Nat & Dean At Christmas

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This holiday set combines a disc each of Dean Martin and Nat King Cole singing Christmas songs and carols, drawn from each singer's overlapping stay at Capitol Records through the 1950s and 1960s. Both singers had smooth, laid-back, and unhurried singing styles that conveyed a kind of casual warmth no matter what kind of material they tackled, so pairing these two discs has some obvious aesthetic sense. There are some lovely gems here from both, including Martin's uptown croon through the blues on "The Christmas Blues" and his lovely, jazzy, and very love-stricken take on "How Do You Speak to an Angel," and Cole's definitive version of "The Christmas Song," his choir and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This holiday set combines a disc each of Dean Martin and Nat King Cole singing Christmas songs and carols, drawn from each singer's overlapping stay at Capitol Records through the 1950s and 1960s. Both singers had smooth, laid-back, and unhurried singing styles that conveyed a kind of casual warmth no matter what kind of material they tackled, so pairing these two discs has some obvious aesthetic sense. There are some lovely gems here from both, including Martin's uptown croon through the blues on "The Christmas Blues" and his lovely, jazzy, and very love-stricken take on "How Do You Speak to an Angel," and Cole's definitive version of "The Christmas Song," his choir and vocal-only turn at "I Saw Three Ships," and his silly but impossibly endearing "The Little Christmas Tree," which is nothing less than a love song to a Christmas tree -- luckily mostly free of metaphoric inference. Together like this, Martin and Cole make obvious sonic sense, and there's a lot of warmth and seasonal joy in these 25 vintage tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2005
  • Label: Emi Gold Imports
  • UPC: 094634026123
  • Catalog Number: 3402612

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nat King Cole Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Frank Sinatra Conductor
Irving Ashby Guitar
Pete Rugolo Conductor
Bill Justis Conductor
Ralph Carmichael Conductor
David Cavanaugh Conductor
Joe Comfort Bass
Jack Costanzo Bongos, Conga
Ernie Freeman Conductor
Gus Levene Conductor
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Dick Stabile Conductor
Gus Levine Conductor
The Singing Pussycats Vocals
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Johannes Brahms Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Bill Justis Arranger
Frank deVol Arranger
Buck Ram Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Nat King Cole Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Ernie Freeman Arranger
Ron Furmanek Reissue Producer
Kim Gannon Composer
Lee Herschberg Remixing, Remastering
Bob Hilliard Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Jimmy Leach Composer
Gus Levene Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Jay Livingston Composer
Nelson Riddle String Conductor
Mickey Rooney Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Larry Stock Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Isaac Watts Composer
Lee Gillette Producer
Bob Saffer Composer
John Wade Composer
Martin Luther Composer
Lowell Mason Composer
Jack Fulton Composer
Edith Bergdahl Composer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Phillip Brooks Composer
Gus Levine Orchestral Arrangements
Cathy Lynn Composer
Jack Rollins Composer
Lois Steele Composer
Alfred Bryan Composer
Michael Carr Composer
Traditional Composer
Donald Gardner Composer
Felix Mendelssohn & the Hawaiian Serenaders Composer
Wihla Hutson Composer
Richard B. Smith Composer
Alfred S. Burt Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
Frank Linale Composer
Josef Mohr Composer
John D. Marks Composer
James Pierpont Composer
Carl Mueller Composer
Tommie Connor Composer
Billy Hayes Composer
Mickey Kapp Executive Producer
Lee Gillette Orchestra Producer
Hazel Whalen Composer
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