Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs

by Mel Tormé
     
 

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Because Mel Tormé co-wrote "The Christmas Song," it was a surprise to many of his fans that when he recorded this full-length Christmas album for Telarc in 1992, it was his first. Since he is backed by a large orchestra (conducted by Keith Lockhart) in addition to his regular trio and the emphasis is on ballad renditions, Tormé does notSee more details below

Overview

Because Mel Tormé co-wrote "The Christmas Song," it was a surprise to many of his fans that when he recorded this full-length Christmas album for Telarc in 1992, it was his first. Since he is backed by a large orchestra (conducted by Keith Lockhart) in addition to his regular trio and the emphasis is on ballad renditions, Tormé does not get many opportunities to scat and swing on this pleasing but unadventurous set. However, the 16-track album, which includes several medleys and a pair of instrumentals for the orchestra, features tasteful and melodic Tormé interpretations of 20 Christmas-associated songs, and the album is worthwhile, if not essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1992
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408331527
catalogNumber:
83315

Tracks

  1. Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells/Santa Claus Is Coming to ...  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  2. Sleigh Ride  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  3. The Christmas Song  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  4. Glow Worm  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  5. The Christmas Feeling  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  6. It Happened in Sun Valley  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  7. Christmastime Is Here  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  8. Good King Wenceslas  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  9. What Child Is This?  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  10. Silver Bells  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  11. Christmas Was Made for Children  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  12. The Christmas Waltz  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  13. Medley: Just Look Around/Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  14. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Instrumental  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  15. Medley: Happy Holiday/Let's Start the New Year Right/What Are You ...  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  16. White Christmas  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mel Tormé   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
John Colianni   Piano
John Leitham   Bass
Donny Osborne   Drums
Keith Lockhart   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Mel Tormé   Arranger,Composer
Carmen Dragon   Arranger
Ralph Carmichael   Arranger
Bob Krogstad   Arranger
Frank Loesser   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Michael Bishop   Engineer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Kenneth Hamann   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Renner   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Robert Woods   Producer
Angela Morley   Arranger
Donald Elfman   Liner Notes
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Susan Cybulski   Cover Design
Ray Kirschensteiner   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
John Windt   Engineer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Paul Lincke   Composer
Lilla C Robinson   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Martin Withrow   Art Direction

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