A Christmas standard, written in 1934 and recorded countless times since then—Wikipedia identifies more than 100 different artists or versions, and no doubt there are even more. Everyone has recorded a cover of it—from Christmas stalwarts such as Bing Crosby to jazz musicians like Dave Brubeck and Louis Armstrong to recent pop, rock and R&B artists like Jesse McCartney, Radiohead and Babyface. Here’s just a few of these versions…
- Tony Bennett
- Bob Dylan
- Ray Conniff Singers
- Peggy Lee
- Donnie and Marie Osmond
- Liz Phair (of Exile in Guyville)
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Diana Krall (wife of Elvis Costello, and wonderful jazz vocalist, who’s recorded one of the better recent albums of Christmas Songs)
That’ll probably do. Despite all that variety, my favorite is probably one of the most common, standard versions: Johnny Mathis again.
- Winter Wonderland – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Mathis, Johnny (1958) – Merry Christmas (192VBR256JS) (download torrent) – TPB.
- Johnny Mathis Merry Christmas 1958 – Download from rapidshare.com – Filestube.com
- Diana Krall – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Diana Krall, Christmas Songs – Amazon.com
- Diana Krall (2005) Christmas Songs – Download from megaupload.com