Friday, December 23, 2022

Hello, Mister Playlist: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 137

Album cover of Christmas Songs and Carols on Golden Records label, illustrated by Lowell Hess, showing Victorian carolers on a snowy evening near a gas street lamp with a wooden sign with Santa Claus's face on it.


Coffeetime, December 23, 2021, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Red Garland / All Kinds of Weather / Winter Wonderland / Prestige / 11.27.58 
Dick Robertson / Don’t Wait ’Til the Night Before Christmas / Decca / 9.19.39 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Hello, Mister Kringle / Columbia / LA 9.7.39 / vocal = Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble
Frank Sinatra / Christmas Dreaming / Columbia / Hollywood 6.26, 27.47 / with Axel Stordahl & his Orchestra / “no sign of snow around”
The Nic Nacs [The Robins] / Gonna Have a Merry Christmas / RPM / LA 11.2.50 / with Little Esther 
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, & Vera Ellen [dubbed by Trudy Stevens] / Snow / soundtrack, Paramount movie White Christmas / Hollywood 1953 
Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve / LA 7.15 & 16.60
Nancy Wilson / That’s What I Want for Christmas / Capitol / Hollywood 11.18.63 / with celeste!

bed
Dexter Gordon / The Panther! / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 7.7.70 

set 2
Charles Schultz /[A Charlie Brown Christmas original soundtrack] / dialogue snippet / [Buena Vista] / LA 1965 [1977] / with Peter Robbins [Charlie Brown] & Christopher Shea [Linus]
Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas / O Tannenbaum; Skating; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; The Christmas Song; Christmas Time is Here (vocal) / Fantasy / LA 1965 / with the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael 
Dean Martin / It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / NBC TV broadcast, The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show / Hollywood 12.5.52
Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee / Here Comes Santa Claus / radio broadcast, The Bing Crosby Show For Chesterfield / Hollywood 12.3.49 / with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires {Conlon, Mack McLean, Charles Parlato, Loulie “Lily” Jean Norman, Gloria Wood} and John Scott Trotter & his Orchestra
Anne Lloyd & the Sandpipers / Christmas Songs and Carols / When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter / Golden Records / 1958 / with = Mitch Miller; cover by Lowell Hess
Doris Day / The Doris Day Christmas Album / The Christmas Waltz / Columbia / LA 1964

bed
Don Patterson / Holiday Soul / Merry Christmas, Baby / Prestige / 11.25.64 

set 3
Cranston East A Cappella Choir / Speak to One Another / Fum, Fum, Fum / Vogt / Cranston, RI fall 1972
Kenny Burrell / Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas / Merry Christmas Baby / Cadet / Chicago 10.66 / with Charles Stepney, piano; Cleveland Eaton, bass; Morris Jennings, drums
Steve Allen Trio / A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Jingle Bells / Chiaroscuro / Pittson PA, WVIA 1973
Richard Himber & his Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Winter Wonderland / Victor / 10.23.34 / vocal =Joey Nash 
Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra / The Fairy on the Christmas Tree / HMV / London 11.29.36 / vocal = The Three Sisters 
Mel Blanc and the Sportsmen / Jingle Bells / radio transcription AFRS Mail Call Christmas Special / Hollywood 40s
Kay Starr / December / radio transcription / Hollywood fall 1949 / with Billy Butterfield Quintet and background vocals by The Three Beaus & a Peep
Jo Stafford / Happy Holiday / Happy Holiday; Winter Weather / Columbia / 1955 / a sort of concept album
Julie London / I’d Like You for Christmas / Liberty / LA 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. / It’s Christmas Time All Over The World / Reprise / LA mid-1965

bed
Gene Ammons / Night Lights / The Christmas Song / Prestige / 2.2.70 

set 4
Tommy Flanagan / An Uptown Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Uptown / 8.12.87
Judy Garland / from the soundtrack to the film “Meet Me in St. Louis” / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / MGM / Hollywood 12.4.43
King Cole Trio / The Christmas Song / Capitol / Hollywood 6.14.46 / written by Robert Wells & Mel Tormé 
Johnny Mercer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town; Jingle Bells (Capitol Promos) / Capitol / Hollywood 9.17.47; 1946 / with the Pied Pipers
James Brown & his Famous Flames / James Brown Christmas Album / Merry Christmas, I Love You / King / 1966
Dinah Washington / Make Me a Present of You / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55 / with Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Golden Gate Quartet / Go Where I Send Thee / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful (Christmas) song
Otis Redding / Soul Christmas / Merry Christmas, Baby / Atco / Memphis 2.67