Christmas Songs From The 1930's

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Silent Night (Bing Crosby)
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Don't Wait Till the Night Before Christmas (Eddy Duchin)
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Jingle Bells (Benny Goodman)
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The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot (Vera Lynn)
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What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin'?) (Louis Prima)
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (George Hall)
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The Night Before Christmas (Milton Cross)
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When Winter Comes (Artie Shaw)
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Winter Wonderland (Guy Lombardo)
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Christmas Out On The Prairie (The Hill Billies)
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Although the advent of recorded music formats haf started decades earlier 1930s Christmas songs still sound as if production techniques has some way to go to achieve high fidelity. But for all the crackles, hiss and general lack of pristine clearness there is an definite warmth to the tracks on our 30s Christmas songs playlist. First mention must go to Bing Crosby’s 1935 recording of ‘Silent Night’, a definitive version if ever there were one with Bing joined by a cast of female vocalists. What you’ll notice on these songs is the proliferation of big band productions and so on the earlier passages of Eddie Ducin’s ‘Don't Wait Till the Night Before Christmas’ you be treated to a brass ensemble extraordinaire. Also notable is the Andrew Sisters and Guy Lombardo’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ which may be an example of mono in action but could you ever turn away a whistling performance such as this? Vera Lynn would become a World War II pinup but she showed that before those horror years she could serve up a mighty fine Christmas piece. ‘The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot’ might come across as maudlin but as a period piece it is priceless and the perfect antidote to the overproduced sugary pop of today.

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