Christmas Best

Christmas Best

by Le'Andria Johnson



TV talent show winner Le'Andria Johnson quickly follows her gospel chart-topping debut album The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson with this seasonal EP. On its half-dozen tracks, she sounds like she's still competing and being asked to perform in a different style each week. Working with arrangers W. Timothy Bailey Jr., Jamecia Bennett, and Andre Washington, she conceives new melodies for "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," both of which are given hip-hop treatments as the singer indulges in enough vocal embellishment to suggest Patti LaBelle. On the other hand, "O Holy Night" is given a more traditional and reverent setting, and Johnson sounds appropriately restrained. Then, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" arrives with a smooth jazz chart heavily featuring Kenn Hollman's saxophone, and Johnson turns into a jazz singer, her performance full of scatting and instrument-like sounds. Even in this brief collection, then, she demonstrates the versatility that made her a winner on BET's Sunday Best on Christmas Best.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2011
Label: Music World
UPC: 0879645005417
catalogNumber: 5547

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Le'Andria Johnson   Primary Artist
Jamecia Bennett   Background Vocals
Billy Steele   Organ,Piano
Kenn Hollman   Saxophone
Brandon Commodore   Percussion,Drums
Chris Smith   Bass
Andre Washington   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jamecia Bennett   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Traditional   Composer
Pete Novak   Engineer
Karl Demer   Engineer
Rommel Nino Villanueva   Engineer
Willis Pugh   Producer
Stephen Saxon   Producer
John Freeman Young   Composer
Brendan Brady   Producer
Jared Hancock   Producer,Engineer
Andre Washington   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Bao Pham   Producer,Engineer
Amber Bullock   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Bama Boyz   Producer
Le'Andria Johnson   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Merritt Benton   Engineer
Nathan Landers   Producer
W. Timothy Bailey   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation

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