Ella Fitzgerald

Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (131567)

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Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald

Phoenix

8436539310969

PHX 134351

131567

JAZZ-VOCAL

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Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

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CD 7,43 €

ELLA FITZGERALD’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY PLUS 8 BONUS TRACKS!!!

The complete classic album Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (Verve MGVS-64042), which was the first of Ella Fitzgerald’s two Christmas LPs (the second would be recorded in 1967). To the original twelve LP tracks we have added 8 further Christmas songs from the same sessions, as well as isolated related tracks from earlier dates.

PERSONNEL:

ELLA FITZGERALD,
vocals on all tracks, with:

1-12 & 14-18: Orchestra conducted & arranged by FRANK DeVOL.
New York, July 15 & 16, 1960 (tracks 1-4, 8-11 & 14-18); August 5, 1960 (tracks 5-7 & 12).

13: Orchestra conducted & arranged by RUSSELL GARCIA. Hollywood, September 3, 1959.

19: Orchestra conducted & arranged by PAUL WESTON. Los Angeles, March 18, 1958.

20: Charlie Shavers (tp), Hank Jones (p), John Collins (g), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d).
New York, September 26, 1950.

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE (Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas)
“This is a delightful Christmas jazz reissue featuring Ella Fitzgerald in prime form. On most selections she is backed by Frank DeVol's orchestra. Fitzgerald clearly had a fun time recording such songs as ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’, ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’, and ‘Frosty the Snowman’, along with a few more serious pieces. These concise performances (all under four minutes) are charming, making this one of the better Christmas jazz sets.” (Scott Yanow)

TRACKS:
01 JINGLE BELLS 2:25
02 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN 2:20
03 HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS 2:59
04 WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE? 3:35
05 SLEIGH RIDE 2:58
06 THE CHRISTMAS SONG 3:03
07 GOOD MORNING BLUES 3:20
08 LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! 2:45
09 WINTER WONDERLAND 2:18
10 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER 2:56
11 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN 2:15
12 WHITE CHRISTMAS 3:05
13 THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS 2:48
14 MEDLEY: WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE
/ O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM 3:38
15 CHRISTMAS ISLAND 2:21
16 THE CHRISTMAS SONG [version 2] 3:43
17 WHITE CHRISTMAS [version 2] 3:48
18 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN [version 2] 2:12
19 I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM 2:56
20 SANTA CLAUS GOT STUCK IN MY CHIMNEY 3:05

TOTAL TIME: 58:29