Sleigh Ride
Composer: Leroy Anderson

Sleigh Ride was written as a light orchestral instrumental in the late 1940's. It was first recorded by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1949. Lyrics for the piece were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950. The first vocal versions was probably the Andrews Sisters 1950 single. Subsequently many instrumental and vocal versions have been recorded.

The main theme of Sleigh Ride was played by Jerry Garcia during the soundcheck prior to the December 12, 1973 show in Atlanta.


A more comprehensive list may be added later.

no info Single (Sleigh Ride / Serenata), Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, 1949
no info Leroy Anderson Conducts His Own Compositions, Leroy Anderson And His Pops Concert Orchestra, 1950
no info Single (The Telephone Song / Sleigh Ride), The Andrews Sisters, 1950
no info Merry Christmas, Johnny Mathis, 1958
no info Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson, Leroy Anderson, 1959
no info A Christmas Gift For You, Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans / The Crystals / The Ronettes, 1963
no info Pops Christmas Party, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, 1959
info Jingle All The Way, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2008

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