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THE ROCK FATHERTo kick-off 25 Days of Xmas 2013 here on The Rock Father, it's only fitting that we get off to a swingin' start with a band that I've been following since the mid-1990s - an outfit that my wife and I have seen live many times, and one that has been providing part of our seasonal soundtrack for over a decade: BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY. For 2013 they've released their third foray into the Holiday Music realm following their 1997 WATCHU' WANT FOR CHRISTMAS EP and 2004's full-length, EVERYTHING YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. On IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS TIME (Savoy Jazz), BBVD delivers a fat bag of sonic presents that are bound to put a smile on your face, and warm the hearts of even the coldest Scrooge or meanest Grinch. And, they've released a trio of music videos to go along with it. Let's take a look, starting with the excellent title track...

The jazz classic KIND OF BLUE by MILES DAVIS has been released countless times over the years, but I think this might be the first time that it's been completely reworked with babies in mind. The folks over at Roma Music Group have just issued LULLABY VERSIONS OF KIND OF BLUE AND MILES DAVIS, an eight-song collection that transforms the entire Kind of Blue album and a pair of other Davis favorites into "lush instrumental versions" perfect for your smallest music lover.

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ORANGE SHERBET's DELICIOUS is a cool record. That was my response after listening to the title track and album opener of the new album from this San Francisco Bay Area trio. Set for release on May 15th, the little one and I have been spinning DELICIOUS here at Rock Father HQ for a couple of months already, but I wanted to wait until we were closer to release date to post any thoughts on it. The reason? So that you'd remember to buy it. DELICIOUS is tasty.

It's only Tuesday, yet still a fair amount of music news has been hitting my inbox here at Rock Father HQ. While I can't say anything has been completely mind-blowing, there's enough here for an early-edition of The Random Rock N' More, the column where I fire off quick one-line updates on a bunch of artists. If you want to dig deeper, a link is provided. As always, this hits on all areas of 'rock' from indie and folk to black metal and grindcore - "Music for Grown-ups" that wouldn't be featured on the homepage of The Rock Father™ site. Everything is fair game. Here's your Random Rock for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

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It's 55 degrees outside right now, and as the snow melts away, we can't wait for spring and summer. Sure, The Rock Father™ is all about the music, but we're also hardcore gardeners, and that's what makes this so intriguing: There's a band called ORANGE SHERBET that ''praise the delights of eating seasonal, locally grown foods!''

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