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Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics

 

Released: 09/16/2003
Label: Columbia/Legacy

Columbia/Legacy presents 18 remastered classics from the Christmas Cowboy, Gene Autry, including tracks not previously issued on A Gene Autry Christmas (1994): "He's a Chubby Little Fellow," "The Night Before Christmas (In Texas, That Is)," "I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus," and "Up on the Housetop."

Your favorite Christmas songs by your favorite cowboy, Gene Autry, are a must for your holiday soundtrack. This album contains over 45 minutes of music, a detailed track listing, but no liner notes.

Track Listing

  1. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (2:30)
    (G. Autry/O. Haldeman)
    Col. 20377, (MX. HCO 2587), Rec 08/28/1947,
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/06/1947
    Originally Released 1947
  2. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:06)
    (J. Marks)
    Gene Autry & The Pinafores
    Col. 38610, (MX. HCO 3810), Rec 06/27/1949
    Hollywood, Rel. 09/01/1949
    Originally Released 1949
  3. He's a Chubby Little Fellow (2:52)
    (G. Autry/O. Haldeman)
    Gene Autry & The Pinafores
    Col. 20616, (MX. HCO 3811), Rec 06/27/1949
    Hollywood, Rel. 09/05/1949
    Originally Released 1949
  4. Santa, Santa, Santa (2:37)
    (G. Autry/O. Haldeman)
    Gene Autry & The Pinafores
    Col. 20616, (MX. HCO 3860), Rec 08/04/1949
    Hollywood, Rel. 09/05/1949
    Originally Released 1949
  5. If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas Day (2:43)
    (M. Pascal/G. Marks)
    Gene Autry & The Pinafores
    Col. 38610, (MX. HCO 3861), Rec 08/04/1949
    Hollywood, Rel. 11/07/1949
    Originally Released 1949
  6. When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter (2:48)
    (J. Marks)
    Col. 38907, (MX. RHCO 4093), Rec 06/12/1950
    Hollywood, Rel. 09/11/1950
    Originally Released 1950
  7. Frosty the Snow Man (2:53)
    (S. Nelson/J. Rollins)
    Gene Autry & The Cass County Boys
    Col. 38907, (MX. RHCO 4094), Rec 06/12/1950
    Hollywood, Rel. 09/11/1950
    Originally Released 1950
  8. The Night Before Christmas Song (2:48)
    (J. Marks/C. Moore)
    Gene Autry & Rosemary Clooney
    Col. 39876, (MX. RHCO 10198), Rec 06/20/1952
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/03/1952
    Originally Released 1952
  9. The Night Before Christmas (In Texas, That Is) (2:41)
    (L. Harris/B. Miller)
    Gene Autry & The Cass County Boys
    Col. 90172-V, (MX. RHCO 10257), Rec 07/20/1952
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/24/1952
    Originally Released 1952
  10. Where Did My Snowman Go? (2:29)
    (G. Venis/S. Mann/F. Poser)
    Gene Autry & The Mitchell Choirboys
    Col. 40092, (MX. RHCO 10527), Rec 06/24/1953
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/12/1953
    Originally Released 1953
  11. I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus (2:38)
    (G. Autry/M. Carr/J. Marks)
    Col. 40135, (MX. RHCO 10625), Rec 10/29/1953
    Hollywood, Rel. 11/16/1953
    Originally Released 1953
  12. Sleigh Bells (2:20)
    (G. Autry/M. Carr)
    Col. 40135, (MX. RHCO 10626), Rec 10/29/1953
    Hollywood, Rel. 11/16/1953
    Originally Released 1953
  13. 'Round 'Round the Christmas Tree (2:08)
    (F. Stryker)
    Col. 40589, (MX. RHCO 33553), Rec 09/30/1955
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/31/1955
    Originally Released 1955
  14. Merry Christmas Waltz (2:31)
    (I. Loewer/B. Batson)
    Col. 40589, (MX. RHCO 33554), Rec 09/30/1955
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/31/1955
    Originally Released 1956
  15. Everyone's a Child at Christmas (2:16)
    (J. Marks)
    Col. 40790, (MX. RHCO 40020), Rec 10/17/1956
    Hollywood, Rel. 11/05/1956
    Originally Released 1956
  16. You Can See Old Santa Claus (When You Find Him in Your Heart) (2:06)
    (J. Johnson/L. Frizzell/B. Adams)
    Col. 40790, (MX. RHCO 40021), Rec 10/17/1956
    Hollywood, Rel. 11/05/1956
    Originally Released 1956
  17. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (2:40)
    (H. Gillespie/J.F. Coots)
    Gene Autry & The Cass County Boys & The King Sisters
    Col. J-176, (MX. RHCO 10531), Rec 06/25/1953
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/19/1953
    Originally Released 1953
  18. Up on the Housetop (2:49)
    (J. Whiteman)
    Col. J-176, (MX. RHCO 10539), Rec 06/23/1953
    Hollywood, Rel. 10/19/1953
    Originally Released 1953

Notes & Background Information

Compilation Producer: Larry Cohn
Mastering Supervision: Nedra Olds-Neal
Mastering: Darcy Proper at Sony Music Studios, New York
Legacy A&R: Steve Berkowitz
A&R Coordination: Adam Farber
Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
Cover Design: Joel Zimmerman
Design: Ken Fredette

© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. / Originally Released 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

(P) 2003 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. / Manufactured by Columbia Records / 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3211 / Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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