Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas [Verve]

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All Music Guide - Dennis MacDonald
This 15-track CD has something for everyone: the smooth vocal styling of Billy Eckstine on "Christmas Eve," and the purring Dinah Washington on the seductive "Ole Santa," and Ella Fitzgerald showing her soft and sentimental side on the single, "The Secret of Christmas." Billie Holiday, with help from Benny Carter and Sweets Edison, warms up the punch bowl with "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," while Sister Rosetta Tharpe raises the rafters on her powerful rendition of "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Jimmy Smith and his funky Hammond B3 invigorate "Jingle Bells," adding tympani and horns, he totally reinvents "God Rest Ye Merry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dennis MacDonald
This 15-track CD has something for everyone: the smooth vocal styling of Billy Eckstine on "Christmas Eve," and the purring Dinah Washington on the seductive "Ole Santa," and Ella Fitzgerald showing her soft and sentimental side on the single, "The Secret of Christmas." Billie Holiday, with help from Benny Carter and Sweets Edison, warms up the punch bowl with "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," while Sister Rosetta Tharpe raises the rafters on her powerful rendition of "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Jimmy Smith and his funky Hammond B3 invigorate "Jingle Bells," adding tympani and horns, he totally reinvents "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/1989
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042284050128
  • Catalog Number: 840501
  • Sales rank: 75,537

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Eckstine Track Performer
Bill Evans Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Track Performer
Oscar Peterson Track Performer
The Swingle Singers Track Performer
Mel Tormé Track Performer
Dinah Washington Track Performer
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy Smith Track Performer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Track Performer
Technical Credits
Mel Tormé Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Billy Byers Arranger
Phil Schaap Tape Research
Robert Wells Composer
Donald Elfman Producer, Liner Notes
Ward Swingle Arranger
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Art Direction
Joseph Mohr Composer
Phillip Brooks Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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