Voice of Christmas: The Complete Decca Recordings

Voice of Christmas: The Complete Decca Recordings

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by Bing Crosby
     
 

Subtitled The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook, Voice of Christmas features every holiday recording Bing Crosby made for Decca between 1935 and 1956. "White Christmas" is here, of course, in no less than four different versions, including a first-take attempt (with a Crosby fluff at the end) from 1942 that, amazingly, has stayed unreleased untilSee more details below

Overview

Subtitled The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook, Voice of Christmas features every holiday recording Bing Crosby made for Decca between 1935 and 1956. "White Christmas" is here, of course, in no less than four different versions, including a first-take attempt (with a Crosby fluff at the end) from 1942 that, amazingly, has stayed unreleased until now. All the Christmas tunes from the movies Holiday Inn and White Christmas are aboard as well (re-recorded versions with Peggy Lee in place of Rosemary Clooney on the White Christmas numbers), along with all the original tracks from Crosby's Merry Christmas, an album that has stayed in print in one format or another since 1945! Somber takes of "Silent Night" (three of 'em, from three different sessions), "Adeste Fideles" (two versions from different sessions), "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Ave Maria" sit snugly alongside holiday fluff like "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus," and seasonal favorites like "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "The Christmas Song." The perfect Christmas music set, perhaps?

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1998
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811184025
catalogNumber:
11840

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Happy Holiday  - Bing Crosby
  2. Silent Night  - Bing Crosby
  3. Adeste Fideles  - Bing Crosby
  4. Silent Night  - Bing Crosby
  5. White Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  6. Adeste Fideles  - Bing Crosby
  7. Silent Night  - Bing Crosby
  8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  - Bing Crosby
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  10. Ave Maria  - Bing Crosby
  11. White Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  12. Silent Night  - Bing Crosby
  13. The Christmas Song  - Bing Crosby
  14. O Fir Tree Dark  - Bing Crosby
  15. The First Noel  - Bing Crosby
  16. You're All I Want For Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  17. Christmas Carols: Deck The Halls/Away In A Manger/I Saw Three Ships  - Bing Crosby
  18. Christmas Carols: Good King Wenceslas/We Three Kings of Orient Are  - Bing Crosby
  19. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer  - Bing Crosby
  20. That Christmas Feeling  - Bing Crosby
  21. Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter  - Bing Crosby
  22. A Marshmallow World  - Bing Crosby

Disc 2

  1. Christmas in Killarney  - Bing Crosby
  2. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  3. Sleigh Ride  - Bing Crosby
  4. Sleigh Bell Serenade  - Bing Crosby
  5. Christmas Is A-Comin'  - Bing Crosby
  6. The First Snowfall  - Bing Crosby
  7. Is Christmas Only A Tree  - Bing Crosby
  8. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day  - Bing Crosby
  9. Jingle Bells  - Bing Crosby
  10. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town  - Bing Crosby
  11. The Twelve Days of Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  12. Here Comes Santa Claus  - Bing Crosby
  13. A Crosby Christmas, Pt. 1: That Christmas Feeling/I'd Like to Hitch ...  - Bing Crosby
  14. A Crosby Christmas, Pt. 2: The Snowman/That Christmas Feeling/I'd ...  - Bing Crosby
  15. Poppa Santa Claus  - Bing Crosby
  16. Mele Kalikimaka  - Bing Crosby
  17. Silver Bells  - Bing Crosby
  18. Little Jack Frost, Get Lost  - Peggy Lee
  19. White Christmas  - Truely Stevens
  20. Snow  - Truely Stevens
  21. White Christmas  - Bing Crosby
  22. Let's Start The New Year Right  - Bing Crosby

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Primary Artist
Andrews Sisters   Track Performer
Danny Kaye   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Louie Bellson   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Tom Ellard   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Jack Hayes   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Andy McKaie   Executive Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
Traditional   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer

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