10 Songs, 37 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

gerald mchenry

One of the best

Mary Griffin has dropped one of the best Christmas albums I have heard in awhile. Her fresh take on classic Christmas songs is refreshing... This is destined to be a classic... Way to go Ms Griffin!!!

R j Maid

A Long time coming!!

This christmas album is a perfect marriage between soul, gospel, and blues. The cool sultry tones, the powerful belting of notes, and the swinging/sassy melodies makes this album a masterpiece that will be a classic. Finally, an artist that truly has an authentic voice that wasn;t manufactured in a studio. This is definitely a must have!!!


Underrated Diamond cut singer.

I've been following Mary's work since 1997. I was able to get her unreleased album For The First Time and Purified, the album with a few of the unreleased as well as released cuts. If ever there was a modern day singer that didn't seem to get the recognition deserved, then she would be one of those singers. A beautiful update of Christmas standards but done with a twist make this a 10/10 album for me. Just simply put, her tone, control and phrasing are just phenomenal not to mention enjoyable. I highly recommend purchasing this album as well as listening to any of her previous work.

About Mary Griffin

Mary Griffin is an urban R&B singer who released her debut album, For the First Time, in 1997. Griffin was born in New Orleans, the daughter of a local minister. As a child, she sang in churches with her family, and by her teens she had realized she wanted to pursue a musical career. Her style eventually developed into a gospel-inflected contemporary update of classic soul; even though she was a New Orlean native, there was very little Crescent City R&B in her style. She was discovered singing at a local club in the mid-'90s by some talent scouts and by 1997 she had signed with Curb Records. Her debut album, For the First Time, was released in the fall of that year. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

New Orleans, LA