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A Fabulous Fifties Christmas : Great Holiday Hits

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Disc: 1

  1. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  2. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
  3. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
  4. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  5. Winter Wonderland - Louis Armstrong
  6. Sleigh Ride - The Andrews Sisters
  7. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Bing Crosby
  8. It's Christmas Time Again - Peggy Lee
  9. This Time Of The Year - Brook Benton
  10. Frosty The Snowman - Jimmy Durante
  11. Nuttin' For Christmas - The Fontane Sisters
  12. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - The Ames Brothers


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  • Audio CD (September 4, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • ASIN: B00005AQJ5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,410 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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There were several factors common to the Christmas releases by Time-Life Music, the negatives of which were a sparsity of tracks (usually 10 to 12) and new prices at the time that seemed a bit steep for what you were getting. These, however, were outweighed by the positives which included excellent sound reproduction, interesting liner notes by music historians such as Charles K. Wolfe, and a discography of the contents, all of which were original renditions. Now they are popping up at much more reasonable used prices.

In this one, which also has photos of Brenda Lee, The Fontane Sisters and Bing Crosby in the insert, among the real finds is the original hit single version of The Little Drummer Boy by the Harry Simeone Chorale. It first emerged in 1958 on 20th Fox 121 and reached # 13 Billboard Pop Hot 100, and for the next 12 years it would return to a combination of the Hot100, Adult Contemporary and Billboard Xmas charts into 1970. In 1972 a re-recorded version came out on tyhe Kapp Winner's Circle label and this is the one often seen in so many other compilations.

Others of that ilk include: the Louis Armstrong 1952 presentation of Winter Wonderland with the backing of the Gordon Jenkins orchestra on Decca 28443; The Andrews Sisters version of LeRoy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, a 1950 release on Decca 27310 with the Vic Schoen orchestra; Jimmy Durante's 1950 rendition of Frosty The Snowman, with the Roy Bargy orchestra, on M.G.M. 30257; Peggy Lee's It's Christmas Time Again in 1953 with the Victor Young orchestra and Judd Conlon's Rhythmaires on Decca 28939 (why this delightful seasonal tune never charted is beyond me); and Brook Benton's 1959 # 12 R&B/# 66 Hot 100 This Time Of The Year with the Belford Hendricks orchestra on Mercury 71554.
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