Peggy Lee

Selections from White Christmas

Original Album Released in 1954 (Decca Records)

Featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee with Trudy Stevens and Joseph J. Lilley and his Orchestra and Chorus


Selections from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas includes songs from the 1954 movie, White Christmas. It was not possible to issue an original soundtrack album of the film, because Decca Records controlled the soundtrack rights, and one of the stars of the film, Rosemary Clooney, was under exclusive contract with Columbia Records. Since Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye were signed to Decca, each record label decided to issue separate soundtrack recordings: Decca released Selections from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, while Columbia released Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. On the Decca release, all of Rosemary Clooney’s parts were performed by Peggy Lee, including the song “Sisters,” in which Peggy Lee sings the parts of both sisters. In the film, Vera-Ellen’s part was voiced by Trudy Stevens, and she joined Crosby, Kaye and Lee on the Decca soundtrack.

Track Listing

1. The Old Man/Gee, I Wish I Was Back In the Army
2. Sisters (Peggy Lee duets with herself)
3. The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing
4. Snow (Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Trudy Stevens)
5. Blue Skies/Mandy
6. Choreography
7. Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
8. Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me (Peggy Lee)
9. White Christmas (Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Trudy Stevens)