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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.

March 2, 2018

 

I Hear Music: Songs About Songwriting

"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.

September 29, 2017

 

The Songs Of Razaf And Waller

"Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Black And Blue," and more songs by songwriters Andy Razaf and Fats Waller.

September 22, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2017

The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

July 7, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

April 28, 2017

 

Ella Fitzgerald On Verve

In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.

March 17, 2017

 

Voices On The Air: Bing & Frank

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

January 27, 2017

 

Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

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.

October 28, 2016

 

It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Holiday

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

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