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Posts tagged Bing Crosby

May 31, 2019

 

Bing Crosby Duets

Bing Crosby singing alongside Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Connee Boswell and more.

March 29, 2019

 

Blue Room: The Lost Rodgers and Hart

“This Funny World,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “To Keep My Love Alive” and other rarities from the Rodgers and Hart catalog.

December 28, 2018

 

Dinah Shore, The Dreamer

Singer and television personality Dinah Shore was America’s Sweetheart during World War II, and stayed in the spotlight for several decades after the war.

May 25, 2018

 

The Songs That Won The War

The songs of the war effort during World War II, including “G.I. Jive,” “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition,” and “Long Ago (And Far Away)”

March 23, 2018

 

Duke Ellington And The Singers

An overview of the many singers who stood on the bandstand with Duke Ellington, including Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries, and Bing Crosby.

December 29, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Winter 2017

Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.

July 28, 2017

 

The Chairman: Reprise Records’ Early Years

Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.

March 17, 2017

 

Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

December 23, 2016

 

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

November 11, 2016

 

The Marvelous Billy May

Billy May had some of the most swinging and swaggering pop and jazz arrangements from the 1950s and 1960s.

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