On the sixth day of a Tony Bennett Christmas, Tony sings us a great, jazzy version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”
Written by the songwriting team of J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” had a spectacular debut. The song was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November, 1934. On the day after the broadcast, there were 100,000 orders for the sheet music; by Christmas, over 400,000 copies of the sheet music had been sold.
Tony Bennett has recorded this song twice: first for the 1968 album Snowfall and again in 2004 for A Swingin’ Christmas. The arrangement is by Bill Holman and features Andy Snitzer on tenor sax.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” as well as A Swinging’ Christmas is available from iTunes.