The album Christmas With The Louvin Brothers surely must have sounded incredibly old-fashioned in 1961.
The history of recorded Christmas music is full of disparate traditions.
Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters were born in 1946 and 1950 respectively. In the mid-fifties they were no more than 10 and 6 years old.
Frank Sinatra, infamously, once asked composer Hugh Martin to “jolly up” the lyrics to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.
Nat King Cole, perhaps the greatest popular music voice of the 20th century, was a heavy smoker.
Say the name Burl Ives and mention Christmas and the association will often run to a jolly old man persona, singing “Holly Jolly Christmas” slathered in lavish orchestr
Every year, thousands of completely different Christmas albums are released around the world, vying for the attention of us listeners in the hope of being memorable.
One of the marvellous things about Christmas records is the way they keep up folk traditions.
December 21st, and something just ain’t right
See just the other day me and my baby had a fight
The cheerfulness and happy memories that sit at the heart of Christmas makes i
Odetta is an artist whose career really thumbs its nose to all cultural essentialists out there.
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