Norment, Lynn, Ebony
GOSPEL diva YOLANDA ADAMS kicks off the holiday season with an uplifting recording, Christmas with Yolanda Adams (Elektra), which showcases her diversity as a vocalist and performer. Her "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The First Noel" are jazzy and breezy, while "Little Drummer Boy" is buoyant and "The Christmas Song" is simply beautiful. She calls on her gospel roots for "Silent Night" and "Born This Day," for which she is backed by the West Angeles C.O.G.I.C. Choir. Her voice is crystalline throughout the set, especially on "What Child Is This" and "0 Holy Night."
JEFF MAJORS is back with his wonderful Christmas recording, Sacred Holidays (NAS/Music One), on …
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Publication information: Article title: Sounding Off. Contributors: Norment, Lynn - Author. Magazine title: Ebony. Volume: 56. Issue: 2 Publication date: December 2000. Page number: 30. © 1999 Johnson Publishing Co. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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