Merry Christmas to You
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||This Christmas||Jonathan Butler||4:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sleigh Ride||Jonathan Butler||3:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Merry Christmas to You||Jonathan Butler||4:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Happy Holidays||Jonathan Butler||4:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Little Drummer Boy||Jonathan Butler||4:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'll Be Home for Christmas||Jonathan Butler||4:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Jonathan Butler||4:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Little Jesus Boy||Jonathan Butler||5:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The First Noel||Jonathan Butler||5:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Holy Night||Jonathan Butler||7:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
A singer/guitarist who travels in smooth jazz, R&B, pop, and gospel circles, Jonathan Butler has released many albums since the late ‘70s. Here, he dives into the crowded Christmas market. The album opens with Donny Hathaway’s soulful classic “This Christmas,” honoring the original with a vocal performance filled with melismatic bravado. Butler also hearkens back to his childhood in South Africa with his opening to “Little Drummer Boy”—which has singing and drumming similar to what he heard as a kid—and brings a smooth South African bounce to “Sleigh Ride.” “Merry Christmas to You” and “Happy Holiday” both come from Butler’s pen; they have a strong pop bent but stand nicely next to the first few songs. Butler switches to acoustic mode for the album's second half, with a chamber music–like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and a spare and unhurried “O Holy Night” standing out. With its two distinct parts, this album might seem to have an identity crisis—but Butler acquits himself well on both.
This long awaited treasure delivers amazingly heartfelt vocals from one of the most beautiful voices ever!!! For anyone that has not heard Jonathan perform Christmas tunes live - be ready for something truly emotional - just OUTSTANDING !!!!!
Another great album from Jonathan Butler for my collection. This man is always a joy to listen too. Hope to see him one day in concert. This is a must Christmas album.
Born: October, 1961 in Cape Town, South Africa
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s