Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” might feel a bit on the nose this morning, but what else comes to mind on the first day of the Christmas shopping season?
The campy Halloween film ‘Trick or Treat’ doesn’t hold up so well anymore. But Fastway’s original soundtrack? That’s another matter entirely.
We often contemplate the spirit world in October. Songs by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Alice Cooper, TV on the Radio and others provide the soundtrack.
Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.
Like some of the best political songs, U2’s “New Year’s Day” started out as a love song.
Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year, like a more contemplative Dinah Washington.
We all have our Christmas morning traditions. One of mine, at least since 2009, is repeatedly playing Bob Dylan’s ‘Christmas In The Heart.’
Though it’s become a treasured Yuletide standard, the Eagles’ take on “Please Come Home for Christmas” has a complicated back story.
Top guitar session player Larry Carlton covers “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with heaping helpings of both skill and sentiment.
This album will always be defined by its lead-off moment, as the Temptations take a kid’s song and transform it into a funked-out Yuletide hoot.