Monday, September 28, 2015

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Rhode Island PBS closes out the month of September with a special presentation of Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy on Great Performances Wednesday, September 30 at 8 p.m.

From the website:
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy – narrated by Joel Grey — explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical.  Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy showcases the work of some of the nation’s pre-eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jule Styne and many others.

Though these remarkable songwriters were purveyors of what we think of today as the Broadway sound, the documentary demonstrates how there were echoes of Jewish strains in many of the works. From “Yiddishkeit” (all things Jewish) on the stages of the Lower East Side at the turn of the century to a wide range of shows including Porgy and BessWest Side Story and Cabaret, the film explores how Jewish music and ethos informs many of America’s favorite musicals.

Dynamic footage includes performances by stars such as David Hyde Pierce (Spamalot), Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara (Nice Work if You Can Get It), Zero Mostel (Fiddler on the Roof), Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town), Nathan Lane (The Producers), Al Jolson (Sinbad), Fanny Brice (The Great Ziegfeld), Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl), Joel Grey (Cabaret), Dick Van Dyke(Bye Bye Birdie), Danny Kaye (Lady in the Dark), Ethel Merman (Gypsy), and Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel (Wicked).

The film is the first of its kind to examine the phenomenon that, over the 50-year period of its development, the songs of the Broadway musical were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans. These are the popular songs that our nation took to war, sang to their children at bedtime, and whistled while waiting for the bus; taken in total they comprise the vast majority of what is now commonly referred to as “The American Songbook.”

As historian Phil Furia cites as just one vivid example, Irving Berlin had so assimilated that he went on to “write the most popular Christmas song, ‘White Christmas’…and the most popular Easter song, ‘Easter Parade.’ It’s the Horatio Alger story told in Yiddish.”  Berlin’s “God Bless America” became so popular, it nearly replaced the National Anthem.

While Jewish Americans certainly abounded in other areas of the musical theater, their predominance in the area of songwriting was nearly complete, with only the Episcopalian Cole Porter represented as a major figure in the pantheon of America’s greatest composers of Broadway songs. And even Porter, after three Broadway flops, finally ascertained the surefire way to success: “I’m going to write Jewish tunes.”   As Andrew Lippa, the composer/lyricist ofThe Addams Family, points out in the film, “Porgy and Bessand Show Boat and Oklahoma! These are ideas that are fictions.  What do we make America into?  How do we take what we know and make it into America?”

The film features interviews with Arthur Laurents, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, Phyllis Newman, Charles Strouse, Harold Prince, Maury Yeston, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Ernie Harburg, Marc Shaiman, David Shire, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Stephen Schwartz and many others.

Rare clips include Irving Berlin singing “God Bless America,” rehearsals for Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy, and original South Pacific star William Tabbert singing “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” with Richard Rodgers at the piano.

The film was produced, written, and directed by Michael Kantor, whose Broadway: The American Musical series was originally viewed by an estimated 15 million people, and won the 2005 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.  

updated: 9/29/2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Lively Experiment, week of September 25, 2015

Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Mark Curtis -
Ian Donnis - Political Reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio
Ed Fitzpatrick - Columnist, The Providence Journal
Michelle Smith - Correspondent, The Associated Press

  • 38 Studios – Records unsealed? 
  • Pope Francis visiting America 
  • “Special legislative session unlikely” - Speaker Mattiello 
  • Race for the White House 2016 – Scott Walker drops out 
  • Wilson’s of Wickford closes
A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 7 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 p.m. on WSBE Learn (36.2), and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36 / 7776.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; in Rhode Island on Cox 808; Verizon FiOS 478; Full Channel 89; and in Massachusetts on Comcast 294 or 312.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Soledad O'Brien hosts American Graduate Day 2015 on Saturday, October 3

Soledad O’Brien to Host “American Graduate Day 2015”
Live from WNET Studios at Lincoln Center October 3 on WSBE Learn

Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrates the “Stories of Champions” -- Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes and Raising Graduation Rates   

Special Guests Include President George W. Bush, Gen. Colin Powell, Jane Pauley, Zendaya, Allison Williams, Juju Chang, Rehema Ellis, Jason Derulo, Billy Bob Thornton and more

American Graduate Day 2015 returns this fall for its fourth consecutive year. Soledad O’Brien will host the all-day broadcast which premieres Saturday, October 3 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on WSBE Learn (over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808, Verizon 478, and Full Channel 109 in RI; Comcast 294 or 312 in MA). Broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, the annual multiplatform event is part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, helping communities bolster graduation rates through the power and reach of local public media stations. Featuring seven hours of national and local programming, live interviews and performances, American Graduate Day 2015 will celebrate the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the country who are American Graduate Champions: those helping local youth stay on track to college and career successes.  

American Graduate Day 2015 will be anchored by “Stories of Champions,” a series of 14 one-minute profile pieces scheduled to air every half-hour, which will spotlight individuals and influential figures in local communities around the country who are successfully keeping students on the path to graduation.

For the first time, this year’s broadcast will feature seven mini-documentaries that highlight the extraordinary work organizations are doing across the nation to help keep students on the path to graduation and track to college.

Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, American Graduate Day 2015 is set up around critical themes with the goal of inspiring citizens to connect with their local public media station and local community organizations, and get involved as American Graduate Champions in helping the youth of their community succeed.

Viewers and online users who are interested in connecting with local organizations and youth as American Graduate Champions can send a text on the day of broadcast or log on to to find out more about the national and regional organizations and how to help in their hometowns.   Viewers will also be invited to participate in the discussion via Twitter using the #AmGrad hashtag and on Facebook.

American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen – a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. Additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Visit the American Graduate Web site for more details on participating PBS stations as well as other television and radio programs:

Juju Chang (ABC); Rehema Ellis (NBC); Jane Pauley (CBS); Susie Gharib (Fortune); Rebecca Jarvis (ABC); Bill Ritter (WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News); Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour Weekend); Lauren Wanko (NJTV News); Mary Alice Williams (NJTV News).  


President George W. Bush; Gen. Colin and Alma Powell (America’s Promise Alliance); Jason Derulo (VH1 Save the Music Foundation); Zendaya (Get Schooled); Allison Williams (Horizons National); Shaquille O’Neal (My Brother’s Keeper Alliance); Billy Bob Thornton (Merrimack Hall); Paul Shaffer (Little Kids Rock); Dolly Parton (Imagination Library); Ed Asner (Autism Speaks); Penn & Teller (Opportunity Village); Mario Batali (Mario Batali Foundation); U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (4-H); Regina Carter (VH1 Save the Music Foundation); Sean Casey (The Miracle League); Bob and Suzanne Wright (Autism Speaks) and Cynthia Germanotta (Born This Way Foundation/Emotion Revolution).

Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Benefit Auction Opens October 5

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, Great Performances at The Met, Doc Martin, Antiques Roadshow. These and so many other national and local programs you and fellow public television viewers love to watch day after day, week after week on WSBE Rhode Island PBS are supported by donations from you and viewers like you.

Large or small, one-time or recurring, individual donations are the largest source of support for Rhode Island PBS. Every year, the station hosts a variety of fund raising events to boost support opportunities and to offer fun and rewards to viewers for their loyal support. Among the favorite events each year is the annual Benefit Auction, which, for the past 15 years, has featured a vehicle donated by your New England Toyota Dealers.

This year’s Rhode Island PBS Benefit Auction features the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE. If you're in the market for a new car, put yourself behind the wheel of this fuel-efficient sporty sedan by being the winning high bidder.

The Rhode Island PBS Benefit Auction also features three works of original art. Make a bold statement by choosing one or more of these pieces for home or office. Two are framed oil on canvas, signed and dated by artist John Eyre (1935-2007). One measures 38” x 38” and features purples, blues, black and white. The brilliant colors and extra large size of 50” x 74” of the second Eyre work make it an excellent choice for display in a company lobby or hung in a home with high ceilings. The third artwork is untitled and unsigned mixed media encaustic wax and oil on a 48” x 48” panel.

And if the sea is calling and you’re looking for a great winter project while you wait for next summer, set your heart and your sights on restoring a vintage 1967 O’Day Rhodes 19. The sea-worthy vessel includes mainsail and jib, plus LoadRite trailer.

You are invited to call us and come to the Rhode Island PBS studios between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday before the auction closes to inspect the artwork or the sail boat up close before you bid.

The Rhode Island PBS Benefit Auction opens on Monday, October 5 and closes on Sunday, October 25. Closing times are different for each item, so please check the listings on the auction site for the precise closing time for your favorite item.

Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

updated October 5, 2015

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long and continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Three episodes tell the story of seven of history’s most important scientists as they seek to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. Rhode Island PBS presents The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements on Mondays at 9 beginning September 21 (September 28 and October 5).

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements shows us not only what these scientific explorers discovered but also how, using actors to reveal the creative process through the scientists’ own words and conveying their landmark discoveries through re-enactments shot with replicas of their original lab equipment. Knitting these strands together is host Michael Emerson, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor.

Meet Joseph Priestley and Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, whose discovery of oxygen led to the modern science of chemistry, and Humphry Davy, who made electricity a powerful new tool in the search for elements. Watch Dmitri Mendeleev invent the Periodic Table, and see Marie Curie’s groundbreaking research on radioactivity crack open a window into the atom. Learn how Henry (Harry) Moseley’s investigation of atomic number redefined the Periodic Table, and how Glenn Seaborg’s discovery of plutonium opened up a whole new realm of elements still being explored today.

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements brings the history of science to life for today’s television audience.

About the Episodes

Episode 1: Out of Thin Air (1754-1806) One of science’s great odd couples — British minister Joseph Priestley and French tax administrator Antoine Lavoisier — together discover a fantastic new gas called oxygen, overturning the reigning theory of chemistry and triggering a worldwide search for new elements. Soon caught up in the hunt is science’s first great showman, a precocious British chemist named Humphry Davy, who dazzles London audiences with his lectures, introduces them to laughing gas and turns the battery into a powerful tool in the search for new elements.

Episode 2: Unruly Elements (1859-1902) Over a single weekend in 1869, a young Russian chemistry professor named Dmitri Mendeleev invents the Periodic Table, bringing order to the growing gaggle of elements. But this sense of order is shattered when a Polish graduate student named Marie Sklodowska Curie discovers radioactivity, revealing that elements can change identities — and that atoms must have undiscovered parts inside them.

Episode 3: Into the Atom (1910-1960) Caught up in the race to discover the atom’s internal parts — and learn how they fit together — a young British physicist, Harry Moseley, uses newly discovered X-rays to put the Periodic Table in a whole new light. And a young American chemist named Glenn Seaborg creates a new element — plutonium — that changes the world forever, unleashing a force of unimaginable destructive power: the atomic bomb.

Rhode Island Latino Voices on Rhode Island PBS

Pawtucket City Councilor-at-Large Sandra Cano

The Spanish word raíces means "roots" in English. This explains what the Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island is all about: the roots, the history of the Latino community of Rhode Island.

Project Director Marta V. Martínez interviews Sandra Cano,
with Mark Smith behind the camera.
The director of this project is Marta V. Martínez, independent oral historian and member of the Rhode Island PBS Community Advisory Board. First begun some years ago, the latest chapter of this project of Nuestras Raíces (Our Roots) continued in the Rhode Island PBS studios during August 2015, when members of the Rhode Island Latino community were filmed telling their stories of coming to America and arriving in Rhode Island.

The vignettes - short stories combining video, photos, and other archival documents and letters - feature interviews with Luis Aponte, Sandra Cano, José González, Roberto González, Carlos López Estrada, Miriam Gorriaran, Patricia Martínez, and Lydia Pérez, all of whom have contributed to and helped shape Latino history in Rhode Island over the past 60 years. Produced and edited by Marta Martinez in partnership with Rhode Island PBS, the eight vignettes will air throughout October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.

Broadcast of the vignettes also coincides with the Rhode Island PBS encore of the six-part PBS series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. Rhode Island PBS will air two episodes per week for three consecutive weeks, beginning Thursday, October 1 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

For more information about Rhode Island Latino Voices and the Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island - including an extensive collection of fascinating stories, photos, and video - visit the Nuestras Raíces (Our Roots) Website at

Friday, September 18, 2015

Annual Broadcast of Wake of '38 This Weekend

Providence City Hall and The Biltmore Hotel in 1938

While we enjoy the beautiful weather forecast for this final weekend of summer, it is hurricane season. This weekend, we mark the anniversary of one of the bad ones. In 1938, years before weather services began naming hurricanes, one fast-moving storm careened up the east coast with devastating consequences. It's known plainly and simply as the Hurricane of '38, but its effects were anything but plain or simple - and its scars are still visible on buildings in downtown Providence.

In 1973, WSBE (then "Channel 36" now "Rhode Island PBS") made a commemorative documentary about the storm, using archival footage and interviews with survivors. The dramatic story won an Emmy Award for WSBE.

Rhode Island PBS proudly presents our award-winning documentary, Wake of '38 on Saturday, September 19 at noon, as well as Sunday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. and Saturday September 26 at 11 p.m., as part of our ongoing series Rhode Island Stories, a collection of local documentaries about the people, places and events with a strong local connection on WSBE Rhode Island PBS. The film also airs on WSBE Learn on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.

An annual "fan favorite" among our viewers, the film marks 77 years since the devastating hurricane and 37 years since the WSBE Rhode Island PBS production premiered.

Click here for our comprehensive 75th anniversary blog post, along with several remarkable photos.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Debra Hall Promoted to Director of Development

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (September 14, 2015) – WSBE Rhode Island PBS President David W. Piccerelli announced the promotion of Debra Hall to Director of Development.

In her new role, Ms. Hall will steward a comprehensive strategic fund raising plan, with an emphasis on cultivating major and planned gifts, to support the mission and goals of WSBE Rhode Island PBS. 

"I'm happy to welcome Debby to senior management. As a valued member of the development team for more than four years, she has demonstrated consistent commitment to Rhode Island PBS and our mission to serve the community. Her knowledge of philanthropy and her ability to lead by example make her a persuasive advocate and effective leader for local public broadcasting."

Ms. Hall joined Rhode Island PBS in 2011 as an underwriting account executive. She was promoted to Director of Corporate Relations in 2012. Before joining Rhode Island PBS, Ms. Hall operated a scheduling business serving the financial services industry, and was Vice President, Key Account Manager at Putnam Mutual Funds in Boston. A resident of Barrington, Ms. Hall graduated cum laude from Tufts University.

Debra Hall can be contacted by telephone at 401-222-3636, extension 339, or by email at dhall at

WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut since 1967. WSBE-TV delivers content on three channels: Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), Learn (digital 36.2), and Spanish-language content on Vme (36.3). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Echoes of Creation Reveal Miracle, Marvel, and Wonder

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jan Nickman has created Echoes of Creation as a unique visual and aural experience. Echoes of Creation was filmed in some of the most spectacular and often inaccessible locations of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and California's Sequoia National Park, allowing viewers to feel the mystery of an aurora borealis, and hear the wisdom of three-thousand year old sequoias.

Featuring a soundtrack by Grammy nominated composer David Arkenstone and poetic spoken word by Karen Hutton, Echoes of Creation employs director Jan Nickman's pioneering Music-to-Picture technique, giving viewers a new experience with each viewing - in much the same way as music is enjoyed repeatedly.

Experience the miracle, marvel and wonder of the natural world and our deep connection to it on
Monday, September 14 at 10 p.m.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Lively Experiment week of September 11, 2015

Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Jim Hummel - Senior Investigator, HummelReport.Org  
Maureen Moakley - Political Science Professor, University of RI
Sheila Mullowney - Executive Editor, Newport Daily News
Pablo Rodriguez - President, Latino Public Radio

  • Representative Lally's New Position with the State 
  • Providence Firefighters Deal 
  • Proposed raises for Providence Teachers 
  • 38 Studios Records – Sealed or Unsealed?   
  • Future of Planned Parenthood 
  • Race for the White House 
    • Hillary Clinton’s “apology” for email breach 
    • Poll numbers this week 
    • Will VP Biden enter the race?

A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 7 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 p.m. on WSBE Learn (36.2), and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36 / 7776.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; in Rhode Island on Cox 808; Verizon FiOS 478; Full Channel 89; and in Massachusetts on Comcast 294 or 312.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Love is in the Air with 60s and 70s Slow Songs

Beautiful ballads from the late 1960s and 1970s are back, featuring unforgettable hits from Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, The 5th Dimension, Engelbert Humperdinck, Anne Murray, and many others. Watch Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS.

Hosted by actress-singer Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”), 60s and 70s SLOW SONGS (MY MUSIC) is a romantic retrospective of the love songs that ruled radio airplay and warmed listeners’ hearts during an otherwise tumultuous time in history. Serving as a welcome respite from the trauma of the Vietnam War, riots, and reforms that shook the nation, this MY MUSIC special features the classics that appeal to pop music lovers of all ages.

60s and 70s SLOW SONGS features these performances:

· “Love Story Theme” – Andy Williams
· “The Look of Love” – Dusty Springfield
· “Love Is Blue” – Paul Mauriat
· “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All” – The 5th Dimension
· “After The Lovin’ – Engelbert Humperdinck
· “Laughter in the Rain” – Neil Sedaka
· “Sad Eyes” – Robert John
· “Annie’s Song” – John Denver
· “She Believes in Me” – Kenny Rogers
· “You Needed Me” – Anne Murray
· “Brandy” – Looking Glass
· “Here You Come Again” – Dolly Parton
· “The Most Beautiful Girl” – Charlie Rich
· “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” – Rupert Holmes
· “Cat’s In The Cradle” – Harry Chapin

Dusty Springfield

Revisit the Swing Era in Starlight Ballroom

Doris Day

Return to the glorious days of legendary orchestras, bandleaders and singers that ruled America’s radio waves and dance halls, bringing joy and escape during the days the country went to war and through the era of victory that followed. Featuring songs from Perry Como, Doris Day, Benny Goodman, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers and more, STARLIGHT BALLROOM (MY MUSIC) is part of special fund raising content airing Wednesday, September 9 at 8 p.m.
After its phenomenally popular “Big Band Years” program, TJL Productions presents this program that revisits the swing era, a time when ballrooms across the United States hosted the biggest bands in the country as they travelled from city to city with dance numbers and beautiful ballads. These timeless sounds are enjoyed once again through long-unseen vintage film and television performances. 
Peggy Lee

STARLIGHT BALLROOM features these performances:
•    “Accentuate the Positive” – Johnny Mercer
•    “It’s a Good Day” – Peggy Lee
•    “You Always Hurt the One You Love” – The Mills Brothers
•    “Yes! We Have No Bananas” – The Pied Pipers
•    “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” – Ozzie & Harriet Nelson & Orchestra
•    “Till the End of Time” – Perry Como
•    “Music, Music, Music” – Teresa Brewer
•    “At Last” – Ray Anthony & Orchestra
•    “Fascinating Rhythm” – Mel Torme
•    “My Ideal” – Margaret Whiting
•    “If I Didn’t Care” – The Ink Spots
•    “Babalu” – Desi Arnaz & Orchestra
•    “The Very Thought of You” – Doris Day with the Harry James Orchestra
•    “The More I See You” – Dick Haymes
•    “Hawaiian War Chant” – Tony Pastor Orchestra with Rosemary & Betty Clooney
•    “One O’Clock Jump” – Count Basie & Orchestra
•    “Deep Purple” – Larry Clinton Orchestra with Bea Wain
•    “Bonaparte’s Retreat” – Kay Starr
•    “Lisbon Antigua” – Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra
•    “Taking a Chance On Love” – Jo Stafford
•    “Muskrat Ramble” – Bob Crosby & The Bobcats
•    “I’ll Walk Alone” – Dinah Shore
•    “The Last Call for Love” – Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
•     “In the Mood” – Tex Beneke & Orchestra
•    “Serenade in Blue” – Tex Beneke & Orchestra
•    “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You” – Helen Forrest with Harry James Orchestra
•    “Let’s Dance” – Benny Goodman & Orchestra
•    “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”/“I’m Beginning to See the Light” – Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & Orchestra