The Christmas Song (24-bit Digitally Remastered)

~ Release by Nat King Cole (see all versions of this release, 15 available)

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 with the tune “St. Louis”, as commonly sung in the U.S.)
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 (Christmas carol)
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