Christmas songs #2: Nat ‘King’ Cole, The Christmas Song

December 17, 2012 at 12:05 am (Christmas, Jim D, music, song)

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” etc.

Mel Tormé wrote the song, but Nat gave it the definitive treatment. I think this is from his 1950’s TV show, the first on mainstream US TV by a black artist. Sadly, it didn’t last long.

Smooth as single malt :

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