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Kitty Kallen's Death Conjures All Those Wonderful Lonesome Ballads From World War II

David Hinckley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Kitty Kallen's death softly closes one of the last doors on a gentle yet deceptively powerful corner of 20th century popular music. Kallen, who died Thursday in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 94, started out as one of "the ladies who sing with the band."

The Churchillian Sinatra

Barry Singer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill met only once, so far as I know. On June 14, 1958, Sinatra was in Monte Carlo for the world premiere of his World War II film, Kings Go Forth. Winston Churchill was in Monte Carlo to gamble.

Dog Ears Music: 'They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The Civil Wars, LL Cool J, Sly & the Family Stone, John Prine, and more.

Dog Ears Music: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Hank Williams, Lil Scrappy, Ryan Adams, Sly and the Family Stone, and more.

Dog Ears Music: 'King Size Papa' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Drive-By Truckers, Nancy Sinatra, Elton John, Wolf Parade, and more.

Frank Sinatra's Big Apple Box Set Tastes Sweet, Despite a Few Worms

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Despite all the missteps and bad choices that went into making it, you should buy this box. Why? Because Frank Sinatra was the greatest singer of the 20th century, and he could teach the singers of the 21st century a thing or two.

Happy Birthday to the King of Swing: Benny Goodman Turns 100

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you like jazz -- or 20th century American music, for that matter -- then you owe it to yourself to check out Benny Goodman.

Dog Ears Music: Holiday Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

A comprehensive set of holiday music recommendations from Dog Ears Music, including Otis Redding, Spike Jones, The Klezmonauts, Keith Richards, Run-DMC, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and many more.