Digitally remastered by Doug Schwartz (Audio Mechanics).
Arranger: Mercer Ellington.
A hoppin' visit from Saint Nick via some of his happier elves, Yule B Swingin' Too is the second release in a series of vocal jazz holiday albums from Hip-O Records. Having released some real classics on the first volume, this edition suffers a little, but several tracks really shine: Ann Margaret and Al Hirt's take on "Baby It's Cold Outside" is a light and funny duet, and Billie Holiday's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" lasts as one of the great interpretations of the song. All of these tracks have been previously released during the '40s, '50s, and early '60s, but having them all on one CD makes for certain holiday listening enjoyment. ~ Zac Johnson
Christmas In New Orleans - Louis Armstrong
Shake Hands With Santa Claus - Louis Prima
Santa Claus Came In The Spring - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ann-Margaret/Al Hirt
Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
White Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald
Merriest, The - June Christy
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - Dean Martin
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Joe Williams
Here Comes Santa Claus - Bing Crosby/The Andrews Sisters
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Dixieland Band From Santa Claus Land - Jimmy Dorsey & His Original Dorseyland Orchestra
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra