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Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas music and related topics.

Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas music and related topics.

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United States

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Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas music and related topics.

Twitter:

@socmusic

Language:

English

Contact:

619-886-7444


Episodes

Ronnie Spector And Her Christmas Music Legacy

1/17/2022
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the passing of Ronnie Spector, her Christmas music and her love of Christmas!

Duration:00:07:47

Christmas Auld Lang Syne

12/30/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas thanks you for listening to this podcast and to the Sounds of Christmas station, and reminds you that both will be continuing, year-round, through all of 2022. Whenever you need a Christmas music fix, or some Christmas Spirit, the Sounds of Christmas will be there for you!

Duration:00:04:41

Christmas Yet To Come

12/29/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas revisits nineteen of his earlier podcasts with singers and musicians for a composite of some of the Christmas music that just might be in the works for Christmas 2022! Artists appearing (briefly) in this episode are Brynn Stanley, Cliff Beach, Corinne Cook, Karla Bonoff, David Browning, Judy Pancoast, Deb Bowman, Michael Sinatra, Linda Imperial, Paul Kelly, Dan Ashley, Noreen Braun, Pete Hopkins, Rosalie Drysdale, Liz Kennedy, Sarah Reeves, T.J....

Duration:00:29:08

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

12/27/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas reminds you that the Twelve Days Of Christmas actually come AFTER CHRISTMAS! He talks about this, the origin (and changes of the song "The Twelve Days Of Christmas") and how it's used to compute the True Cost Of Christmas. Most importantly, he wants you to know you don't have to stop listening to Christmas music, just because the calendar date for Christmas has passed.

Duration:00:08:40

Merry Christmas!

12/24/2021
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas, and many of the hosts of podcasts on the Christmas Podcast Network, wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Duration:00:10:58

Michael Sinatra Talks About Making His New Christmas Album (Complete)

12/23/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas compiles pieces of Michael Sinatra's previous appearances on the Sounds of Christmas podcast for a thorough listen to his process for making his latest Christmas album, from his first appearance last April when he was just starting work on it, to his appearance a few weeks ago, shortly following the release of "Christmas", his second Christmas album!

Duration:00:43:29

TJ Winterbrook Talks About Releasing 5 Christmas Singles This Year, And Plans For More In 2022

12/21/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to T.J. from Winterbrook about the appeal of Christmas music, which led him to release five original Christmas singles this year! He talks about inspiration for the songs, and what he loves about Christmas music. He also talks about plans for even more Christmas music for 2022!

Duration:00:14:22

Talking to Rehya Stevens About Christmas Music, Including Her Latest Christmas Album, And Much More!

12/21/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Rehya Stevens about her passion for songwriting, and her Christmas albums "Celebrate" and "Tis The Season" (the latter of which is her latest). They also talked about her process and inspiration for her music, her Halloween song and some of the non-Christmas music that is on the way in 2022 (along with the possibility of more Christmas music, too)!

Duration:00:57:37

Talking to Aaron from Merry and Bright About New Christmas Music You Might Have Missed

12/20/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Aaron from the Christmas music blog Merry and Bright (merryandbright.blogspot.com) about some of the new music he's found that he thinks you should know about (including Rehya Stevens, Cliff Beach, the Wires, Katie Garibaldi, Wes Walls, the Yule Logs and Cristina F). They also talk about the impact Mannheim Steamroller had, both on Christmas music in general, as well as on the Merry and Bright blog and on the Sounds of Christmas!

Duration:00:54:46

Everybody Loves Christmas: A Song For Dad

12/18/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Eddie Money's Christmas music, and the new song from his kids, Jesse Money and Dez Money, where they have rewritten lyrics to his song "Everybody Loves Christmas" to reflect on spending Christmas without him. This is not a sad song. It's warm and hopeful, and will resonate with anyone that is think about someone they've lost as we head into Christmas.

Duration:00:05:11

Talking 80s Christmas Music with Gerry from the Totally Rad Christmas Podcast

12/17/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Gerry from the Totally Rad Christmas Podcast about 80s Christmas music. Some of the things they talk about include Prince's Christmas song, the California Raisins' Christmas album, Scrooge's Rock 'n' Roll Christmas, Kenny & Dolly, Fan Club Christmas singles from R.E.M. and the Eurythmics, George Strait, Ray Charles, the Judds, Kenny & Dolly, Band Aid and Wilson Pickett and the Christmas Soul Special!

Duration:00:42:05

David Browning Talks About His New Christmas Album, A Prince Cover And Non-Christmas Animation On His YouTube Channel

12/16/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter David Browning about his new album, "Christmas Presence", and the very relatable first single, "Merry Christmas". He also talks about the inspiration behind some of his original Christmas songs, as well as what led him to record the Christmas cover songs on his new album. And they talk about his cover of "When Doves Cry" and his earlier releases, along with a trio of animated videos he did years ago that are on his YouTube...

Duration:00:20:57

Tommee Profitt Talks About The Long Road To "The Birth Of A King"

12/15/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to musician/producer, songwriter, and award-winning composer Tommee Profitt! Tommee talks about his cinematic Christmas album, "The Birth Of A King", a project which he began fifteen years ago! They also talk about Tommee's series of Cinematic music albums, his covers album and "Gilligan's Island"!

Duration:00:48:10

Jeff Fowler talks about His New Christmas EP, His Upcoming Live Album and lots more

12/14/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Jeff Fowler about his new Christmas EP, "Just In Time For Christmas". They also talk about Jeff's path to music, his love of 80s music and his upcoming live album (plus they talk about the possibility of more Christmas music on the way)!

Duration:00:28:29

Norine Braun Talks About Her Christmas Album and Her New EP (plus Poinsettias and the Winter Solstice)

12/13/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Norine Braun about "December Falls", her Christmas album from last year, and her new EP "Stripped Down Acoustic", which is just out! They also talk about poinsettias and the Winter Solstice, plus about some of her upcoming projects (including the possibility of more Christmas music)!

Duration:00:29:05

Making A Christmas Album with Michael Sinatra (Part 3 of 3)

12/10/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Michael Sinatra about his new release "Christmas", how it differs from his previous Christmas album, and about the new Standards and Christmas releases that are on the way next year!

Duration:00:36:13

Pete Hopkins Talks About His New Christmas Single, Other Christmas Music And A Potential Christmas Album For 2022

12/9/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Pete Hopkins about his new single "Love Come Around", which had some legendary help! They also talk about Pete's earlier Christmas music and the possibility that he'll have an entire Christmas album out next year!

Duration:00:33:53

Karla Bonoff Talks About Her Christmas Album And This Year's New Christmas Music

12/8/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff about her history with Christmas music, last year's album "Silent Night" and her new Christmas songs for this year (including a duet with Michael McDonald)!

Duration:00:12:55

Linda Imperial On Her Music Career, Her First Christmas Single and a Potential New Christmas Album

12/7/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Linda Imperial about her amazing career, from backing Big Mama Thornton's band to dance hits in the 80's to solo hits in the 90's to her first-ever Christmas single. They also talk about Rosemary Clooney's Christmas songbook, and the possibility that Linda will use at least some of that for a potential Christmas album (maybe as soon as next year)!

Duration:00:21:05

Rosalie Drysdale Talks About Her Christmas Album, Her New String of Singles and More

12/6/2021
Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Rosalie Drysdale about her Christmas album "Let There Be Light" and her string of singles, which started coming out late this fall and will continue right up to Christmas! She also talks about inspiration, Christmas songs she'd like to record (and might release soon) and about loving lots of different kinds of music!

Duration:00:39:34