Various Artists Here Comes Santa Claus - 14 Swingin' Chestnuts -
Bear Family RecordsÂ®' latest installment in the 'Seasons' LP series!Christmas with plenty of swing, jazz, rhythm & blues and light-hearted pop let's you enjoy the holidays with a certain ease!Nostalgic Christmas with 14 Lindy Hop-Jitterbug-Boogie-Jive and Easy Listening rarities from three decades, 1939 - 1961! 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.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...Also available on CD with 15 bonus tracks: BCD17619.