Release Date: 2020
Label: Bear Family
1.Georgie Auld & His Orchestra feat. Bill Darnell – Christmas Ball
2.Louis Prima & His Orchestra – Shake Hands With Santa Claus
3.Bill Bronson s Overtones with The Tommy Ferguson Trio – Christmas Is On Its Way
4.Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Christmas Time Blues
5.Jo Stafford – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
6.Knuckles O’Toole & The Brigadiers – Jingle Bells
7.The Andrews Sisters – Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling
8.Benny Goodman & His Orchestra feat. Peggy Lee – Winter Weather
9.Georgie Auld & His Orchestra feat. Bill Darnell – It Ain’t Snowin’ Outside
10.Leroy Anderson & His ”Pops” Concert Orchestra – Sleigh Ride
11.Art Mooney & His Orchestra – The Christmas Choo Choo Train
12.Lawrence Welk s Little Band feat. Janet, Brian, Cubby & The Lennon Sisters – Outer Space Santa
13.Barry Gordon – Zoomah, The Santa Claus From Mars
14.Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians with The Glee Club – Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
15.Dorothy Collins – Mister Santa
16.Cary Grant – Christmas Lullaby
17.Mickey Rooney – Susie, The Snow Girl
18.Kay Martin & Her Body Guards – Come On Santa, Let’s Have A Ball
19.Kay Martin & Her Body Guards – Santa’s Doing The Horizontal Twist
20.Dinah Washington – Ole! Santa
21.Ramsey Lewis Trio – Christmas Blues
22.Dave King & The Keynotes – Hotta Chocolata
23.Tina Robin – Winter Wonderland Cha Cha
24.The Enchanters – Mambo, Santa, Mambo
25.The Surfers – Here Comes Santa Claus In A Red Canoe
26.Louis Armstrong – Christmas In New Orleans
27.Noël Chiboust Et Son Orchestre, feat. Django Reinhardt – Noël Blues
28.Jerry Lewis – I’ve Had A Very Merry Christmas
29.Johnny Otis & His Orchestra – Happy New Year, Baby
30.Ramsey Lewis Trio – What Are You Doing New Years Eve
31.Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians – Auld Lang Syne
A nostalgic and varied Christmas compilation, not only for the holidays, either danceable or dreamy with a mixture of swing and jazz, rhythm & blues and crooner pop!
Bear Family’s latest edition of ‘Season’s Greetings’ for 2020!
Nostalgic Christmas with 31 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities of the years 1940-1967!
Among them the title song Christmas Ball, as well as the B-side of the rare 1951 Coral single of the Georgie Auld Orchestra with the great singer Bill Darnel, never before on CD!
Knuckles O’Toole & The Brigadiers’ version of Jingle Bells is also included, as well as New Year’s goose bumps classic Auld Lang Syne in the worn version by Guy Lombardo, and the famous version of the classic Sleigh Ride in the interpretation of orchestra leader Leroy Anderson, also known from the movie ‘Polar Express’!
Besides The Andrews Sisters there are more ladies with their great voices, above all the stunning Dinah Washington, the crooner lady Dorothy Collins and last but not least Kay Martin, who makes it quite slippery and erotic.
They are joined by Jerry Lewis, Cary Grant and Mickey Rooney, three movie stars from Hollywood’s golden era with their really rare recordings!
With this compilation we want to give more exuberance to the celebration of love, although some of the songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel transported back to your own childhood. This Christmas disc invites you to the Christmas ball, to dancing, to swinging, to contemplation and cheerfulness among family members, friends, like-minded people and guests. This music brings glamour into every hut, with all the candles, lights and crackling stoves, while outside it is snowing and stormy… Of course, the CD also comes with liner notes for each song, rare photos and many illustrations in the 24-page booklet!