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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.

06:55

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.

44:03

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.

26:40

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.

10:44

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.

18:08

Actor and Comedian Bernie Mac

His new film is Mr. 3000. It's about an aging baseball star who returns to the diamond. He's the star of The Bernie Mac Show, a sitcom on Fox. Mac has been a stand up comedian for many years and often appears in films, including Spike Lee's Kings of Comedy. This interview originally aired on Nov. 27, 2001.

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Record producers Charles Granata and Didier Deutsch

They have collaborated on the CD box set, Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (1940-1964) which collects Sinatra's film recordings — many of them rare. Granata is a Sinatra historian and author of Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording.

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Record Producers Charles Granata and Didier Deutsch

Record producers Charles Granata and Didier Deutsch have collaborated on the new CD box set, Frank Sinatra In Hollywood (1940-1964) (Reprise records/Turner Classic movies) which collects Sinatra's film recordings - many of them rare. In fact only ten percent of the 160 tracks included on the collection have been released before. Granata is a Sinatra historian and author of Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra And the Art of Recording (A Capella Books, 1999). He was Project Director for the box set: Frank Sinatra: The Best of the Columbia Years 1943-1952.

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