Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas

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Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas
Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1966
Recorded October 1966
Tel Mar Studios, Chicago
Genre Jazz
Label Cadet
LPS 798
Producer Esmond Edwards
Kenny Burrell chronology
The Tender Gender
Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas
A Generation Ago Today

Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas is an album of Christmas music by guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1966 and released on the Cadet label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars in a review by Michael G. Nastos that stated "With pensive, meditative, precise playing, it's a must-have and features a definitive jazz hit version of "Little Drummer Boy".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) - 3:37
  2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 3:27
  3. "My Favorite Things" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 3:34
  4. "Away in a Manger" (Traditional) - 3:06
  5. "Mary's Little Boy Chile" (Jester Hairston) - 2:34
  6. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 3:10
  7. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Traditional) - 3:51
  8. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) - 3:05
  9. "Children Go Where I Send Thee" (Traditional) - 3:08
  10. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) - 2:41
  11. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Traditional) - 2:17
  12. "Merry Christmas Baby" (Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore) - 3:22



  1. ^ All About Jazz Kenny Burrell discography accessed August 3, 2012
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review, accessed August 3, 2012