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Christmas Through The Years (1928-1997)

Christmas Through The Years (1928-1997)
Created by: RetroJoe
Tracks: 26
Length: 01:19:29
Keywords 1. Mix Contest Christmas 2008
2. Mix Contest Christmas 2008
3. Mix Contest Christmas 2008
Created on 12/24/08 10:53pm
Level 3
Points 1708
Total visitors 25
Unique visitors 17
This mix was ranked #3 out of 3 entries for this contest
description:
This is mostly a traditional mix, with some more swinging or rocking songs thrown in and not too heavy on the holy perspective. Hope you all can enjoy it and have a wonderful holiday season!

tracklist

1 The Crystals : Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I guess this was never a single (if it was it surely would have been a hit). Phil Spector at his best. Thoug [...]
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Track 4 from A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
Length: 00:03:28
Year: 1963
Track Description:
I guess this was never a single (if it was it surely would have been a hit). Phil Spector at his best. Thought I'd start the mix off with a bang!
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2 Bing Crosby : Christmas Carols, Part 2
I chose Part 1 of this in an earlier year for Christmas, and the second part was so good I had to use it for a [...]
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Track 13 from Bing Crosby Sings Christmas Songs
Length: 00:03:23
Year: 1986
Track Description:
I chose Part 1 of this in an earlier year for Christmas, and the second part was so good I had to use it for another Christmas. This contains the songs Good King Wenceslas and We Three Kings of Orient Are (originally recorded in 1949).
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3 Jerry Butler : O Holy Night
This song was performed soulfully with great artistic merit back in 1974.
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Track 15 from Soulful Christmas
Length: 00:02:56
Year: 2001
Track Description:
This song was performed soulfully with great artistic merit back in 1974.
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4 Frank Sinatra : Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Originally recorded in 1947 (from Meet Me in St. Louis). I have a soft spot for Frank in the '40s.
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Track 17 from A Merry 1940s Christmas
Length: 00:02:49
Year: 2004
Track Description:
Originally recorded in 1947 (from Meet Me in St. Louis). I have a soft spot for Frank in the '40s.
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5 The Drifters : The Christmas Song
This song from 1964 ends beautifully.
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Track 16 from Soulful Christmas
Length: 00:02:30
Year: 2001
Track Description:
This song from 1964 ends beautifully.
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6 Paul Whiteman : Christmas Melodies
The oldest of the songs on this mix (1928) features Bix Beiderbecke on trumpet. Great sounding restoration of [...]
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Track 16 from Bix Restored, vol 4
Length: 00:04:25
Year: 2003
Track Description:
The oldest of the songs on this mix (1928) features Bix Beiderbecke on trumpet. Great sounding restoration of the original. The melodies are O Holy Night and Adeste Fideles.
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7 Dickie Valentine : Christmas Island
This one is easy on the ears, complete with Christmas chimes! (1956)
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Track 26 from A Perfect Christmas
Length: 00:02:41
Year: 2008
Track Description:
This one is easy on the ears, complete with Christmas chimes! (1956)
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8 Fats Domino : Frosty The Snowman
Bouncy little number recorded no later than 1993 (think it more likely earlier).
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Track 7 from Soulful Christmas
Length: 00:02:32
Year: 2001
Track Description:
Bouncy little number recorded no later than 1993 (think it more likely earlier).
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9 Hoosier Hotshots : The Man With The Whisker
This was done by a very popular group at the time (1938) when it reached #11 on the charts. A fun little tune [...]
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This was done by a very popular group at the time (1938) when it reached #11 on the charts. A fun little tune!
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10 Gene Autry : Up On The Housetop
A true classic from 1957.
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Track 18 from Rudolph and Other Christmas Classics
Length: 00:02:49
Year: 2003
Track Description:
A true classic from 1957.
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11 Bob B. Soxx : Here Comes Santa Claus
Like the first track, this was a great track from Phil Spector's Christmas Album of 1963.
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Track 12 from A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector
Length: 00:02:07
Year: 1963
Track Description:
Like the first track, this was a great track from Phil Spector's Christmas Album of 1963.
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12 The O'Jays : Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without The One You Love)
You probably heard this one before, but it's worth repeating (1969).
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Track 11 from Soulful Christmas
Length: 00:02:20
Year: 2001
Track Description:
You probably heard this one before, but it's worth repeating (1969).
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13 Nat King Cole : O Come All Ye Faithful
Doesn't get much better than Nat King Cole for Christmas (1963).
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Track 4 from Precious Moments Christmas Collection CD
Length: 00:02:26
Year: 1999
Track Description:
Doesn't get much better than Nat King Cole for Christmas (1963).
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14 Mr. Acker Bilk : Greensleeves
This is of course the same tune used for the song What Child Is This (when sung at Christmas time) (1961).
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Track 5 from Stranger on the Shore
Length: 00:02:45
Year: 1994
Track Description:
This is of course the same tune used for the song What Child Is This (when sung at Christmas time) (1961).
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15 Connie Francis : Ave Maria
Beautifully rendered version of a classic by a Pop Diva of her time (1959).
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Track 13 from Christmas In My Heart
Length: 00:02:49
Year: 1990
Track Description:
Beautifully rendered version of a classic by a Pop Diva of her time (1959).
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16 Canadian Brass : Angels We Have Heard On High
The Canadian Brass fits right in at Christmas (1981).
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Track 0 from Christmas With The Canadian Brass
Length: 00:02:43
Year: 1981
Track Description:
The Canadian Brass fits right in at Christmas (1981).
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17 Vera Lynn : White Christmas
One of my favorite female vocalists from the UK (1943).
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Track 37 from So Fresh: Songs for Christmas 2007
Length: 00:03:23
Year: 2007
Track Description:
One of my favorite female vocalists from the UK (1943).
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18 Vince and Jenny Gill : Let There Be Peace On Earth
An uplifting piece of music advocating the best in all of us (1997).
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Track 14 from A Country Superstar Christmas
Length: 00:04:31
Year: 1997
Track Description:
An uplifting piece of music advocating the best in all of us (1997).
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19 Brenda Lee : Joy to The World
They didn't call Brenda Lee "Little Miss Dynamite" for nothing (she really belts out this tune) (1964).
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Track 7 from A Brenda Lee Christmas
Length: 00:02:15
Year: 1991
Track Description:
They didn't call Brenda Lee "Little Miss Dynamite" for nothing (she really belts out this tune) (1964).
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20 Eddie Cantor : The Only Thing I Want For Christmas
I never heard this Christmas song until this year, but I like it a lot (it may have been made in 1939, but it [...]
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Track 41 from Eddie Cantor: The Columbia Years: 1922-40
Length: 00:02:55
Year: 1994
Track Description:
I never heard this Christmas song until this year, but I like it a lot (it may have been made in 1939, but it fits with the times today).
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21 The Glenn Miller Orchestra : Yuletide Medley #2
A snazzy instrumental of Christmas Cheery tunes (1993).
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Track 7 from In The Christmas Mood II
Length: 00:05:18
Year: 1993
Track Description:
A snazzy instrumental of Christmas Cheery tunes (1993).
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22 King Curtis : The Christmas Song
This sax solo is top notch (1968).
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Track 0 from Soulful Christmas, vol 3
Length: 00:03:10
Year: 1968
Track Description:
This sax solo is top notch (1968).
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23 Earl Grant : Silver Bells
This song has soul and style (1966).
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Track 22 from Treasury of Christmas: Holiday Memories
Length: 00:03:17
Year: 2002
Track Description:
This song has soul and style (1966).
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24 Django Reinhardt : Christmas Swing
Not what you would consider traditional Christmas fare, but good music none the less and ahead of the times as [...]
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Track 17 from Django Reinhardt: 1937, vol 2
Length: 00:02:47
Year: 1996
Track Description:
Not what you would consider traditional Christmas fare, but good music none the less and ahead of the times as well (1937).
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25 Peggy Lee : It's Christmas Time Again
It wouldn't be a classy Christmas without a song by the great Peggy Lee (1953).
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Track 14 from Christmas With Peggy Lee
Length: 00:03:00
Year: 2006
Track Description:
It wouldn't be a classy Christmas without a song by the great Peggy Lee (1953).
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26 Vera Lynn : The Happiest New Year of All
This is not only appropriate to end with this song I think, but it is even more special that it is by Vera Lyn [...]
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Track 49 from Merry Christmas Memories
Length: 00:03:31
Year: 2007
Track Description:
This is not only appropriate to end with this song I think, but it is even more special that it is by Vera Lynn (the only artist I used twice on the mix) (1944).
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I'm downloading this too. Thankyou! Nice job.
12/27/08 07:39pm
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Ooooh, what a unique mix!
12/26/08 11:22am
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I am definitely giving this a download. You rock!
12/26/08 12:29am
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Vera Lynn lived in Finchley, my home town for a very long time and my dad was her postman in the fifties. This has nothing to do with anything but I mention it anyway. I thought my mix was eclectic. Love the use of the really old stuff, and fascinated to see a couple of other ancient British artists in Dickie valentine and Acker Bilk, both favorites of my Dad. I knew Bilk was known here because of 'Stranger On The Shore' but Dickie VAlentine wasn't even that big in the UK so I am suprised to see him here. Great mixtape
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Here is a link to the mix: http://www.m egaupload.com/?d=7CT7AUUR (but note that the file for track 18 is mislabeled; see the notes above for the correct info).
12/24/08 10:58pm
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