Here’s a song known all over the world. Written by Irving Berlin it was first released in 1942 by Bing Crosby, then re-recorded in 1947. Crosby’s poignant version is said to be highest selling single of all time, with over 50m sold.
In 1948 Jimmy Ricks of the Ravens first put rhythm to the world’s most popular Christmas song, but it was the Drifters’ cover in 1954 on National Records which filled the southern jukeboxes and dance floors. The Drifters took a great song, tweaked it a tone or two and cut a classic which we treasure. Here it is…Featuring the legendary Clyde McPhatter and Bill Pinkney on leads…WHITE CHRISTMAS by the DRIFTERS.