Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
371

Andy Williams: Live: Christmas Treasures

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count Views
"It's the most wonderful time of the year." Andy Williams has been reminding us annually for over 40 years. Concord Records is distributing this compilation of the veteran crooner's live holiday performances. Representing the period 1962-1974, the program finds Williams in fine form. These are cherished memories. A children's choir, piano trio, adult chorus, studio orchestra and strings complement the singer's performance. The applause at the end of each track reminds us that Williams has remained personable and warm through every appearance. He's still performing and making millions of enthusiastic fans very happy. His bio points out that Williams released his first album in 1956 and hosted his first television special three years later. Over the years, a dozen Christmas albums have supplemented his holiday television specials to provide family entertainment to generations. The large audience has always been just right for Andy Williams, and everyone comes away fully satisfied: especially during the holiday season. "What are you doing New Year's Eve?"


Track Listing: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year; The Christmas Song; White Christmas; Oh, Holy Night; Happy Holidays/It's The Holiday Season; Silent Night; Moonlight in Vermont; Village of St. Bernadette; The Skater's Waltz; Ave Maria; Some Children See Him; You Meet the Nicest People; Mary's Boy Child; What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?; May Each Day.

Personnel: Andy Williams- vocals, with studio orchestra and choir.

| Record Label: Neon Tonic | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop For Jazz

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
[no cover]
Music To Watch Girls...
CBS/Sony
2005
buy
[no cover]
Greatest Hits
CBS/Sony
2005
buy
[no cover]
The Essential
CBS/Sony
2002
buy
[no cover]
To You Sweetheart,...
CBS/Sony
2001
buy
[no cover]
Music To Watch Girls...
CBS/Sony
1999
buy
[no cover]
In The Lounge With...
CBS/Sony
1998
buy
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong
trumpet
Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra
vocalist
Tony Bennett Tony Bennett
vocalist
Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
vocalist
Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis
vocalist
Peggy Lee Peggy Lee
vocalist
Doris Day Doris Day
vocalist
Dean Martin Dean Martin
vocalist

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.