A Creole Christmas

Genre: Holiday, R&B, World; Lead Performer: Various Artists

Because Christmas music is less a style than a state of mind, it mixes well with other genres. Though radically different, is A Creole Christmas. The music rejoices in the holiday while cataloging the rich diversity of Louisiana pop. Allen Toussaint takes a spicy boogie-woogie romp through ”White Christmas,” while Rockin’ Dopsie makes ”Jingle Bells” ring with a zydeco flair. The Zion Harmonizers do a soul-stirring, churchified rendition of ”Go Tell It on the Mountain,” and the Dixie Cups put an R&B gloss on ”Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.” All of this is very tasty, if not entirely Christmas-y. A

Originally posted December 7 1990 — 12:00 AM EST

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