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November 10, 2016

 

Cover of Glenn Miller Army Air Force set

Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

Major Glenn Miller went missing over the English Channel in December 1944. For decades afterwards, much of his wartime orchestra's music went missing as well.

May 25, 2009

 

A Retrospective Memorial Day: Looking Back At 1945

The sounds and stories of the year that changed everything.

May 24, 2008

 

American Popular Song and World War II: Part 2

We'll hear music from Louis Jordan, Kitty Kallen with Jimmy Dorsey, Sam Donahue's Navy band, and much more.

May 24, 2008

 

American Popular Song and World War II: Part 1

In honor of the holiday weekend, we're posting both parts of last year's "American Popular Song and World War II".

September 28, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows, August 1945

In August of 1945 the United States' war with Japan ended suddenly, and the war bonds that Ellington promoted every Saturday turned into "Victory Bonds."

September 27, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows, July 1945

This edition of our ongoing Duke Ellington Treasury series features mid-summer performances from an Ellington appearance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

September 26, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows June 1945

Duke Ellington was on the road during the summer of 1945 and some of this program's selections come from an Evansville, Indiana concert.

September 25, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows, May 1945

The "May 1945" edition finds World War II ending in Europe, something we hear Duke Ellington acknowledge several times throughout this program...

September 24, 2007

 

Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows, April 1945

As World War II finally began to draw to a close, Duke Ellington began his series "Your Saturday Date With the Duke."

July 30, 2007

 

That Devilin’ Tune Pt. 2

Compilations are usually anathema to jazz aficionados, but Allen Lowe's Devilin' Tune project offers a highly compelling tour of music history.

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