Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Countdown to Christmas: The Christmas Song (1957-61)

Nat "King" Cole, I think, though I cannot be sure, recorded Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" with a jazz trio in 1946, then reissued it as a solo track 15 years later, and it is the solo version that everyone remembers.

This clip, though, appears to be from Cole's ill-fated variety show from the late 50's. I may be wrong (again), but this sounds like a mashup of the video clip, and the later recording.

Judge for yourselves.

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