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Michael Feinstein

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Fresh Air Celebrates Frank Loesser's 100th Birthday.

Frank Loesser wrote the musicals Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying -- in addition to over 700 other songs. On today's Fresh Air, musical anthropologist Michael Feinstein discusses Loesser's musical legacy and plays some of his favorite Loesser tunes -- including several rare archival recordings.

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Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein

His repertoire is American popular song. Early in his career he was an assistant to Ira Gershwin. He's also a collector of vintage recordings and musical memorabilia — especially that of the 1920s [through] the 1940s. Recently Rhino Records released an anthology of Feinstein's recordings. This interview first aired July 29, 2002.

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