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Sonic Gems: Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

We have previously discussed the career of the one and only Nat King Cole.  That being said, he is a unique part of American entertainment history that I will always treasure in my memories.  Though I was not but an … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Bing Crosby – Merry Christmas

On May 3, 1903,  Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby Jr., was born to become a renown American singer and actor before his passing on October 14, 1977.  His signature bass-baritone voice helped him become of the best selling record artists of … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

An iconic American singer, actor, and producer, Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 and passed away on May 14, 1998.  He was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century having sold … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Trans Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (“TSO”) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by Paul O’Neill formed the nucleus of this band along with Savatage members Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel.  This arena rock super … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin

Formed in 1983 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, The Flaming Lips are an American rock band the relentlessly recorded several albums and EPs on indie label, Restless, before finally being signed with Warner.  Their first release with Warner was She Don’t Use Jelly (1993). … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery

The English progressive rock supergroup , Emerson, Lake & Palmer formed in 1970.  The band consisted of Keith Emerson on keys, Greg Lake as singer and bassist and percussionist Carl Palmer.  With 48 million records sold world wide, they were … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Christmas Classics II

Another 50 mostly American Songbook style Christmas songs.  Let’s face it Christmas hits the heart when it’s crooned.  We hope you enjoy these!!

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Sonic Gems: Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – King of the Surf Guitar

“There was a tremendous amount of power I felt while surfing and that feeling of power was simply transferred into my guitar when I was playing surf music. The style of music I developed, to me at the time, was … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers originated in  1989 Manchester and consists of the English electronic music duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons.  They are among the pioneers that brought the big beat to the forefront of pop music and culture. Dig Your … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concertos

“As I had the good fortune a few years ago to be heard by Your Royal Highness, at Your Highness’s commands, and as I noticed then that Your Highness took some pleasure in the little talents which Heaven has given … Continue reading

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