Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Yule B Swingin
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Louis Prima's "What Will Santa Claus Say When He Finds Everybody Swinging?" opens this 1998 collection, and 13 cuts later it closes with the patron saint of highballers everywhere, Dean Martin, crooning "I've Got My Love t... more »
Louis Prima's "What Will Santa Claus Say When He Finds Everybody Swinging?" opens this 1998 collection, and 13 cuts later it closes with the patron saint of highballers everywhere, Dean Martin, crooning "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." In between, there's Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, Johnny Desmond, and Nancy Wilson. Also along are some truly big bands, including Glenn Miller, the eternally hip Louis Armstrong & the Commanders, Les Brown & His Band of Renown, Lionel Hampton, Pete Fountain, and Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra turning out a catchy little tune called "Dig That Crazy Santa Claus." If you think this is just pure nostalgia, you probably think Claus is an imposter, too. --Martin Keller
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