Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg at Capital Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
This is part of Capitol Records' Ultra-Lounge series.
The exotica revival continues with Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, the perfect gift for the swinging hipster on your list. Among the highlights: Billy May's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo," Jimmy McGriff's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/White Christmas," Dean Martin's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," Julie London's sultry "I'd Like You for Christmas," and Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song." ~ Jason Ankeny
Entertainment Weekly (12/6/96, pp.62-63) - "...There's variety enough, but this is a collection that understands that brassiness--literally--is key..."
- Rating: A-
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo - Billy May
Winter Wonderland - Peggy Lee
Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas - Ray Anthony
Christmas Is - Lou Rawls
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / White Christmas - Jimmy McGriff
I'd Like You For Christmas - Julie London
Holiday On Skis - Al Caiola/Riz Ortolani
Man With The Bag, (Everybody's Waitin' For) The - Kay Starr
Jingle Bells / Jingle Bell Rock - The Hollyridge Strings
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Dean Martin
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Jingle Bells Bossa Nova - Eddie Dunstedter
Christmas Kisses - Ray Anthony
I'll Be Home For Christmas / Baby, It's Cold Outside - Jackie Gleason/Jack Marshall
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Nancy Wilson
Cha-Cha All The Way - Capitol Studio Orchestra
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) - Nat King Cole
Nutcracker Suite, The - Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
Ring Those Christmas Bells - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians