Ultimate Christmas Album: WJMK 104.3 Chicago

Ultimate Christmas Album: WJMK 104.3 Chicago

     
 
Collectables Records' various-artists compilation The Ultimate Christmas Album has been released both on its own and as a tie-in with a series of radio stations. There are identical editions of the album associated with KLUV, K-Earth 101 FM, and WCBS FM-101.1 in addition to this version, WJMK 104.3 Chicago. The word "ultimate" has been overused and misused in

Overview

Collectables Records' various-artists compilation The Ultimate Christmas Album has been released both on its own and as a tie-in with a series of radio stations. There are identical editions of the album associated with KLUV, K-Earth 101 FM, and WCBS FM-101.1 in addition to this version, WJMK 104.3 Chicago. The word "ultimate" has been overused and misused in record releases to the point that it doesn't mean very much to see it on the cover of an album. Whether or not one considers this album to justify its title will have a lot to do with individual musical taste. If the potential consumer is a listener to one of the radio stations listed above, which are oldies stations devoted to playing pop
ock music of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, he or she may agree that the album is the ultimate in holiday music of that period. Collectables has taken the trouble to license tracks from all of the major record labels except BMG, along with some minor ones, and several big holiday hits are included, among them Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock," Jimmy Boyd's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," Gene Autry's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Alvin & the Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)," and the Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy." In addition, performers close to the hearts of pop
ock fans appear, including Stevie Wonder, the Drifters, Connie Francis, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Frankie Lymon, Chuck Berry, Dion, Fats Domino, the Four Seasons, and the Temptations. But can an album claim to be the ultimate Christmas collection without including Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" or Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song," to mention only two? No, it cannot. Call this one "The Ultimate Baby Boomer's Christmas Album."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/1995
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431971123
catalogNumber:
9711

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  2. Jingle Bell Rock
  3. What Christmas Means to Me
  4. You're My Christmas Present
  5. White Christmas
  6. Merry Merry Christmas Baby
  7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  8. Baby's First Christmas
  9. Silver Bells
  10. It's Christmas Once Again
  11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  12. Run Rudolph Run
  13. Please Come Home for Christmas
  14. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
  15. This Time of the Year
  16. Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without the One You Love)
  17. The Little Drummer Boy
  18. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  19. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  20. This Christmas
  21. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  22. Christmas Serenade
  23. Silent Night
  24. Christmas Auld Lang Syne
  25. Another Lonely New Year's Eve

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Autry   Track Performer
Brook Benton   Track Performer
Chuck Berry   Track Performer
Cadillacs   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Connie Francis   Track Performer
Donny Hathaway   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon   Track Performer
Temptations   Track Performer
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons   Track Performer
Bobby Helms   Track Performer
Fats Domino   Track Performer
Brenda Lee   Track Performer
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Alvin & the Chipmunks   Track Performer
Diana Ross & the Supremes   Track Performer
Harry Simeone Chorale   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Ross Bagdasarian   Composer
Jimmy Beaumont   Composer
Tommie Connors   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
George Gordy   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Ted Murray   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Gene Redd   Composer
Margo Sylvia   Composer
Allen Story   Composer
J.J. Hollis   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Joe Rock   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Marvin Brodie   Composer
Cliff Owens   Composer
Frank Military   Composer
James Ross Boothe   Composer
Joseph Carleton Beal   Composer
T. Connor   Composer
Henry Onerati   Composer

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