July 27, 2013
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THE OLD ROCKER: Learn the story behind some of the youletide classic sounds
“Do You Hear What I Hear” by Ed Ames, formerly of the Ames Brothers, was written in October 1962, with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. They wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists.
THE OLD ROCKER: From 1955 through 1962, female solo singers enjoyed limited success
Only Connie Francis, Brenda Lee and Aretha Franklin, who had their first Top 40 hits during that span, had long, distinguished careers.
THE OLD ROCKER: It doesn't get much better than Bing and Nat at the holidays
Here is a list of my holiday favorites certain to be heard during this Christmas season.