Home is the sailor, home from the sea

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was written in 1942 or 1943 by lyricist Kim Gannon and composer Walter Kent. An additional writing credit was given to The Platters’ Buck Ram after a lawsuit. Bing Crosby recorded and released it in 1943 and the US War Department also released a live version Crosby recorded on the …

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New Christmas Albums, 2019

Here are 14 new Christmas albums that have been or will be released within the next month. Some are re-issues, some are from people I’ve never heard of, and at least one is made up of mostly new Christmas music. There are albums by The Oak Ridge Boys, Bing Crosby (with the London Symphony Orchestra), …

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It’s coming

Yes indeed, December is almost here. The season of Santa Claus, the Grinch, Charlie Brown, “you’ll put your eye out” and George Bailey is nearly upon us. In fact, my neighborhood stores had Christmas decorations up even before Thanksgiving. It annoys me, but what can you do? It also means I am about to start …

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Let the season begin, but not for another five days

Yes, yes, I know Christmas is coming. I even have two Christmas gifts already in hand. I will undoubtedly start posting Christmas/seasonal music videos as always, but not until December 1. I have my standards! I’m handicapped this year, too. My computer speakers have finally given up the ghost, or at least the one who …

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