A Vintage Christmas Cracker
This two-disc, 47-track collection of vintage Christmas songs recorded between 1915 and 1949 is a true treasure, featuring more undisputed seasonal classics than you can shake a wreath at, all drawn from the original mono 78s. Included are such timeless gems as Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" (Frank Sinatra's version of the song is also here), Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song," Gene Autry's "Here Comes Santa Claus," and Spike Jones' "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth," as well as rarer delights like Fats Waller's "Swingin' Them Jingle Bells," Bessie Smith's "At the Christmas Ball," and the Andrews Sisters' "Christmas Island." It all adds up to a wonderful set that puts most contemporary Christmas collections to shame. Since it is drawn from 78s, some of the selections are on the time-worn and scratchy side, but that's not really a large drawback, since it only adds to the sweeping sense of holiday history this anthology imparts. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: Living Era
- UPC: 743625027525