I just found out that “Winter Wonderland” on my Christmas 1946 disc is from Perry Como’s “Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music.” Windows Media Player automagically found it for me when I was sampling my MP3 conversion. Now I feel like I’m being watched somehow.
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Edited 12/15, 9:30am: I realized after posting this that there was a long period of silence at the beginning of the audio file. I’ve removed that and reloaded the file.
Today we move ahead a year to the disc my grandpa made for Christmas 1946. Here we have
lots of Bing and what I think is Glenn Miller and his orchestra doing Jingle Bells—not sure about that, though. It’s a fun arrangement.
The songs on this disc include Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, and White Christmas.
I’m pretty sure that everything but Jingle Bells is Bing Crosby (but again, I’m not positive). Winter Wonderland is by Perry Como, O Come All Ye Faithful is by Frank Sinatra and Silent Night is by Bing Crosby (thanks to readers Ed and Ray for getting me all the correct attributions). This recording is very noisy, despite having been run through my noise reduction program. I think it must have gotten a lot of play over the years.
Thanks again for all the encouraging messages and comments. I always welcome any suggestions or information that you might be able to pass along!
Here’s the link to the download page for those using screen readers: Christmas 1946