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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show
The Haberdasher
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @
Hey Listeners,

Tonight we’ll be exploring recent interpretations of the great American Songbook. I decided to do this tonight after reading the latest No Depression magazine that recently arrived in the mail. It’s always a great read, but I especially enjoyed this quarter’s edition with lots of different stores about songs we often refer to as standards.

It also seemed like good timing because Willie Nelson’s new release of “standards” recently dropped (and we’ll kick-off the show with the title track) and it is the 40th anniversary of Carly Simon’s record, Torch, that was one of the first albums by a contemporary artist looking back on the great American songbook.

Funny coincidence – 6 years ago -almost to the day (3/3/15) I did another show to celebrate this great treasure trove of songs to celebrate Bob Dylan’s Shadows in the Night release. This was his first of 3 releases to feature standards and songs associated with Frank Sinatra.

So sit back and enjoy. Let some of America’s greatest tracks soothe you. Soak up the nostalgia.

The Haberdasher

Willie Nelson That's Life That's Life Legacy Recordings
Carly Simon Body and Soul Torch Rhino/Elektra
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick My Old Kentucky Home Laurie & Kathy Sing Songs of Vern & Ray Spruce and Maple Music
Nanci Griffith Hard Times Come Again No More Other Voices Too Elektra Records
Rosanne Cash, Dom Flemons, Joe Henry, Aoife O'Donovan, Over the Rhine, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & John Morris Russell Camptown Races (Live) American Originals (Live) Fanfare Cincinnati
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Oh Susannah Americana (Deluxe Edition) Reprise
Jake Blount Where Did You Sleep Last Night Spider Tales Free Dirt Records
Ringo Starr Night and Day Sentimental Journey Parlophone
Harry Nilsson For Me and My Gal A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Sony Legacy
Dr. John Blue Skies Afterglow Grp Records
Rod Stewart I've Got the World On a String Fly Me to the Moon... - The Great American Songbook, Vol. V (Deluxe Version) Sony Legacy
Loudon Wainwright III Ain't Misbehavin' I'd Rather Lead a Band Search Party
Bob Dylan Stormy Weather Triplicate Columbia
James Taylor My Blue Heaven American Standard Fantasy
M. Ward I Get Along Without You Very Well Think of Spring Anti/Epitaph
Rachael Price The Trolley Song The Good Hours CD Baby
Linda Ronstadt I've Got a Crush On You What's New Rhino/Elektra
Rachael & Vilray Let's Make Love on This Plane Rachael & Vilray Nonesuch
Rachael Price Dedicated to You Dedicated to You CD Baby
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong They Can't Take That Away From Me The Original Great American Songbook Sonoma
Nancy Wilson Bewitched The Great American Songbook Blue Note Records
Aretha Franklin Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody The Great American Songbook Legacy/Columbia
Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival Atlantic
Ray Charles Careless Love Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music, Vols 1 & 2 Concord Records
John Scofield Unchain My Heart, Pt. 1 That's What I Say Verve
Julian Lage I’m Getting Sentimental over You Love Hurts Mack Avenue
Nat "King" Cole Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) Cole Español CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)
Omara Portuondo Caravana Los Años de Oro - Magia Negra Rhino/Elektra
Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) Sinatra: Best of the Best (Deluxe Edition) Capitol Records
Frank Sinatra & Carly Simon Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry / In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Duets (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) FRANK SINATRA HYBRID

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