The Nat King Cole Christmas Album

~ Release by Nat King Cole (see all versions of this release, 2 available)

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1The Christmas Song
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:
Mel Tormé (“The Velvet Fog”) and Robert Wells (songwriter) (from 1944 until 1945)
composer:
Mel Tormé (“The Velvet Fog”) (from 1944 until 1945)
publisher:
Chappell/Morris Ltd., MPL Music Publishing Inc., Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Warner Chappell Ltd. and Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (from 1946 to present)
3.353:16
2Deck the Halls
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
1:09
3Frosty the Snowman
recording of:
Frosty the Snow Man
writer:
Steve Nelson (US songwriter who co-wrote “Frosty the Snowman”) and Walter E. Rollins
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation, Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09), Chappell & Co. (in 1950) and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. (on 1950-06-02)
2:21
4I 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)
1:29
5Buon Natale (Means Merry Christmas to You)
1:39
6Adest Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
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)
2:29
7O 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)
2:21
8The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
recording of:
The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (1937 song)
writer:
Michael Carr (songwriter), Tommie Connor (English songwriter) and James Leach (English songwriter)
2:35
9O 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
3:03
10The 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)
part of:
The New English Hymnal (hymn book) (number: 36)
version of:
The First Nowell
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film)
1:59
11The Little Christmas Tree
recording of:
The Little Christmas Tree
writer:
Mickey Rooney (actor)
3:17
12Hark! 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)
part of:
The New English Hymnal (hymn book) (number: 26)
part of:
Psalty's Family Christmas Sing-A-Long
1:52
13The Happiest Christmas Tree
recording of:
The Happiest Christmas Tree
lyricist and composer:
Cathy Lynn
1:54
14Joy 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)
31:27
15O Holy Night
recording of:
O Holy Night
lyricist:
John Sullivan Dwight (in 1855)
composer:
Adolphe Adam (composer) (in 1847)
translated version of:
Cantique de Noël “Minuit chrétiens” (French original of “O Holy Night”)
3:00
16Caroling, Caroling
producer:
Lee Gillette
vocals:
Nat King Cole (in 1960)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (in 1960)
recording of:
Caroling, Caroling
lyricist:
Wihla Hutson
composer:
Alfred S. Burt (composer of Christmas carols)
publisher:
TRO Essex Music Ltd.
2:04
17A 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
publisher:
Larry Stock Music Co. and Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
3:27
18Away in a Manger
2:03
19God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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)
1:29
20Silent Night
producer:
Lee Gillette
lead vocals:
Nat King Cole
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael
recording of:
Silent Night (Christmas carol, English translation)
lyricist:
Josef Mohr (in 1816)
composer:
Franz Xaver Gruber (in 1818)
translator:
John Freeman Young (in 1859)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 27088)
translated version of:
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
2:08

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ASIN:US: B000026K6T [info]