Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas [Bonus Tracks]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a delightful Christmas jazz reissue featuring Ella Fitzgerald in prime form. On most selections she is backed by Frank DeVol's orchestra. The original dozen selections have been expanded with the addition of three alternate takes plus three selections only out previously on samplers, including "Christmas Island." Fitzgerald clearly had a fun time recording such songs as "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," and "Frosty the Snowman," along with a few more serious pieces. These concise performances all under four minutes are charming, making this one of the better Christmas jazz sets.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a delightful Christmas jazz reissue featuring Ella Fitzgerald in prime form. On most selections she is backed by Frank DeVol's orchestra. The original dozen selections have been expanded with the addition of three alternate takes plus three selections only out previously on samplers, including "Christmas Island." Fitzgerald clearly had a fun time recording such songs as "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," and "Frosty the Snowman," along with a few more serious pieces. These concise performances all under four minutes are charming, making this one of the better Christmas jazz sets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 044006508627
  • Catalog Number: 065086
  • Sales rank: 170,626

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jingle Bells - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:25)
  2. 2 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:20)
  3. 3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank deVol (2:58)
  4. 4 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:35)
  5. 5 Sleigh Ride - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:57)
  6. 6 The Christmas Song - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:03)
  7. 7 Good Morning Blues - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:19)
  8. 8 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:45)
  9. 9 Winter Wonderland - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:17)
  10. 10 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Frank deVol (2:55)
  11. 11 Frosty the Snowman - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:14)
  12. 12 White Christmas - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:04)
  13. 13 The Secret of Christmas - The Russell Garcia Orchestra (2:48)
  14. 14 Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:37)
  15. 15 Christmas Island - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:20)
  16. 16 The Christmas Song - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:43)
  17. 17 White Christmas - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (3:48)
  18. 18 Frosty the Snowman - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Fitzgerald Primary Artist, Vocals
Russell Garcia Conductor
Frank deVol Conductor
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Jimmy Rushing Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Frank deVol Arranger
Felix Bernard Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Eddie Durham Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Robert Wells Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Jack Rollins Composer
Walter Rollins Composer
Jeff Willens Mastering
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Lyle Moraine Composer
Steve Nelson Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's all right

    The songs are good but not great. Her voice is great but I've heard better Christmas songs. I was expecting it to be better. The sound quality is all right.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Holiday Favorite!

    This collection of Christmas songs is an absolute favorite. Each Christmas I buy new music for the season but none is as joyful,exciting and beautiful as this CD by Ella. Her voice is so very smooth and great for the season!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classy and Sassy...

    Ms. Fitzgerald is in fine form on this well stocked, 18 song album. Even the most familiar tunes are freshened by alternate vocals or arrangements. Add some class to your music collection by adding this holiday toe-tapper...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Have a jazzy Christmas

    Ella Fitzgerald's singing is beautiful on this classic Christmas CD. Upbeat fun Christmas music that helps you relax during the hectic Christmas season

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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