To some extent, nearly all of the classic Tin Pan Alley Christmas songs are about escape.
For decades, as late as the sixties and in some cases the seventies, the most popular radio stations in both the US and UK were dedicated to a genre that is practically unheard tod
By 1978, the Hawaiʻian folk revival was slowly losing the immense, culturally impactful steam it had half a decade earlier.
The late, great Jessye Norman, who passed away in September this year at the age of 74, is far from the only opera singer to release a Christmas album.
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.
Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine an album being released a different year than it came out, because it’s so much of its time.
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that the true golden age for Christmas records in the United States was the early 1960s.
As someone partly brought up in Hungarian culture and near the pulsating history of its folk music, the hammered dulcimer is close to my musical heart.
Is there any Christmas music that’s just for really rich people? Once, of course, the likes of Händel’s Messiah would be performed for royalty and the upper echelons of
When was the last time a major recording artist, at the very top of their career, released an all-original Christmas album? Not a single, or an album of holiday favourites, but an