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July 10, 2015 All Songs intern Julian Ring picks his all-time favorite episode of the show, one that asks: Can you judge an album by its first song? For a handful of classic records, absolutely.
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Frank Sinatra's "The Coffee Song" makes light of a perceived Brazilian coffee glut.
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April 24, 2013 With the Beastie Boys taking their "sugar with coffee and cream," Carly Simon finding "clouds in my coffee," and countless singers using black coffee as a metaphor for a life in need of a swift kick, it was actually tough to narrow a caffeinated playlist down to just 10 selections.
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August 17, 2011 From Frank Sinatra to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, listeners share more songs that make them feel good.
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November 5, 2010 Novelist and journalist James Kaplan has written a new biography about Frank Sinatra's life between 1915 and 1954. It's a period that took Sinatra from obscurity to superstardom, from Ava Gardner to call girls, and from pop hits to suicidal despair. The book is titled Frank: The Voice.
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American singer and actor Frank Sinatra sits at the piano.
October 9, 2010 The history of how Italians integrated into America can be read, but it's more colorful when heard. Author Mark Rotella dissects the history of Italian-Americans through the songs they produced. Host Guy Raz talks with Rotella about how the songs of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and others contributed to the progression of Italian integration into mainstream America.
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August 9, 2010 If you've ever seen the infamous video of David Bowie's Christmastime duet with Bing Crosby, then you know musicians are capable of the most imaginative (and baffling) collaborations. On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at odd pairings, some brilliant, and some just so very, very wrong.
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September 22, 2009 The British singer-songwriter first heard "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" 10 years ago, and he says he's had it on repeat ever since. He explains why he loves this 1967 collaboration between Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim — and why other listeners might love it, too.
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June 1, 2009 What do chocolate pudding, smiles, gingerbread, fishing and dairy products have to do with each other? They all have lesser-known holidays dedicated to them in the month of June. Celebrate these delightfully obscure days with Jimmy Heath, Louis Armstrong and more.
November 10, 2008 Even though there's a stunning array of color in autumn, there's something inherently melancholy about watching the leaves drop. Let these five confessionals prepare you for a season of the high lonesome — a time before a chilly mood meets the rake's progress.
August 16, 2008 The latest issue of Blender magazine includes a piece titled "White House DJ," which features lists of the top 10 favorite songs of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Jonathan Schwartz talks about the candidates' selections, as well as their only commonality: Frank Sinatra.
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