Wonderland: Cool December
by Various Artists
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- Released: September 23, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Shout Factory
Entertainment Weekly - 12/19/03, p.74(12/19/03, p.74) - "...A strictly winter-weather-themed collection for anyone whose tolerance for overt Christmas references has been used up." - Rating: B+
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter - Bing Crosby
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Snowbound - Sarah Vaughan
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Doris Day
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Baby, It's Cold Outside - Hot Lips Page / Pearl Bailey
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Winter Weather - Jo Stafford
- 6.Violets for Your Furs - Stacey Kent
- $0.99 on iTunes7.I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Billie Holiday
- 8.Winter Romance - Dean Martin
- 9.Warm December - Julie London
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Snowfall - The Manhattan Transfer
- 11.Little Jack Frost Get Lost - Frankie Carle / Marjorie Hughes
- 12.Love Turns Winter to Spring - June Christy
- 13.Winter Wonderland - Ren, Marie
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
- 15.What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - John Pizzarelli
- $0.99 on iTunes16.There's Frost on the Moon - Peg LaCentra / Artie Shaw
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Marjorie Hughes, Peg LaCentra (vocals).
Liner Note Author: R.J. Smith .
Recording information: 1936-2000.
Photographer: Don Miller.
Brought to you by the same people that developed Rhino's Ultra-Lounge series, Shout's Wonderland collections bring the same swanky feel to the holidays. As the title suggests, Wonderland: Cool December gathers festively frosty holiday songs with an emphasis on vocal jazz and pop performances like Bing Crosby's "Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter" and Doris Day's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!." Unlike the Ultra-Lounge series, however, these collections aren't limited to a specific era, so contemporary performers such as Stacey Kent and Rene Marie are included along with tried-and-true singers like Sarah Vaughan and Dean Martin. The collection's 16-track length is generous enough to provide the soundtrack to a holiday party or sitting by the fire or tree, and packed with many highlights, including Pearl Bailey's "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Billie Holiday's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," and Ella Fitzgerald's "Sleigh Ride." An elegant and relaxed collection, Wonderland: Cool December is worthwhile for anyone who wants to bring a little class to their holiday festivities. ~ Heather Phares
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