Classic Country Christmas [Time Life]

Classic Country Christmas [Time Life]



New holiday songs come and go, but a rugged few stick around and earn classic status. Time-Life has collected a few of these standards and a few future hopefuls on Classic Country Christmas. The first strong point of this compilation is its deep roots, reaching back to Elvis' take on "Blue Christmas" and Jim Reeves' "Silent Night." Other oldies include guitarist Chet Atkins' impeccable version of "Jingle Bells" and Buck Owens' still entertaining "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy." There are also a few surprises, like Johnny Cash's fresh take on "The Little Drummer Boy" and George Jones' peaceful "O Come All Ye Faithful." Weaved in between these favorites are more contemporary fare, including Dolly Parton's sentimental "Hard Candy Christmas," Vince Gill' jaunty "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town," and the Judds' soulful "What Child Is This." The eclectic material is the other element that makes this collection so interesting and enjoyable. Although it's technically a "country" collection, there's plenty of pop
ock crossover. What holiday season, after all, would be the same without Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock?" Classic Country Christmas lives up to its billing, delivering an hour's worth of fine holiday fare that will put a smile on even the most hardened cynic's face.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2003
Label: Time Life Records
UPC: 0610583092622
catalogNumber: 18927

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Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Carol Hall   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Big Joe Maher   Arranger
Harry Simeone   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Jeff Cook   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Theodore Gentry   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Mark Herndon   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Tex Logan   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Randy Owen   Composer
D.F. Potter   Arranger
Don Rich   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Joe Beal   Composer
Jim Boothe   Composer
Robert Hull   Executive Producer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Suzanne Manlove   Director,Creative Services Coordinator
Charles McCardell   Liner Notes
Oakley Haldeman   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Sloan Carroll   Creative Services Coordinator
Francesca Chalukoff   Creative Services Coordinator
Joseph Carleton Beal   Composer
Robert Bellarmine Byrne   Composer
Russell Gregory Fowler   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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