Thursday, December 24, 2015

Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra: The Christmas Song

I was listening to Siriusly Sinatra and Mel Tormé 's kids were telling the story how this song was written.  Mel went to Bob Wells house on a hot July day in LA and Wells was not there (although he left the door open).  Mel saw Bob's pad with the first four lines of The Christmas Song.  Bob came back and said he wrote that as a doodle to mentally cool off.  Mel thought that there was something to it and they finished the song in 40 minutes (although SongFacts says it was 35).  They drove to Nat King Cole's house to see if he was interested and he exclaimed "That's my song."

Mark Steyn: The Song Is Yule
Pundette: It might as well be Spring
Bob Belveredere: #Sinatra100 and It's a Wonderful World
EBL: Sinatra Family 12 Days of Christmas and It Was A Very Good Year!

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

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