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Various Artists:
A Vintage Christmas Cracker
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Description Christmas is always the time for nostalgia, thinking back to times past to which the years have given a rosy hue. Here is the perfect compilation for Christmas reminiscences: all the favourite Yuletide songs of the first half of the last century, performed by the best-loved artists of the day. The stars range from Bing Crosby (of course), Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Judy Garland to great voices such as Paul Robeson, John McCormack, Peter Dawson and Richard Tauber.
Over two and half hours of music covers a huge range of Christmas fare, from popular songs (Winter Wonderland, White Christmas . . .), carols sacred and secular, even jazz (Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, Jack Teagarden), to actor Bransby Williams A Charles Dickens Christmas, Max Millers The Christmas Dinner and King George Vs Christmas message to the Empire in 1932 - a veritable Christmas cornucopia! Original mono recordings from 1915-1949.
Track Listing
Disc 1
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Savoy Christmas Medley - Ray Noble
Christmas Carols - Vocal Gems: Intro - Once in Royal David's City - London Church Carol Choir
The Santa Claus Express - BBC Dance Orchestra
Say It With Carols: Intro - The Mistletoe Bough / Good King Wenceslas - Billy Mayerl
Christmas Bells at Eventide - Gracie Fields
The Fairy on the Christmas Tree - BBC Dance Orchestra
Winter Wonderland - Alan Kane
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Harry Reser & His Orchestra
I'll Walk Alone (Thru Every Christmas) - American War Dept. Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra
'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
Swingin' Them Jingle Bells - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
Coventry Carol - Herbert Dawson
Nol - Armand Bernard
Sleep, My Saviour, Sleep - Celebrity Quartette
Christmas Message to the Empire - H.M. King George V
The Christmas Dinner - Ronnie Munro
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
Christmas Night in Harlem - Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Mary Had a Baby, Yes, Lord - Paul Robeson
Silent Night, Holy Night - Max Terr's Mixed Chorus
A Charles Dickens Christmas... - Bransby Williams & Company
Auld Lang Syne - Ray Noble

Disc 2
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) - Johnny Miller
Uncle Mac's Christmas Carols: Unto Us a Boy Is Born / Here We Come A-Wass
- Leslie Woodgate
The Kids Go Carolling - Harry Hemsley
The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot - Arthur Tracy
O Little Town of Bethlehem - Herbert Dawson
Adeste, Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) - Victor Orchestra
At the Christmas Ball - Charlie Green
Jingle Bells - Ernie Caceres
The Cradle Song of the Virgin - Song Spinners
I'm Sending a Letter to Santa Claus - Gracie Fields
On a Christmas Tree - Dan Donovan
I'm Spending Christmas With the Old Folks - Arthur Young
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Here Come Santa Claus - Gene Autry
White Christmas - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra
Winter Wonderland - Russ Case & His Orchestra
Christmas Island - The Andrews Sisters
The Merry Christmas Polka - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires
I'll Be Home for Christmas - Bing Crosby
O Sanctissima (O Holy One) - Richard Tauber
Lullay, My Liking - Celebrity Quartette
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - The Comedy Harmonists
The Miner's Dream of Home - Ray Noble
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Label ASL - ASV Living Era
Number 275
Subsidiary Artists: Bing Crosby
Ray Noble
London Church Carol Choir
BBC Dance Orchestra
Billy Mayerl
Gracie Fields
Alan Kane
Harry Reser
American War Dept. Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra
Fred Waring
Fats Waller
Armand Bernard
Celebrity Quartette
H.M. King George V
Ronnie Munro
Judy Garland
Paul Whiteman
Paul Robeson
Max Terr
Bransby Williams
Vic Schoen
Johnny Miller
Leslie Woodgate
Harry Hemsley
Arthur Tracy
Herbert Dawson
Victor Orchestra
Charlie Green
Ernie Caceres
Song Spinners
Dan Donovan
Arthur Young
Spike Jones
Gene Autry
Axel Stordahl
Russ Case
Andrews Sisters
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires
Richard Tauber
Comedian Harmonists
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