For two genres of music that have shared so much history, going back to the middle ages, the Christmas carol and the French chanson have diverged onto quite different paths in the
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.
There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.
One of the fantastic things about that golden period in the early sixties, when so many of history’s great Christmas records were released, is that so many truly sophisticate
What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.
By pure sales figures alone, the traditional pop crooner, softly singing into electrified microphones, is the king of Christmas music.
Christmas, even to those who despise it, is a singularly meaningful holiday.
Pianist Oscar Levant once famously quipped that he “knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
Nat King Cole, perhaps the greatest popular music voice of the 20th century, was a heavy smoker.