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When Swing Was the Thing: Diary of a Swing Era Teen

Bob Inman and his high school “swing pals” lived for Saturday subway trips into Manhattan to browse the record shops, hang out at stage doors collecting autographs, and cadging free tickets to live radio broadcasts. It's the Swing Era from the perspective of a teenage fan.

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'The Fatha' was the Daddy of Them All: The Music of Earl 'Fatha' Hines

A tribute to jazz piano man Earl Hines, whose genius drove the evolution of jazz piano from ragtime to the beginning of bebop. Under Hines' influence, the piano first became a solo instrument in jazz ensembles. Our special guest is pianist Dick Hyman.

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