Monday, September 10, 2018

Coming Up: Bear Family's "Season's Greetings: Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas"


Out Nov. 9. Pre-order now from Amazon.

Details:

All good things come in threes! The Bear Family team sends our own 'Season's Greetings'!
An exceptionally danceable compilation of Christmas songs from the fields of Jazz, Swing and vintage Rhythm & Blues.
Celebrate your nostalgic Christmas with 27 'Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Boogie, Jive and Easy Listening' rarities from 1935-1959. 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! 

Tracks:

1: Jingle Bells Glenn Miller  
2: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town The Ames Brothers  
3: Here Comes Santa Claus The Mills Brothers  
4: Baby, It's Cold Outside Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan  
5: Frosty The Snowman Perry Como  
6: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Les Brown  
7: Winter Wonderland The Andrews Sisters  
8: Santa Claus Came In The Spring Benny Goodman  
9: Merry Christmas Anne Shelton  
10: Swingin' Them Jingle Bells Fats Waller  
11: Christmas Boogie 'Sugar Chile' Robinson  
12: I Need A Man (For Xmas) Thelma Cooper  
13: Christmas Island The Andrews Sisters  
14: Rudolph, The Red/Nosed Reindeer Mambo Billy May  
15: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Johnny Mercer  
16: (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag Kay Starr  
17: Zat You, Santa Claus? Louis Armstrong  
18: Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney Ella Fitzgerald  
19: What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin') Louis Prima  
20: The Christmas Spell Peggy Lee  
21: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Lionel Hampton  
22: Cool Yule Louis Armstrong  
23: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus Ralph Marterie  
24: Merry Christmas, Baby Lionel Hampton  
25: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Mills Brothers  
26: Jingle Bells The Ames Brothers  
27: Silent Night Mario Lanza  

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