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Radio Munson

Thursday 7PM - 9PM

The eclectic mix of big band swing, vintage hot jazz and Las Vegas headliners on Radio Munson offers great music of a different era.  Don plays Ellington and Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Django Reinhardt, Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band and Stan Kenton.  The conversation is lively and real musical history is in the air on Radio Munson. 

Radio Munson 10/1/15

Oct 2, 2015

Legendary Tony Bennett must be the youngest 89-year-old to record music in a long time, and his new album of Jerome Kern songs stands as proof.  Bill Charlap’s trio backs Tony’s spot-on interpretations of songs everybody knows and Don plays one of them on this week’s Radio Munson.  The McGuire Sisters are on Don’s playlist, too, along with Lionel Hampton’s vibes, Stuff Smith’s jazz fiddle, and a welcome to October from the Four Freshmen.

Radio Munson 9/17/15

Sep 18, 2015

Did you know legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner was left-handed?  The fact Garner was a leftie greatly influenced his keyboard style.  Don provides a sample or two of Erroll Garner's great audience appeal on this week’s Radio Munson;  plus Dinah Shore, Jane Monheit, Louis Jordan, Stan Kenton and an invite to help clean out the GLT studios courtesy of Ralph Flanagan’s "Rag Mop".

Radio Munson 9/10/15

Sep 10, 2015

It may be too soon to officially throw in the towel on Summer, but it's not to early for Don to play Nancy Wilson's legendary version of "The Things We Did Last Summer";  It's on this week's Radio Munson playlist, along with Stan Kenton, Michael Buble, Keely Smith, and Harry James and his band with "September Song".

Radio Munson 8/20/15

Aug 20, 2015

The bands of Doc Severinsen, Nelson Riddle and Tommy Dorsey are on Don's playlist this week on Radio Munson, along with vocals from Dianne Reeves, Steve Tyrell and Dinah Washington, plus two of the most distinctive and recognizable instrumentalists ever, clarinetist Eddie Daniels and bass trombonist George Roberts.

Radio Munson 8/13/15

Aug 13, 2015

The term "Lounge Act" has developed a rather cheesie image over the years, but a "Lounge SINGER" was and is an icon that, though largely extinct today, was once an ever-present icon.  Don invites you to sit near the bar with him on this week's Radio Munson to listen to two of the best lounge singers, Bobby Troup and Matt Dennis.  Les Paul and Mary Ford are also on Don's bill, along with Artie Shaw, Bob Crosby's Bobcats, and June Christy with "Something Cool."

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