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December 9, 2016

 

Portrait of Benny Goodman, 400 Restaurant, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

Sing, Sing Sing: Benny Goodman and the Singers

We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

September 9, 2016

 

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Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

Wartime balladier Dick Haymes had a career that strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

February 3, 2015

 

Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.

May 22, 2010

 

Helen Forrest With Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw and the Singers

A tribute to bandleader Artie Shaw highlighting the records he made with vocalists, including Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, and Mel Torme.

November 27, 2009

 

Skylark and Johnny Mercer

Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

October 16, 2009

 

Oscar Peterson Mosaic

The Piano Player Sings: Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson was one of jazz’s most popular pianists, but on a couple of occasions he did albums on which he sang as well.

May 26, 2007

 

Songs That Got Us Through World War II

Popular Song Goes to War

A look at the music of World War II, featuring topical songs, radio broadcasts, and an interview with historian Michael McGerr.

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