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On this page the following entries were made in the “Christmas music” category.


Northwest violinist Geoffrey Castle celebrates the season with spirited ‘Noel’

Posted December 17th, 2016 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
During the holidays, while I was growing up, my mom used to pull out her timeworn LP of Bach and Handel favorites by English-born concert organist E. Power Biggs, who helped revive the classic pipe organ while living in Cambridge, Mass. Along with “White Christmas,” “The Merriest,” “The Christmas Song,” “Winter Wonderland” and [...]

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CD REVIEW: It’s never too late for (Christmas with) Tony Bennett

Posted December 23rd, 2011 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Who’s got time to read all those last-minute gift ideas circulating just before Christmas? Most people are too frantic to care. But if you’re on the hunt for the perfect traditional Christmas album, look no further than “Tony Bennett: The Classic Christmas Album.” The compilation features superb arrangements and production.
The 14-time Grammy winner [...]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Hearth-warming shows for the holidays

Posted December 6th, 2011 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
‘Tis the season for little morsels of holiday music.
Or, more appropriately, big bites.
Between now and Christmas, the largest shows of the season are lined up like oversized Yule logs, ready to light your fire. And two of them are already sold out.
First up is KNDD’s marathon “Deck the Hall Ball,” featuring Mumford & [...]

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CD REVIEW: ‘Best Christmas Ever’ by bad girl Ronnie Spector

Posted December 15th, 2010 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
My favorite girl-group song isn’t The Crystals’ “He’s a Rebel” or The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” or anything else found on the aptly titled LP “Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica,” music from the future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that was meant “for the gods and the girls’ bathroom” (Greil [...]

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‘A treasury of songs’ for the season: Geoffrey Castle’s “Underhill’s Angel”

Posted November 28th, 2009 by genestout

This is the time of year when new Christmas CDs beckon from store shelves, offering holiday cheer in small, inexpensive packages.
Since nostalgia is such a big part of Christmas, many collections are simply repackaged (or re-recorded) songs from past and present artists. And then there’s the wacky novelty stuff, such as a Chipmunks Christmas remix [...]

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