Gene Autry Christmas - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- A Gene Autry Christmas
Personnel includes: Gene Autry, Rosemary Clooney, Mitchell Choirboys, Cass County Boys, King Sisters, The Pinafores.
Compilation producer: Didier C. Deutsch.
Recorded between 1947 and 1956.
Includes liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch.
Following on from an excellent Gene Autry Christmas collection on Columbia from ten years earlier, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics adds two tracks to that disc's 16 and furnishes a remastering that makes these tracks sound better than ever. Though Autry's known best in a holiday context for the title song, he recorded many more splendid songs during the period, all of them evincing his superb Hollywood swing. Autry's other additions to the repertoire of Christmas classics landed in 1950 ("Frosty the Snowman," then a new song) and 1952 ("The Night Before Christmas Song"). Since country & western audiences were notoriously sensitive, he stayed away from sacred classics, making this collection much more exciting and fun than the usual. Aside from the above, highlights include "He's a Chubby Little Fellow," "Here Comes Santa Claus," and his update of an earlier hit, "The Night Before Christmas (In Texas, That Is)." ~ John Bush
- Country of Origin
- Sony Music Distribution (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Gene Autry
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Here Comes Santa Claus
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Night Before Christmas Song, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Frosty the Snowman
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] 'Round 'Round the Christmas Tree
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Santa, Santa, Santa
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Where Did My Snowman Go?
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Look Out the Window
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] You Can See Old Santa Claus (When You Find Him in Your Heart)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Sleigh Bells
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Everyone's a Child at Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Merry Christmas Waltz
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Jingle Bells
- BMG Special Products
- 40m 6s
- Video Disabled
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