Various - Headin’ For The Christmas Ball (Ltd, Red) (LP)

Various - Headin’ For The Christmas Ball (Ltd, Red) (LP)


Christmas Ball – 14 Swing And R&B Christmas Crooners

  • 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!
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 Christmas
As 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!

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Weight 0.3 kg





01 Christmas Ball Georgie Auld & his Orchestra feat. Bill Darnell
02 Jingle Bells Knuckles O'Toole & The Brigadiers
03 Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling The Andrews Sisters
04 It Ain’t Snowin’ Outside Georgie Auld & his Orchestra feat. Bill Darnel
05 Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson & Hs ‚Pops‘ Concert Orchestra
06 Mister Santa Dorothy Collins
07 Come On Santa, Let’s Have A Ball Kay Martin & Her Body Guards
08 Ole! Santa Dinah Washington
09 Mambo, Santa, Mambo The Enchanters
10 Here Comes Santa Claus In A Red Canoe The Surfers
11 I’ve Had A Very Merry Christmas Jerry Lewis
12 Happy New Year Baby Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
13 What Are You Doing New Years Eve Ramsey Lewis Trio
14 Auld Lang Syne Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians

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