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Singing out the Year

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Maggie, Suzzy, and Terre: the Roches. Source: Irene Young hide caption

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Source: Irene Young

I'm looking forward to today's show in the way many of you probably often listen: I'm hoping to hear something new. I love all kinds of music, but no one's heard it all, so when my boss pitched the Roches as a great holiday music show, I was all ears and an empty head. I've never heard them, but before-my-time sure doesn't mean bad, so I'm listening to them on Myspace right now. The first thing that strikes me is the way their three voices together sound like a chord played on a piano more than the output of three separate instruments... striking. That song was called Hammond Song. Next I skip ahead to For Unto Us a Child is Born, since I'm told the Roches are particularly known for their holiday songs. It appears on their 1990 album, We Three Kings. It sounds old, and I don't mean 17 years old, which it is, or before-my-time old. It sounds like a carol sung in a King's court centuries ago. Sound interesting to you? You can leave questons for the sisters here.