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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.


Sinatra, The Singing Veteran Of 'Brooklyn'

In the 1947 film, It Happened In Brooklyn, Frank Sinatra plays a soldier who returns after four years at war and decides to pursue a singing career. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews the recently-released DVD version of the film.


Frank Sinatra's Life and Legacy

Record producer and Sinatra historian Charles Granada discusses his book Sessions With Sinatra: Frank Sinatra And The Art of Recording and the box set — Frank Sinatra: The Best of the Columbia Years 1943-1952 — he helped to create.


Tony Bennett Turns 80

Singer Tony Bennett celebrates his 80th birthday this week, and to mark the occasion, we listen back to an interview from the archives.


With Paul Anka, 'Rock Swings,' Part Two

Fresh Air broadcasts the second part of its interview with singer-songwriter Paul Anka. He's new album is called Rock Swings. It's a collection of covers from the 1980s and '90s, re-set to a swing beat.


Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra, has produced hit songs of her own, including "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Something Stupid" — a duet she recorded with her dad. She also wrote a book about him: Frank Sinatra: An American Legend. This interview was first broadcast on Dec. 12, 1995.

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