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Yule B Swingin Too
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Yule B Swingin Too
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Picking up where 1999's Yule B Swingin' left off, Too collects a host of jazzy and mainstream songs that run from legendary figures such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, and Duke Ellington to sophist...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Yule B Swingin Too
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 10/3/2000
Release Date: 10/3/2000
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Dixieland, Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454158220

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Picking up where 1999's Yule B Swingin' left off, Too collects a host of jazzy and mainstream songs that run from legendary figures such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, and Duke Ellington to sophisticated ladies Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. More mainstream pop music by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters, along with the rather bland June Christy version of "The Merriest" and the ever self-effacing Dean Martin version of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," tend to detour from nuggets such as Armstrong's wonderful "Christmas in New Orleans" and Joe Williams's "Let It Snow." Still, for a nostalgic big band Christmas collection that only occasionally burns down low, Yule B Swingin', Too! will get you in the holiday spirit. --Martin Keller

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CD Reviews

Cool Yule.......
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This review refers to the "Yule B' Swingin" Too!" CD(Hip-O/Universal Music).....

"Baby It's Cold Outside"....but you won't even notice with this CD on your changer. It'll warm you through and through with it's oh so recognizable voices and musical styles.From the opening track of Louis Armstrong's classic rendition of "Christmas In New Orleans" to Billy Holiday's wonderful "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", you'll be smilin and swingin to all these fun tunes.

I was looking for something fun, upbeat and just a little different from the usual holiday fare, and wow! did I find it with this one. Fans of swing will find this to be a real and rare treat.All these legendary greats performing some fabulous holiday tunes in a style that that never gets old. It's a match made in music heaven.

Some of the wonderful sounds you'll be delighted by are Louis Prima's "Shake Hands With Santa Clause",(this one will really get you jumpin),..."Baby,It's Cold Outside", a provacative duet from Ann Margaret and Al Hirt...Dean Martin sings "Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer"(appropriatly enough,)..Ella treats us to a moving "White Christmas", and Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra entertainingly perform "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus".There are 13 tracks in total, including such greats as Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, June Christy,Joe Williams, Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters and of course... Duke Ellington.(See buying info for complete list of songs and artists).

Many of these recordings are quite old but sound great on this CD. It's a mix that will just have you wanting to get up and swing...and if you're new to it..don't worry.. the basic 'swing step' is included in the booklet that comes with the CD!

Have a 'hip' holiday.......Laurie

also recommended:
Toys For Tots 30 All-Time Christmas Favorites
The Magic of Hanukkah"
Help!
C. K. Mavromatis | Akron, OH USA | 12/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...I can't get this CD off my player! Seriously, I just love this CD, and the more I play it, the more I love it. You won't go wrong with this one. A more than worthy follow-up to the first one."
Lots of Holiday Fun!
double-down | Houston, Texas United States | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great CD to put on if you're hosting a holiday party! Lots of really upbeat tunes that will have you singing and dancing around. This new CD has a nice variety of music and is even better than the first "Yule Be Swingin'" CD!!"