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Larnelle...Christmas (1988)

Updated: Aug 26, 2023


Larnelle...Christmas is the ninth studio and Christmas album by Christian gospel singer Larnelle Harris, released in 1988 on Benson Records. Produced by Greg Nelson, the album consists of holiday songs, hymns and two original songs "All Year Long," written by Harris, and "King Jesus Is His Name". The medley portions of the tracks were arranged and conducted by David T. Clydesdale with David Maddux arranging and conducting the medley "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Sleigh Ride." Larnelle...Christmas peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Harris won his fifth and final Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Male for this album at the 31st Grammy Awards. In 1990, Harris released an accompaniment concert video on VHS also titled Larnelle...Christmas.


Track listing


1. Go Tell It on the Mountain (traditional; arranged by Alan Moore) -3:48

2. Joy Medley (arranged by David T. Clydesdale) -2:56

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (traditional)

Joy to the World (Isaac Watts)

Angels, We Have Heard on High (traditional)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (William H. Cummings, Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley)

3. O Holy Night/O Come All Ye Faithful (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight/

John Francis Wade; arranged by David T. Clydesdale) -4:36

4. Sweet Little Jesus Boy (Robert Mac Gimsey) -3:07

5. King Jesus Is His Name (Babbie Mason, Donna Douglas) -3:43

6. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow/Sleigh Ride (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn/

Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish; arranged by David Maddux) -3:56

7. The Christmas Song/Silver Bells (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells/Jay Livingston,

Ray Evans; arranged by David T. Clydesdale) -3:50

8. Silent Night (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr) -3:15

9. All Year Long (Larnelle Harris) -3:59


Accolades

Grammy Award -Best Gospel Performance, Male (Larnelle...Christmas)



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