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  • Various - Here Comes Santa Claus – 29 Swinging Chestnuts (CD)


    1 CD with 24-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 min.

    Bear Family Records® latest edition in the ’ Seasons’ CD series!
    Christmas with plenty of swing, jazz, rhythm & blues and light-footed pop lets you enjoy the holidays with a certain ease!
    Nostalgic Christmas with 29 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities from three decades, 1936 – 1966!
    Including the title song Here Comes Santa Claus by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.
    Rarities by Molly Bee, The Dispoto Sisters and Peggy Lee – never before on CD!
    Johnny Desmond’s Marshmellow World next to New Year’s Goosebumps classic Auld Lang Syne in the jazzy version by Roy Kral and Jackie Cain, and famous classics by Andy Williams and Dean Martin!
    Besides the Andrews Sisters, there are other great female voices: the stunning Mahalia Jackson, the Lennon Sisters or Peggy Lee with her smoky lascivious voice.
    Last but not least, the Jingle Bell Rock is included in a cool swinging version!

    Christmas Ball!
    What we started with our compilation ’Heading For The Christmas Ball’ (BCD 17611) in 2020, we would like to continue: to provide the festival of love with more exuberance, even though some songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel transported back to your own childhood. This Christmas disc invites you to the Christmas ball, to dance, to swing, to contemplation and exuberance among family members, friends, peers and guests.

    Christmas Rarities Parade
    Rare recordings, which cannot be found on any Christmas collection, are in focus here. Once again we can present a number of songs that have never been available on CD before. For example, a novelty number by Dancer, Prancer & Nervous, The Singing Reindeer or I Like A Sleighride by Peggy Lee. Great female voices by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Mahalia Jackson, The Fontane Sisters and others can be heard.

    R&B and blues are on your ears from Floyd Dixon, Nat ’King’ Cole and Sugar Chile Robinson, and Christmas classics from famous greats like Andy Williams, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. There’s also a track from the 1957 TV special by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Rex Griffin delivers Western Swing, Django Reinhardt remains the guitar icon, while Ramsey Lewis conjures up Christmasy tunes on piano. The CD again features producer’s notes on each song, plus photos and illustrations in the 24-page booklet!

    Also available on LP: BAF18072

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  • Higham Darrel - A Christmas Bop (CD)


    Nyt myös joulualbumi Darrelita. Mukana yhdellä biisiillä myös ex- vaimo Imelda May.

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  • Various - Christmas On The Range – 26 Festive and Swingin’ Country Tunes (CD)

    1-CD with 24-page booklet, 26 tracks. Total playing time approx. 67 minutes.
    • The follow-up to our very successful 2017 Christmas CD with country music, honky tonk and hillbilly boogie: Christmas On The Countryside (BCD17508). 
    • 26 songs selected by Nico Feuerbach and commented with great expertise and profound humour by Roland Heinrich.
    • Great compilation of traditional country music, western swing and hillbilly.
    • A well-balanced blend of well-known bigger names and rather unknown but nevertheless great musicians.
    • Three tracks are released here on CD for the first time! 
    Ho, Ho, Ho – Christmas comes but once a year and when it comes it brings good cheer!
    Bear Family also brings good cheer and will make your Christmas especially “merry” with an particularly compiled seasonal country CD. Bear Family’s little sleigh stopper is not your average middle-of-the road cash in: Bear Family’s ‘Christmas On The Range’ brings you vintage country music, western swing, and hillbilly from the 1940s and ‘50s. The stories are heartfelt and funny with just the right dose of Christmas corniness. The CD showcases well-known artists like Bill Monroe and Kitty Wells alongside obscurer colleagues such as Billy Briggs and Ray Salter & the Twin City Playboys. Also, three of the tracks included have never been available on CD.
    This great compilation helps you burn the extra cookie with hot dance tunes like The North Pole Boogie and the all-time great We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo by Terry Fell. Bob Wills is presented in a pensive and patriotic mood with his World War II classic Empty Chair at the Christmas Table, whereas Brenda Lee roars determined that she is going to lasso Santa Claus! If you party too hard around Mardi Gras you might end up with a New Baby for Christmas – George Jones will let you in on the whole story.
    Traditional country music always loved to exploit special occasions by tackling any imaginable topic, no matter how trivial or exotic. This CD brings you great novelties, great tear jerkers, and great dance music. It also brings great joy! Season’s Greetings everybody!
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  • Various - Headin’ For The Christmas Ball (CD)


    1-CD with 24-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 minutes.

    • A nostalgic and varied Christmas compilation, not only for the holidays, either danceable or dreamy with a mixture of swing and jazz, rhythm & blues and crooner pop! 
    • Bear Family’s latest edition of ’Season’s Greetings’ for 2020!
    • Nostalgic Christmas with 31 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities of the years 1940-1967!
    • Among them the title song Christmas Ball, as well as the B-side of the rare 1951 Coral single of the Georgie Auld Orchestra with the great singer Bill Darnel, never before on CD!
    • Knuckles O’Toole & The Brigadiers’ version of Jingle Bells is also included, as well as New Year’s goose bumps classic Auld Lang Syne in the worn version by Guy Lombardo, and the famous version of the classic Sleigh Ride in the interpretation of orchestra leader Leroy Anderson, also known from the movie ’Polar Express’!
    • Besides The Andrews Sisters there are more ladies with their great voices, above all the stunning Dinah Washington, the crooner lady Dorothy Collins and last but not least Kay Martin, who makes it quite slippery and erotic.
    • They are joined by Jerry Lewis, Cary Grant and Mickey Rooney, three movie stars from Hollywood’s golden era with their really rare recordings!
    • Also available as LP (BAF18070)
    Christmas Ball!
    With this compilation we want to give more exuberance to the celebration of love, although some of the songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel transported back to your own childhood. This Christmas disc invites you to the Christmas ball, to dancing, to swinging, to contemplation and cheerfulness among family members, friends, like-minded people and guests. This music brings glamour into every hut, with all the candles, lights and crackling stoves, while outside it is snowing and stormy…
    Again a parade of rarities for Christmas
    As always, part of the concept is to focus on rare recordings that are not found on every Christmas collection. Accordingly, you should definitely get the previous ’Season’s Greetings,’ because then you can listen to all the CDs one after the other staying in Christmas fever. Some of the tracks are on CD for the first time. For example both sides of a single by the Georgie Auld Orchestra with the fantastic singer Bill Darnel, which was released on Coral at that time containing its title song Christmas Ball, as well as the B-side, It Ain’t Snowin’ Outside. Some exotic components come from The Surfers with Hawaiian sounds and The Enchanters with a mix of doo wop and mambo! For a laugh, the CD also contains a series of novelty recordings, from well-known and unknown greats like Barry Gordon, The Lennon Sisters and Kay Martin. Who remembers the touching Christmas movie classic with James Stewart? This film tempted us to involve some top movie stars with their comedic talents from Hollywood’s golden era: Cary Grant, Mickey Rooney and Jerry Lewis! Rare recordings, but listen for yourself! Of course, the CD also comes with liner notes for each song, rare photos and many illustrations in the 24-page booklet!
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  • Various - Twelve Rockin’ Days Of Christmas (CD)


    Special Christmas Cd with 30 Rockin’ Xmas Songs!

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  • Los Lobos - Llego Navidad (CD)


    2019 holiday release. Rising up out of East L.A. comes the first ever holiday album from Los Lobos. The Grammy-winning group researched nearly 150 Christmas-related songs from across North, Central and South America for the collections, eventually narrowing the list down to the songs they wanted to reinvent in their own inimitable style. They even wrote their own holiday original ”Christmas And You,” especially for the album.

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  • Wentus Blues Band - Yuletide (CD)


    Tässä kaikkien pikku blues-tonttujen must have ‐joulukalenteri!!! Etkö enää kestä iänikuisia, puhki kuunneltuja joululauluja, mutta haluaisit kuitenkin päästä piparikauden tunnelmaan? Ei hätää, Wentus Blues Bandin Yuletide on täällä!

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  • Various - Have Yourself A Swingin’ Little Christmas (CD)


    After the two previous very successful releases with Christmas songs – ’Christmas On The Countryside’ (BCD17508) and ’Big City Christmas’ (BCD17509) – now follows the third part with extremely danceable grooves from the genres of Jazz, Swing and Rhythm & Blues, compiled by the Bear Family team. Our releases for the Christmas season obviously hit the nerve of our friends. The sets deliver intelligently compiled albums that offer themselves as an alternative to Xmas kitsch.

    The entertaining mix of some well-known songs and several new discoveries provides even die-hard Christmas haters and music collectors with enough material to celebrate an alternative Christmas full of pleasure.

    The 24-page accompanying booklet contains the essential information on the individual recordings. All titles have been carefully remastered. No more baking cookies – get up on the dance floor!

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  • Los Straitjackets - Complete Christmas Songbook (CD)


    Over the course of their three-decade career, Nashville’s Los Straitjackets have established themselves as America’s premier surf rock group. While the band has a handful of albums that range from covers of surf rock staples to slamming originals, Los Straitjackets have released various Christmas albums and singles to much critical acclaim. Yep Roc Records has compiled every holiday song the band has ever recorded into one Los Straitjackets collection, Complete Christmas Songbook.

    The CD and digital for Complete Christmas Songbook will be available worldwide on October 19, 2018, with the LP worldwide release on December 7, 2018.

    The brand-new collection compiles the entirety of two Los Straitjackets Christmas albums (2002’s ’Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets and 2009’s limited edition Yuletide Beat), a limited edition 45 single (2011’s Hark the Herald Angels Sing b/w Silver Bells), a song from Yep Roc’s 2007 Oh Santa! compilation, and the live version of ”Linus & Lucy” from the band’s 2015 tour with Nick Lowe. Los Straitjackets’ Christmas material has reached audiences around the globe since Conan O’Brien would bring the band onto Late Night with Conan O’Brien every holiday season to perform their holiday catalog in the late 1990s.

    Los Straitjackets are currently touring with Nick Lowe as part of Nick’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue. In October, the band will be part of the Baja Bop, a surf rock-themed cruise to Mexico featuring two sets from Los Straitjackets, one of which will be a ”Rock en Espanol” sent accompanied by their longtime collaborator and friend Big Sandy.

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  • McPherson JD - Socks (CD)


    JD McPherson presents A Christmas Album, SOCKS. Featuring 11 original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. SOCKS is an album of Holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree. Come get warm by the fire with songs such as , “All The Gifts I Need” and “Every Single Christmas.” Or, burn the cookies to “SOCKS” and “Ugly Christmas Sweater.” There is something for everyone on this record to enjoy whether you are in the Christmas spirit or if you just wanna say, “Bah Humbug. ”

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  • Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Christmas with Elvis (Deluxe Edition) with bonus tracks (CD)


    Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brings together Elvis Presley’s best-loved yuletide performances from Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) and Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas (1971) re-imagined with sublime and exquisite new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and recorded at Abbey Road Studio 2, Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra follows in the phenomenal worldwide success of 2015’s If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (which has sold more than 1.5 million copies) and last year’s The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (which sold more than 800,000 copies worldwide).

    A deluxe version of the album contains 4 bonus tracks (new symphonic versions of material from Elvis’ Peace In The Valley EP).


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