"Noel" – Daphney Hilton

Daphney Hilton (2013)
Available at http://daphneyhilton.bandcamp.com

Daphney Hilton creates holiday nostalgia with her rendition of “Noel,” fashioned from the traditional carol, “The First Noel.”

Hilton’s “Noel” is a cozy jazz/soul remake of the Christmas hymn, textured with her sultry alto and melodic background repetitions of “Noel, Noel, He is the king of Israel.”

The single is also featured on the project, Silverwood Holiday Music, Vol. 1.

“I Call Him Mine” – Daphney Hilton

“I Call Him Mine”
Daphney Hilton
From the CD, Gracechyld (2012) 
HilChyld Music

Available at CD Baby

From the famous Caravans’ catalog, contemporary gospel singer Daphney Hilton revisits the James Herndon-penned pearl “I Call Him Mine.”

Dedicating the tune to her mother, who sang it to her as a child, the Atlanta-based singer and minister arouses the traditional number with her sultry contralto atop rich, multi-layered background vocals.

Hilton knows just how to finesse “I Call Him Mine,” presenting it as a fine cover of the sweet love song the Caravans introduced nearly 50 years ago.