1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Doris Day: The Complete Christmas Collection (CD released in 2008)
Original LP Album: The Doris Day Christmas Album Recorded on Columbia Records in 1964
The 2008 CD 'Doris Day: The Complete Christmas Collection' contains all 12 of the original tracks from Doris Day's 1964 LP 'The Doris Day Christmas Album'
plus 8 additional bonus tracks. Friendly warmth and joyous Christmas songs are the prime
ingredients of this fantastic festive album. No easy-listening, traditional, fifties-style Christmas collection is complete without this CD. Doris Day's sparkling "Silver Bells" is one of the best versions of this song ever recorded. Her delicate interpretation of "Toyland" is one of her most poignant releases. "The Christmas Waltz" is another fantastic song from this collection. Familiar songs "I'll be Home for Christmas", "Winter Wonderland","The Christmas Song", "Let It Snow!", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", and "White Christmas" are included as well as less well-known "Snowfall", "Christmas Present", and "Be a Child at Christmas Time." These 12 selections are all re-mastered tracks from the original 1964 album. The CD 'Doris Day: The Complete Christmas Collection' contains 8 additional bonus tracks including the crisply rhythmic "Ol Saint Nicholas" from her 1952 film 'The Winning Team' and her fresh, touching interpretation of "Let No Walls Divide" from 1961. Her luster and conviction are also demonstrated in "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Christmas Story", and "Silent Night". There are also second versions of "Silver Bells' and "The Christmas Song"
recorded in the 1950s. Most of the arrangements are by Pete King and
all of the selections are solid adult pop numbers with ample soft