Jews for Christmas Songs

The Ames Brothers have the distinction of being only one of seven recording artists that have multiple albums on two different record labels in the 1st Tier of the Yule Log’s Top 500 (albums 1-125) the 1957 Coral Records LP The Sounds Of Christmas Harmony (#106) and the 1957 RCA Records LP There’ll Always Be A Christmas(#107).

The Coral Records album, was a 12″ LP compilation of the boys’ two prior 10″ LP releases: 1950’s Sing A Song Of Christmas and 1952’s Merry Christmas. This 12″ compilation LP was released in 1957 by Coral Records to compete with the Ames’ new release that same year of their new Christmas album There’ll Always Be A Christmas, which they recorded for their new record label, RCA Victor.

But is most remarkable in today’s religiously divisive world is that the Ames Brothers were also one of the many Jewish artists who have recorded fine Christmas albums over the years. Others are

  • Norman Luboff,
  • Andre Kostelanetz,
  • Mitch Miller,
  • Stanley Black,
  • Arthur Fiedler,
  • David Rose,
  • Lester Lanin,
  • Eugene Ormandy,
  • Harry Simeone,
  • Felix Slatkin,
  • Barbra Streisand,
  • Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé,
  • Eddie Fisher
Then there are Jewish songwriters, including the great Irving Berlin (White Christmas), Jay Livingston (Silver Bells), Walter Kent (I’ll Be Home For Christmas), Mel Tormé (The Christmas Song), Johnny Marks (Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer), David Rose (The Christmas Tree), and Percy Faith (Christmas Is), sing along here.
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