December, 1954, and Eddy Arnold charting with two singles. “This Is The Thanks I Get” is still top ten in both Billboard and Cashbox, where it’s been since late summer. In December by Eddy’s latest Christmas release, “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” debuts. “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away” was a longtime part … Continue reading →
An interesting video that points out similarities in the Mariah Carey Christmas standard “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. If you want to write a successful Christmas song, maybe this is how you do it.
NOTE: This post was first published in December 2016. Since then, I have added to my collections, now possessing the entire seven volumes of the Firestone albums, along with eleven of the Goodyear volumes, including the first ten. I have also increased my Grant’s Department Stores and True Value Hardware Stores … Continue reading →
Christmas music. For some, it’s the bane of the Christmas season; overplayed music that begins, in some cases, before Thanksgiving. To others, it’s the warm sounds of the season that bring joy to the heart and wonderful memories to the mind of Christmas’ past. If you belong to the first … Continue reading →