Voice Of Christmas CD (1998)

Artist: Bing Crosby

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Specifications

Label Uni/mca
SKU 60141333
UPC 008811184025
UPC 14 00008811184025
Format CD
Release Date 10/6/1998
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Author Bing Crosby
Associated Artist/Work Andrews Sisters (The)
Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Associated Artist/Work Astaire, Fred
Associated Artist/Work Beiderbecke, Bix
Associated Artist/Work Bill Crosby
Associated Artist/Work Boone, Pat
Associated Artist/Work Bowie, David
Associated Artist/Work Buble, Michael
Associated Artist/Work Clooney, Rosemary
Associated Artist/Work Collins, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Como, Perry
Associated Artist/Work Durante, Jimmy
Associated Artist/Work Fitzgerald, Ella
Associated Artist/Work Garland, Judy
Associated Artist/Work Goulet, Robert
Associated Artist/Work Hope, Bob
Associated Artist/Work Kathryn Crosby (Singer)
Associated Artist/Work Kelly, Gene (Actor)
Associated Artist/Work Louie Armstrong
Associated Artist/Work Mancini, Henry
Associated Artist/Work Manfield, Marianne
Associated Artist/Work Martin, Dean
Associated Artist/Work Mathis, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Porter, Cole
Associated Artist/Work Presley, Elvis
Associated Artist/Work Reynolds, Debbie (Actress)
Associated Artist/Work Shelton, Anne
Associated Artist/Work Sinatra, Frank
Associated Artist/Work Torme, Mel
Associated Artist/Work Whiteman, Paul
Technical Info
Producer Steve Lasker (Compilation)
CatalogID 11840
Lable Name Decca
Released 10/06/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 126m : 32s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811184025
Musical Guests
The Andrews Sisters
Danny Kaye
Peggy Lee
Album Notes and Credits
Tracks recorded from 1935 to 1956.
Includes liner notes by F.B. (Wig) Wiggins.
Digitally emastered by Steven Lasker.
Personnel: Peggy Lee (vocals).
Recording information: 02/21/1935-09/08/1950.
Editor: Paul Elmore.
If your recollections of Crosby at Christmas are limited to "White Christmas," the official MCA/Decca re-release of THE VOICE OF CHRISTMAS is the place to turn. According to the informative and detailed liner notes provided by F.B. (Wig) Wiggins (who's the American representative of the "International Crosby Circle"), Crosby only agreed to record holiday material (which the singer thought was inappropriate for a popular singer) when Decca agreed in 1935 to donate the proceeds to charity.
It will come as a surprise to learn that the recording of "White Christmas" that became a classic was actually Crosby's second version of the chestnut, made in 1947 after the original plates from the 1942 release became worn out. This pair of CDs includes both versions, plus an unreleased 1942 version and a 1954 rendition with Danny Kaye. There are also four versions of "Silent Night," and less religious material like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Jingle Bells."
Disc 1
1 Happy Holiday,Christmas In Killarney
2 Silent Night - (previously unreleased, first version),It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
3 Adeste Fideles - (first version),Sleigh Ride
4 Silent Night,Sleigh Bell Serenade
5 White Christmas,Christmas Is A-Comin'
6 Adeste Fideles,First Snowfall, The
7 Silent Night,Is Christmas Only A Tree
8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
9 I'll Be Home For Christmas,Jingle Bells
10 Ave Maria,Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
11 White Christmas,Twelve Days of Christmas, The
12 Silent Night,Here Comes Santa Claus
13 Christmas Song, The,A Crosby Christmas, Pt. 1: That Christmas Feeling/I'd Like to Hitch ...: That Christmas Feeling / I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus
14 O Fir Tree Dark,A Crosby Christmas, Pt. 2: The Snowman/That Christmas Feeling/I'd ...: The Snowman / That Christmas Feeling / I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus
15 First Noel, The,Poppa Santa Claus
16 You're All I Want For Christmas,Mele Kalikimaka
17 Christmas Carols: Deck the Halls/Away in a Manger/I Saw Three Ships: Deck The Halls / Away In A Manger / I Saw Three Ships,Silver Bells
18 Christmas Carols: Good King Wenceslas/We Three Kings of Orient Are: Good King Wenceslas / We Three Kings Of Orient Are / Angels We Have Heard On High,Little Jack Frost, Get Lost
19 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,White Christmas
20 That Christmas Feeling,Snow
21 Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter,White Christmas - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
22 Marshmallow World, A,Let's Start The New Year Right
Disc 2
1 Happy Holiday,Christmas In Killarney
2 Silent Night - (previously unreleased, first version),It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
3 Adeste Fideles - (first version),Sleigh Ride
4 Silent Night,Sleigh Bell Serenade
5 White Christmas,Christmas Is A-Comin'
6 Adeste Fideles,First Snowfall, The
7 Silent Night,Is Christmas Only A Tree
8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
9 I'll Be Home For Christmas,Jingle Bells
10 Ave Maria,Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
11 White Christmas,Twelve Days of Christmas, The
12 Silent Night,Here Comes Santa Claus
13 Christmas Song, The,A Crosby Christmas, Pt. 1: That Christmas Feeling/I'd Like to Hitch ...: That Christmas Feeling / I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus
14 O Fir Tree Dark,A Crosby Christmas, Pt. 2: The Snowman/That Christmas Feeling/I'd ...: The Snowman / That Christmas Feeling / I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus
15 First Noel, The,Poppa Santa Claus
16 You're All I Want For Christmas,Mele Kalikimaka
17 Christmas Carols: Deck the Halls/Away in a Manger/I Saw Three Ships: Deck The Halls / Away In A Manger / I Saw Three Ships,Silver Bells
18 Christmas Carols: Good King Wenceslas/We Three Kings of Orient Are: Good King Wenceslas / We Three Kings Of Orient Are / Angels We Have Heard On High,Little Jack Frost, Get Lost
19 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,White Christmas
20 That Christmas Feeling,Snow
21 Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter,White Christmas - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
22 Marshmallow World, A,Let's Start The New Year Right
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