Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers Celebrate Christmas 2007

The first ever Isley Brothers Christmas album will be released on Tuesday, October 9, 2007.

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, famous for their work with Janet Jackson and others, are the executive producers.

Recorded and completed in Santa Monica, California, this past Summer shortly before Ronald Isley’s incarceration, I’ll Be Home for Christmas features a mix of old and new.

Single holiday tracks have previously been available from The Isley Brothers on several Christmas anthology collections (featuring various artists).

I’ll Be Home For Christmas offers 8 traditional, and 2 contemporary tracks on this brand new collection:

  1. “Winter Wonderland”
  2. “I’m in Love” (a new song written by Jam & Lewis)
  3. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  4. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
  5. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
  6. “First Noel/What Child Is This/Joy To The World” medley
  7. “What Can I Buy You” (another new Jam & Lewis song)
  8. “The Christmas Song” featuring Doc Powell
  9. “White Christmas”
  10. “Silent Night”

I’ll be Home For Christmas follows 2006’s Baby Makin’ Music from The Isley Brothers.

Former Isley Brothers member Chris Jasper also released a new album this year, the contemporary gospel oriented Invincible.  I’m playing a special remix of “Testify” that I created from the Jasper album.  You can hear it online from Powerhouse Radio.

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