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Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra: I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas

Track List

>I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas, Pt. 1
>Winter Wonderland
>Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
>Santa, Santa, Santa Claus
>Frosty the Snowman
>Jingle Bells
>Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
>All Around the Christmas Tree
>Christmas Song, The (Merry Christmas to You)
>White Christmas
>Silent Night, Holy Night/O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Joy to the World/Hark! the Herald Angels Sing/O Come, All Ye Faithful
>I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas, Pt.2

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Families have sweetly swung and swayed to this 1957 Christmas classic for decades, and now it’s finally coming out on CD for a whole new generation to discover (and older generations to savor)! Sammy Kaye was, of course, probably the most popular “sweet” band leader of all time, and I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas captures him conducting his orchestra in 1951, 1952, and 1957, as the album was composed of the 1951 8-song EP Christmas Serenade, two single sides from a year later, and the title track plus “The Christmas Song” recorded in 1957 especially for the release of this LP. Some of the songs feature the fondly remembered Kaydets, too…just a great Christmas record! Features notes by Joe Marchese, rare photos from the RCA vaults, and—most importantly—a beautiful remastering job by Mark Wilder at Battery Studio in New York.

Album Notes

Audio Remasterer: Mark Wilder.

Liner Note Author: Joe Marchese.

Recording information: 07/19/1957.


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