Author: John

January 11, 2016

TVC15 Live (featuring SRV)

Today I woke to the sad news of David Bowie’s passing. A musician acquaintance of mine commented on Facebook about Bowie, and mentioned as well how he discovered SRV through his work on Bowie’s Let’s Dance album.
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December 23, 2015

Christmas 2015 Playlist

As in years past, I’ve tried to find little forgotten gems of Christmas music that your local radio station or shopping mall somehow seemed to miss, all taken from my way too stupidly large collection of Christmas Music. I enjoy sharing them and the little stories behind them with you, as my present to you. Here they are in an online playlist, or you can download the MP3’s to your local machine and enjoy them forever.
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December 23, 2015

The Twelfth Day Of Christmas Music – 2015 Edition

From 1934 to 1953, Gene Autry appeared in 93 films and 91 episodes of The Gene Autry Show television series. He also recorded 640 recordings, including more than 300 songs written or co-written by himself. His records sold more than 100 million copies and he has more than a dozen gold and platinum records, including the first record ever certified gold.
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December 22, 2015

The Eleventh Day Of Christmas Music – 2015 Edition

During the mid to late 1960s, Tommy Roe had a hugely successful music career, widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late 1960’s. In 1967 he released “It’s Now Winters Day,” which charted in both Canada (#13) and the U.S. (#23)
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December 21, 2015

The Tenth Day Of Christmas Music – 2015 Edition

I think that when REM released their first Christmas single in 1988 (a green vinyl 7-inch spotlighting their off-the-cuff version of “Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers”, backed by “See No Evil,” a song by Television), they thought it was nothing more than a lark.
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