Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

November 12, 2012 | Format: MP3

$3.99
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Product Details

  • Label: Rarity Music
  • Copyright: (p) Rarity Music
  • Total Length: 33:46
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  • ASIN: B00APO933G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,495 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This is truly the best Christmas album I have ever heard.
Steven Leffler
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!
"andyfberry"
Ella's clear, beautiful voice and swinging style make even the most oft-heard song a pleasure to hear again.
Donald Beale

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. Davis on 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 By A Customer on December 14, 1998
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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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Darren on December 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is no solemn religious Christmas music. This is Ella at her Christmas finest in a festively jazzy collection of swinging and be-boppin' Christmas classics including, Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Sleigh Ride and Let It Snow. This is a great CD to acquaint young ones to Ella Fitzgerald and to the swing and big band sounds of jazz. Don't be surprised if they start singing along!
She slows it down, but just a bit, on a few sultry selections including Good Morning Blues, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas and The Christmas Song.
A great selection of classic and festive Christmas songs, Ella's articulate lyrics and her sultry swinging vocals make this CD a great addition to any Holiday music collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on 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 By Steven Leffler on November 25, 2000
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "andyfberry" on 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 By "adnix" on January 16, 2002
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald Beale on 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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