Annotation

this is The Christmas Song album, and then some.

Annotation last modified on 2012-11-03 12:38 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (1961 version)
producer:
Lee Gillette
piano:
Nat King Cole
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1961)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1961)
orchestrator:
Charles R. Grean and Pete Rugolo
cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (on 1961-03-30)
lyricist:
Robert Wells (songwriter) (in 1944)
composer:
Mel Tormé (in 1944)
publisher:
Chappell/Morris Ltd., Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Warner Chappell Ltd. and E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (from 1946 to present)
Nat King Cole33:12
2Deck the Hall
producer:
Lee Gillette
lead vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
Deck the Halls
lyricist:
Thomas Oliphant
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
is based on:
Nos Galan
Nat King Cole1:10
3Adeste Fideles
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
Adeste fideles (original latin version) (in 1960)
lyricist and composer:
John Francis Wade (from 1740 until 1743)
Nat King Cole2:29
4God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl
recording of:
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (traditional, no arrangement credits here)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 394)
Nat King Cole1:28
5O Tannenbaum
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
O Tannenbaum (original German version)
lyricist:
Ernst Anschütz (in 1824)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (from 1500 until 1600)
version of:
Es lebe hoch der Zimmermannsgeselle
Nat King Cole3:03
6O Little Town of Bethlehem
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK)
lyricist:
Phillips Brooks (in 1868)
composer:
Lewis Henry Redner (in 1868)
is based on:
St. Louis (hymn tune)
Nat King Cole2:21
7I Saw Three Ships
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
I Saw Three Ships
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 700)
Nat King Cole1:28
8O Holy Night
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
O Holy Night
lyricist:
John Sullivan Dwight (in 1855)
composer:
Adolphe Adam (composer) (in 1847)
version of:
Cantique de Noël “Minuit chrétiens” (French original of “O Holy Night”)
Nat King Cole2:59
9Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas carol)
additional lyricist:
George Whitefield (in 1753)
lyricist:
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (in 1739)
additional composer:
William H. Cummings (in 1855)
composer:
Felix Mendelssohn (composer) (in 1840)
Nat King Cole1:51
10A Cradle in Bethlehem
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
recording of:
A Cradle in Bethlehem
writer:
Alfred Bryan (US songwriter) and Larry Stock
Nat King Cole3:27
11Away in a Manger
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
Away in a Manger (Mueller variation)
additional lyricist:
Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (in 1892)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
composer:
Carl Mueller and James Ramsey Murray (in 1885)
Nat King Cole2:01
12Joy to the World
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
Joy to the World (Christmas carol)
lyricist:
Isaac Watts (hymn writer)
additional composer:
Lowell Mason (in 1839)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer)
Nat King Cole1:26
13The First Noel
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
The First Noël
publisher:
William B. Sandys (in 1823, in 1833)
additional lyricist:
Davies Gilbert (in 1823)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
additional arranger:
Sir John Stainer (in 1871)
arranger:
Davies Gilbert (in 1823)
version of:
The First Nowell
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film)
Nat King Cole1:58
14Caroling, Caroling
recording of:
Caroling, Caroling
lyricist:
Wihla Hutson
composer:
Alfred S. Burt (composer of Christmas carols)
publisher:
TRO Essex Music Ltd.
Nat King Cole2:10
15O Come All Ye Faithful
recording of:
O Come, All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin “Adeste fideles”)
lyricist and composer:
John Francis Wade (from 1740 until 1743)
translator:
Frederick Oakeley (in 1841)
translated version of:
Adeste fideles (original latin version)
Nat King Cole2:20
16Silent Night
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl and Nat King Cole
recording of:
Silent Night
lyricist:
Josef Mohr (in 1816)
composer:
Franz Xaver Gruber (in 1818)
translator:
John Freeman Young (in 1859)
translated version of:
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Nat King Cole2:09
17Nat's IntroductionNat King Cole0:22
18The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
lyricist:
Robert Wells (songwriter) (in 1944)
composer:
Mel Tormé (in 1944)
publisher:
Chappell/Morris Ltd., Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Warner Chappell Ltd. and E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (from 1946 to present)
Nat King Cole with Natalie Cole3:44
19Nat's Christmas Wishes
Nat King Cole0:18
20The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (1946 version with strings)
bass:
Johnny Miller (part of the Nat King Cole Trio)
guitar:
Oscar Moore
piano:
Nat King Cole
vocals:
Nat King Cole
conductor:
Charles R. Grean
cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (on 1946-08-19)
lyricist:
Robert Wells (songwriter) (in 1944)
composer:
Mel Tormé (in 1944)
publisher:
Chappell/Morris Ltd., Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Warner Chappell Ltd. and E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (from 1946 to present)
Nat King Cole Trio3:13
21Toys for Tots
Nat King Cole1:24
22Happy New Year
Nat King Cole3:11