Tracklist

CD 1
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1O Come, All Ye Faithful
cover 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)
2:53
2The First Noel
recording of:
The First Noel (arrangement by Elvis Presley)
arranger:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”)
publisher:
Cherry River Music, Elvis Presley Music and R&H Music
arrangement of:
The First Noël
2:15
3On a Snowy Christmas Night
engineer:
Al Pachucki
background vocals:
The Imperials Quartet (Gospel/CCM Group) (on 1971-05-16)
vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (on 1971-05-16)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (in 1971)
recorded at:
RCA Studio B (Nashville, TN) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (on 1971-05-16)
recording of:
On a Snowy Christmas Night (on 1971-05-16)
lyricist and composer:
Stanley Gelber
publisher:
Cherry River Music, Elvis Presley Music, EMI U Catalog Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) and Gladys Music
2:53
4Winter Wonderland
engineer:
Al Pachucki
background vocals:
The Imperials (Gospel/CCM Group) (on 1971-05-16)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (in 1971)
recorded at:
RCA Studio B (Nashville, TN) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (on 1971-05-16)
cover recording of:
Winter Wonderland (on 1971-05-16)
lyricist:
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to “Winter Wonderland”)
composer:
Felix Bernard
publisher:
Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc., EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher), Francis, Day & Hunter, Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin), WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (until 2019-05-28) and WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
2:21
5The Wonderful World of Christmas
recording of:
The Wonderful World of Christmas
writer:
Al Frisch and Charles Tobias (Tin Pan Alley songwriter)
publisher:
Ched Music Corp., Cromwell Music, Inc. and Myra Music Co.
2:01
6It Won't Seem Like Christmas2:45
7Santa Claus Is Back in Town2:27
8White Christmas
engineer:
Thorne Nogar
bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
double bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo)
drums (drum set):
D.J. Fontana (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07) and Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
membranophone:
D.J. Fontana
piano:
Dudley Brooks (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
additional background vocals:
The Jordanaires
background vocals:
The Jordanaires (on 1957-09-06) and Millie Kirkham (on 1957-09-06)
lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”)
vocals:
The Jordanaires (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07) and Millie Kirkham (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
recorded at:
Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07, on 1957-09-06)
recording of:
White Christmas (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (from 1938 until 1940)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships), Irving Berlin Music Corp., Irving Berlin Music Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019), シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント, ユニバーサル・ミュージック・パブリッシング Synch事業部 and Irving Berlin Music Company (from 1940 to present)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 15)
cover recording of:
White Christmas (on 1957-09-06)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (from 1938 until 1940)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships), Irving Berlin Music Corp., Irving Berlin Music Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019), シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント, ユニバーサル・ミュージック・パブリッシング Synch事業部 and Irving Berlin Music Company (from 1940 to present)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 15)
recording of:
White Christmas (on 1957-09-06)
lyricist and composer:
Irving Berlin (from 1938 until 1940)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships), Irving Berlin Music Corp., Irving Berlin Music Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019), シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント, ユニバーサル・ミュージック・パブリッシング Synch事業部 and Irving Berlin Music Company (from 1940 to present)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 15)
32:27
9Here Comes Santa Claus1:59
10I'll Be Home for Christmas
cover recording of:
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
lyricist:
Kim Gannon
additional writer:
Buck Ram
composer:
Walter Kent
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd., Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919), Gannon and Kent Music Co., Piedmont Music Company, ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
1:57
11Blue Christmas
engineer:
Thorne Nogar
acoustic guitar and lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (on 1957-09-05)
bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
double bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (on 1957-09-05)
drums (drum set):
D.J. Fontana (on 1957-09-05, from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
electric guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (on 1957-09-05)
guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07) and Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
piano:
Dudley Brooks (on 1957-09-05, from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
additional background vocals:
The Jordanaires
background vocals:
The Jordanaires (on 1957-09-05) and Millie Kirkham (on 1957-09-05)
vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”), The Jordanaires (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07) and Millie Kirkham (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
phonographic copyright by:
RCA Victor (in 1957), Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (in 1957) and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) (in 1968)
recorded at:
Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (on 1957-09-05, from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
cover recording of:
Blue Christmas (on 1957-09-05)
writer:
Bill Hayes and Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas")
publisher:
Anglo-Pic Music Co. Ltd., Bibo Music Publishing, Inc., PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998), Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) and Universal Polygram International, Inc.
cover recording of:
Blue Christmas (from 1957-09-05 until 1957-09-07)
writer:
Bill Hayes and Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas")
publisher:
Anglo-Pic Music Co. Ltd., Bibo Music Publishing, Inc., PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998), Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) and Universal Polygram International, Inc.
recording of:
Blue Christmas
writer:
Bill Hayes and Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas")
publisher:
Anglo-Pic Music Co. Ltd., Bibo Music Publishing, Inc., PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998), Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) and Universal Polygram International, Inc.
3.52:11
12Santa Bring My Baby Back1:55
13I'll Be Home on Christmas Day
engineer:
Al Pachucki
bass:
Norbert Putnam (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
drums (drum set):
Kenny Buttrey (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16), Jerry Carrigan (US drummer) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16) and Larry Londin (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
guitar:
James Burton (guitarist) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16) and Chip Young (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
harmonica:
Charlie McCoy (white blues harmonica player, 1960s-present) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
organ:
Charlie McCoy (white blues harmonica player, 1960s-present) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16) and Glen Spreen (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
percussion:
Larry Londin (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16) and Charlie McCoy (white blues harmonica player, 1960s-present) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
piano:
David Briggs (English organist and composer) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
background vocals:
The Imperials (Gospel/CCM Group) (on 1971-05-16)
vocals:
Ginger Holladay (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16), The Imperials (Gospel/CCM Group) (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16), Millie Kirkham (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16) and Temple Riser (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (in 1971)
recorded at:
RCA Studio B (Nashville, TN) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16, on 1971-05-16)
recording of:
I’ll Be Home on Christmas Day (from 1971-05-15 until 1971-05-16)
lyricist and composer:
Tony Macaulay
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships), Oten Music and R&H Music
recording of:
I’ll Be Home on Christmas Day (on 1971-05-16)
lyricist and composer:
Tony Macaulay
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships), Oten Music and R&H Music
cover recording of:
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
lyricist:
Kim Gannon
additional writer:
Buck Ram
composer:
Walter Kent
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd., Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919), Gannon and Kent Music Co., Piedmont Music Company, ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
33:53
14If I Get Home on Christmas Day
recording of:
If I Get Home on Christmas Day
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jarrett (70s US artist, songwriter for Elvis)
publisher:
Gladys Music
2:56
15Holly Leaves and Christmas Tree2:17
16Merry Christmas Baby
engineer:
Al Pachucki
bass:
Norbert Putnam (on 1971-05-15)
drums (drum set):
Kenny Buttrey (on 1971-05-15), Jerry Carrigan (US drummer) (on 1971-05-15) and Larry Londin (on 1971-05-15)
guitar:
James Burton (guitarist) (on 1971-05-15) and Chip Young (on 1971-05-15)
harmonica:
Charlie McCoy (white blues harmonica player, 1960s-present) (on 1971-05-15)
organ:
Charlie McCoy (white blues harmonica player, 1960s-present) (on 1971-05-15) and Glen Spreen (on 1971-05-15)
percussion:
Larry Londin (on 1971-05-15) and Charlie McCoy (white blues harmonica player, 1960s-present) (on 1971-05-15)
piano:
David Briggs (English organist and composer) (on 1971-05-15)
solo guitar:
Eddie Hinton (on 1971-05-15)
vocals:
Ginger Holladay (on 1971-05-15), The Imperials (Gospel/CCM Group) (on 1971-05-15), Millie Kirkham (on 1971-05-15) and Temple Riser (on 1971-05-15)
recorded at:
RCA Studio B (Nashville, TN) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (on 1971-05-15)
cover recording of:
Merry Christmas Baby (on 1971-05-15)
writer:
Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore (US blues guitarist, Three Blazers)
publisher:
Anne-Rachel Music Corp., St. Louis Music Corp., Unichappell Music, Inc. and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
45:50
17Silverballs
engineer:
Al Pachucki
background vocals:
The Imperials (Gospel/CCM Group) (on 1971-05-15)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (in 1971)
recorded at:
RCA Studio B (Nashville, TN) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (on 1971-05-15)
cover recording of:
Silver Bells (on 1971-05-15)
writer:
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
publisher:
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody), Famous Music Publishing Limited, Jay Livingston Music Inc., Paramount Music Corporation and Sony/ATV Harmony
2:31
18O Little Town of Bethlehem
cover 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)
2:40
19Silent Night
acoustic guitar and lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (on 1957-09-06)
double bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (on 1957-09-06)
drums (drum set):
D.J. Fontana
electric guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (on 1957-09-06)
guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer)
membranophone:
D.J. Fontana (on 1957-09-06)
piano:
Dudley Brooks (on 1957-09-06)
additional background vocals:
The Jordanaires
background vocals:
The Jordanaires (on 1957-09-06) and Millie Kirkham (on 1957-09-06)
recording of:
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (on 1957-09-06)
lyricist:
Josef Mohr
composer:
Franz Xaver Gruber
translator:
John Freeman Young (in 1859)
publisher:
Cherry River Music and Elvis Presley Music
version of:
Silent Night (Christmas carol)
cover 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
52:28
20(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
cover recording of:
Peace in the Valley
lyricist and composer:
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka “Georgia Tom”) (in 1937)
publisher:
Unichappell Music, Unichappell Music, Inc., Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) and Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
3:26
21I Believe2:08
22Take My Hand, Precious Lord
recording of:
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
lyricist and arranger:
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka “Georgia Tom”)
additional composer:
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka “Georgia Tom”)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
previously attributed to:
George Nelson Allen (American composer from the 1800s)
3:25
23It Is No Secret1:47

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