On the Ninth Day of Tony Bennett Christmas, Saturday, December 22, 2012, the song of the day is Silver Bells.
About Silver Bells
Originally, composers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans wanted to call their song \”Tinkle Bells.\” Fortunately, Mr. Livingston\’s wife pointed out the alternate meaning of \”tinkle\” and so the song became Silver Bells. It was first recorded by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards in October 1950.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded Silver Bells for the 2008 A Swingin\’ Christmas. It was arranged by Lee Musiker and featured the quartet of Monty Alexander (piano), Gray Sargent (guitar), Paul Langosch (bass) and Harold Jones (drums).
Silver Bells, as well as the full A Swingin\’ Christmas album, is available from iTunes.