Here Comes Santa Claus: 29 Swinging Chestnuts (CD)

Here Comes Santa Claus: 29 Swinging Chestnuts (CD)

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1-CD with 24-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

-Bear Family Records®' latest edition in the ' Seasons' CD-series -Christmas with plenty of swing, jazz, rhythm & blues and light-footed pop lets you enjoy the holidays with a certain ease! -Nostalgic Christmas with 29 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities from three decades, 1936 - 1965 -Including the title song Here Comes Santa Claus by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. -Rarities by Molly Bee, The Dispoto Sisters and Peggy Lee - never before on CD! -Johnny Desmond's Marshmellow World next to New Year's Goosebumps classic Auld Lang Syne in the jazzy version by Roy Kral and Jackie Cain, and famous classics by Andy Williams and The Mills Brothers! -Besides the Andrews Sisters, there are other great female voices: the stunning Mahalia Jackson, the Lennon Sisters or Peggy Lee with her smoky lascivious voice -Last but not least, the Jingle Bell Rock is included in a cool swinging version! What we started with our compilation 'Heading For The Christmas Ball' (BCD 17611) in 2020, we would like to continue: to provide the festival of love with more exuberance, even though some 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 dance, to swing, to contemplation and exuberance among family members, friends, peers and guests. Rare recordings, which cannot be found on any Christmas collection, are in focus here. Once again we can present a number of songs that have never been available on CD before. For example, a novelty number by Dancer, Prancer & Nervous, The Singing Reindeer or I Like A Sleighride by Peggy Lee. Great female voices by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Mahalia Jackson, The Fontane Sisters and others can be heard. R&B and blues are on your ears from Floyd Dixon, Nat 'King' Cole and Sugar Chile Robinson, and Christmas classics from famous greats like Andy Williams, The Mills Brothers and Bobby Darin. Also available on LP: BAF18072.

Track Listing

  • Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Santa Claus' Party
  • Johnny Desmond - It's A Marshmellow World
  • The Fontane Sisters - Nuttin' For Christmas
  • Molly Bee - Willy Claus (Little Son Of Santa Claus)
  • Dancer, Prancer & Nervous, The Singing Reindeer - The Happy Reindeer
  • Bobby Darin - Christmas Auld Lang Syne
  • Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby - Mistletoe And Holly
  • Rex Griffin - I'm Ready To Reform
  • Pearl Bailey - Five Pound Box Of Money
  • Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells
  • Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
  • Dick Robertson & His Orchestra - I Want You For Christmas
  • Michel Warlop, Django Reinhardt & Louis Vola - Christmas Swing
  • Frank 'Sugar Chile' Robinson - Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Floyd Dixon with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - Empty Stocking Blues
  • Nat 'King' Cole - The Christmas Song
  • Peggy Lee - I Like A Sleighride (Jingle Bells)
  • The Dispoto Sisters - Willy Claus
  • Ramsey Lewis Trio - The Sound Of Christmas
  • Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - The Nutcracker Suite
  • Peggy Lee - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Alma Cogan - Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Andy Williams - Sleigh Ride
  • The Mills Brothers - You Don't Have To Be A Santa Claus
  • Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker - Jingle Bell Rock
  • Mahalia Jackson - Silent Night, Holy Night
  • Roy Kral-Jackie Cain Sextet - Auld Lang Syne