Personnel: Boney James (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, synthesizer); Dee Harvey, Bobby Caldwell, Leslie Smith, James Gilstrap (vocals); Rick Braun (trumpet); Michael Egizi, David Torkanowsky, Randy Kerber, Gregg Karukas (keyboards); Jeff Carruthers, Dan Shea (keyboards, drum programming); Alex Al (synthesizer, bass); Paul Jackson, Jr., Bob DeMarco, Dwight Sills (guitar); Donnell Spencer Jr. (drums); Paulinho Da Costa, Lenny Castro (percussion); Paul Brown (drum programming).
Personnel: Boney James (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, synthesizer); D. Harvey, Jim Gilstrap, Leslie Smith (vocals); Dwight Sills, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Bob DeMarco (wah-wah guitar); Rick Braun (trumpet); Dan Shea, Jeff Carruthers (keyboards, drum programming); David Torkanowsky, Michael Egizi, Randy Kerber (keyboards); Alex Al (bass synthesizer); Lenny Castro, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Paul Brown (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: Charles Nasser; Paul Brown .
Recording information: Alpha Studios; Entourage; Funky Joint.
Photographer: Ann Cutting.
Unknown Contributor Roles: D. Harvey; Bobby Caldwell .
Arrangers: Dan Shea; David Torkanowsky; Michael Egizi; Bob DeMarco; Jeff Carruthers; Jerry Hey; Boney James.
Working with producer Paul Brown, Boney James' Boney's Funky Christmas is an entertaining set of loose, funky and bluesy interpretations of both classic Christmas carols ("The Christmas Song") and more obscure contemporary selections like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas." Two selections, "This Christmas" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?," are sung by Dee Harvey and Bobby Caldwell, respectively, but the star of this show remains James and his saxophone, who breathe new life into these holiday cuts. ~ Thom Owens