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The Name Game

"Nancy (With The Laughing Face" and "Stella By Starlight"... just two of the names we're featuring this week! (Public Domain)

What’s in a name? Well, if you’re a songwriter from the golden age of the American Songbook… it could be a song! This week on the show, we’re exploring names in titles of jazz standards, from Joe and Johnny, to Laura and Nancy. Our role call will include “Hardhearted Hannah,” “Bill Bailey,” “Stella By Starlight” and “Sweet Lorainne,” all performed by some other familiar names of American Popular Song, like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.

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