Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Christmas Serenade - Sammy Kaye

Okay, let's get this party started. To celebrate Christmas In July, here's Sammy Kaye's Christmas Serenade a 10" LP from Columbia Records (CL 2541). I haven't been able to track down a recording date for this LP, but Ernie Not Bert's blog shared an album with the same name last year (though with different contents). That LP was dated 1951 (see link).

This is a mix of fun tunes with more serious choral renditions. I hope Kaye's variations of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "Jingle Bells" and "Winter Wonderland" make it into your Christmas music rotation come November!

Please enjoy: Christmas Serenade


  1. Hmmm, it is different. Shame he couldn't come up with an original title. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Sammy Kaye also released a full length Christmas "LP" which is titled "Merry Christmas to ______ from Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra" And, yes, there is an actual "blank" in the title. (I am not sure if this is the exact title but it is something along those lines). Unfortunately, I have the album with no sleeve. One track off this album (Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer) is available on "Christmas With the Big Bands" on Sony Special Products.

  3. parties is a taste of life in 1951 reflects..
    especially love classical music

  4. "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" was released as a 45-rpm record c/w "Frosty The Snowman" the same year (1951) as all these other songs which were originally released both as individual singles and as an album (or boxed set, whatever) - see A Christmas Yuleblog. Kaye also recorded a bunch of Christmas music for RCA in the 1940's and Decca in 1960's. Confusing, huh?