--- On Sat, 2/14/09, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Oh crap-I like Mantovani. In fact saw him and his crew
> live in 1961. I think elevators gave him a bad name.
He did a great Christmas album on Decca/London in the 50s.
Two songs from that album, "White Christmas" and "Adeste
Fideles" were released as a 78. The album was later
re-recorded in stereo along with a few other songs and
released as two albums, also on Decca/London. Those
arrangements are always very evocative of the season to me.