12 2021 IHTSB December 19 Christmas music from Buddy Clark, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald…

We celebrate the holiday season in today’s show, with songs about Christmas and about the winter weather. Listen to winter holiday classics like “Winter Wonderland” from Buddy Clark, “Sleigh Ride”, performed by its composer Leroy Anderson, and a fun version of “Jingle Bells” from the irrepressible Fats Waller! Mel Torme joins us with his composition the Christmas Song, and Frank Sinatra brings us “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. And of course we hear from Bing with his medley of Christmas carols, as well as a duet with Ella Fitzgerald in their 1952 recording of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”. And to cap the show, what else but Bing and “White Christmas”. Very best wishes for a happy holiday season and a merry Christmas!

Artist Year Song Time
01 Buddy Clark 1949 Winter Wonderland 2:37
02 Perry Como 1951 It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas 2:40
03 Django Reinhardt 1937 Christmas Swing 2:52
04 Lena Horne 1966 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:44
05 Leroy Anderson 1950 Sleigh Ride 2:50
06 Frank Sinatra 1957 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 2:32
07 Eddie Fisher 1952 You’re All I Want For Christmas 2:43
08 The Andrews Sisters 1947 Christmas Island 2:41
09 Fats Waller 1936 Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells 2:59
10 Bing Crosby 1942 Christmas Carols medley 6:59
11 Mel Tormé 1960 The Christmas Song 2:44
12 Doris Day 1964 I’ll Be Home For Christmas 2:27
13 Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald 1952 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 2:30
14 Louis Armstrong 1953 Christmas Night In Harlem 2:40
15 Bing Crosby 1942 White Christmas 3:03

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