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“Big Band Files with Doug Miles” Christmas Show Part 1

On this edition of the “Big Band Files” with Doug Miles, we feature classic Christmas songs by your favorite singers including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and others. Originally aired WTMY radio in Sarasota, FL.

“Artist Spotlight” Singer, Bassist, Broadway Music Coordinator John Miller

Doug Miles talks with singer, actor, bassist and Broadway Music Coordinator John Miller about his new CD “Stage Door Johnny, John Miller Takes on Broadway”, his career as a musician booker for Broadway shows, working with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and a few selections from the CD. You can order the CD in the Amazon box below.

Book Talk guest Ray Padgett author Cover Me The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Doug Miles talks with Ray Padgett author “Cover Me, The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here:

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WTMY Artist Spotlight guest singer/cabaret artist Natalie Douglas

Natalie Douglas
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Meet the Mets Song: Rhapsody in Orange and Blue

The description below written by the artist shown here, Sara Davis Buechner. Bravo Sara! 🙂
Many baseball teams have theme songs, but none is as clever or catchy as “Meet the Mets,” composed in 1962 by Ruth Roberts and Bill Katz. The song celebrates the return of National League baseball to New York City, when the New York Mets were introduced at the Polo Grounds, after the lamentable departure of the Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers for the west coast in 1958.

The New York Mets have had a colorful history ever since, and are poised to win the National League East pennant this year. The tune is on every New Yorker’s mind these days, and so I created my own piano rendition of the song. It is in a pep rally style, perhaps as Liszt or Gershwin might have played it.

Remembering Blues Legend BB King

Big Band Sunday Nights at the Copa with the Kenny Loomer Big Band

Kenny Loomer Band

The Big Bands are back! The Kenny Loomer Big Band performs the last Sunday of every month at the Copa Restaurant in Sarasota, FL. Stay tuned here for an upcoming live broadcast from the Copa featuring the Kenny Loomer Big Band!