CHRISTMAS SONG, THE

Latest update on 30/10/2018

Artist: King Cole Trio
Author: Mel Tormé/Robert Wells
Label: Capitol
Year: 1946

Subtitle: Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire. Tormé was 19 when he wrote it in the summer of '44. Original version without strings. Capitol didn't want to risk Cole's core R&B public using them, but Cole insisted, so a string version followed two months later, with success, triggering two more versions.

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