Merry Ole Soul

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Merry Ole Soul
Merry Ole Soul.jpg
Studio album by Duke Pearson
Released 1969
Recorded February 25 & August 19, 1969
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Duke Pearson chronology
How Insensitive
(1969)
Merry Ole Soul
(1969)
I Don't Care Who Knows It
(1968-70)

Merry Ole Soul is a Christmas album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson featuring performances recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 2 stars.[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleigh Ride" (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) - 6:25
  2. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) - 5:47
  3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 2:00
  4. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) - 5:10
  5. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 4:07
  6. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (Traditional) - 3:44
  7. "Wassail Song" (Traditional) - 3:04
  8. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) - 4:12
  9. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner) - 1:14
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on February 25 (track 1) & August 19 (tracks 2-9), 1969
  • A 2004 import CD reissue of the album on Toshiba EMI includes a bonus track, "An Old Fashioned Christmas".

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duke Pearson discography accessed September 13, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed September 13, 2010