December 23, 2015
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
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
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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December 20, 2015
Chris released Christmas in 2004, and it’s a good, cheerful, traditional Christmas romp. He recorded this 1930’s classic as a duet with Stevie Nicks.
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December 19, 2015
Not long after buying her first bass guitar at an Ann Arbor MI pawnshop, Austin’s Sarah Brown began backing up a virtual “Who’s Who” of blues legends such as Big Walter Horton and Johnny Shines. Later, in Boston and Austin, she added Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Sunnyland Slim, James Cotton, and Albert Collins to the long list of artists she supported on bass. During the 80’s and 90’s Sarah was part of the famed house band at Antone’s—the blues “Mecca” of Austin.
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