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Christmas With Arthur Godfrey and All The Little Godfreys

One of the most wonderful things about listening to the very earliest attempts at Christmas albums is to see a genre take form. Take radio personality Arthur Godfrey.

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Heavy Christmas
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Heavy Christmas

There’s a fascinating parallel between how traditional Tin Pan Alley pop, on the one hand, and prog rock, on the other, is treated by mainstream music journalism.

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Rotary Connection – Peace
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Rotary Connection – Peace

You’d hardly expect a hip, critically lauded psychedelic rock band of the late sixties to release a Christmas album.

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Elvis Presley – Elvis' Christmas Album
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Elvis Presley – Elvis’ Christmas Album

Perhaps the most unique feature of the rock‘n’roll revolution in the mid-fifties is its cross-market singularity.

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Noël aux Antilles avec Abel Zenon et son Combo
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Noël aux Antilles avec Abel Zenon et son Combo

One of the unexpected sorrows of dealing with a music genre that, let’s face it, had its absolute heyday more than 50 years ago, is to frequently have to see its legendary cr

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Christmas in Hong Kong with Kong Ling
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Christmas in Hong Kong with Kong Ling

It is the eternal fate of a vocal album, for better or for worse, that it will be judged mainly by the quality of its vocals.

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Urbie Green and his All-Stars – A Cool Yuletide
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Urbie Green and his All-Stars – A Cool Yuletide

The release is on a recently-launched budget label, whose lack of any clear direction meant that it would soon be wound up.

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The Singers Unlimited – Christmas
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The Singers Unlimited – Christmas

You can tell by the cover that Christmas by The Singers Unlimited is no ordinary Christmas album.

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James Brown – A Soulful Christmas
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James Brown – A Soulful Christmas

When James Brown opens his A Soulful Christmas album with the phrase “Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto”, it might come off as a novelty, as a joke, but he is dead

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Peter Schreier - Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
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Peter Schreier – Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Peter Schreier, tenor extraordinaire and one of the greatest singing interpreters of Bach of the 20th century, passed away on Christmas day last year. A date.

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