Stock Music track: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Jazz combo and male crooner perform a warm swinging version of the popular Christmas Carol. Good for restaurant scenes, Christmas tree, holiday gatherings, dinner, cocktail hour. Also available as an instrumental version. T18393 22.95 9.95

Track details

Track ID number: 18393
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Vocal Christmas Music
Moods/Emotions: Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled
Suggested Production Types: Christmas / Holiday -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr., John Pizzarelli, jazz, swing, nostalgic, Christmas, holiday, yuletide, Christmas tree, dinner, restaurant, cocktails, eggnog, happy, warm, pleasant, fun, scentimental, public domain
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 112
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Scott Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): John Scott Swanson
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: I heard the bells on Christmas Day
The old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet, the words repeat
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

I thought that how the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along, the unbroken song
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

And in despair I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong, it mocks the song
Of peace on earth goodwill to men
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.