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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.

January 18, 2019

 

The Versatile Jo Stafford

Singer Jo Stafford was one of the most versatile postwar singers, excelling in pop, swing, bebop, country, folk, and even comedy.

January 4, 2019

 

Young at Heart: Songs About Youth

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

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.

November 2, 2018

 

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles’ tunes.

October 26, 2018

 

It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Halloween

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

October 12, 2018

 

Get Your Kicks With Bobby Troup

We celebrate the centennial of Bobby Troup on October 18, exploring his songs like “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66.”

September 27, 2018

 

Nat & Nelson

This week, we explore the 10-year partnership between singer Nat King Cole and arranger Nelson Riddle. They produced such standards as “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.”

August 22, 2018

 

The Standards of Sondheim and Bernstein

In honor of Leonard Bernstein's centennial this week, we look at the jazz standards of Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, like "New York, New York," "I Feel Pretty," and "Send In The Clowns."

August 10, 2018

 

Kind Of Blue: Blue Feelings In Popular Song

“Born To Be Blue,” “Blue Moon,” “Blue Turning Grey Over You,” and other songs about the color blue on this week’s show.

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