Songs of the Season – Bing Crosby & Michael Bublé – White Christmas

I remember, in 1991, when Natalie Cole released a version of her father’s hit “Unforgettable” that garnered a lot of attention because the song was a duet with her father – who had been dead for over two decades. Things like tape splicing and manipulation have been around forever, but this was notable because the technology had advanced to a point where she could do duets with her father and the quality was so good that it sounded as if they were singing in the same room.

The technology has advanced quite a bit from even then, and now, not only can you make an audio recording of two people using old tape, it’s possible to make it look like someone like Michael Bublé has jumped back in time on the television. This bit is from a few years ago already, and it’s a nice little spin on Crosby’s classic.

In addition to the “Carol of the Bells” playlist, I’ve started a general playlist of Christmas songs that will include pieces mentioned here, for anyone interested.

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2 thoughts on “Songs of the Season – Bing Crosby & Michael Bublé – White Christmas

  1. I was just listening to Bing myself. I gathered the Christmas albums from Mom’s house when we were cleaning it out and my daughter bought me a small turntable. There’s just something about listening to these albums on a turntable rather than Spotify. 🙂 Love this video. Thumbs up to technology on this one!

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    1. I have to agree about the turntable thing! When I was little, we had a big stereo setup in our living room, but my parents didn’t break out the records all that often because they didn’t like the trouble of it, and they didn’t trust me or my sister in handling them – not because we wouldn’t try to be careful – we generally were – but because my dad was afraid we’d scratch the albums by setting the needle down wrong. My mom got a CD player for her birthday in 1987, and all of a sudden there was a lot more music in the house because it they weren’t as much trouble to take out play, and I was allowed to use it as well. It’s funny; in the record days, I remember stuff like the Carpenters and Dolly Parton, on CD Mannheim Steamroller, and on tape in the car, all these tapes of Christmas songs on the hammered dulcimer.


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