Playing tracks by
Bing Crosby, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Where Did My Snowman Go? , Santo Natale , Christmas Alphabet and more.
It's that time of year once again when the radio stations play Slade,Wizzard The pogues etc back to back so here's an alternative look at Christmasses past from the archive .I hope you enjoy them, merry Christmas
We finish with the original rare and rarely heard 1942 recordingof White Christmas,Crosby's recording was so popular that he was obliged to re-record it in 1947 using the same musicians and backup singers; the original 1942 master had become damaged due to its frequent use in pressing additional singles. Though the two versions are very similar, it is the 1947 recording which is most familiar today. Crosby was dismissive of his role in the song's success, saying later that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully."
This is the origional 1942 recording sounding worn by now