Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
Found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
Today’s song was written as an instrumental 70 years ago by American composer Leroy Anderson. Lyricist Mitchell Parish added the words two years later. That same year, the Andrew Sisters recorded the song. I really enjoy their version-the three part harmony, the sound effects and the addition of male background singers at the choruses. The Ronettes also recorded a great version of this holiday tune in 1963, but my favorite one is by the First Lady of Song. In her lifetime she recorded over 200 albums, sold over 40 million records, won 13 Grammy Awards and played at Carnegie Hall a total of 26 times. She was also awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The lady could sing and swing. And everything in between.
Courtesy of the Ella Fitzgerald website.
Ella Fitzgerald: “Sleigh Ride“.
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!