This 24-track double LP was originally released on September 1973, and then later on CD in 1995. The funky and largely secular holiday set includes seven songs by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, five by Diana Ross & the Supremes, and four each by Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. The track listing is filled with classic Christmas songs, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, " "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, " "Jingle Bells, " "Silver Bells, " and "White Christmas." Some of the offbeat gems in the collection include Diana Ross' cover of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music and Stevie Wonder's beautiful "Ave Maria." Culled from individual Christmas albums released by Motown during the late '60s, this is the definitive version, with a wonderful Free to Be You and Me-style cover. Overall, a warm and nostalgic Christmas album and one of the best of its kind. Two inferior Christmas packages borrowing from this larger set were released, a ten-track Merry Christmas From Motown in 1996 and a 12-track version of A Motown Christmas in 1999.
"theme" music for specific events
Once I got mom headed in the right direction (with help of Zoloft at first, then she would respondpositively to other things), I got her involved with garden again. I'd bring her pots for her to deadhead. I had the portable stereo out there from painting, and put on "Divas of Swing" album. This is full of sass and very spunky, perfect for the outdoors gardening. So that's our garden soundtrack.
I chose another one for our weekly "strawberry waffles" event. She can slice the strawberries and help stir. For that event we always listen to one of the best albums ever..."Best of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
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Ha effettuato numerose incisioni discografiche, tra le quali spiccano l'opera organistica di Carlo Mosso, registrata in prima mondiale per la prestigiosa etichetta TACTUS, ed il recentissimo ' Johann Sebastian Bach – Christmas organ music' edito da ..