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This special edition of The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas is now available in stores for the first time. It is based on the multi-million-selling collection The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, as seen on TV. This 2CD album features: Your favorite songs; All original recordings, all original artists; Digitally mastered for the best sound quality; Notes and photograps compiled by the editors of Time-Life Music.

Annotation last modified on 2018-11-05 19:16 UTC.

Tracklist

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CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Sleigh Ride
orchestra:
Boston Pops Orchestra (from 1959-05-15 until 1959-05-16)
conductor:
Arthur Fiedler (conductor) (from 1959-05-15 until 1959-05-16)
recording of:
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (from 1959-05-15 until 1959-05-16)
composer:
Leroy Anderson (until 1948-02-10)
publisher:
Mills Music
Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler3:01
2White Christmas
recording of:
White Christmas
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)
Bing Crosby3:06
3I’ll Be Home for Christmas
producer:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder)
lead vocals:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder)
conductor:
Benjamin Barrett
arranger:
Dick Reynolds (musician, songwriter, and trombonist best known as arranger for the Four Freshmen)
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
The Beach Boys42:47
4The Little Drummer Boy
recording of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”)
lyricist and composer:
Katherine K. Davis (in 1941)
writer:
Henry Onorati (in 1958) and Harry Simeone (in 1958)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP-affiliated), International Korwin Corp., Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. (in 1955) and Mills Music, Inc. (in 1964)
is based on:
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”)
The Harry Simeone Chorale3:22
5Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
producer:
Lee Gillette
lead vocals:
Dean Martin (American singer/actor)
arranger:
Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
phonographic copyright by:
The Dean Martin Family Trust, Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1959) and Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (in 1959)
recording of:
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
lyricist:
Sammy Cahn (in 1945-07)
composer:
Jule Styne (in 1945-07)
publisher:
Cahn Music Company, Chappell/Morris Ltd., Cherry Lane Music Ltd., Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) and Warner Chappell North America
Dean Martin3.51:58
6Mary’s Boy Child
vocals:
Harry Belafonte
recording of:
Mary’s Boy Child
lyricist and composer:
Jester Hairston
publisher:
Bourne Music Ltd.
Harry Belafonte, William Lorin, Millard Thomas & Frantz Casséus4:25
7(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
choir vocals:
The Ray Charles Singers
orchestra:
Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
recording of:
Home for the Holidays
lyricist:
Al Stillman
composer:
Robert Allen (US songwriter/arranger/pianist)
publisher:
Charlie Deitcher Productions, Inc., Kitty Anne Music Co., Inc., Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) and ミュージック・セールス (Japan, subsidiary of Shinko Music Entertainment)
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers2:56
8Jingle Bell Rock
guest background vocals:
Anita Kerr Singers (Mixed vocal group)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1957 (number: 30)
recording of:
Jingle Bell Rock (in 1957-10)
writer:
Joe Beal and Jim Boothe
publisher:
Carlin
Bobby Helms4.52:12
9Feliz Navidad
recording of:
Feliz Navidad
lyricist and composer:
José Feliciano
publisher:
DeJamus Ltd. and J-H Publishing
José Feliciano33:05
10Blue Christmas
cover 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.
Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires2:09
11Santa Baby
Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra3:28
12Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasJohn Denver and The Muppets1:49
13Oh Holy Night
Pat Boone2:03
CD 2
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1A Holly Jolly Christmas
recording of:
A Holly Jolly Christmas
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Marks (American songwriter)
publisher:
Audiam Publishing, St. Nicholas Music, Inc. and Warner Chappell
Burl Ives2:16
2Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1960 (number: 33)
recording of:
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Marks (American songwriter)
publisher:
Chappell and St. Nicholas Music, Inc.
Brenda Lee42:06
3The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Mel Tormé, Pat Williams2:47
4Christmas Time Is Here
producer:
Vince Guaraldi (pianist)
double bass [bass]:
Fred Marshall (bass)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Jerry Granelli
piano:
Vince Guaraldi (pianist)
chorus master:
Barret Mineah
phonographic copyright by:
Fantasy, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1988)
recording of:
Christmas Time Is Here
lyricist:
Lee Mendelson (American television producer)
composer:
Vince Guaraldi (pianist) and Lee Mendelson (American television producer)
publisher:
Lee Mendelson Film Productions, Inc., Shifty Music (US work publisher, affiliated with BMI), 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
Vince Guaraldi Trio2:46
5Winter Wonderland
vocals:
Aretha Franklin
phonographic copyright by:
Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc. (in 1964) and Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (in 1964)
cover recording of:
Winter Wonderland
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)
Aretha Franklin, Belford C. Hendricks2:15
6Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)Doris Day2:42
7Frosty the Snowman
Ella Fitzgerald2:14
8Santa Claus Is Coming to TownTony Bennett, Robert Farnon2:39
9It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
lead vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist)
vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist) (until 1972)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) (in 1963) and Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (in 1963)
recording of:
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (until 1972)
writer:
Eddie Pola and George Wyle
publisher:
Barnaby Music Corp., EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!), EMI Music Publishing Ltd., EMI Songs Ltd. and ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion)
Andy Williams32:32
10Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
recording of:
Rudolph, the Red‐Nosed Reindeer (in 1949)
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Marks (American songwriter)
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd., Chappell Music Ltd. and St. Nicholas Music, Inc.
Gene Autry and The Pinafores33:11
11Pretty Paper
producer:
Fred Foster
cover recording of:
Pretty Paper (on 1963-09-11)
lyricist and composer:
Willie Nelson
publisher:
Sony ATV Music Publishing and Tree Publishing Inc.
Roy Orbison42:47
12Silver Bells
Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith and His Orchestra3:33
13Silent Night, Holy Night
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir with The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble and Percussion, Richard P. Condie, Alexander Schreiner4:33