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Pop Rewind: “The Christmas Song”

For this week’s rewind, we’re going to rewind a loooong way…back to 1944, when Mel Torme first penned what we now call “The Christmas Song.” (Back then, it was titled, “Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire.”) Interestingly, Torme didn’t set out to write a Christmas song; by his account, it was mid-July, and he was just writing down mental images to try and keep cool (“Jack Frost nipping at your […]


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Tony Bennett Tips His Hat to Latin Singers on “Viva Duets”

Columbia (2012)

You gotta hand it to a guy who not only keeps singing after a 60-year career, but who apparently has yet to peak. At 86, Tony Bennett is a music icon who just continues to have a stunningly successful career, his popularity easily matching what it was in his early years, if not surpassing it. At this point, singing with Bennett on his recent “Duets” series of albums has become […]