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My Heart Stood Still: Hearts In Popular Song

“My Foolish Heart," “Heart And Soul,” "With A Song In My Heart," and other songs with heart from the Great American Songbook.

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An Afterglow with heart, as we explore songs about hearts from the Great American Songbook.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so this week on the program, I’m devoting the hour to songs all about heart. The Great American Songbook contains many a song about matters of the heart, including popular ones like “My Foolish Heart” and “Heart And Soul,” but there are also some less familiar heart songs, like “I Poured My Heart Into A Song” and “This Heart Of Mine.” We’ll hear these songs and more this hour, performed by Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and others.

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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