Holiday Soul (Don Patterson album)

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This article is about the album by Don Patterson. For the album by Bobby Timmons, see Holiday Soul (Bobby Timmons album).
Holiday Soul
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Studio album by Don Patterson
Released 1964
Recorded November 25, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz, Christmas
Length 37:35
Label Prestige
PR 7415
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Don Patterson chronology
Patterson's People
Holiday Soul

Holiday Soul is an album of Christmas music by organist Don Patterson recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic writer Kurt Edwards awarded the album 3 stars stating "The group put their own warm spin on winter classics, staying true to the melodies while giving themselves room to stretch out a bit. It adds up to a hopeful, fun record, perfect for any holiday party, no matter your affiliation" and noting the album "manage[s] to capture the best of the season's feeling".[2] Don Patterson's most commercially successful album was 1964's Holiday Soul, which reached #85 on the Billboard 200 in 1967.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) - 3:10
  2. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" (Frank Loesser) - 5:20
  3. "You're All I Want for Christmas" (Seger Ellis, Glen Moore) - 2:50
  4. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) - 2:50
  5. "O Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight) - 3:15
  6. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 5:30
  7. "Merry Christmas Baby" (Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore) - 6:00
  8. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) - 8:40