Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs
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Charles Brown – Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs

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.

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December 1944. A choir sings for the American Troops in London during a Christmas concert. Image courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Considering the Classical

Christmas music has weaved its way through much of western music history like a red ribbon, keeping the light in dark winter months from medieval Christian sects to the shiniest ne

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Jerry Barnes – The New Born King

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.

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The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2018

Here it is again, just in time for Christmas eve: Our annual list of the best Christmas music of the year.

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Pia Raug & Steve Dobrogosz – Ind Under Jul

Pia Raug is a sensitive, warm Danish folk singer-songwriter, rooted in a thoroughly american-inspired 1970s tradition that approaches blues, country and pop with as much reverence

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Pierre Cochereau – Improvise sur des Noëls

Whether strolling around stores or on your local seasonal radio station, it’s very likely that you’ll have heard easy listening Christmas music.

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Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

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.

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Madeline MacNeil – The Holly and the Ivy: Christmas Music for Hammered Dulcimer and Voice

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.

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Lester Lanin – Christmas Dance Party
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Lester Lanin – Christmas Dance Party

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

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Tidings of comfort and joy

It’s late november, and darkness has fallen over my home in Stockholm.

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