1999 Andrae Crouch – The Gift Of Christmas

The Gift Of Christmas is an album by Andrae Crouch, released in 1999 on WEA.

Andraé Edward Crouch (July 1, 1942 – January 8, 2015) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor. Referred to as “the father of modern gospel music” by contemporary Christian and gospel music professionals, Crouch was known for his compositions “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power”, “My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)” and “Soon and Very Soon”.

Tracks

1  Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Traditional) 05:11
2  Christmas Medley (Hugh Martin; Hal Blaine; Mel Tormé; Robert Wells; James Lord Pierpont) 07:30
3  It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Traditional) 03:33
4  Mary’s Boy Child (Traditional) 05:04
5  Chant Interlude (Andrae Crouch) 00:30
6  Take Me To Jesus (Andrae Crouch; Scott V Smith) 06:02
7  Silent Night (Franz Gruber; Joseph Mohr) 03:48
8  This Christmas (I’ll Be Thinking Of You) (Andrae Crouch; Scott V Smith) 05:11
9  Angels Medley (Traditional) 04:18
10  Bethlehem (The World Is Gonna Hear About You) (Daryl Bennett; Jim Guttridge; Andrae Crouch; Eden Joshua) 05:36
11  More Chant Interlude (Andrae Crouch) 00:27
12  Away In A Manger (James R Murray) 03:07

Musicians

1 Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesBill Cantos
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerScott V Smith
VocalsYolanda Adams
VocalsAndrae Crouch


2 Christmas Medley

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesBill Cantos
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerScott V Smith
SaxKirk Whalum
Background VocalsCarol Dennis
Background VocalsDaniel Johnson
Background VocalsKim Johnson
Background VocalsKristle Murden
VocalsAndrae Crouch
VocalsPatti Austin


3 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

SynthesizerScott V Smith
VocalsAndrae Crouch


4 Mary’s Boy Child

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerScott V Smith
PercussionAlberto Salas
VocalsTata Vega
PianoAndrae Crouch


6 Take Me To Jesus

GuitarDarrell Crooks
ProgrammingScott V Smith
VocalsDana Lewis
VocalsDaniel Barrera
VocalsDaniel Johnson
VocalsShawn Powe
VocalsAndrae Crouch


7 Silent Night

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesBill Cantos
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerScott V Smith
PercussionAlberto Salas
Background VocalsDaniel Johnson
Background VocalsKandy Johnson
Background VocalsKim Johnson
Background VocalsKrystal Johnson
VocalsAndrae Crouch


8 This Christmas (I’ll Be Thinking Of You)

GuitarRay Fuller
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
ProgrammingScott V Smith
Background VocalsCarol Dennis
Background VocalsKristle Murden
Background VocalsLinda McCrary
VocalsChaka Khan


9 Angels Medley

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionAlberto Salas
VocalsKristle Murden
VocalsAndrae Crouch


10 Bethlehem (The World Is Gonna Hear About You)

Bass (synthesizer)Scott V Smith
Drums (programming)Scott V Smith
GuitarRay Fuller
ProgrammingDaryl Bennett
ProgrammingJim Guttridge
Background VocalsDana Lewis
Background VocalsDaniel Johnson
Background VocalsShawn Powe
Background VocalsTeresa Escoto
Background VocalsTiara Le Macks
VocalsDaniel Barrera
VocalsSandra Crouch
VocalsAndrae Crouch


11 More Chant Interlude

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionAlberto Salas


12 Away In A Manger

Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionAlberto Salas
Background VocalsCarol Dennis
Background VocalsDaniel Johnson
Background VocalsKristle Murden
VocalsLinda McCrary

Other Musicians

Choir, Alto Vocals – Debbie McClendon-Smith, Jean Witherspoon, Kathy Hazzard, Krystal Johnson, Linda McCrary, Rose Stone, Tata Vega, Yvonne Williams (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
Choir, Soprano Vocals – Alfie Silas, Carolyb Dennis, Kandy Johnson, Kimb Johnson, Kristle Murden, Maxine Anderson (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
Choir, Tenor Vocals – Daniel Johnson, Earl Buffington, James Felix, Oren Waters, Perry Morgan, Rick Nelson, Terrell Carter (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
Choir – The New Christ Memorial Children’s Choir (Track 2)

Liner Notes

Producer – Andraé Crouch, Scott V. Smith
Producer (Executive) – Ramon Hervey II, Stacy Turner
Arranged By – Scott V. Smith (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12)
Arranged By – Paul Johnson (Track 2)
Arranged By – Andraé Crouch (Tracks 4, 12)
Arranged By – Ralph Carmichael (Track 8)
Arranged By – Daryl Bennett, Jim Guttridge (Track 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Scott V. Smith, Paul Johnson, Jerry Hey (Track 2)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Andraé Crouch (Tracks 3, 5, 11)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Scott V. Smith (Track 3)
Concertmaster – Sidney Page (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8)
Contractor (Choir) – Debbie McClendon-Smith (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
Contractor (Orchestra) – Jolie Levine-Aller (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8)
Creative Director – Eliane Henri
Engineer (Overdubs) – Doug Rider, James Stone, Rick Ruggieri, Scott V. Smith, Tim Lauber
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Recorded By (Orchestra) – John Whynot

Art Direction, Design – Katherine Delaney
Photography – Eric Tucker

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mixed At Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At SVS Productions, Pasadena CA
Recorded At O’Henry Sound Studios
Recorded At Capitol Studios
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