Bells will be ringing at the start of Charles Brown’s soulful Sings Christmas Songs album. What follows is an unhurried collection of non-standard R&B Christmas tunes.
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.
Sometimes, it’s not about the notes someone sings, about their purity and quality and intrinsic meaningfulness. Sometimes, it’s about the pauses.
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
The Kingston Trio is, quite straightforwardly, the most important band in the history of music that people don’t normally know about.
The fantastic thing about recording technology is that it allows us to travel in time.
The album Christmas With The Louvin Brothers surely must have sounded incredibly old-fashioned in 1961.
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.