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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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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Christmas and Crisis

With a global pandemic that keeps us at a distance from each other, this year will certainly be a different Christmas.

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