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Acclaimed pianist, musicologist, and humorist John Eaton shares insights, fascinating observations, and performs selections from some of America’s legendary composers of Broadway and Hollywood musicals in this engaging and entertaining series. And, of course, he always takes requests!
The Fabulous ’40s: A Rich and Diverse Musical Era
Beyond the great songs of WWII, the 1940s were memorably defined by the marvelous lyrics of Johnny Mercer (“One for My Baby,” “I Remember You”), the timeless songs of Irving Berlin (“White Christmas,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business”), and the new, smooth voice of Nat King Cole singing “Nature Boy.”
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