Annotation

Release Notes:
Has been issued as well:
- as (part of?) 12"LP Verve VE1 2539
- as a Mobile Fidelity Audiophile Gold CD
- with alternate tracks (see the other edition)
The (somewhat silly) cover art was changed at least three times as well.
Recorded July 15 and 16, and August 5, 1960 in New York City.

Annotation last modified on 2013-12-27 23:02 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Jingle Bells 2:25
2 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 2:21
3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 2:58
4 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 3:35
5 Sleigh Ride 2:59
6 The Christmas Song 3:03
7 Good Morning Blues 3:18
8 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 2:45
9 Winter Wonderland 2:18
10 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1 2:55
11 Frosty the Snow Man 2:15
12 White Christmas 3:01

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (tracks 1–4, 8–12)
New York, New York, United States (1960-07-15 – 1960-08-05) (tracks 1, 3–12)
New York, New York, United States (1960-08-05) (tracks 5–7)
arranger:
Frank De Vol (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Felix Bernard (track 9)
Hugh Martin (track 3)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (track 6)
Frank Loesser (track 4)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 10)
Leroy Anderson (– 1948-02-10) (track 5)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 1)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 2)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 12)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Jule Styne (1945-07) (track 8)
conductor:
Frank De Vol (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (tracks 1–4, 8–12)
Frank De Vol (1960-08-05) (tracks 5–7)
lyricist:
Ralph Blane (track 3)
Frank Loesser (track 4)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 10)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to “Winter Wonderland”) (track 9)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 1)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 2)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 12)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 6)
Sammy Cahn (1945-07) (track 8)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 5)
orchestra:
Frank De Vol Orchestra (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (tracks 1–4, 8–12)
Frank De Vol Orchestra (1960-08-05) (tracks 5–7)
writer:
Count Basie (pianist) (track 7)
Eddie Durham (American guitarist, trombonist, composer and arranger.) (track 7)
Steve Nelson (US songwriter who co-wrote “Frosty the Snowman”) (track 11)
Walter E. Rollins (track 11)
Jimmy Rushing (track 7)
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 10)
Chappell/Morris Ltd. (tracks 6, 8)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 10)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 12)
EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (tracks 2–3)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 9)
Francis, Day & Hunter (tracks 2, 9)
Leo Feist Ltd (track 2)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 2)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 9)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 6)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 9)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 1, 8)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–2019) (track 12)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 11)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 12)
E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (1946 –) (track 6)
recorded at:
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (tracks 1–4, 8–12)
Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1960-08-05) (tracks 5–7, 12)
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 15) (track 12)
arrangements:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Owain Park) (track 3)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Peter Knight) (track 3)
Jingle All the Way (track 1)
Jingle Bells (arr. Chilcott) (track 1)
Jingle Bells (arr. Gordon Langford) (track 1)
Jingle Bells (Beegie Adair, Roger Spencer arrangements) (track 1)
Jingle Bells (arr. Parry) (track 1)
Jingle a cappella (track 1)
The Christmas Song (arr. John Rutter) (track 6)
cover recording of:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 3)
Rudolph, the Red‐Nosed Reindeer (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 10)
Winter Wonderland (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 9)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (1960-08-05) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Gonna Snow (track 1)
Jingle Bell Swing (track 1)
Jul - Det’ cool (track 5)
Let It Snow (track 8)
The Christmas Song (track 6)
Trikkevise (track 1)
Året rundt (track 1)
later parody versions:
Dschingenkhan (track 1)
Frosty the Red‐Nosed Snowman (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) (tracks 10–11)
Jingle Bells (Daniel Ingram lyrics) (track 1)
Jingle Bells Deep (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 1)
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Children's schoolyard parody of Batman and Jingle Bells) (track 1)
Nasty Diablo (track 11)
Snowdown Skins (track 1)
Yingle Bells (track 1)
Čin čin čin (track 1)
又到聖誕 (track 2)
我的基本法 (track 10)
銀白聖誕 (track 12)
黃阿燦過聖誕 (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Klokkeklang (track 1)
later translated versions:
Bjelleklang (track 1)
Bjällerklang (track 1)
Bjældeklang (track 1)
Het is feest (track 8)
Jingle Bells (track 1)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 6)
Kulkuset (track 1)
Lai tik snieg (track 8)
Noël blanc (track 12)
Petteri Punakuono (track 10)
Rap jul (track 12)
Rekiretki (track 5)
Rudi (track 10)
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (German) (track 10)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 2)
Snømannen Kalle (track 11)
Talven ihmemaa (track 9)
Valkea joulu (track 12)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 12)
White Christmas (Maburaho) (track 12)
Winter Wonderland (track 9)
Winter Wonderland (track 9)
Wit kerstfeest (track 12)
Zvaniņš skan (Alfrēds Krūklis version) (track 1)
そりすべり (track 5)
ウィンターワンダーランド (Japanese version of “Winter Wonderland”) (track 9)
ジングルベル (Shōji Miyazawa's translation) (track 1)
ジングルベル (transl. Otawa Takashi) (track 1)
ホワイトクリスマス (Tomoko Nakayama’s translation) (track 12)
聖誕歌聲 (track 1)
聖誕鈴聲 (track 1)
later versions:
Het kerstlied (track 6)
Jingle Bells (track 1)
Jingle Bells (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 1)
Jingle Bells (Lechner / Trabitsch) (track 1)
Lass es schnei’n (track 8)
Let It Blow (track 8)
Nikolaus-Lied (track 2)
Ring the Bells (track 1)
Swingle Bells (track 1)
Vive le vent (track 1)
Winter Wunderwelt (track 9)
Zvaniņš skan (Latvian version of "Jingle Bells") (track 1)
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film) (track 3)
recording of:
Frosty the Snowman (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 11)
Jingle Bells (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 1)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 8)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 2)
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 4)
White Christmas (1960-07-15 – 1960-07-16) (track 12)
Good Morning Blues (1960-08-05) (track 7)
Sleigh Ride (1960-08-05) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (track 3)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 3, 6)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1, 12)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 2, 9–11)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 2, 9)
Polarlufteinbruch (tracks 8–9, 11)
Weihnachts-Medley (track 1)
Medley (Christmas with Frank Ferrari) (tracks 1, 9–10, 12)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 2, 5–6, 9–11)
version of:
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 5)

Release

producer:Norman Granz
remastering:Dennis Drake
ASIN:US: B0000046YM [info]