Showing posts from December, 2015

Why God Rest You/Ye Merry Gentlemen?

This is rousing version of the traditional carol is, according to Mark Israel , one of thousands to get the words wrong.

Christmas songs that do not mention Christmas?

'picture print by Currier and Ives' mentioned in Sleigh Ride Several of the very best 'Christmas songs'  make no specific reference to the festival itself.

What is frankincense? And myrrh?

Frankincense is a gum resin with a strong smell. It comes from the Boswellia tree.

Did Frank Sinatra record the first concept album?

A concept album is a collection of songs are linked by a theme.