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Christmas Music (Decca album)

 

Christmas Music (Decca album)

Decca Presents
An Album of Christmas Music
Compilation album by Bing Crosby, Kenny Baker, Men About Town, Eddie Dunstedter
Released Original 78 album: 1940
Recorded 1934, 1935, 1938
Genre Christmas
Label Decca Records
Bing Crosby chronology
Favorite Hawaiian Songs
(1940)
Christmas Music
(1940)
Star Dust
(1940)

Christmas Music is an compilation album of phonograph records put together for the Christmas season by Decca Records in late 1940. The album features the most popular artists recording for Decca such as: Bing Crosby, Kenny Baker, Men About Town and Eddie Dunstedter. It features Bing Crosby's first commercial release of "Silent Night", the 1942 version of which went on to sell 30 million copies.

Track listing

The 1940 album issue Decca Album No. 159 consisted of these previously issued 78 rpm records:[1][2]

Disc 1: (304)[3]

  1. "Christmas Day (Part One)", recorded in November 1934 by Men About Town
  2. "Christmas Day (Part Two)", recorded in November 1934 by Men About Town

Disc 2: (621)[4]

  1. "Silent Night", recorded November 13, 1935 by Bing Crosby with Victor Young and His Orchestra
  2. "Adeste Fideles”, recorded November 12, 1935 by Bing Crosby with Victor Young and His Orchestra

Disc 3: (2189)[5]

  1. "O Little Town of Bethlehem", recorded November 18, 1938 by Kenny Baker and Eddie Dunstedter
  2. "O Holy Night", recorded November 18, 1938 by Kenny Baker and Eddie Dunstedter

Disc 4: (2190)[6]

  1. "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", recorded November 18, 1938 by Kenny Baker and Eddie Dunstedter
  2. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", recorded November 18, 1938 by Kenny Baker and Eddie Dunstedter

References

  1. ^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Christmas-Music-Bing-Crosby-Kenny-Baker-Men-About-Town-4x10-034-78-rpm-NM-/191545970509?&_trksid=p2056016.m2516.l5255
  2. ^ http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/168481037/_DECCA_PRESENTS_AN_ALBUM_OF_CHRISTMAS_MUSIC_AN_ALBUM_WITH_4_X_78RPM_RECORDS_BING_CROSBY.html
  3. ^ http://www.78discography.com./Dec100.htm
  4. ^ http://www.78discography.com./Dec500.htm
  5. ^ http://www.78discography.com./Dec2000.htm
  6. ^ http://www.78discography.com./Dec2000.htm
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