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Chet Atkins – Christmas with Chet Atkins

As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.

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June Christy – This Time Of Year

Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.

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Mahalia Jackson – Silent Night: Songs for Christmas

Sometimes, it’s not about the notes someone sings, about their purity and quality and intrinsic meaningfulness. Sometimes, it’s about the pauses.

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The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Sound of Christmas

How do you actually create something that sounds like Christmas music? It’s probably a question that has vexed all those Christmas record hopefuls that have tried to create b

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The Kingston Trio – Last Month of the Year

The Kingston Trio is, quite straightforwardly, the most important band in the history of music that people don’t normally know about.

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A Music Box Christmas: Enchanting 19th-Century Music Boxes from the Collection of Rita Ford

The fantastic thing about recording technology is that it allows us to travel in time.

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Louvin Brothers – Christmas With The Louvin Brothers

The album Christmas With The Louvin Brothers surely must have sounded incredibly old-fashioned in 1961.

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Stan Kenton – A Merry Christmas!

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.

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