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Motown Christmas by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Christmas, CD, Album, R&B, Top Rated, Airplay
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Kierra Sheard, The Temptations, Tasha Cobbs and many others on 16-song CD.

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  1. 1. It's Christmas Time
  2. 2. The Miracles
  3. 3. This Christmas
  4. 4. Angels We Have Heard On High
  5. 5. Little Drummer Boy
  6. 6. The Christmas Song
  7. 7. Christmas Overture
  8. 8. Joy To The World
  9. 9. Bethlehem
  10. 10. O Come All Ye Faithful
  11. 11. Silent Night
  12. 12. Mary Did You Know
  13. 13. Mary's Revelation Interlude
  14. 14. O Holy Night
  15. 15. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  16. 16. Silent Night
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

If like me you're something of a Motown nostalgist, this 16-track item will be a delight. The company is not of course what it once was but there are still a couple of stars from yesteryear on board and both the Temptations with a classy version of "Silent Night" and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles with a mellow and soulful original "It's Christmas Time" are well up to par. Elsewhere there are a bevy of modern gospel talents with Kierra Sheard, Micah Stampley, Tasha Cobbs, Brian Courtney Wilson and Smoky Norful all showing they have the chops to do something interesting with over-recorded carols. I didn't really care for the overblown "Christmas Overture" by the Aaron Lindsey Orchestra and VaShawn Mitchell doing a version of "Silent Night" as well as the Temps seems unnecessary. But then the album offers the underrated India.Arie (helped out by Gene Moore Jr) doing a great version of the modern classic "Mary Did You Know". Usually when record labels get their entire roster of artists to record Christmas songs the results are distinctly underwhelming. But here Motown Gospel have turned in a fine yuletide set.

Style: R&B
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 152920
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Motown Gospel 0602537506712
Items: 1
Release Date: 29 Sep 2014

Kierra Sheard, The Temptations, Tasha Cobbs and many others on 16-song CD.

Filled with unique collaborations, this album features classic Christmas tunes such as God Tell It On The Mountain, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night and more.

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