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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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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2021

As the pandemic which dictates the bounds of our daily life entered its second year, it felt like even Christmas music was deflation.

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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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Babies at a maternity ward at Christmas

A Child’s First Christmas, Or: How Do We Really Understand Music?

I know, of course, that it’s another year of crisis and that Christmas will continue to be indelibly different this year.

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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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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2020

The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2020

In many ways, 2020 has been an unusual year for the music industry, and not least the Christmas music industry.

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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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