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.
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.
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.
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
André Claveau – Noël avec André Claveau
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
Chet Atkins – Christmas with Chet Atkins
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
Melveen Leed – Christmas with Melveen
A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.
Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.
Peggy Lee – Christmas Carousel
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
Sammy Kaye – Christmas Serenade
What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.