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Nat & Dean At Christmas
     

Nat & Dean At Christmas

by Nat King Cole
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2005
Label:
Emi Gold Imports
UPC:
0094634026123
catalogNumber:
3402612

Tracks

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
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
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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