Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS
28 Tracks on 1 CD
‘WHITE CHRISTMAS’ is arguably the most famous song of all time; certainly it’s the biggest seller, and it’s probably also the most-recorded. The original recording was, of course by Bing Crosby, whose version has sold in its countless millions over the ensuing seventy-nine years. Its writer, IRVING BERLIN, was famously the only Oscar presenter ever to open the envelope to read out his own name as the winner, when it won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’ in the 1942 movie Holiday Inn. It was soon established as a ‘Standard’ and was regularly revived throughout the 50s, by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Ravens, Ella Fitzgerald, Mantovani, Emile Ford, Peggy Lee, Walter Brennan, Chet Atkins, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Mahalia Jackson, The Drifters, Big Maybelle, Bobby Vee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and many more.
This inspired compilation presents twenty-eight memorable versions; nine male vocalists, seven female vocalists, seven vocal groups/duos, five instrumentals.
Enjoy the festive sounds of White Christmas by: BING CROSBY / BILL ROBBIN & THE BLUE JAYS / THE DRIFTERS / EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES / ELLA FITZGERALD / BOBBY VEE / KEELY SMITH / BILLY VAUGHN / DEAN MARTIN / JOHNNY MATHIS / PEGGY LEE / MAHALIA JACKSON / SIMMS & ROBINSON / LES PAUL & MARY FORD / MANTOVANI / BIG MAYBELLE / VIC BARRELL & HIS ORCH / THE STATUES / ROSEMARY CLOONEY / CHET ATKINS / THE BLUE DIAMONDS / SISTER ROSETTA THARPE / WALTER BRENNAN / KENNETH SPENCER / THE WAIKIKI’S / FRANK SINATRA / THE RAVENS / ELVIS PRESLEY