Ella Fitgerald, jazz critic Frank Rich wrote in a reflection published after her death, “is American song”.
Sometimes, the world of Christmas records can seem pretty isolated from the rest of music.
Sometimes, it’s not about the notes someone sings, about their purity and quality and intrinsic meaningfulness. Sometimes, it’s about the pauses.
What more can be said about an album that countless rock critics have named the greatest Christmas record of all time? No Christmas record has been lauded as much as A Christmas Gi
Pianist Oscar Levant once famously quipped that he “knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
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.
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.