Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
 
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Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

November 12, 2012

$5.99
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Jingle Bells
2:25
2
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
2:20
3
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2:58
4
What Are You Doing New Years Eve
3:34
5
Sleigh Ride
2:58
6
The Christmas Song
3:03
7
Good Morning Blues
3:17
8
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
2:45
9
Winter Wonderland
2:17
10
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2:54
11
Frosty, the Snowman
2:14
12
White Christmas
3:01


Product Details

  • Label: Rarity Music
  • Copyright: (p) Rarity Music
  • Total Length: 33:46
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00APO933G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,741 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Ready to Swing Through the Holidays October 14, 1999
Format:Audio CD
There truly is no better Christmas album than this 1960 recording. It puts me in the mood for Christmas even in July (and I do listen to it then). Ella has never sounded better, and this is without a doubt the swingingest Christmas album ever. The first two numbers, "Jingle Bells" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," set the tone for an upbeat and jazzy Christmas season. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" is also ample. But when one hears "Sleigh Ride" I defy anyone still to be a grinch! Throw this CD--along with "An Oscar Peterson Christmas" and the Nat King Cole Christmas album--into the player, and you're all set for the holidays.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD! December 14, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you want a smooth, swinging ride into the holiday season, check out this CD. The first track,"Jingle Bells," is my favorite. Ella keeps her voice strong, fluid and simple. The jazz big band sound supports the lyrics and joins her in her trip. I own several Christmas CD's, and this one is the best.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Holiday CDs Ever December 22, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Most years I kick myself because I forget to get out my Christmas CDs and listen to them. This year I remembered and ended up overdosing on Xmas music. Just when I thought I couldn't stand another Xmas song, I put on this CD again. It's such a great and fresh CD that I can listen to it over and over again, even after I'm burned out on Xmas music. It just has such a terrific, swinging, urbane sound. When she sings, "Hang your head down Rudy," in "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," I get tingles. It's the only Ella CD I have, but it makes me want to get more of her music. Highly recommended for people looking for jazzy Holiday music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ONE holiday cd you MUST get! August 29, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you enjoy wrapping up in a warm blanket on a cold Winter's day and listening to nostalgic holiday favorites, then this cd should definitly be next on your list of "must-have" holiday cds! The definitive Torch singer has created an instant classic with these classic holiday favorites with a jazzy flare, and it is a MUST for all Christmas music fans! So grab a blanket, curl up in front of your Christmas tree, and enjoy the essence of Ms. Fitzgerald!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Ella and Essential Christmas music January 16, 2002
By "adnix"
Format:Audio CD
After working in retail for so long and enduring countless hours of bad Christmas music, it's hard to find a Christmas album that will put me in the holiday spirit. This jubilant and bouncy collection is one of only two Christmas albums that I have and love to play every year (the other is Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas"). Ella is in top form, belting out all sorts of classics. A definite for any music lover.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I finally found it! November 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been looking all over for this CD! I grew up hearing this every Christmas (on vinyl), but have never found a music store that had it. This is truly the best Christmas album I have ever heard. Most famous musicians ruin traditional Christmas songs by trying too hard to impose their own style on them. Ella manages to perform these classics in a totally fresh way, and it works! Her singing is bubbly and playful, sultry on a few songs, and extremely appealing, whether you're a jazz fan or not. If you want great Christmas music for all holiday occasions, buy this CD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Christmas Album by a Single Artist December 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I own a large collection of holiday music by many artists in a variety of styles (a collection added to every year), but this album continues to stand out. Ella's clear, beautiful voice and swinging style make even the most oft-heard song a pleasure to hear again. Along with eleven standards, the album includes the less-known gem "Good Morning Blues." Unlike many traditional holiday albums, this one has a style that never sounds dated, and its suited to accompany a quiet holiday dinner or a big festive party. Regardless of how many Christmas albums you've heard, this one will not disappoint.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Holiday Recording by Far December 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The second I start to put up my Christmas tree this CD goes on. I know every word and have played it more times than I can count. Each time I still feel that buzz of holiday excitement. I am never bored with it. My son is 20 months and I played it for him and he was bopping all over the house. If you are looking for something to get you in that Christmas mood-Ella will most definitely do it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Ella. This has been a favorite in our family for many years. She is beautiful.
Published 14 months ago by millie kelleher
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazzy Christmas
Clean sound, nice. I love it. old music great sounding how could you ask for more. I would recommend.

Wes
Published 15 months ago by Wes Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Effervescent Album That Sparkles Like Wine
"So here is Ella for Christmas--twelve happy, winter songs, happily sung to happily suggest that yours be a Swinging Christmas--anytime--all the time! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue*
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
This CD is a gem and a classic for all you like Ella. It is upbeat, jazzy and wonderful. This will be played often and for years to come.
Published on January 4, 2012 by Mona A. Schane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas CD
I love this cd and I highly recommend it. You may have heard many Christmas songs but Ella's voice is golden, you can't go wrong, I hope that you'll love it too.
Published on January 14, 2011 by Regina Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Come on....IT'S ELLA!!!
Even if this cd was nothing more than Ella clearing her throat, it beats ANYTHING being put out today. Read more
Published on November 23, 2009 by martrobber
4.0 out of 5 stars a pleasant presentation that lets Ella swing a bit
Without doubt, Ella's better with the jazz standards than she is on these Christmas standards.

Still, this is a nice, upbeat, jazzy presentation that lets Ella swing... Read more
Published on December 29, 2007 by Eric A. Isaacson
4.0 out of 5 stars a pleasant presentation that lets Ella swing a bit
Without doubt, Ella's better with the jazz standards than she is on these Christmas standards.

Still, this is a nice, upbeat, jazzy presentation that lets Ella swing... Read more
Published on December 29, 2007 by Eric A. Isaacson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Christmas CD in my collection
Ella has one of the best voices I have ever heard and this CD is the best collection of Christmas songs I have ever purchased. Read more
Published on November 27, 2007 by Ana Vaquer Flynn
2.0 out of 5 stars Love Ella; didn't love this CD
This was a very jazzy album and just seemed to try too hard. I know singers must get tired of singing the same type of songs, but I didn't enjoy this one at all and gave it away. Read more
Published on November 26, 2007 by K. Hatfield
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