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20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee
     

20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee

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by Brenda Lee
 
This edition in Universal's discount-priced compilation series Best of Brenda Lee: The 20th Masters Christmas Collection is actually a re-titled reissue of the 1999 collection Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: The Decca Christmas Recordings. It contains all of the seasonal music Brenda Lee recorded for Decca Records between 1956 and 1965. Included is

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This edition in Universal's discount-priced compilation series Best of Brenda Lee: The 20th Masters Christmas Collection is actually a re-titled reissue of the 1999 collection Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: The Decca Christmas Recordings. It contains all of the seasonal music Brenda Lee recorded for Decca Records between 1956 and 1965. Included is her initial Christmas single "Christy Christmas"/"I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus," along with the 1958 45 rpm "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"/"Papa Noel," the A-side of which finally became a gold-selling hit in 1960; the complete contents of Lee's 1964 LP Merry Christmas from Brenda Lee; and three songs, "White Christmas," "Jingle Bells," and "Silent Night," recorded in 1965 and included as bonus tracks on Japanese copies of the LP, but not released in the U.S. until 1999. The selections are a combination of familiar holiday fare done in Lee's inimitable style and a few attempts to join the pantheon of Christmas perennials. Only "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" succeeded, despite Lee having reached the charts with the ballads "This Time of the Year" and "Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day," but the surprisingly aggressive "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus" is amusing, especially coming from a singer who was only 11-years-old when she recorded it.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0602498001196
catalogNumber:
000052002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brenda Lee   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Lee Jackson   Composer
Ronnie Self   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny MacRae   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Dick Smith   Composer
Tony Starr   Composer
Frank Adams   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Pat Seymour   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Cliff Owens   Composer
Jesse Hollis   Composer
Roy Botkin   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a Brenda Lee fan, you got to have this disc. It has ALL her ORIGINALChristmas song recordings, including some you may not have heard before. This is a must have and all on one disc!