After a great many years of listening to about every version of it we could find, my wife Cat and I agree that this is the best recorded take of Frank Loesser’s wonderful Christmas-season standard, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” It features New Orleans horn player (and—surprise!—terrific singer) Al Hirt and ever-charming Ann Margaret. The only place we’ve ever seen this cut on CD is on Hip Holidays, a compilation disc issued by Pottery Barn.
The Best Version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
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