Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas (CD)

Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas (CD)

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1 CD with 24-page booklet, 27 tracks. Total playing time approx. 75 minutes

- These include the two rare songs from Louis Armstrong's 1953 comedic Decca single and the original version of Kay Starr's Waiting For The Man With The Bag, which became famous through the Brian Setzer Orchestra! - Glenn Miller's big-band version of Jingle Bells as well as Mario Lanza's goose-bumps causing interpretation of Silent Night and the breathtaking Christmas classics of the Mills Brothers and Johnny Mercer, rousing danceable rhythms until the Christmas tree wiggles!- Also included is a rare R&B title by Thelma Cooper, who is often confused with Dolly Cooper!- A compilation that will not only delight the fans of Swing - it is so much more enjoyable to prepare a Christmas cake with this music playing, and dance lovers will always get their money's worth!After the two previous very successful releases with Christmas songs - 'Christmas On The Countryside' (BCD17508) and 'Big City Christmas' (BCD17509) - now follows the third part with extremely danceable grooves from the genres of Jazz, Swing and Rhythm & Blues, compiled by the Bear Family team. Our releases for the Christmas season obviously hit the nerve of our friends. The sets deliver intelligently compiled albums that offer themselves as an alternative to Xmas kitsch.The entertaining mix of some well-known songs and several new discoveries provides even die-hard Christmas haters and music collectors with enough material to celebrate an alternative Christmas full of pleasure.The 24-page accompanying booklet contains the essential information on the individual recordings. All titles have been carefully remastered.No more baking cookies - get up on the dance floor!

Track Listing

  • Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (Vocal by Tex Beneke, Ernie Caceres & The Modernaires) - Jingle Bells
  • The Ames Brothers - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
  • The Mills Brothers - Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan with His Tympany Five - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Perry Como - Frosty The Snowman
  • Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • The Andrews Sisters with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Winter Wonderland
  • Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal by Joe Harris) - Santa Claus Came In The Spring (From the RKO film 'To Beat The Band')
  • Anne Shelton with Roy Robertson & His Orchestra - Merry Christmas
  • Fats Waller & His Rhythm - Swingin' Them Jingle Bells
  • 'Sugar Chile' Robinson - Christmas Boogie
  • Thelma Cooper - I Need A Man (For Xmas)
  • The Andrews Sisters with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians - Christmas Island
  • Billy May & His Orchestra - Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo
  • Johnny Mercer - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Kay Starr - (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag
  • Louis Armstrong & The Commanders - Zat You, Santa Claus'
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
  • Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang - What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin')
  • Peggy Lee - The Christmas Spell
  • Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (Vocal by Sonny Parker) - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  • Louis Armstrong & The Commanders - Cool Yule
  • Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra (Vocal by Lola Dee) - Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
  • Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (Vocal by Sonny Parker) - Merry Christmas, Baby
  • The Mills Brothers - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • The Ames Brothers - Jingle Bells
  • Mario Lanza - Silent Night