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Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

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It's so peaceful in the country, and sometimes in song as well.

Afterglow heads to the countryside and other points peaceful this week with Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, June Christy, and others. Songs like “Far Away Places,” “Let The Rest Of The World Go By,” and “Gone For The Day” are just a few of the tunes to take us away from the more anxious environs of city climes.

Watch Dick van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore perform Rodgers and Hart’s “Mountain Greenery” on The Dick Van Dyke Show:

Music Heard On This Episode

It's So Peaceful In The Country
Joe Wilder — The Pretty Sound/Jazz From Peter Gunn (Collectables, 2003)
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It's So Peaceful In The Country
Joe Wilder — The Pretty Sound/Jazz From Peter Gunn (Collectables, 2003)

Notes: 8:01 p.m.

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Mountain Greenery
Bing Crosby — Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings (Polygram, 2001)

Notes: 8:06 p.m.

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Let's Fly Away
Lee Wiley — Sings The Songs Of George And Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter (Audiophile, 1994)

Notes: 8:10 p.m.

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Let The Rest Of The World Go By
Dick Haymes — Let The Rest Of The World Go By (Jasmine, 2003)

Notes: 8:13 p.m.

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Far Away Places
Dinah Shore — 16 Most Requested Songs of the 1940s V. 2 (Sony, 1989)

Notes: 8:16 p.m.

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Let's Get Away From It All
Frank Sinatra/Connie Haines/Pied Pipers — The Song Is You (RCA, 1994)

Notes: 8:21 p.m.

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It's Nice To Go Trav'ling
Frank Sinatra — Come Fly With Me (Capitol, 1998)

Notes: 8:26 p.m.

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Come Away With Me
Norah Jones — Come Away With Me (Blue Note, 2002)

Notes: 8:32 p.m.

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Urge For Going
Joni Mitchell — Hits (Warner, 1996)

Notes: 8:36 p.m.

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Gone For The Day
June Christy — Gone For The Day/Fair And Warmer (Capitol, 1997)

Notes: 8:42 p.m.

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A Day Away From Town
Carol Woods — A Day Away From Town (My Ideal Music, 2014)

Notes: 8:44 p.m.

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Lazy Countryside
Margaret Whiting — Complete Capitol Hits (Collector's Choice, 2000)

Notes: 8:48 p.m.

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A Walk In The Country
Tony Bennett — Alone Together (Sony Legacy, 2013)

Notes: 8:51 p.m.

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It's So Peaceful In The Country
Mildred Bailey — Rockin' Chair Lady (Decca, 1994)

Notes: 8:55 p.m.

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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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