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“Blue Christmas” by Russ Morgan and His Orchestra

Russ Morgan and His Orchestra bring a jazzy mood to their recording of “Blue Christmas”. The orchestral-jazz style really comes to life in this recording. Russ Morgan typically writes music within this genre, but not always Christmas songs. In this recording, we witness beautiful harmonies and the classic melodic tune that we all know and love today. This recording from 1949 encompasses the climax of Morgan’s career. In the year 1949, Decca Personality Series fully adopted the usage of the LP records, giving them the advantage over many other rival record labels and companies. This helped with the growth of Russ Morgan’s “Blue Christmas” recording, as the record company was capable of producing and advertising on the most up to date equipment and LPs.

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