Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas 180g LP (Picture Disc)
Limited Edition 180g Vinyl Picture Disc!
Includes Bonus Tracks!
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a 1960 album by the American jazz
singer Ella Fitzgerald, recorded in the summer of 1960, with a studio orchestra
arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol. It is Fitzgerald's only Verve complete
album of Christmas tunes. Verve had issued a 7" 45rpm single in 1959, featuring
"The Christmas Song" with "The Secret of Christmas" on the B-side, both recorded
with Russ Garcia and His Orchestra in September 1959.
This holiday recording is now available on limited edition 180g picture disc!
"Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous -- and
yes, swinging -- set of classic Christmas tunes. The program is familiar, from
bouncy singalongs like 'Jingle Bells' to slinky ballads like a downright sexy
'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' but Fitzgerald treats each song with
exactly as much respect as it deserves. And so Frank Loesser's 'What Are You
Doing New Year's Eve' is wistfully romantic and Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne's 'Let
It Snow' is kittenishly enticing. As always, Norman Granz's production avoids
the schlock that drowns some holiday sets. This is as good as jazz Christmas
albums get." - AllMusic
• 180g Vinyl
• Picture Disc
• Limited Edition
• Bonus Tracks
1. Jingle Bells
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
5. Sleigh Ride
6. The Christmas Song
7. The Secret Of Christmas*
8. Good Morning Blues
9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
10. Winter Wonderland
11. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
12. Frosty The Snow Man
13. White Christmas
14 We Three Kings Of Orient Are*
15. O Little Town Of Bethlehem*