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.
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.
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.
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
For two genres of music that have shared so much history, going back to the middle ages, the Christmas carol and the French chanson have diverged onto quite different paths in the
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.
There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.
One of the fantastic things about that golden period in the early sixties, when so many of history’s great Christmas records were released, is that so many truly sophisticate
What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.