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John Gary: The John Gary Christmas Album. CD

With 15 charting albums to his credit during the ‘60s, one would think John Gary would get a lot more recognition than he does these days as one of the leading pop male vocalists of the decade. He certainly was one of the most gifted; his tonal and breath control were pretty much unmatched by his peers, and he had an amazing 3 ½ octave range, often ascending from a meaty baritone to a high, sweet tenor within a single song. There remains one record, however, that has never really faded from the public eye, and that is his 1964 Christmas album, which went to #3 the year it came out and hit the Christmas charts for four straight years after that. Finally, we at Real Gone Music are bringing this holiday classic with its original album artwork to compact disc, and we’re doing it with assistance from a very special Christmas elf: John’s widow Lee Gary, who has contributed liner notes and photos from the family archive for this release! Arranged and conducted by the great Peter Matz of Barbra Streisand fame, and remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios.


 1. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

2. Winter Wonderland

3. Little Snow Girl

4. Medley: The First Noel / O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night

5. Wintertime and Christmas Time

6. White Christmas

7. Do You Hear What I Hear

8. Sweet Little Jesus Boy

9. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

11. Medley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / O Little Town of Bethlehem / Silent Night

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