The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings

The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings

by Jim NaborsJim Nabors




Real Gone's 2015 collection The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings combines Jim Nabors' two holiday albums for Columbia -- 1967's Jim Nabors' Christmas Album and 1972's Merry Christmas -- adding a couple of seasonal religious tunes from 1968's The Lord's Prayer & Other Sacred Songs and 1971's How Great Thou Art for good measure (as it happens, these bonus cuts include two different versions of "Ave Maria." Of the two albums, the 1967 set is slightly stuffier -- there's a reliance on old-fashioned carols and the string arrangements are a bit stiff -- but 1971 conjures just a bit of the spirit of Hollywood holiday specials, its strings feeling slightly snazzy, not starchy. Still, there's no question that Jim Nabors, with his well-rounded tenor and fastidious delivery, is very squarely in the middle of the road. His sensibility belongs in an era that was bypassed when these records were recorded, so this release functions as dual nostalgia: pining for pining for days of Christmas past.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2015
Label: Real Gone Music
UPC: 0848064004066
catalogNumber: 6400406

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Nabors   Primary Artist
Capps   Conductor
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Conductor
Alan Copeland   Conductor

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Capps   Arranger
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Sid Feller   Adaptation
Kim Gannon   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Arranger
Alan Copeland   Arranger
Joe Guercio   Producer,Adaptation
Linda Laurie   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
William A. Luce   Composer
Albert Hay Malotte   Composer
Phillips Brooks   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Annette Tucker   Composer
Don Upton   Composer
Stan Zabka   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Jeff James   Producer
Joe Marchese   Producer,Liner Notes
Lewis Redner   Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
Snuff Garrett   Producer
Jacob Gold   Composer
Phyllis Stohn   Composer
William Stephens   Composer

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