A Lawrence Welk Christmas

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Once Upon a Holiday (CD)

Year: 2001
Label: Soundies
Catalog Number: SCD 4141
Number of Discs: 1
Editor's Rating: (Read Review)
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Track Listing:

3. Frosty the Snowman  Listen   Song Info 
8. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer  Listen   Song Info 

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Album Notes

The following text is from the CD liner notes:

It's a fairy tale holiday, featuring sentimental winter season songs from the Golden Era's brightest stars. From Mel Torme's perennial favorite "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" to lighthearted gems like Bob Chester's "Here Comes the Fattest Man in Town", this one-of-a-kind collection of vintage recordings includes many previously unreleased holiday tunes along with the most classic and beloved standards of all time.

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Editor's Review

This is really quite a nice surprise of a CD. To my knowledge, the two Lawrence Welk tunes are unavailable anywhere else on CD, and perhaps even on LP. There are quite a few other gems to be found by the likes of Mel Torme, The Modernaires, Kay Starr, The Ewing Sisters, Frankie Laine, and more from somewhat lesser-known artists of the Golden Era. Even if you aren't familiar with most of these recordings, this CD will nonetheless take you back to a simpler time while providing plenty of holiday cheer. There's a slight let-down in momentum toward the end of the disc, but I recommend it nonetheless.

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Song Information