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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

 

Released: 08/17/2004
Label: Bear Family

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is one of the most familiar songs in all American music, and among the Top 20 all-time earners in the American record business. It has been a hit for Gene Autry, The Chipmunks, The Temptations, The Melodeers, Spike Jones, and Bing Crosby, and it has been recorded by literally hundreds of others.

The story began in 1939 when the Montgomery Ward retail store chain wanted to give away a storybook to its customers at Christmas and assigned the job to Robert L. May. Ten years later, May's brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, wrote a song about May's creation, and it was an instantaneous smash.

This Bear Family release gives the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer the deluxe treatment, with the original Gene Autry hit, the sequels, foreign versions, plus a sampling of other versions by artists as diverse as Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Dolly Parton.

Track Listing

  1. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:09)
    Gene Autry (Johnny Marks)
  2. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:47)
    Perry Como (Johnny Marks)
  3. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:30)
    Spike Jones and His City Slickers (Johnny Marks)
  4. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:15)
    Montana Slim (Johnny Marks)
  5. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:50)
    Giselle McKenzie (Johnny Marks)
  6. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:29)
    Hank Snow (Johnny Marks)
  7. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:16)
    Dean Martin (Johnny Marks)
  8. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:21)
    Roy Smeck (Johnny Marks)
  9. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:49)
    Merle Haggard (Johnny Marks)
  10. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:19)
    Ray Conniff (Johnny Marks)
  11. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:22)
    Hank Thompson (Johnny Marks)
  12. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1:55)
    The Platters (Johnny Marks)
  13. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:09)
    Hank Locklin (Johnny Marks)
  14. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:18)
    Ernest Tubb (Johnny Marks)
  15. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1:53)
    Pat Boone (Johnny Marks)
  16. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:45)
    Lynn Anderson (Johnny Marks)
  17. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:09)
    Urbie Green (Johnny Marks)
  18. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1:34)
    Burl Ives (Johnny Marks)
  19. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:19)
    Cadillacs (Johnny Marks)
  20. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (3:27)
    Dolly Parton (Johnny Marks)
  21. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:29)
    Bobby Helms (Johnny Marks)
  22. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (4:29)
    Fats Domino (Johnny Marks)
  23. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:16)
    The Three Suns (Johnny Marks)
  24. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:30)
    The Crystals (Johnny Marks)
  25. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:34)
    The Chipmunks (Johnny Marks)
  26. Le P'tit Renne au Nez Rouge (2:19)
    (Jen Roger/Jacques Larue/Johnny Marks)
  27. Rudolf, Das Kleine Rentier (2:54)
    (John Hendrick / Johnny Marks)
  28. Run Rudolph Run (2:45)
    Chuck Berry (Johnny Marks & Broadie Marvin Lee)
  29. They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose (2:10)
    Johnny Horton (Johnny Horton & Johnny Marks)
  30. Randolph, the Flat-Nosed Reindeer (1:58)
    Homer & Jethro (Johnny Marks)