I'll Be Home for Christmas (feat. Ronald Isley)
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||Winter Wonderland||The Isley Brothers||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'll Be Home for Christmas||The Isley Brothers||3:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'm In Love||The Isley Brothers||4:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||The Isley Brothers||4:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Santa Claus Is Coming to Town||The Isley Brothers||3:59||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Isley Christmas Medley||The Isley Brothers||5:50||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||What Can I Buy You||The Isley Brothers||4:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Christmas Song||The Isley Brothers||4:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||White Christmas||The Isley Brothers||3:32||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Silent Night||The Isley Brothers||4:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
The Isley Brothers' I'll Be Home for Christmas, like Patti LaBelle's Miss Patti's Christmas, was released on Def Soul Classics and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The two albums are both ten songs in length, feature many of the same musicians, and are based mostly on interpretations — so they go hand-in-hand, whether the intention was there or not. Sleigh bells excepted, "I'm in Love" could be mistaken for an Isley Brothers song on a normal studio album, and it sounds like it wants to break into "Harvest for the World." The other original, "What Can I Buy You," won't be threatening to replace regularly played Christmas classics anytime soon, but it doesn't seem to out of place next to the likes of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland." There's a good balance between secular and spiritual material, so the disc should appeal to just about any Isley Brothers fan who doesn't want to hear the same tired holiday music year in, year out.
Formed: 1954 in Cincinnati, OH
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s