Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving show on the Merry Podcast, a festive celebration of the grateful season plus a preview of the great new music of season. In this episode we’re exploring the history of the American Turkey, the very staple of our feast. Plus we take an extended look at one of the best Thanksgiving movies of all time — Planes, Trains and Automobiles. And, of course, Christmas is not forgotten: we interview a real elf from the North Pole and talk about his role in tracking Santa. We’re also pleased to feature the music ofRead more

Russ Lorenson Swings with a Classic Christmas Sound in New CD

Russ Lorenson Swings with a Classic Christmas Sound in New CD

Russ Lorenson‘s new Christmas CD released recently is titled “In the Holiday Spirit” and features the Kelly Park Big Band. The CD is a refreshing throwback to Christmas swing and the glitter that only big band can bring to Christmas. Most amazing is the fact that Lorenson pulls this off without the classics of Rudolph, Let it Snow or White Christmas. Most are lesser-known classics that are familiar but give his offering a fresh feel. The album kicks off with Shake Hands with Santa Claus, a 50s-era tune made famous first by Louis Prima (hear it here). But Santa isn’tRead more