Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

by Darius RuckerDarius Rucker


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Darius Rucker leaves his newly adopted country home behind for a bit of uptown swinging swagger on 2014's Home for the Holidays. This 12-track collection of standards -- apart from "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful," they're all secular; apart from the nondescript original "What God Wants for Christmas," they're all well-known -- is all delivered in the mock-Sinatra style that has come to suggest Christmas in popular culture. The production is clean and unfussy, sparkling just enough to suggest new-fallen snow but not enough to be tacky, and Rucker is amiable, perhaps a bit too digitally polished but possessing enough good charm to keep things moving at a nice clip. Consequently, Home for the Holidays winds up as a perfectly fine Christmas record, suited for those Rucker fans who have stuck with him from Hootie to R&B to country.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2014
Label: Capitol Nashville
UPC: 0602537944996
catalogNumber: 002135902
Rank: 9032

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Darius Rucker   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Jim Hoke   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Sam Levine   Clarinet,Flute
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote   Piano,Hammond B3
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Monisa Angell   Viola
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Jerry Roe   Drums
Jim "Moose" Brown   Piano
Sari Reist   Cello
Pam Sixfin   Violin
Roger Weismeyer   Oboe
Mike Johnson   Pedal Steel Guitar
Steve Herrmann   Trumpet
Dani Rucker   Background Vocals
Ella Rogers   Background Vocals
Jack Rucker   Background Vocals
Lauri Ann Ross   English Horn,Oboe

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Kim Gannon   Composer
John Hobbs   String Arrangements
Walter Kent   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Gordon Mote   Arranger
Gene Redd   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Kris Wilkinson   Arranger
Dick Smith   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Darius Rucker   Composer
Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel   Composer
Bryan Sutton   Arranger
Albert Hague   Composer
Monty Criswell   Composer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Frank Rogers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Aidan Rowe   Copy
Steve Leslie   Composer

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