Saturday, December 03, 2022

Swinging Little Christmas

 Bear Family Records is a German label specialised in quality compilations. Almost every year they have Christmas releases. Like this country one in 2017 or this Big City one in 2016. This year's is called 'Have Yourself Another Swingin' Little Christmas'. On it are 29 songs from the periode 1949-1962. With hardly known songs by artists like Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee or Andy Williams. And a lot of crazy swinging Xmas music from the vaults. Like this 1959 cha-cha from miss Pearl Bailey:

or  this novelty calypso from 1954 by Bill Darnel:

And to end, this nice swinging 'Winter Wonderland' by the great Ramsey Lewis, who left this world september 2, 2022:

Pssst: if you want to check out almost all tracks, here's a Spotify playlist with 27 songs from the compilation.