Make Believe Ballroom

Make Believe Ballroom

The Make Believe Ballroom carries on the tradition of past hosts Martin Block, Al Jarvis, William B Williams, and Steve Allen by bringing you the greatest hits of the 1930s and 1940s, No cover, no minimum, just sit back and enjoy. The Ballroom is also heard across the U.S. on public broadcasting, community and college radio stations.

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January 23, 2022 58 min
On this edition of the Make Believe Ballroom Jeff Bressler looks at 2 era icons whose music is banned for eternity from the program!
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This week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom offers part 2 of our series featuring records never before played on the program.
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January 12, 2022 58 min
This week's Make Believe Ballroom takes a look at records we have never played on the show.
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January 4, 2022 58 min
Today's edition of the Ballroom features a look at the beloved old-time radio program Your Hit Parade. Some great Frank Sinatra stories related to his stint on the program.
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On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM we break down a Fats Waller song to figure out and discuss its meaning. Also, a look at some of the top-selling sheet music from the big band era.
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On this week's edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM we look at an interesting fact about purchasing sheet music in the early 20th Century and some music we didn't get a chance to play on past shows.
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On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM - A star is born, entertainers for started their careers with big bands, territory bands.
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On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM a look at the legendary AMATEUR NIGHT IN HARLEM at the Apollo Theatre in NY with some great history, stories, and music.
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On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM - A band that the senior set listened to, listener emails, songs of some great UK band leaders.
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This week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM looks at the origin of song names, songs that sound the same, movie and Broadway musicals, and songs from the legendary Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert that were never recorded.
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On this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM. A look at a famous tuxedo, a heroic WWII bandleader, Sinatra's long-lost cousin, a famous bandleader meets a famous accordionist, many more stories and music on this program.
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On this edition of the Ballroom - All TRIVIA all the time.
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This week's Ballroom takes a look at the Metronome All-Star Band
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This edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM takes a look at Big Band theme songs.
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On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM, we look at some bandleaders of the era who were popular but somewhat forgotten today.
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This week the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM looks at Coca Cola's Victory Parade on Spotlight Bands. The show was a musical morale booster during WWII.
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This week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM looks at some possible reasons for the passing of the big band and swing era.
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On today's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM we look at the origins of Gold Records, the Your Hit Parade, and Billboard weekly song charts plus a trivia contest you can enter.
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This week's Make Believe Ballroom does a spring cleaning and finds first-time recordings of popular records and big band era musicians who could neither read nor write music.
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