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Christmas Is...
     

Christmas Is...

 

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This 1972 holiday compilation, sponsored by Goodyear, featured performances by some of the most famous pop standard vocalists of the '40s, '50s and '60s. Frank Sinatra is there, crooning his classic 1944 rendition of "White Christmas." So is the smooth-voiced Bing Crosby, singing the Meredith Wilson tune

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This 1972 holiday compilation, sponsored by Goodyear, featured performances by some of the most famous pop standard vocalists of the '40s, '50s and '60s. Frank Sinatra is there, crooning his classic 1944 rendition of "White Christmas." So is the smooth-voiced Bing Crosby, singing the Meredith Wilson tune "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." Also included are "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," sung by a chuckling Tony Bennett, Andy Williams' take on "O Holy Night," and the original Judy Garland recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," taken from the soundtrack of Meet Me in St. Louis. Most of the songs are taken from previously released recordings, but there are a few that were laid down especially for this album. Among them are the Hillside Singers' "Christmas Is" and the unmistakable Julie Andrews in a rendition of "Silent Night" that comes as close as possible to being the definitive version of that timeless carol. Filled with the sort of holiday classics that have been played in department stores for countless Decembers, Christmas Is... is a remarkably consistent compilation. The only songs to dip a little too heavily into seasonal schmaltziness are the title track and the Carpenters' "Merry Christmas Darling." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2000
Label:
Tyscot Records
UPC:
0014998129728
catalogNumber:
1297
Rank:
221778

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Performance Credits

Calvin Bridges   Track Performer
Inner City   Track Performer
Indiana St. Mass Choir   Track Performer
Leonard Scott   Track Performer
Kirk Franklin   Track Performer
Rev. Dan Willis   Track Performer
Harold Rayford   Track Performer
Witness   Track Performer
Gideon   Track Performer
Gina & Mike Thurston   Track Performer
Trinity Temple Mass Choir   Track Performer
Garment Of Praise   Track Performer
POC   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Franz Gruber   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer

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