Downing
Title: Christmas, Love And You
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Grp Records
Release Date: 11/9/2004
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Holiday & Wedding, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Contemporary R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498626665

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When the holidays are upon us, what gets music lovers in the spirit more than a great Christmas album? Many of R&B's legendary acts are known as much for their holiday albums as they are for their secular sets and crooner Will Downing hopes to join those ranks with "Christmas, Love and You." Combining a mixture of new material with tried-and-true standards, Downing has made an affable enough set. His renditions of the up-tempo "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Christmas Time Is Here" are lush and moving, but it's his interpolation of "The Little Drummer Boy" that steals the show. Downing, who co-produced the entire album, gives the song a world music feel, while his smooth vocals slide serenely all over the track. It's a great new take on the classic. As original material goes, "Love on Christmas Morning" is a sentimental tune with a grooving keyboard bridge. Similarly, the album's title track is also sweet enough to give you a toothache, but that's what the holidays are all about. While "Christmas, Love and You" may not have earned Downing a spot next to the Temptations or the Jackson 5 in the annals of great Christmas classics, it will certainly make for great music while you and yours are sitting around the ole Christmas tree. --Rashaun Hall

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Destined to be a Christmas Classic
A. Wilson | South FL USA | 11/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christmas doesn't start in our house until we've played the CDs of Sounds of Blackness, Luther Vandross, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Vanessa Williams and Yolanda Adams. Well Will, you've outdone yourself!! Now we have to decide if you get bumped to #1 on our playlist."
Will downing does it time after time
O. Cotton | Washington, DC United States | 12/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have every CD ever recorded by this fabulous musicians but admittedly was a little leery of his recording a Christmas CD I was like what for- he has the love market down. well this is a beautiful CD that you can listen to alone, while working on your laptop, trimming the tree or just chilling with family and friends or the one you love. Buy it for it will truly become one of those CD's you will always pull out during the holiday season."
Ranks right up there with Nat King Cole's Christmas album.
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 11/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This heartwarming and simply beautiful Christmas CD is truly in the same league as Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" CD. Why? Will Downing's velvet-smooth, breezy, heartfelt and simply scintillating vocals and delivery make him a REAL crooner--a true heir to the traditions of Cole, Billy Eckstine and others. This is one Christmas CD you'll always cherish. Check out all 10 tracks for confirmation."