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    Nat King Cole's Four Versions Of The Christmas Song: 1946, 1946, 1953, 1961

    The very first version was first recorded June 14, 1946 (not released until 1989) .




    Next , this version Aug 19, 1946 with added strings (as Nat wanted)

    The King Cole Trio released on Capitol:

    Last edited by Boogiedown; 12-24-2020 at 02:32 AM.

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    1953, Nelson Riddle version:




    1961, Ralph Carmichael stereo version:

    Last edited by Boogiedown; 12-24-2020 at 04:27 AM.

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    Interesting that he would re-record it 3 more times. I knew there were 2 versions but was not aware of the others. The 1961 release was the one I grew up on. I like that version the best (probably cause I heard it first). Thanks for the post and Merry Christmas to you and all the SDF folks.
    Last edited by mr_june; 12-24-2020 at 02:12 PM.

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