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May 15, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom 5/16/22 Edition

Join Jeff Bressler for this week's Make Believe Ballroom featuring some paranoid 1940s DJs, a practical joking music legend, an e…

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May 8, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 5/9/22 Edition

On this week's Make Believe Ballroom - Are there still Big Band era luminaries with us today? A battle between a bandleader and a…

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May 1, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 5/2/22 Edition

On this week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom: how the show saved someone from hard time, a little remembered Glenn Miller …

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April 25, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 4/25/22 Edition

A famous comedian's connection to the big band era, can you guess the theme song, Fox Movietone records, a 1947 jam session, plus…

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April 17, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 4/18/22 Edition

On this week's Make Believe Ballroom - A popular recording artist, or not? A dog story. A record company by any other name. In ad…

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April 10, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 4/11/22 Edition

On this edition of the Make Believe Ballroom a look at a record where some sidemen are set loose, different types of albums, a sa…

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April 4, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 4/4/22 Edition

On this week's show, Glen Miller and the Andrews Sisters joined forces. Listen to how it ended! The worst day in Palomar Ballroom…

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March 28, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 3/28/22 Edition

On today's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom Jeff Bressler looks at three giants of the big band era, Toots Mondello, Gene Kru…

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March 20, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 3/21/22 Edition

On this edition of the Make Believe Ballroom a look at three bandleading giants who had something in common, a Hungarian tale, an…

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March 14, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 3/14/22 Edition

On this week's Make Believe Ballroom some War Bond tunes, Hudson-Delange history, Montgomery Ward records, a famous theme song, L…

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March 7, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 3/7/22 Edition

On this week's show, Jeff Bressler takes a spin around the big band era with a look at a different size record, why the recording…

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Feb. 27, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 2/28/22 Edition

This week's edition of the Make Believe Ballroom takes us back to a look at some of the big band music that was featured in the B…

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Feb. 19, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 2/22/22 Edition

On this weeks edition of the Make Believe Ballroom Jeff Bressler looks at a listeners list of top crooners of the 1930s, reads an…

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Feb. 13, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 2/14/22 Edition

Jeff Bressler and Lenny from Down the Block review a listeners email about a very special musical list of favorite songs from the…

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Feb. 6, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 2/7/22 Edition

This week is a very special 87th Anniversary Edition of the Make Believe Ballroom. Join Jeff Bressler as he takes us back to pres…

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Jan. 30, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 1/31/22 Edition

Today's Make Believe Ballroom has Jeff Bressler responding to some listeners e-mails.

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Jan. 23, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 1/23/22 Edition

On this edition of the Make Believe Ballroom Jeff Bressler looks at 2 era icons whose music is banned for eternity from the progr…

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Jan. 17, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 1/17/22 Edition

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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Jan. 12, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 1/10/22 Edition

This week's Make Believe Ballroom takes a look at records we have never played on the show.

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Jan. 4, 2022

Make Believe Ballroom - 1/2/22 Edition

Today's edition of the Ballroom features a look at the beloved old-time radio program Your Hit Parade. Some great Frank Sinatra s…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 8/23/21 Edition

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…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 8/30/21 Edition

On this week's edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM we look at an interesting fact about purchasing sheet music in the early 20th…

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Aug. 17, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 8/16/21 Edition

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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Aug. 4, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 8/2/21 Edition

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 …

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