Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas LP
The First Lady of Song's Original Holiday Classic on
This is a faithful vinyl reissue of Ella's 1960 Verve holiday album featuring
"Frosty the Snow Man," "Winter Wonderland," "Sleigh Ride," and many more! Ella
Wishes You a Swinging Christmas has been a swingin' yuletide tradition for over
50 years! The album was recorded in the summer of 1960, with a studio orchestra
arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol.
Here is an ebullient Ella Fitzgerald, exuding the warmth and spirit and good
cheer with which the Yuletide is usually equated. Mindful that Christmas albums
normally emphasize the religious and solemn, Ella chose in this to stress the
festive aspect of the season; hence the latitude employed in the selection of
material. As if to ask: Why not the peace and good will of Christmas the year
So here is Ella for Christmas--twelve happy, winter songs, happily sung to
happily suggest that yours be a Swinging Christmas--anytime, all the time!
"Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous -- and
yes, swinging -- set of classic Christmas tunes. As always, Norman Granz's
production avoids the schlock that drowns some holiday sets. This is as good as
jazz Christmas albums get." -allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP Reissue
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Frank DeVol, conductor, arranger
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. Good Morning Blues
8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
9. Winter Wonderland
10. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
11. Frosty The Snowman
12. White Christmas