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September 9, 2016

 

Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

A centennial celebration of wartime balladeer Dick Haymes, whose career strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

December 11, 2015

 

Harry, Tommy, and Axel: Sinatra’s First Five Years

For Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look at his first five years as a recording artist.

February 3, 2015

 

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.

September 13, 2013

 

The Big Bands’ Vocal Groups

At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.

February 5, 2010

 

Afterglow Goes To Town

We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.

May 26, 2007

 

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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