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Christmas Stocking Stuffers 2023

Yuletide bluegrass from CRANDALL CREEK, TROY ENGLE and THE KODY NORRIS SHOW.
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Heavy Rotation: Blues, Soul Blues, Blazing Rock ‘n’ Roll

Fresh sounds from BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, JOHNNY RAWLS & BRIAN SETZER
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Holidays, With Ease

SAMARA JOY, a double Grammy nominee, brightens the Yule season with her new EP, A JOYFUL HOLIDAY
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Deep Roots Yuletide Baedeker 2023

So many good things inside--behold the YULETIDE BAEDEKER 2023 edition. All the Christmas you could want!
by David McGee
 

 

 

From The Inkwell: An Animated Christmas

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, THE SNOWMAN, MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL reviewed
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Christmas Song, Like No Other Christmas Song

NAT KING COLE. 'The Christmas Song.' End of story, right? Not quite. There's more where that came from.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Classic Bennett is Classic Christmas

Doing justice to TONY BENNETT's full body of Christmas musical art crafted between 1968 and 2008.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Coventry Carol’: The Darkest of All Christmas Songs

Lamenting the Slaughter of the Innocents in the 12th Century, “Coventry Carol” remains a somber standard.
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘Once in Royal David’s City’

The journey of 'Once in Royal David's City' from an 1848 text to global processional hymn.
by David McGee
 

 
 

A League of Their Own

Hailed as 'so very inventive and so very weird,' THE VENTURES' CHRISTMAS ALBUM is a true holiday treasure.
by David McGee