1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas Vol #1 Holiday Memories CD released in 2002
This bestselling 2CD Christmas collection of 43 tracks features ten timeless classics--memorable songs by favorite artists that make the holidays special. The fantastic Kate Smith version of "Silver Bells", two outstanding Perry Como Christmas classics, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" with the Fontane Sisters and "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" with the Ray Charles Singers, Johnny Mathis' outstanding 1958 version of "Sleigh Ride", two of Gene Autry's songs, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from 1949 and "Frosty the Snowman", Andy Williams' 1963 "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", "A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives, Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", and the most popular Christmas song of all time, "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. There are also four Christmas novelty songs, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by 12-year-old Jimmy Boyd in 1952, "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee, and Eartha Kitt's salacious and suggestive "Santa Baby" and two unusual holiday hits: "Mary's Boy Child" by Harry Belafonte, and Jose Feliciano's 1972 hit "Feliz Navidad" are included in this collection containing more than two hours of music.
There is also a 'Time-Life Treasure of Christmas Vol #2' that contains three outstanding Christmas songs: "There's No Christmas Like a Home Christmas" by Perry Como, "Pretty Paper" by Willie Nelson, and "Up on the House Top" by Eddy Arnold.