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Tag Archives: Henry Mancini

This coming Sunday, January 24, 2016, I will celebrate 16 years on the air at Jazz (0.1 in Rochester, New York as host of a program called “The Sunday Music Festa.” These days, it’s a weekly party celebrating all the great songwriters, lyricists, arrangers, musicians and vocalists who have made the music of the Great […]

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In our last “Oscar Songs” post before my special SUNDAY MUSIC FESTA OSCAR SONGS special at 12 Noon, Sunday february 24th on Jazz 90.1 in Rochester, NY or streaming live HERE, I thought we’d touch upon those songs that actually won the big prize on Oscar night and went on to become standards in the […]

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I was sorry to hear this morning of the passing of Andy Williams. one of the great American crooners. According to reports, he’d been battling bladder cancer for almost a year. I never followed Andy Williams the way I did Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. He was the All-American, apple pie […]

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