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Bing Crosby|The Voice Of Christmas - The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook

The Voice Of Christmas - The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook

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Subtitled The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook, Voice of Christmas features every holiday recording Bing Crosby made for Decca between 1935 and 1956. "White Christmas" is here, of course, in no less than four different versions, including a first-take attempt (with a Crosby fluff at the end) from 1942 that, amazingly, has stayed unreleased until now. All the Christmas tunes from the movies Holiday Inn and White Christmas are aboard as well (re-recorded versions with Peggy Lee in place of Rosemary Clooney on the White Christmas numbers), along with all the original tracks from Crosby's Merry Christmas, an album that has stayed in print in one format or another since 1945! Somber takes of "Silent Night" (three of 'em, from three different sessions), "Adeste Fideles" (two versions from different sessions), "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Ave Maria" sit snugly alongside holiday fluff like "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus," and seasonal favorites like "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "The Christmas Song." The perfect Christmas music set, perhaps?
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1
Happy Holiday (From "Holiday Inn" Soundtrack)
00:02:26

Irving Berlin, Musical Director, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - The Music Maids & Hal, Ensemble, FeaturedArtist

℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Silent Night (1998 Voice Of Christmas Version)
00:02:40

Mads Hauge, Arranger, Work Arranger - Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Joseph Mohr, ComposerLyricist - Franz Xaver Gruber, ComposerLyricist - Phil Thornalley, Arranger, Work Arranger - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jon Green, Arranger, Work Arranger - Pixie Lott, Arranger, Work Arranger - Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist - The Crinoline Choir, Choir, Artist

℗ 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) (1936 Single Version)
00:03:19

Frederick Oakeley, ComposerLyricist - John Francis Wade, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Victor Young & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Guardsmen Quartet, Ensemble

℗ 1936 Geffen Records

4
Silent Night (1935 Single Version)
00:03:01

Mads Hauge, Arranger, Work Arranger - Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Joseph Mohr, ComposerLyricist - Franz Xaver Gruber, ComposerLyricist - Phil Thornalley, Arranger, Work Arranger - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jon Green, Arranger, Work Arranger - Pixie Lott, Arranger, Work Arranger - Victor Young & His Orchestra, MainArtist - Guardsmen Quartet, MainArtist

℗ 1935 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
White Christmas
00:03:01

Irving Berlin, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Ken Darby Singers, Chorus, AssociatedPerformer - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1942 Geffen Records, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

6
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
00:03:11

Frederick Oakeley, ComposerLyricist - John Francis Wade, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer - Max Terr's Mixed Chorus, Chorus, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Silent Night (1942 Single Version)
00:02:42

Joseph Mohr, Composer - Franz Xaver Gruber, Composer - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Max Terr's Mixed Chorus, Chorus, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
00:02:18

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer - Max Terr's Mixed Chorus, Chorus, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
I'll Be Home For Christmas (Single Version)
00:02:55

Buck Ram, ComposerLyricist - KIM GANNON, ComposerLyricist - WALTER KENT, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1943 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Ave Maria (Single Version)
00:02:58

Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Giulio Caccini, ComposerLyricist - Victor Young & His Orchestra and Choir, Orchestra, Artist

℗ 1945 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
White Christmas
00:03:04

Irving Berlin, Musical Director, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Darby Singers, FeaturedArtist - John Scott Trotter, Producer - John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

℗ 1947 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

12
Silent Night
00:02:37

Mads Hauge, Arranger, Work Arranger - Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Joseph Mohr, ComposerLyricist - Franz Xaver Gruber, ComposerLyricist - Phil Thornalley, Arranger, Work Arranger - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jon Green, Arranger, Work Arranger - Ken Darby Singers, Ensemble - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Pixie Lott, Arranger, Work Arranger - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1947 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
The Christmas Song (Single Version)
00:02:54

Mel TORME, ComposerLyricist - Robert Wells, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Ken Darby Singers, Ensemble - John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1947 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
O Fir Tree Dark (Single Version)
00:03:03

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The Ken Darby Singers, FeaturedArtist - John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1947 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
The First Nowell (Single Version)
00:02:34

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - The Ken Lane Singers, Ensemble - Victor Young & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1949 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
You're All I Want For Christmas (Single Version)
00:03:12

Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Glen Moore, ComposerLyricist - The Ken Lane Singers, Ensemble - Victor Young & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Seger Ellis, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1949 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Christmas Carols: Deck The Halls / Away In A Manager / I Saw Three Ships (Single Version)
00:03:27

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - BILLY SHERRILL, ComposerLyricist - Simon Rady & His Orchestra and Choir, Orchestra

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Christmas Carols: Good King Wenceslas / We Three Kings Of Orient Are / Angels We Have Heard On High (Single Version)
00:03:19

Traditional, Composer, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Mason Neale, ComposerLyricist - James Chadwick, Author - Simon Rady & His Orchestra and Choir, Orchestra - John Larkin H. Hopkins, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Single Version)
00:02:15

Johnny Marks, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
That Christmas Feeling (Single Version)
00:03:02

Johnny Burke, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jimmy Van Heusen, ComposerLyricist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Jeff Alexander Chorus, Choir

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter (Single Version)
00:03:05

Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jack Fulton, ComposerLyricist - Caesar Petrillo, ComposerLyricist - Lee Gordon Singers, Ensemble, Artist - Al Goering, ComposerLyricist - Sonny Burke & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
A Marshmallow World (Single Version)
00:02:40

Carl Sigman, ComposerLyricist - Peter De Rose, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Lee Gordon Singers, Ensemble, Artist - Sonny Burke & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Christmas In Killarney
00:02:43

Frank Weldon, ComposerLyricist - James Cavanaugh, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Redmond, ComposerLyricist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1955 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
00:02:46

Meredith Willson, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1955 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Sleigh Ride (Single Version)
00:02:43

Mitchell Parish, ComposerLyricist - Leroy Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble

℗ 1952 Geffen Records

4
Sleigh Bell Serenade (Single Version)
00:02:51

Paul Francis Webster, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble, Artist - Joseph Francis Burke, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Christmas Is A Comin' (Single Version)
00:02:40

Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble - Frank Luther, ComposerLyricist - Buddy Cole & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
The First Snowfall (Single Version)
00:03:07

Paul Francis Webster, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble, Artist - Buddy Cole & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist - Joseph Francis Burke, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1955 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Is Christmas Only A Tree (Single Version)
00:02:13

Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Buddy Cole & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Mark Rebek, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (Single Version)
00:02:45

Johnny Marks, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Buddy Cole & His Orchestra, Orchestra - The Ken Darby Singers, FeaturedArtist - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1956 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Jingle Bells (Single Version)
00:02:35

James Pierpont, ComposerLyricist - The Andrews Sisters, MainArtist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1943 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

10
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Single Version)
00:02:41

The Andrews Sisters, MainArtist - J. Fred Coots, Composer - Haven Gillespie, Author - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Reis, ComposerLyricist - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Peter Reichert, ComposerLyricist - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer - Adam Willard, ComposerLyricist - Andy Stamets, ComposerLyricist - Paul O'Beirne, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1943 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Twelve Days Of Christmas (Single Version)
00:03:23

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - The Andrews Sisters, FeaturedArtist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Austin, Arranger, Work Arranger - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1949 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (Single Version)
00:03:02

The Andrews Sisters, FeaturedArtist - Oakley Haldeman, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Eugene Autry, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1949 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
A Crosby Christmas-Part I: That Christmas Feeling/I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus (Single Version)
00:02:57

Johnny Burke, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jimmy Van Heusen, ComposerLyricist - Gary Crosby, FeaturedArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist - Lindsay Crosby, FeaturedArtist - Dennis Crosby, FeaturedArtist - Jeff Alexander Chorus, Choir, Artist - Phillip Crosby, FeaturedArtist

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
A Crosby Christmas-Part II: The Snowman/That Christmas Feeling/I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus (Single Version)
00:03:22

Johnny Burke, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jimmy Van Heusen, ComposerLyricist - Gary Crosby, FeaturedArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra, Artist - Lindsay Crosby, FeaturedArtist - Dennis Crosby, FeaturedArtist - Jeff Alexander Chorus, Choir, Artist - Phillip Crosby, FeaturedArtist

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Poppa Santa Claus
00:03:14

The Andrews Sisters, MainArtist - Johnny Burke, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Jimmy Van Heusen, ComposerLyricist - Vic Schoen, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Mele Kalikimaka (Single Version)
00:02:53

The Andrews Sisters, MainArtist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - R. Alex Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Silver Bells (Single Version)
00:03:04

Jerry Livingston, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - RAYMOND B. EVANS, ComposerLyricist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Carol Richards, FeaturedArtist - Lee Gordon Singers, Ensemble - Harry Lillis Crosby, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Little Jack Frost, Get Lost
00:01:51

Al Stillman, ComposerLyricist - Peggy Lee, FeaturedArtist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires, Ensemble - Seger Ellis, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
White Christmas (1954 Single Version)
00:03:18

Irving Berlin, ComposerLyricist - Peggy Lee, MainArtist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Danny Kaye, MainArtist - Trudy Stevens, FeaturedArtist - Robert Emmett Dolan, Producer - Joseph J. Lilley, Conductor - Joseph J. Lilley & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1954 Geffen Records

20
Snow (Single Version)
00:02:41

Irving Berlin, ComposerLyricist - Peggy Lee, MainArtist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Danny Kaye, MainArtist - Trudy Stevens, FeaturedArtist - Robert Emmett Dolan, Producer - Joseph J. Lilley, Conductor - Joseph J. Lilley & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1954 Geffen Records

21
White Christmas (Voice Of Christmas Version)
00:03:00

Irving Berlin, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Darby Singers, Chorus, AssociatedPerformer - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Orchestra

℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

22
Let's Start The New Year Off Right (From "Holiday Inn" Soundtrack)
00:02:33

Irving Berlin, Musical Director, ComposerLyricist - Bing Crosby, MainArtist - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra, MainArtist

℗ 1942 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

Subtitled The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook, Voice of Christmas features every holiday recording Bing Crosby made for Decca between 1935 and 1956. "White Christmas" is here, of course, in no less than four different versions, including a first-take attempt (with a Crosby fluff at the end) from 1942 that, amazingly, has stayed unreleased until now. All the Christmas tunes from the movies Holiday Inn and White Christmas are aboard as well (re-recorded versions with Peggy Lee in place of Rosemary Clooney on the White Christmas numbers), along with all the original tracks from Crosby's Merry Christmas, an album that has stayed in print in one format or another since 1945! Somber takes of "Silent Night" (three of 'em, from three different sessions), "Adeste Fideles" (two versions from different sessions), "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Ave Maria" sit snugly alongside holiday fluff like "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus," and seasonal favorites like "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "The Christmas Song." The perfect Christmas music set, perhaps?
© Cub Koda /TiVo

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