Frank Sinatra - A Jolly Christmas - 1957 Xmas Pop Vocal - Pic Disc 180 Grm LP
Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra
DOL – DOS646HP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Picture Disc, Mono
Easy Listening, Vocal
A1 Jingle Bells
A2 The Christmas Song
A3 Mistletoe And Holly
A4 I'll Be Home For Christmas
A5 The Christmas Waltz
A6 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
B1 The First Noël
B2 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
B3 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
B4 Adeste Fideles
B5 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
B6 Silent Night!
Originally released in 1957, A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra was the first full-length Christmas album for Ol' Blue Eyes. The recording features the Ralph Brewster Singers along with a Gordon Jenkins conducted orchestra. The album includes the holiday favorite "Mistletoe and Holly" which was co-written by Sintra himself.
Christmas, to some it's a tree by the fireplace tipped with a gleaming star, to others a reflective hour in church surrounded by flickering altar candles and stained glass windows, or the long-awaited sight of loved ones.
In "A Jolly Christmas," Frank Sinatra vocally weaves these varied impressions into a tapestry of Christmas music both new and old. Side One of the album is devoted to popular Yuletide favorites of recent origin; on Side Two, Sinatra sings the traditional carols.
Frank Sinatra is the perfect choice for such an album. In the course of his unique career, he has experienced not only the joy of success, but also the solemn years of struggling. Now, as a fully mature artist, Sinatra rings responsive chords in millions. What you hear, then, as you listen to "A Jolly Christmas," is a man whose understanding enables him to sing these songs with equal feeling and beauty.
Anyway, this album is THE classic Christmas album. If anything else, the first track, Jingle Bells, is probably the song that is out of the place here. This was his Xmas concept album ... and a great one it is. This is the standard that all other Xmas albums are based on. This is the album you play in the background and it just "fits" the season ... it wouldn't be Xmas if you didn't hear this music at least once ...
Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells
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Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Home For Christmas
(Capitol Records 1958)
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Frank Sinatra - Mistletoe And Holly
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