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Various - Here Comes Santa Claus – 14 Swingin’ Chestnuts (LP)€18,00
1 vinyl LP (12inch), colored vinyl, 14 tracks. Total playing time c. 29 min. Christmas card enclosed!
Bear Family Records® latest installment in the ’Seasons’ LP series!
Christmas with plenty of swing, jazz, rhythm & blues and light-hearted pop lets you enjoy the holidays with a certain ease!
Nostalgic Christmas with 14 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.
Hard to find is the rare shellac record by Frederic Curzon, brand new mastered and never before on CD!
Johnny Desmond’s Marshmellow World alongside New Year’s Goosebumps classic, Auld Lang Syne in a version by Bobby Darin.
In addition to the Andrews Sisters, there are other great female voices: Ella Fitzgerald, 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!
What we started with our previous vinyl LP compilations, ’A Swingin’ Little Christmas’ (BAF 18069) and ’Heading For The Christmas Ball’ (BAF 18070), we want to continue with this one: to give the festival of love more exuberance, even if some songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel taken 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 that cannot be found on just any Christmas collection are the focus here. We can once again present a number of rarities, including I Like A Sleighride by Peggy Lee, the shellac title Ski Jump by Frederic Curzon and a rare German recording by Erhard Bauschke and his dance orchestra. Great female voices are heard from Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Molly Bee, The Dispoto Sisters, The Lennon Sisters and the Andrews Sisters. This music brings glamour to any cottage, with all the candles, lights and crackling stoves while it snows and storms outside….
The LP again features producer’s notes on each song, as well as photos and illustrations on the album cover.
Also available on CD with 15 bonus tracks: BCD17619.
Brown Charles - Charles Brown’s Cool Christmas Blues (LP)€27,00
This pressing marks the very first vinyl release of the blues titan’s 1994 Christmas album. Nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 1995 GRAMMYr Awards, this release offers a warm, laid-back set of primarily original material-including Brown’s modern yuletide classics ”Please Come Home for Christmas” and the Top 10 chart hit ”Merry Christmas Baby,” while he puts his own stellar twist on ”Silent Night.” Lacquers were cut by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at Fantasy Studios.
Parton Dolly - A Holly Dolly Christmas (Colored Vinyl, Red) (LP)€27,00
Limited red colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 holiday release. A Holly Dolly Christmas is the 47th solo studio album by legendary country music singer/songwriter Dolly Parton. It is Parton’s third Christmas album, following 1984’s Once Upon a Christmas with Kenny Rogers and 1990’s Home for Christmas. The album was produced by Kent Wells and features guest appearances by Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, and Parton’s brother Randy.
Various - A Blues Christmas (LP)€27,00
Vinyl compilation featuring the best of Alligator’s previous CD-only holiday releases, the Alligator Records Christmas Collection and Genuine Houserockin? Christmas. Features genre legends Koko Taylor, Carey Bell and Katie Webster, plus current blues headliners Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues and Lil? Ed & the Blues Imperials. Here’s to a not-so-silent night!
Syren Jussi And The Groundbreakers - Bluegrass Christmas (LP)€27,00
Uusi Jussi Syren and the Groundbreakersin albumi ”Bluegrass Christmas”, jolla yhtye sovittaa joululauluja bluegrass-muotoon. Tuttujen klassikoiden lisäksi kuullaan Syrenin omia jouluaiheisia kappaleita. Levy on tämän johtavan eurooppalaisen bluegrasskvartetin kahdestoista albumi.
Various - Headin’ For The Christmas Ball (Ltd, Red) (LP)€18,00
Christmas Ball – 14 Swing And R&B Christmas Crooners
Christmas Ball!With this compilation we want to give more exuberance to the celebration of love, even if some songs are nostalgic and dreamy and you might even feel taken back to your own childhood. This Christmas disc invites you to the Christmas ball, to dancing, to swinging, to contemplation and exuberance 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 it’s snowing and stormy outside…Again a parade of rarities for ChristmasAs always, part of the concept is to focus on rare recordings that are not found on every Christmas collection. For example, a complete single of the Georgie Auld Orchestra with the fantastic singer Bill Darnel, which was released on Coral at the time and contains the title song Christmas Ball, as well as the accompanying B-side, It Ain’t Snowin’ Outside is included. An exotic component comes from The Surfers with Hawaiian sounds and The Enchanters with a mix of doo wop and mambo! To make you laugh, the LP also contains some novelty recordings of greats like Jerry Lewis and Kay Martin. Film star Jerry Lewis had legendary comedic talents in Hollywood’s golden era! Rare recordings, but listen for yourself!
- 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 14 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities of the years 1947-1962!
- 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!
- Knuckles O’Toole & The Brigadiers’ orchestral 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.
- Joined by Jerry Lewis, a comedian and movie star from Hollywood’s golden era, with a really rare recording!
- Also available as CD (BCD17611) – with bonus tracks!
Hendrix Jimi - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 12″EP (Picture Disc, Black Friday) (LP)€29,00
As Christmas 1969 beckoned, Jimi Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox, and drummer Buddy Miles (christened Band Of Gypsys by Hendrix) engaged in extensive rehearsals for their highly anticipated appearances at The Fillmore East in New York. To mark the occasion in his own inimitable fashion, Jimi readied this special medley of holiday favorites to celebrate both Christmas and the dawning of a new decade.
This medley of “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne,” along with “Three Little Bears,” a playful Electric Ladyland outtake from 1968, is now available on picture disc, featuring album artwork on one side and a photo of Jimi dressed as Santa Claus on the other.
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
Crowell Rodney - Christmas Everywhere (LP)€23,00
RODNEY: ”My childhood memories of Christmas aren’t warm and fuzzy. The holidays were more of a nuisance for my parents than cause for celebration. This is not to say that on behalf of their only child they didn’t give the season a halfhearted try. There were Christmases when I found under the tree an electric football set, a Daisy pump air-rifle and a basketball goal that never got nailed up. But, there were also mornings when apples, oranges, hickory nuts and a hammer signified that year’s bounty. Which is to say that Christmas in our household was mostly a wait-and-see proposition. I was finally ready to record an album of original Christmas songs. With Dan Knobler producing and some very gifted musicians and vocalists lending their talents, the making of the album Christmas Everywhere ranks as some of the most enjoyable recording sessions I’ve ever experienced.”
McPherson JD - Socks (Green vinyl) (LP)€27,00
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. ”
Falco Tav - A Tav Falco Christmas (Black Friday 2017) (LP)€35,00
Arkansas-reared, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is set to make the holidays merry with his first collection of Christmas standards, A Tav Falco Christmas. A fixture on the international music scene since 1981, Falco has been described by The New York Times as “A singer, guitarist and researcher of musical arcana who hasn’t let his increasingly technical expertise and idiomatic mastery compromise the clarity of his vision.” At the start of a scorching hot July in Memphis this year, Falco and his distinguished group of American/Euro vagabonds ensconced themselves at Sam Phillips Recording Service studios in Memphis. The lineup includes bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, the Stooges), guitarist Mario Monterosso, and drummer Toby Dammit (currently the touring keyboardist in Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds).
The album comes on a holiday red color LP, exclusively for Black Friday.
Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Christmas with Elvis (LP)€27,00
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).
Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats on Friday, October 6.
A deluxe version of the album contains 4 bonus tracks (new symphonic versions of material from Elvis’ Peace In The Valley EP) and will be released on CD and digital formats Friday, November 24.
Lynn Loretta - White Christmas Blue (LP)€27,00
2016 holiday release. Loretta Lynn celebrates the holiday season with White Christmas Blue! Her first collection of seasonal songs since 1966’s Country Christmas features 12 new studio recordings made at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Highlights include ”White Christmas Blue,” a future yuletide classic newly penned by Loretta Lynn and Grammy Award winner Shawn Camp; new versions of two original compositions (”Country Christmas,” ”To Heck With Ole Santa Claus”) which first appeared on Country Christmas; and soulful interpretations of traditional carols (”Away in a Manger,” ”O Come All Ye Faithful”) and pop standards (”Winter Wonderland,” ”White Christmas”).