“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”  - Anais Nin

 

Music producer, Dapo (Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, David Archuleta) recently invited some friends to his studio and created his first Holiday album titled, “Dapo & Friends Christmas”. Most producers with a work ethic like Dapo’s know that making time for a project like this can be extremely challenging – but after taking a listen to the entire album, it is certain his dedication turned out to be very rewarding.

The album is made up of 9 Christmas classics and one original, all produced & arranged by Dapo. “Dapo & Friends Christmas” features the vocal talent of friends: Max Schneider, Stacy Barthe, David Archuleta, Gaby Ramirez, Ginny Blackmore, Abraham McDonald, Nikki Flores, TC, Scotty Granger, and a jazz instrumental with Dapo (on multiple instruments) and with bassist, Robert “Bubby” Lewis.

Dapo personally considers this project very special and plans to take it a step further next year with “Dapo & Friends Christmas: Volume 2” followed up by hosting a Live Show that will benefit those in need during the Holiday Season. Enjoy!

Learn More About Dapo’s Friends…

(in order of appearance in track listing)

Max Schneider
“Jingle Bells”
@maxgschneider 

Stacy Barthe
“Sleigh Ride” feat. Dapo
@StacyBarthe

David Archuleta
“Drummer Boy” feat. Dapo
@DavidArchie

Gaby Ramirez
“Blue Christmas”
@himynameisgaby

Ginny Blackmore
“O Holy Night”
@GinnyBlackmore

Abraham McDonald
“The First Noel”
@AbrahamMcDonald

Nikki Flores
“The Christmas Song”
@MsNikkiFlores

TC
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
@SongwriterTC

Scotty Granger (Scotty Grand)
“All I Want For Christmas (Is You)”
@ScottyGranger

Dapo
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
feat. Robert “Bubby” Lewis
@DapoTorimiro
@BubbyLewis

24 Responses to

  1. grasshopper says:

    David Archuleta fan says thankyou :-) Listening to the album now, a good way to start the morning, it’s put me in a feastive mood :-) Love the differant instruments and jazzy sound of the Christmas music. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

  2. Raquel (David Archuleta Spain) says:

    Thank you so much for that wonderful Christmas gift!! :)

    Happy Holidays from Spain!

  3. lct says:

    Thank you, thank you! The Drummer Boy is outstanding and so unique!

  4. ArchangelGuy says:

    Thank you so much! I’m really greatful that you would allow David Archuleta to record Drummer Boy. It’s like a dream come true! Haha, thank you! =D

  5. Gidado kamal says:

    Really cool

  6. Nuga Olasumbo says:

    Just listened to Sleigh Ride with Stacy Barthe. Blow my mind. Tis lovely. Good job. Ure there.

  7. Katie T. says:

    Anytime I see one of the professionals in my field do something like this, as a gift and a thank you for fans everywhere; it truly warms my heart.
    Dapo, you rock!!! There are just no other words!!

    Thank you so much to Max, Stacy, David, Gaby, Ginny, Abraham, Nikki, TC, Scotty, and Bubby for taking your time out of your busy schedules to help Dapo put this together. I’ll be adding this to my Christmas play for years and years to come. ;)

  8. pallavi goyal says:

    wow… thank u so much for d gr8 music… :)

  9. Marlie says:

    What a fantastic album. I downloaded it for the David Archuleta song, but I love each and every cut from this group of musicians. This is going to be added to the set of “best” Christmas music I play all through the season. Thank you and Bravo!

    PS – now you’ve introduced me to a few new artists and I’m off to check them out!

  10. Ugo Anagor says:

    Hello Dapo,

    I just have to congratulate you for this amazing album. Men you have grown so much in your musical abilities since the last time I heard you play. Keep soaring champ and know that we are fully behind you wishing you all that your heart desires and more. Stay blessed bruv.

    Ugo Anagor

  11. Wow! What a wonderful soulful Christmas experience from some of the most gifted people I’ve heard in a long time! Great job Dapo and gang!

  12. David Flores says:

    Awesome Album !!!!!!! Fantastic Job ;-))))))

  13. Maria De los Angeles ((David Archuleta Ecuador)) says:

    Thank u so much for this amazing Christmas Gift..!! :D love it

    Happy Holidays from Ecuador (:

  14. Lindy says:

    I LOVE THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY♥

  15. Tawna W says:

    Wow! and Thank You!! this is great…what perfect addition to my Christmas playlist. I must admit, as a David Archuleta fan, that Drummer Boy is beautiful. You’ve captured a new sound in him that I love. :)

  16. Adetunji Adedeji says:

    nice songs to start the Christmas with! Thanks and keep it rolling!!!

  17. Strongly suggest adding a “google+” button for the blog!

  18. kate says:

    Wow, that was amazing! Thank you so much you guys :) x

  19. Rich says:

    Awesome Guys! Well done! :)

  20. Pedro says:

    Great album, great job: that’s the least I can say.

  21. Ed Sweet says:

    This album really got me into the Christmas spirit. Thanks to everyone who put it together…Dapo, you’re awesome! My favorite cuts are All I Want for Christmas (Is You), O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, but I know I’ll be listening to the whole thing again and again. Peace and Love to everyone :-)

  22. Excellent job Dappy Doo.

    Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!
    Dot A

  23. Deanna says:

    TC — You rock. You did your thang on that song and I am so proud of you. You have truly grown your talent. Praise God.

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