Re: An Old Christmas Card
Posted by Manendra Pedris on December 30, 2014, 4:41 am, in reply to "An Old Christmas Card"
There's a Facebook page called "Classic Country Music Stories." One of the stories they posted was about "An Old Christmas Card." |
Below is that story:
"An Old Christmas Card" was recorded October 19, 1962 at "Little Victor", RCA's nickname for its Nashville studio in the old days (it wasn't dubbed "Studio B" until several years later). Composer Vaughn Horton wrote this tune especially for Bing Crosby back in 1948, but Bing never got around to recording it, so the song lay dormant until Jim Reeves discovered it while searching for material for his 1962 holiday offering "Twelve Songs Of Christmas". "An Old Christmas Card" was a sentimental favorite from the album, and Jim liked it so much that he convinced RCA to release it as a single the following year. The recording features a striking high soprano by Winifred Breast on the vocal intro and chorus, and an unusual arrangement which has Jim singing in unison with the Anita Kerr Singers, which was rarely done on Jim's records. The result, as you'll hear, turned out wonderfully.