Classic Country Christmas - (Import CD)
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Mono / Stereo
- Joe Sasfy (Compilation)
- Classic Country Christmas [Time Life]
Includes liner notes by Charles McCardell.
This is part of Time Life's "Classic Country" series.
Liner Note Author: Charles McCardell.
Director: Suzanne Manlove.
Arrangers: D.F. Potter; Big Joe Maher.
This collection easily lives up to its name by featuring a stellar lineup of musicians performing time-honored holiday songs. Tammy Wynette sets the mood with a gorgeous rendition of "White Christmas," followed by Elvis Presley's signature take on "Blue Christmas." Dolly Parton sings achingly of a "Hard Candy Christmas," while Willie Nelson contributes his own classic tune, "Pretty Paper." Willie's dear friend Johnny Cash lends his unmistakable baritone voice to an excellent 1959 version of "The Little Drummer Boy," in which the Man in Black leaves the "a-rum-pa-pa-pum" refrain to his back-up singers. Elsewhere, Emmylou Harris saunters through "Christmas Time's A-Comin'," and Buck Owens offers up his humorous "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy." Although many of these recordings were made before 1980, country of the late '80s and early '90s is represented by artists such as Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam, and the Judds.
- Country of Origin
- Time/Life Music
- WEA (Distributor)
- Various Artists
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] White Christmas - Tammy Wynette
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Christmas in Dixie - Alabama
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Vince Gill
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Pretty Paper - Willie Nelson
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Little Drummer Boy, The - Johnny Cash
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] What Child Is This? - The Judds
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Christmas Song, The - Randy Travis
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I'll Be Home for Christmas - John Anderson
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Christmas Time's A-Coming - Emmylou Harris
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy - Buck Owens
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Holly Jolly Christmas, A - Alan Jackson
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Here Comes Santa Claus - Dwight Yoakam
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Jingle Bell Rock - The Anita Kerr Singers/Bobby Helms
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Jingle Bells - Chet Atkins
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Silver Bells - Ronnie Milsap
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] O Come All Ye Faithful - George Jones
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Silent Night - Jim Reeves
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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