Jingle Bell Rock: An Oldies Rock and Roll Christmas

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Not exactly what comes to mind when you think of Christmas music, the songs on Jingle Bell Rock are more fun than they are traditional. You won't find Nat "King" Cole here but rather oldies legends like the Beach Boys, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Vee, and Fats Domino. These early rockers bring plenty of exuberance and nostalgia to some of the better-known Christmas classics: "Jingle Bell Rock" (Bill Haley), "Frosty (The Snowman)" (Jan & Dean), "Jingle Bells" (Ricky Nelson), "Blue Christmas" (Bobby Vee). There are some lesser-known Christmas songs on here too, though: "I Told Santa Claus" (Fats Domino), "Sleigh Ride" (Ventures), "Merry Christmas, Baby" (Beach Boys). This ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Not exactly what comes to mind when you think of Christmas music, the songs on Jingle Bell Rock are more fun than they are traditional. You won't find Nat "King" Cole here but rather oldies legends like the Beach Boys, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Vee, and Fats Domino. These early rockers bring plenty of exuberance and nostalgia to some of the better-known Christmas classics: "Jingle Bell Rock" (Bill Haley), "Frosty (The Snowman)" (Jan & Dean), "Jingle Bells" (Ricky Nelson), "Blue Christmas" (Bobby Vee). There are some lesser-known Christmas songs on here too, though: "I Told Santa Claus" (Fats Domino), "Sleigh Ride" (Ventures), "Merry Christmas, Baby" (Beach Boys). This blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar keeps things interesting. The true highlight, though, is hearing Christmas music infused with the sense of fun innocence these performers bring to the songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724353328528
  • Catalog Number: 33285
  • Sales rank: 147,937

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Saint Nick (2:01)
  2. 2 Jingle Bell Rock - Bill Haley & His Comets (2:12)
  3. 3 Frosty the Snowman (2:08)
  4. 4 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Dion (3:46)
  5. 5 Jingle Bells - Rick Nelson (1:40)
  6. 6 I Told Santa Claus (3:40)
  7. 7 Blue Christmas - Bobby Vee (2:07)
  8. 8 Please Come Home for Christmas - Charles Brown (2:40)
  9. 9 Sleigh Ride - The Ventures (2:20)
  10. 10 Merry Christmas, Baby (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beach Boys Track Performer
Dion Track Performer
Bill Haley Track Performer
Jan & Dean Track Performer
Bobby Vee Track Performer
The Ventures Track Performer
Fats Domino Track Performer
Rick Nelson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Brian Wilson Composer
Mike Love Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Gene Redd Composer
Johnny Moore Composer
Lou Baxter Composer
Jack Rollins Composer
Joe Beal Composer
Jim Boothe Composer
Jay Johnson Composer
Steve Nelson Composer
James Ross Boothe Composer
Joseph Carleton Beal Composer
James Pierpont Composer
Bill Hayes Composer
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