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March 29, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 3/29/21 Edition

This week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM looks at the history of vocal ensembles in the big band era.

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March 22, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 3/22/21 Edition

An hour of some great favorites of the 30s and 40s with some wonderful stories about the records we play.

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March 15, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 3/15/21 Edition

An hour of some great favorites of the 30s and 40s with some wonderful stories about the records we play.

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March 8, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 3/8/21 Edition

An hour of some great favorites of the 30s and 40s with a look at one of the early founders of the Make Believe Ballroom.

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March 2, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 3/1/21 Edition

An hour of some great favorites of the 30s and 40s with a look at Benny Goodman's clarinet teacher and some of his star pupils.

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Feb. 22, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 2/22/21 Edition

After several episodes of specials and tribute shows this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM is back with our usual potpourri of grand …

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Feb. 13, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 2/15/21 Edition

This week's show pays tribute to Jimmy Durante who would have celebrated his 127th birthday in February of 2021.

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Feb. 8, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 2/8/21 Edition

Join Jeff Bressler for this week's MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM as he pays tribute to RCA Victor's budget label, Bluebird records.

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Feb. 1, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room -2/1/21 Edition

This week a very special 86th Anniversary Edition of the Make Believe Ballroom. Join Jeff Bressler as he takes us back to present…

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Jan. 25, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 1/25/21 Edition

This week the program features records that highlight some of the great crooners, vocalists, and vocal groups of the 1930s and 19…

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Jan. 18, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 1/18/21 Edition

A couple of Kings, music novelty, and many artists you might never have heard. The best of Big Band, Jazz, and Swing on this week…

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Jan. 11, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 1/11/21 Edition

Many of our most beloved remakes of songs came originally from the music of the 1930s and 1940s. This edition of the Make Believe…

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Jan. 2, 2021

Make Believe Ball Room - 1/4/20 Edition

Listen to a special edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM where Jeff Bressler plays only Grammy Hall of Fame inducted records from…

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Dec. 28, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 12/28/20 Edition

On this week’s MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM – A Philadelphia Cowboy, the Canadian Bing Crosby, Swinging Polka, In the Mood pre Glenn Mil…

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Dec. 21, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 12/21/20 Edition

On this weeks MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM – A song that is child’s play, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, two brothers from Akron, plus Alice Faye,…

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Dec. 13, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - Holiday Show 1 - 2020

A salute to the Holiday Season and the impact the music of the 1930s and 1940s has had in creating the beloved Christmas canon.

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Dec. 7, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 12/7/20 Edition

On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM – A special birthday song, a records heartache, first time ever recording, from the …

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Nov. 30, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 11/30/20 Edition

On this week’s MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM: Rhumba, a bandleader's mark as a composer, battle of the jazz violinists, from goat to Good…

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Nov. 22, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 11/23/20 Edition

On this weeks edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM – a visit from the past, some clues to a famous female vocalist, one bandleade…

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Nov. 16, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 11/16/20 Edition

On this edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM a great Helen O’Connell quote, jazz, swing and hillbilly all rolled into one, Tiny, …

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Nov. 10, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 11/9/20 Edition

On this week’s show – Name a big band era hit that became a famous celebrity’s theme song, Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol, well-k…

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Nov. 3, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 11/2/20 Edition

On this weeks MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM Jeff Bressler features two regal names, a great depression musical sales item, Frank Sinatra…

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Oct. 26, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 10/26/20 Edition

A wonderful MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM this week on public and community radio stations across the US and UK as we look at a marvelous…

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Oct. 19, 2020

Make Believe Ball Room - 10/19/20 Edition

On this weeks edition of the MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM heard on public and community radio stations around the country: a Benny Goodm…

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