“The Christmas Song” (Merry Christmas To You) is a true classic, written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells in 1944. It was first recorded by Nat Cole and the The King Cole Trio in 1946 … then recorded again in stereo with a full orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, using the same arrangement for Nat King Cole’s Christmas Song album in 1961. Since then it has been recorded more than 254 times by artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé himself, to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Justin Bieber in more recent times!
Enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional jazz and the artists who create it. Here you'll find videos, interviews, photos and a variety of material that is sure to grab your attention. This site is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of "America's Classical Music."
- Art Tatum Classics
- Emily – Bill Evans
- Cry Me A River – Julie London
- The Flying Scotsman / Wallflower – Gerry Mulligan
- Old Black Magic / Night Train – Louis Prima & Keely Smith
- Walkin’ – Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Billy Cobham
- Satin Doll / Windsong – Mundell Lowe
- What Are You Doing New Years Eve? – Diana Krall
- Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby & Dean Martin Christmas
- The Christmas Song – Nat ‘King’ Cole