Make Believe Ballroom

Series produced by Jeff Bressler

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The Make Believe Ballroom is a one hour program that features the music of the 1930s, 1940s and also occasionally delves into the early 1950s. The program is carrying the torch for past hosts Martin Block, Al Jarvis, William B Williams and Steve Allen.

The Make Believe Ballroom is a one hour program that features the music of the 1930s, 1940s and also occasionally delves into the early 1950s. The program is carrying the torch for past hosts Martin Block, Al Garvis, William B Williams and Steve Allen.

The show features the playing of songs, with notes on the history of the piece. The program also has a taped vintage interview with a significant musician, composer, arranger or producer from the era.


15 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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On this weeks edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM: a Benny Goodman Band members universal achievement, the musical history of a famous telephone n...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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On this weeks MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM we feature Gene Krupa, Anita O’Day and Ray Eldridge along with a little boogie with Will Bradley, Freddie Slack...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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On this weeks MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM Louis Armstrong and his small band the Hot Five, Larry Clinton and his Orchestra, in addition to Cab Calloway w...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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A wonderful MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM this week as we visit Harry James and his lucky number, Les Brown and His Band of Renown seven decades of music, ...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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On this weeks edition of the Make Believe Ballroom - The story of a song title, a look at big band era fate, the salaries of black band musicians, ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
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On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM, some wonderful small group swing, a hot Charlie Barnet tale, “V-Discs, the great arranger Vic Shoen plus more...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM, we look at Big Band era stars whose careers extended into the 50s and beyond, interviews and music of...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:01
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From the Crystal Studio in the Make Believe Ballroom a fun and fast hour this week. Great vintage interviews serve as companions to the music of C...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 57:52
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From the Crystal Studio of the Make Believe Ballroom some great reminiscences, history and stories wrapped around the classic music of Glenn Miller...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
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The Make Believe Ballroom is a one hour program that features the music of the 1930s, 1940s and also occasionally delves into the early 1950s. The ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:14
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This week featuring great stories, reminiscences, and music featuring, the King Sisters, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Kate Smith, Frank Sinatra, Pea...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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On this weeks edition of MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM songs and stories featuring the De Marco Sisters and a nickname given to a star, how the song Linda ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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From the Crystal Studio of the Make Believe Ballroom some great reminiscences, history and stories wrapped around the classic music of Glenn Miller...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
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On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM. Is it Eberle or Eberly? Billie Holiday’s tenuous relationship with Artie Shaw. Along the way wonderfu...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 57:43
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Join us in the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM. On this week’s show Jess Stacy’s Monumental Solo. The Andrews Sisters 13 Weeks with Glenn Miller. Red Norvo, ...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:01