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April 5, 2019

 

The Songs Of Razaf And Waller

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

February 1, 2019

 

And On Piano, Oscar Peterson…

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson worked with some of the great singers of his day, including Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and Billie Holiday.

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.

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.

August 3, 2018

 

Norman Granz: The Jazz Advocate

A centennial celebration of Norman Granz, concert promoter, record label owner, and one of the biggest civil rights activists in jazz in the 1940s and 50s.

June 15, 2018

 

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

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 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.

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