When I was growing up, I remember all of those great Christmas variety show specials...Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and of course Andy Williams. TV Land put together a list of the top 10 Holiday TV programs, and Andy's ranked #5.
Back in the 1950s and 60s, a number of rock & roll artists starting coming out with their own holiday songs. And, on this day in 1964, "The Beach Boys" made their first appearance on the the teen music TV show "Shindig" singing their original Christmas song.
There are a number of local holiday concerts and performances going on this time of year in the Mohawk Valley, and this Sunday, there's a holiday concert at the Kirkland Art Centerin Clinton, New York.
What would Christmas be without Bing Crosby? My wife and I always watch "White Christmas" starring Bing and Danny Kaye every year. And one thing about Bing, he was open to trying new things in his music, like this duet with David Bowie.
We all have ou favorite holiday songs and albums, and one of mine is a 2009 Christmas album by Neil Diamond, entitled: "A Cherry, Cherry Christmas". Even the title tune is a fun holiday treat, where Neil ties in many of his song titles into the lyrics.
When you have voices like this who needs instruments? And who says you need instruments to call yourselves a band either? These five gents from Minnesota who call themselves Home Free Vocal Band won last year's 'Sing-Off'
I've got a whole box full of goodies (literally) that you can get a piece of, just by listening to Oldiez 96. Guess the 'Song in My Head' every weekday at 7:50 and you will get not one but TWO Mannheim Steamroller items
A legend in the world of jazz is now gone at the ripe old age of 91, maybe a testament that jazz music can help you live longer? As a pianist myself (although not a jazz one by any means), I can say he will be sorely missed by all musicians and fans alike. He's no longer with us but like most legends, his
You may hear Christmas songs on the radio and catch yourself thinking “Does Utica have a Christmas Song?”. Actually, we have a few great local songs. However, I figured I'd take my stab at song writing with our very own Keith James, and here's what we came up with: “The 12 Days Of Utica Christmas”.
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