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A Gene Autry Christmas

 

Released: 1994
Label: Columbia/Legacy

A Gene Autry Christmas is a delightful compilation of Gene Autry’s original 1940s and ’50s Christmas recordings for Columbia Records. Gene's classic renditions of "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and "Frosty the Snowman" are included as well as fan favorites "When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter" and "Where Did My Snowman Go?"

The liner notes are difficult if not impossible to read and the cover art is quite possibly the ugliest ever conceived for a Gene Autry release. But don't let this fool you! This CD is a must for your Christmas music collection.

Track Listing

  1. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (2:30)
    (G. Autry/O. Haldeman)
    With Vocal Group
    MX.HCO 2587, Rec. 08/28/1947
  2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:06)
    (J. Marks)
    With The Pinafores and Orchestral Accompaniment
    MX.HCO 3810, Rec. 06/27/1949
  3. If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas Day (2:42)
    (G. Marks/M. Pascal)
    With the Pinafores and Orchestral Accompaniment
    MX.HCO 3861, Rec. 08/04/1949
  4. When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter (2:48)
    (J. Marks)
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 4093, Rec. 06/12/1950
  5. The Night Before Christmas Song (2:47)
    (J. Marks)
    With Rosemary Clooney
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 10198, Rec. 06/20/1952
  6. Frosty the Snowman (2:53)
    (S. Nelson/J. Rollins)
    With the Cass County Boys
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 4094, Rec. 06/12/1950
  7. 'Round 'Round the Christmas Tree (2:07)
    (F. Strykert)
    Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 33553, Rec. 09/30/1955
  8. Santa, Santa, Santa (2:36)
    (G. Autry/O. Haldeman)
    With the Pinafores
    MX.HCO 3860, Rec. 08/04/1949
  9. Where Did My Snowman Go? (2:28)
    (F. Poser/G. Venis/S. Mann)
    With The Mitchell Choirboys
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 10527, Rec. 06/24/1953
  10. Look Out The Window (2:23)
    (J. Porter/S. Mitchell)
    With Rosemary Clooney
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 10199, Rec. 06/20/1952
  11. You Can See Old Santa Claus (When You Find Him In Your Heart) (2:06)
    (J. Johnson/L. Frizzell/B. Adams)
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 40021, Rec. 10/17/1956
  12. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (2:39)
    (H. Gillespie/J.F.Coots)
    With the Cass County Boys and The King Sisters
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 10531, Rec. 06/25/1953
  13. Sleigh Bells (2:19)
    (G. Autry/M. Carr)
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 10626, Rec. 10/29/1953
  14. Everyone's a Child at Christmas (2:15)
    (J. Marks)
    Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 40020, Rec. 10/17/1956
  15. Merry Christmas Waltz (2:30)
    (I. Loewer/B. Batson)
    Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Carl Cotner
    MX.RHCO 33554, Rec. 09/30/1955
  16. Jingle Bells (1:57)
    (J.S. Pierpont)

Notes & Background Information

Compilation Producer: Didier C. Deutsch
Digital Mastering: Chris Herles, Sony Music Studios, NYC
A & R Coordinator: Tony Natelli
Product Manager: Rita Cox
Art Direction and Design: Tracy Boychuck
Still Life Photography: Jason Stang
Liner Notes: Didier C. Deutsch

Recorded between 1947 and 1956. All recordings are in Mono. © Sony Music Entertainment Inc. / (p) 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Manufactured by Columbia Records, 5550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3211.

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