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Various Artists: Four Classic Christmas Albums Plus (Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas / Christmas Carousel / Sings Christmas Songs / A Merry Christmas) (2CD)

Various Artists: Four Classic Christmas Albums Plus (Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas / Christmas Carousel / Sings Christmas Songs / A Merry Christmas) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz presents the third release in AVID’s Christmas Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD release featuring four Christmas Jazz albums plus by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Charles Brown, Stan Kenton and Sidney Bechet complete with original artwork and liner notes.
From 1960 “Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas”; Peggy Lee also from 1960 “Christmas Carousel”; the great unsung jazz and soul singer Charles Brown from 1961 “Sings Christmas Songs”; Stan Kenton offering a smooth “A Merry Christmas” and as a bonus E.P. legendary hornman Sidney Bechet gets festive from 1958 “Joue Noel”. You may think that the jazz scene is full of extremely cool characters playing crazy music in smoky bars and clubs and wearing shades with sharp suits and dresses. Actually you may well be right, but one thing we are sure they all have in common is…….. a love for Christmas! Surely not we hear you cry! But take a listen to our next five selections and we think you will hear what we are talking about. Five very different approaches to Christmas is just what you would expect from a Jazz Christmas party. And that is just what you get with these classic seasonal suggestions!
Merry Christmas!

1-12: ‘Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’
1. Jingle Bells
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
5. Sleigh Ride
6. The Christmas Song
7. Good Morning Blues
8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
9. Winter Wonderland
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
11. Frosty The Snowman
12. White Christmas
13-24: ‘Peggy Lee: Christmas Carousel’
13. I Like A Sleighride
14. The Christmas Song
15. Don’t Forget To Feed The Reindeer
16. The Star Carol
17. The Christmas List
18. Christmas Carousel
19. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
20. The Christmas Waltz
21. The Christmas Riddle
22. The Tree
23. Deck The Halls
24. White Christmas

1-12: ‘Charles Brown: Sings Christmas Songs’
1. Please Come Home For Christmas
2. Christmas With No One To Love
3. Christmas In Heaven
4. Christmas Blues
5. It’s Christmas All Year Round
6. Wrap Yourself In A Christmas Package
7. Merry Christmas Baby
8. It’s Christmas Time
9. Christmas Comes But Once A Year
10. Christmas Question
11. Let’s Make Every Day A Christmas Day
12. Bringing In A Brand New Year
13-23: ‘Stan Kenton: A Merry Christmas’
13. O Tannebaum
14. The Holly And The Ivy
15. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
16. Good King Wenceslas
17. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
18. Once In Royal David’s City
19. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
20. O Come, All Ye Faithful
21. Angels, We Have Heard On High
22. O Holy Night
23. Christmas Medley: Joy To The World / Away In A Manger / The First Noel / We Wish You A Merry Christmas / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Silent Night
24. Silent Night from Sidney Bechet: Joue Noel
25. Blues Du Papa Noel from Sidney Bechet: Joue Noel
26. Spirit Holiday from Sidney Bechet: Joue Noel
27. White Christmas from Sidney Bechet: Joue Noel

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