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McNally Smith Holiday Album 2008

Every year the faulty, students, and staff at McNally Smith College put together a Holiday CD for the holiday season. This year’s album marks the 5 year anniversary of the album and is a compilation of the last 5 years of holiday albums.

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A Very McNally Smith HolidayAlbum Credits:

“Intro”
Produced and performed: Ryan Bynum
Recorded and Mixed by: Nick Fournier

“You”
(C. Meyer; I. Ali, II) (BMI)
Produced by: Israil Ali, II
Lead Vocals: Cassandra Meyer
Drums: Brandon Donald
Guitar: Israil Ali, II
Trombone, Trumpet and Flute by: Derek Fobaire
Recorded by: Israil Ali, II and Josh Wittstruck
Mixed by: Israil Ali, II and Tom Day
Recorded at: McNally Smith Studios, Studio 3

“Carol of the Bells”
(Public Domain)
Lead and Background Vocals:  Katie Marshall
Vocal Arrangement by: Katie Marshall
Recorded and Mixed by: Katie Marshall

“Flight 51”
(J. Grier; I. Ali, II)
Produced by: Israil Ali, II
Lead Vocals: Jatannio Grier
Background Vocals: Jattanio Grier, Ashley Terry
Bass: Adam Durand
Guitar and Programming: Israil Ali, II
Recording by: Fard Oatis
Mixed by: Nick Fournier

“Holiday Redemption”
(D. Musselman)
Produced and Performed by: Dan Musselman
(2005 Diana Ross Scholar)

“Whatever the Name Is”
(I. Ali, II; W. Griffin, Jr.) (BMI)
Produced by: Israil Ali
Lead Vocals: Warren Griffin, Jr.
Background Vocals: Israil Ali, II
All Instruments by: Israil Ali, II
Vocal Production by: Israil Ali, II and Brandon Donald
Recorded by: Israil Ali, II and Cole Hendricks
Mixed by: Nick Mihalevich
Recorded at: McNally Smith Studios, Studio 8
Additional Recording at: Apt. 555, St. Paul, MN

“California Christmas”
(I. Ali, II) (BMI)
Produced by: Israil Ali, II
Lead Vocals: Whitney Robertson
Drums: Brandon Donald
Sax: Angie Ista and David Hirsch
Trombone: Derek Fobaire and Mike Bogle
Trumpet: Tim Kloster
Guitar, Bass and Programming: Israil Ali, II
Vocal Arrangement by: Brandon Donald, Israil Ali, II and Whitney Robertson
String Arrangement by: Brandon Donald and Israil Ali, II
Recorded by: Israil Ali, II
Horns Recorded by: Chopper Black
Mixed by: Israil Ali, II
Recorded at: McNally Smith Studios, Studios 3 and 8
Additional Recording at: Apt. 555, St. Paul, MN

“We Can Sing The Truth”

(H. Chalmiers)
Produced by: Harry Chalmiers and Judi Donaghy
Lead Vocals: Judi Donaghy
Drums: Dave Schmalenberer
Bass: Charles Fletcher
Piano and Organ: Gary Gratz
Recorded by: Brian Forrester and Christopher Blood
Mixed by: Brian Forrester, Christopher Blood and Harry Chalmiers
Recorded at: McNally Smith Studios, Studio 2

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

(Public Domain)
Arrangement:  Bobby Stanton
Guitar:  Bobby Stanton (instructor)
Bass:       Anthony Cox (instructor)
Drums:  Steve Goold

“Outro”
Produced and Performed by: Ryan Bynum
Recorded and Mixed by: Nick Fournier

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