Christmas Through The Years



5CD Set
Released December 1996
Cat No.: RDCD1511-5  (RDC93181-3)
RD Code: CTTY 381
Compiled by M Moritz


CD1 All-Time Christmas Favourites 

1 - White Christmas - Vera Lynn
2 - Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Nat King Cole
3 - Happy Holiday - Andy Williams
4 - Silver Bells - Doris Day
5 - Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte
6 - Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
7 - Carol Of The Bells - Johnny Mathis
8 - Pretty Paper - Glen Campbell
9 - First Noël - Connie Francis
10 - Jingle Bells - Richard Clayderman
11 - We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Roger Whittaker
12 - When A Child Is Born - Johnny Mathis
13 - I Saw Three Ships - Nat King Cole
14 - Twelve Days Of Christmas - Roger Whittaker
15 - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Fireside Singers
16 - Deck The Halls - Nat King Cole
17 - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Doris Day
18 - There's No Place Like Home - Glen Campbell
19 - C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. - Eddy Arnold
20 - Go Tell It On The Mountain - Fireside Singers
21 - Here We Come A - Carolling - Ray Conniff Singers
22 - Do You Hear What I Hear? - Andy Williams

CD2 Christmas Memories      

23 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
24 - Winter Wonderland - Perry Como
25 - I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus - Vera Lynn
26 - A Marshmallow World - Bing Crosby
27 - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - Eddie Fisher
28 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
29 - Jolly Old St Nicholas - Ames Brothers
30 - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians
31 - Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot - Vera Lynn
32 - Silent Night - Bing Crosby
33 - Once Upon A Wintertime - Vera Lynn
34 - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Ames Brothers
35 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
36 - Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells - Dorothy Squires
37 - Christmas Island - Andrews Sisters
38 - You're All I Want For Christmas - Frankie Laine
39 - Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
40 - When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney - Billy Cotton
41 - Does Santa Claus Sleep With His Whiskers Over Or Under The Sheet? - Henry Hall with the BBC Dance Orchestra
42 - Fairy On The Christmas Tree - Gracie Fields
43 - Where Did My Snowman Go? - Petula Clark
44 - Frosty The Snowman - Nat King Cole
45 - (All I Want For Christmas) Is My Two Front Teeth - Spike Jones and his City Slickers

CD3 The Joy Of Christmas    

46 - O Come, All Ye Faithful - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
47 - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks - Harry Secombe
48 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Roger Whittaker
49 - O Holy Night - Mario Lanza
50 - Ave Maria - Moira Anderson
51 - Panis Angelicus - Placido Domingo
52 - Once In Royal David's City - Mantovani
53 - Angels We Have Heard On High - Vienna Boys Choir
54 - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - New Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
55 - Past Three O'Clock - Roger Whittaker
56 - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
57 - Good King Wenceslas - Harry Secombe
58 - Good Christian Men, Rejoice - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
59 - Ding Dong! Merrily On High - Roger Whittaker
60 - Lord's Prayer - Mario Lanza
61 - Ave Maria - Placido Domingo
62 - Star Of Bethlehem - Josef Locke
63 - Holly And The Ivy - Mantovani

CD4 Christmas Souvenirs     

64 - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
65 - Christmas Alphabet - Dickie Valentine
66 - Jingle Bell Rock - Max Bygraves
67 - Little Donkey - Beverley Sisters
68 - Virgin Mary - Lonnie Donegan
69 - Christmas Is Coming - Harry Belafonte
70 - Very First Christmas Of All - Ronnie Hilton
71 - Christmas Present - Doris Day
72 - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever - Perry Como
73 - Christmas Sleigh Bells - Wally Stott with his Orchestra and Chorus
74 - Santo Natale (Merry Christmas) - David Whitfield
75 - O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Jim Reeves
76 - A Cradle In Bethlehem - Nat King Cole
77 - Toyland - Perry Como
78 - Snowfall - Doris Day
79 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Beverley Sisters
80 - I Love The Winter Weather - Tony Bennett
81 - Christmas Holiday - Andy Williams
82 - Snow Coach - Russ Conway
83 - A Christmas Dream - Perry Como
84 - Christmas Cards - Alma Cogan
85 - That's What I'd Like For Christmas - Harry Secombe
86 - My Favourite Things - Tony Bennett
87 - Christmas Blues - Dean Martin
88 - An Old Christmas Card - Jim Reeves
89 - Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) - Adam Faith
90 - Rudolph The Red - Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Mathis
91 - Must Be Santa - Alma Cogan

CD5  Christmas Magic
 
92 - Joy To The World - Neil Diamond
93 - Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard
94 - Christmas Tree Is Alight With Candles - James Last
95 - Away In A Manger - Roger Whittaker
96 - Christmas Is For Children - Glen Campbell
97 - Rocking - Julie Andrews
98 - Walking In The Air - Aled Jones
99 - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Johnny Mathis
100 - Christmas Concerto - Richard Clayderman
101 - Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano
102 - Back In England For Christmas - David Essex
103 - In The Bleak Mid Winter - Cliff Richard
104 - What Child Is This? - Johnny Mathis
105 - On Christmas Night The Lights Are Burning - Richard Clayderman
106 - Blue Christmas - Glen Campbell
107 - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Neil Diamond
108 - Christmas Through Your Eyes - Gloria Estefan
109 - A Winter's Tale - David Essex
110 - We Three Kings - Dolly Parton


Bring Me Sunshine



5CD Set
Released November 1996
Cat No.: RDCD1331-5  (RDC93001-3)
RD Code: BMS 366

CD1  Showcase Of Golden Stars
 
1 - Morecambe And Wise - Bring Me Sunshine
2 - Bernard Cribbins - Right Said Fred
3 - Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
4 - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren - Goodness, Gracious Me!
5 - Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
6 - Harry Belafonte And Odetta - Hole In The Bucket
7 - Nat ‘King’Cole - Orange Coloured Sky
8 - Anthony Newley - Strawberry Fair
9 - Tommy Steele - What A Mouth (What A North And South)
10 - Lonnie Donegan - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour
11 - Danny Kaye - Triplets
12 - Eartha Kitt - Just An Old Fashioned Girl
13 - Louis Armstrong And Bing Crosby - Gone Fishin'
14 - Lena Horne - New - Fangled Tango
15 - Stargazers - I See The Moon
16 - Alma Cogan - In The Middle Of The House
17 - Max Bygraves - Cowpuncher's Cantata
18 - Billy Cotton & His Band - Forty Fahsend Fevvers On A Frush
19 - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - I Went To Your Wedding

CD2  Down Memory Lane

20 - Red Ingle And the Natural Seven - Cigareets, Whuskey And Wild, Wild Women
21 - Danny Kaye with the Andrews Sisters - Woody Woodpecker Song
22 - Bing Crosby And Al Jolson - Spaniard That Blighted My Life
23 - Louis Jordan - Open The Door, Richard!
24 - Fats Waller - Your Feet's Too Big
25 - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
26 - Fred Waring And his Pennsylvanians - Dry Bones
27 - Andrews Sisters - One Meat Ball
28 - Danny Kaye - I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
29 - Pied Pipers - Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats
30 - Billy Cotton & His Band - Hut - Sut Song
31 - Harry Roy And his Band - She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor
32 - Noel Coward - Stately Homes Of England
33 - Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon - Three Little Fishes
34 - Flanagan And Allen - We're Gonna Hang Out The Washing On
35 - Gracie Fields - Walter Walter (Lead Me To The Altar)
36 - George Formby - With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock
37 - Stanley Holloway - With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her
38 - Max Miller - Mary From The Dairy

CD3 Remembering The 60s

39 - Bonzo Dog Doo - Dah Band - Intro And The Outro
40 - Scaffold - Lily The Pink
41 - Herman's Hermits - I'm Henery The Eighth (I Am)
42 - Lance Percival - Shame And Scandal In The Family
43 - Rolf Harris - Jake The Peg
44 - Morecambe And Wise - Boom Oo Yatta Ta Ta
45 - Ronnie Hilton - Windmill In Old Amsterdam
46 - New Christy Minstrels - Three Wheels On My Wagon
47 - Vernons Girls - You Know What I Mean
48 - Bernard Cribbins - Hole In The Ground
49 - Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales
50 - Perry Como - Delaware
51 - Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren - Bangers And Mash
52 - Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
53 - Benny Hill - Gather In The Mushrooms
54 - Anthony Newley - Pop Goes The Weasel
55 - Charlie Drake - My Boomerang Won't Come Back
56 - Andy Stewart - Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?
57 - Pete Seeger - Little Boxes

CD4  Magical Moments

58 - Bing Crosby And Bob Hope - Road To Morocco
59 - Ethel Merman And Ray Middleton - Anything You Can Do
60 - Bing Crosby, William Bendix And Sir Cedric Hardwicke - Busy Doing Nothing
61 - Danny Kaye - King's New Clothes
62 - Doris Day - Deadwood Stage (Whip Crack - Away)
63 - Rex Harrison And Julie Andrews - Rain In Spain
64 - Ron Moody - You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
65 - Bruce Forsyth - When I See An Elephant Fly
66 - Max Bygraves - Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be
67 - Tommy Steele - Flash, Bang, Wallop!
68 - Russ Tamblyn - Gee, Officer Krupke!
69 - Ronnie Hilton - Ugly Bug Ball
70 - Ray Conniff Singers - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
71 - Ken Barrie - Bare Necessities
72 - Clive Peterson - Never Smile At A Crocodile
73 - Shani Wallis - Second Hand Rose
74 - Max Bygraves - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
75 - Brian Greene And Matt Zimmerman - Brush Up Your Shakespeare
76 - National Symphony Orchestra - Mums And Dads
 
CD5  Favourites Forever!

77 - Charles Penrose - Laughing Policeman
78 - Ernest Butcher - Peaceful Street
79 - George Formby - When I'm Cleaning Windows
80 - Stanley Holloway - Lion And Albert
81 - Flanagan And Allen - Run, Rabbit, Run
82 - Noel Coward - Mad Dogs And Englishmen
83 - Reginald Gardiner - Trains
84 - Arthur Askey - Bee Song
85 - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Cocktails For Two
86 - Jimmy Durante - I'm The Guy Who Found The Lost Chord
87 - Eartha Kitt - Let's Do It
88 - Joyce Grenfell And Norman Wisdom - Narcissus
89 - Flanders And Swann - Gnu Song
90 - Victor Borge - Phonetic Punctuation (Live)
91 - Burl Ives - I Know An Old Lady
92 - Joyce Grenfell - Nursery School
93 - Peter Sellers - Balham, Gateway To The South
94 - Ian Wallace - Hippopotamus Song
95 - Goons - Ying Tong Song

The Wonder Of Christmas



5CD Set
Released November 1994
Cat No.: RDCD851-5 (RDC92521-3)
RD Code: WOC 312

This collection enabled me to introduce a computer database to the system of compiling albums in the UK. A simple error of including the same track twice on this album "Sleigh Ride" was enough evidence required to convince people that a computerised system would stop any such mistakes. It took a while, but eventually a system was introduced.

CD1 Silent Night - Golden Voices Sing Treasured Favourites

1 - Silent Night - Kiri Te Kanawa
2 - O Holy Night - Luciano Pavarotti
3 - Good King Wenceslas - Joan Sutherland
4 - Twelve Days Of Christmas - Kiri Te Kanawa
5 - O Tannenbaum - Mario Lanza
6 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Harry Secombe
7 - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Mario Lanza
8 - Gesu Bambino - Luciano Pavarotti
9 - O Divine Redeemer - Joan Sutherland
10 - Ave Maria - Placido Domingo & the Vienna Boys Choir
11 - Lord's Prayer - Harry Secombe
12 - Panis Angelicus - Kiri Te Kanawa
13 - Ave Maria - Luciano Pavarotti
14 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Kiri Te Kanawa
15 - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Mario Lanza


CD2 White Christmas - Great Christmas Favourites


16 - Sleigh Ride - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston 'Pops'
17 - White Christmas - Kiri Te Kanawa
18 - Little Drummer Boy - King's Singers
19 - Do You Hear What I Hear - Harry Simeone Chorale
20 - Mary's Boy Child - Kiri Te Kanawa
21 - Walking In The Air from 'The Snowman' - Peter Auty
22 - Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Philadelphia Orchestra And Chorus
23 - Rudolph The Red - Nosed Reindeer - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston 'Pops'
24 - Carol Of The Bells - New York Philharmonic Orchestra
25 - Happy Holiday - Ambrosian Singers
26 - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston 'Pops'
27 - Winter Wonderland - Kiri Te Kanawa
28 - Silver Bells - Philadelphia Orchestra And Chorus
29 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston 'Pops'
30 - Jingle Bells Medley - Swingle Singers
31 - O Sanctissima - Philadelphia Orchestra


CD3 Come All Ye Faithful - Glorious Carols, Golden Voices


32 - O Come, All Ye Faithful - Placido Domingo & the Vienna Boys Choir
33 - First Noël - Ambrosian Singers
34 - Joy To The World - King's Singers
35 - We Three Kings Of Orient Are - Huddersfield Choral Society
36 - Deck The Halls - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
37 - I Saw Three Ships - Huddersfield Choral Society
38 - We Wish You A Merry Christmas - King's Singers
39 - Lullay My Liking - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
40 - Good Christian Men, Rejoice! - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus
41 - O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Morriston Orpheous Choir
42 - Holly And The Ivy - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
43 - Coventry Carol - Vienna Boys Choir
44 - Once in Royal David's City - King's College Choir
45 - See Amid The Winter's Snow - Winchester Cathedral Choir
46 - While Shepherds Watched - Guildford Cathedral Choir
47 - In The Bleak Midwinter - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
48 - Away In A Manger - King's College Choir
49 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
50 - Infant King - Canterbury Cathedral Choir
51 - O Come, O Come Emmanuel - King's College Choir
52 - Ding Dong Merrily On High - St. John's College Choir


CD4 Waltz Of The Flowers - Magical Christmas Memories


53 - Skater's Waltz - Philharmonic 'Pops' Orchestra
54 - Sleigh Ride - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston 'Pops'
55 - Toyland - Lehman Engel Orchestra
56 - Star Of Bethlehem (from 'Home Alone') - John Williams Orchestra
57 - Troika (Christmas Sleigh Ride) - London Symphony Orchestra
58 - What Child Is This? - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston 'Pops'
59 - March Of The Little Lead Soldiers - Orchestre Societe Des Concerts Symphoniques
60 - Suite from 'The Nutcracker' - London Symphony Orchestra 


CD5 Hallelujah - Joyous Favourites Forever


68 - Every Valley Shall Be Exalted from 'Mess - Alexander Young
69 - Patapan - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
70 - I Wonder As I Wander - John MacCarthy Chorus
71 - Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Roger Wagner Chorale
72 - Gather Round The Christmas Tree - John MacCarthy Chorus
73 - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus
74 - Pastoral Symphony from 'Messiah' - London Philharmonic Orchestra
75 - Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light - Ambrosian Singers
76 - Allelujah - Moira Anderson
77 - Pastorale from the Christmas Concerto - Mayfair Chamber Orchestra
78 - For Unto Us A Child Is Born - Royal Choral Society
79 - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Vienna Boys Choir
80 - Holy City - Moira Anderson
81 - Hallelujah Chorus from 'Messiah' - London Philharmonic Orchestra