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THIS PAST Friday evening, Wife Dottie and I “Celebrated the Holidays with Seth MacFarlane” at our local René and Henry Segerstrom Hall. A good time was had by all, albeit after what we found a somewhat rocky start. 478 more words

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Sonic Gems: Michael Buble - Christmas

In 2011, Michael Buble released Christmas, his seventh studio album.  That year in December, the album rose to Number 1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart.  29 more words

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Let's Break It Down: Christmas's Weirdest Musical Pairing

There are some things that just don’t go together. Two like magnetic poles…Felix Unger and Oscar Madison…or (as some argue) pineapple on pizza. By all accounts, these “odd couples” are so called because they inherently clash. 300 more words


Songs that Penetrate the Heart and Stay There

Maria Schafer’s debut vocal album “To Know Love…” comes out in January, 2018. Written in an astounding five weeks squeezed between road performances with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the new album is mindful of all the types of love we feel and the mistakes we make. 2,709 more words

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning -“You Don’t Know What Love Is”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout


Surprisingly, two top jazz standards “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and “I Remember April” were both written for 1941 slapstick Abbott and Costello movies “You Don’t Know What Love Is” was dropped from… 739 more words


Great American Song Book II: More Standards To Live By

American Popular Music  Standards are uniquely special and will live on forever in our hearts.  This is a further playlist from this genre for your listening pleasure:

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Good Hearts Have Room for Lots of Good Songs

I keep thinking that the folks up, way up, at the Red River Community House (Red River, New Mexico, elevation 8,650 feet) will one day wise up and get tired of us, but they haven’t yet. 610 more words