JGM Pick of the Week: December 14, 2015

livre christmas“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
From A Classic Holiday…Presented by MBK Entertainment (2015)

No disrespect to the many fine gospel musicians out there, but it is surely nice to hear a cappella harmonies every once in a while.

That’s what the gospel group Livre gives us in their rendering of the classic Christmas carol, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”  The group’s Take 6-like blend sounds effortless but is harmonically complex. Still, less is more, and during a season when every retailer is yelling to be heard over the din of other retailers, and a steady dose of over-amplified musical cheer greets every shopper walking in their doors, I thank Livre’ for some sweet a cappella comfort and joy.

The selection is part of an MBK Entertainment, Inc. various artists compilation that includes Christmas songs sung by Coko, Brandy, Anaysha, Alicia Keys, and others.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.