Possibly because it’s a holiday closely linked to Christianity, tradition and commercialism, Christmas has often been construed as a particularly right-wing phenomenon.
One of the most wonderful things about Christmas music is how it can turn expectations on end.
Stan Kenton was not just one of the biggest big band leaders in jazz history. In a particular way, he was pretty much the biggest – that is, in terms of band size.
One of the strikingly unusual things about the music industry in the early sixties was how studio orchestra arrangers could become stars in their own right.
In 1964, showbiz darlings, married couple Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé were at the top of their game.