In an effort to "stay cool by thinking cool", the most-performed according to BMI Christmas song was born.
He said he thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could cool off. Forty minutes later that song was written. I wrote all the music and some of the lyrics.
Cole again recorded the song in , using the same arrangement with a full orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle , and once more in , in a stereophonic version with another full orchestra arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael. Cole's version is generally regarded as definitive, and in was the most-loved seasonal song with women aged 30—49,  while the original recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in First record issue.
The Christmas Song (chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Issued November as Capitol 78rpm. It was the song's first magnetic tape recording. This recording of "The Christmas Song" is also available on numerous compilation albums. Some are Capitol pop standards Christmas compilations while others are broader-based.
An alternate take of the recording, featuring a different vocal and missing the solo piano on the instrumental bridge, appears on the Deluxe Edition of the compilation The Extraordinary Nat King Cole.
There were several covers of Nat Cole's original record in the s.
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Nat King Cole (Joseph Vincent Cover)
He first performed and introduced the opening verse while duetting with Garland on the song for the show's Christmas Special, which aired on December 22, All through the year we waited Waited through spring and fall To hear silver bells ringing, see wintertime bringing The happiest season of all. Additionally, his recordings typically include a coda adapted from " Here We Come A-wassailing ":. It has charted by the following:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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