Various - Santa Swings The Windup – 14 Christmas Stockings Full Of Shellac Dust (LP)

Various - Santa Swings The Windup – 14 Christmas Stockings Full Of Shellac Dust (LP)


1 vinyl LP, red vinyl. 14 single tracks. Total playing time approx. 41 min.

Bear Family Records® went to the bottom of the shellac box for this Christmas collection.
No jingling bells, no ho-ho’s or weird reindeer voices.
Instead, swinging jazz at its best, rousing swing of the ’30s and ’40s, highly danceable, elegant but cool, performed by seasoned jazz musicians.
Featuring Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Putney Dandridge, and many others.
Short annotations for each song on the back of the album cover.
Carefully compiled edition, remastered from the best possible sources and pressed on high quality red vinyl.

Shellac instead of stardust: when Santa Claus takes off his boots and unpacks the gramophone after his work is done: Bear Family Records® delves deep into the shellac box!

No intrusive bells, chumming ho-ho’s or strangely distorted reindeer voices: Every year around the same time the displays of the department stores are bending with hastily and often suspiciously similar compiled ’swing’ samplers, since ”swing is coming back.”

Our journey through the depths of various shellac racks, however, brought to light quite a number of undiscovered treasures. Thus we could stand up for the true ’Spirit of Swing’.

Thrilling music of the ’30s and ’40s, highly danceable, elegant but cool, performed by expert jazz musicians, at the time pressed onto a mélange of shellac, slate flour, soot and cotton flakes, to be played with a steel needle (or optionally cactus spikes for lower volume) at an unbelievable 78 RPM and …. extremely fragile.

’Windup’, by the way, refers to the suitable playback device with a crank; from today’s point of view, very sustainable and environmentally friendly!

Big names like Glenn Miller – with a very special Jingle Bells version, recorded live on Dec 24, 1941!!! – Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie or Ella Fitzgerald as well as Putney Dandridge have expressed themselves in their own way on the subject of Christmas.

Ranging from charming to irreverent, Bear Family Records® finally provides a great celebration for all fans of real swing music, as Las Vegas came much later. On ’Santa Swings The Windup’ there are several premieres on modern audio media.

2 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: W_84455 Categories: , , ,
Weight 0,1 kg
Dimensions 14,2 × 12,5 × 1 cm
Tuotekoodi BAF18074
Tuottaja Bear Family Records
Vuosi 2023

01 What Will Santa Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin’) Louis Prima and his New Orleans Gang
02 Blow Blow Thou Winter Winds Bob Crosby and his Bob Cats
03 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! The Ramblers (vocal:Marcel Thielemans)
04 I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra
05 And The Angels Sing Count Basie and his Orchestra (vocal: Helen Humes)
06 Peace Sister Peace Monette Moore with The Phil Moore Orchestra
07 Jingle Bells (Intro spoken an sung by Glenn Miller and Paul Douglas)( Glenn Miller and his Orchestra
08 Ring Dem Bells ( Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra
09 Christmas Night In Harlem Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
10 Santa’s Secret Johnny Guarnieri with Slam Stewart
11 There’s Frost On The Moon Chick Webb Orchestra (Vocal: Ella Fitzgerald)
12 Snow Ball Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra
13 Santa Claus Came In The Spring Putney Dandridge and his Orchestra
14 Bells Of Auld Lang Syne Joel Cowan and Thornel Swartz

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