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Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas
Vinyl LP

Released: 11/03/2017
Label: Varèse Sarabande Records

Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas is a special album with a vintage radio show approach. It includes iconic and rare Christmas songs performed live on Gene Autry's popular Melody Ranch radio show by Gene, The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores, The Gene Autry Blue Jeans, and Carl Cotner's Orchestra. Youll also hear Gene introduce songs, Pat Buttram perform classic comedy, and Johnny Bond thoughtfully reflect on the season.

This collection of Christmas music and spoken word from Gene Autry's radio show broadcast not only provides rare performances of seasonal favorites but also give the listener a glimpse of the holidays from the last century.

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) & Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Medley (3:07)
    (Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman) (Johnny Marks)
    Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/24/1949
  2. White Christmas (2:26)
    (Irving Berlin)
    Sgt. Gene Autry and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From The Sergeant Gene Autry Radio Show
    Broadcast 11/08/1942
  3. Christmas Carols by the Old Corral (2:05)
    (John Lange/Archie Gottler)
    Gene Autry and Paul Sell's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/23/1945
  4. Jingle Bells (1:45)
    (Carl Cotner Arrangement)
    Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/22/1946
  5. Cowboy Santa Claus (2:48)
    (Tim Spencer/Roy Rogers)
    The Cass County Boys and The Pinafores
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/22/1946
  6. Joy to the World (1:15)
    (Carl Cotner Arrangement)
    The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/22/1946
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem (3:10)
    (Carl Cotner Arrangement)
    Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/22/1946
  8. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (2:39)
    (Carl Cotner Arrangement)
    Gene Autry with Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/22/1946
  9. Winter Wonderland (1:32)
    (Felix Bernard/Richard B. Smith)
    The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
    From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
    Broadcast 12/12/1948

Side Two

1. Christmas Medley: Jingle Bells, Happy Holiday, I'll Be Home for Christmas (2:46)
(Carl Cotner Arrangement) (Irving Berlin) (Kim Gannon/Buck Ram/Walter Kent)
The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/19/1948
2. He's a Chubby Little Fellow (1:49)
(Gene Autry / Oakley Haldeman)
Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 10/15/1949
3. Frosty the Snow Man (2:19)
(Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins)
Gene Autry with Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 10/07/1950
4. Thirty-Two Feet, Eight Little Tails (2:06)
(James Cavanaugh/Frank Weldon)
Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/10/1951
5. Did You Ever Hafta Sleep at the Foot of the Bed? (2:42)
(Pat Buttram/Carl Cotner Arrangement)
Pat Buttram with Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/22/1951
6. He'll Be Comin' Down the Chimney (1:40)
(Al J. Neiburg/J. Fred Coots)
Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, Girls' Trio and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/15/1952
7. Where Is My Snow-Man? (2:16)
(Hermann Krasnow/Alfred Poser/Geoffrey Venis)
Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Gene Autry Blue Jeans and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Hard-way-Six
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/06/1953
8. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (1:18)
(Donald Yetter Gardner)
Pat Buttram with The Cass County Boys and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/06/1953
9. I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus (1:43)
(Gene Autry/Michael Carr)
Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Gene Autry Blue Jeans and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/13/1953
10. Sleigh Bells (1:10)
(Gene Autry/Michael Carr)
Gene Autry with The Gene Autry Blue Jeans and Carl Cotner's Melody Ranch Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/05/1954
11. Silent Night (2:52)
(Franz Gruber/Josef Mohr/Carl Cotner Arrangement)
Gene Autry with The Cass County Boys, The Pinafores and Carl Cotner's Orchestra
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/24/1949

Notes & Background Information

Compilation Produced and Compiled by: Cary E. Mansfield and Karla Buhlman

Executive Producer: Jackie Autry

Digitally Remastered by: Bob Fisher, Pacific Multimedia Corp.

Notes by: Karla Buhlman, President Gene Autry Entertainment

Researchers: Tessa Blanchard, Jocelyn Buhlman, Karla Buhlman, Bob Fisher, Maxine Hansen, Irynne Isip, and Kim Mansfield

Cover Design and Layout by: Bruce Rigney, Josh Nelson, James Callaghan, Rigney Graphics

Art Director for Varèse Sarabande Records: Bill Pitzonka

Image Restoration: Jill and Howard Levine, CDS Photo & Graphics

All photographs and Christmas card illustrations © 2017 Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation

Manufactured by:
Varèse Sarabande Records, LLC.
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 455 East
Beverly Hills CA 90212

All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Printed in the U.S.A.

This compilation (P) 2017 Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation, released through the courtesy of Gene Autry Entertainment, Inc. © 2017 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.

Printed in the U.S.A.

Distributed by Universal Music Distribution, 2220 Colorado Avenue., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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