A mere 16 years after Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops recorded their now-classic Christmas with the Pops, Christmastime Is Here is their 2006 follow-up. It sticks to the same basic formula: a mix of orchestral, choral, and solo numbers performed by the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers (a Kunzel favorite, succeeding the original's May Festival Chorus), the School for Creative and Performing Arts Children's Choir (who sang on the original, though presumably with a different roster), and an entirely new crop of soloists. While the original relied on classic veterans such as Rosemary Clooney and Doc Severinsen, Christmastime Is Here makes use of hip jazz vocalists (and, not coincidentally, Telarc recording artists all) Ann Hampton Callaway ("I Wonder as I Wander"), Tierney Sutton ("I'll Be Home for Christmas"), Tony DeSare ("The Christmas Song"), and John Pizzarelli (""Silver Bells") as well as British sextet the King's Singers ("Silent Night").
The eighth in a series of 8 simultaneously released sets celebrating the most iconic British pop show of all time takes a journey back in time to a time of pure pop joy, nu-metal and urban grooves. Marking the period 2001-2006 this 3-CD collection includes Take That, Fall Out Boy, Girls Aloud, Scissor Sisters, Gnarls Barkley, 50 Cent, Razorlight, Sugababes and many more.
The seventh in a series of 8 simultaneously released sets celebrating the most iconic British pop show of all time takes a journey back in time to a time of the Britpoppers, boy bands, girl bands and the rise and rise of R&B. Marking the period 1995-2000 this 3-CD collection includes Oasis, Cher, Underworld, Craig David, Hanson, Paul Weller, Texas and many more.
The sixth in a series of 8 simultaneously released sets celebrating the most iconic British pop show of all time takes a journey back in time to a time house music heroes, hip-hop and smooth grooves, indie darlings and transatlantic megastars. Marking the period 1990-1994 this 3-CD collection includes Sheryl Crow, Beats International, Stone Roses, The B-52’s, Gabrielle, New Order, Crowded House and many more.
Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Beat music is a fusion of rock and roll (mainly Chuck Berry guitar style and the midtempo beat of artists like Buddy Holly), doo-wop, skiffle and R&B. The genre provided many of the bands responsible for the British Invasion of the American pop charts starting in 1964, and provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music, including the format of the rock group around lead, rhythm and bass guitars with drums. The Beat Of The Pops - excellent selection of beat tracks.