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Cole Porter archive

Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine," a favorite song of listener Melanie Cowart's parents, became a fitting symbol for their relationship.

Read Cole Porter Scores An Interracial Couple's Highs And Lows

August 30, 2012 – A listener explains how one of her parents' favorite songs became a fitting symbol of their romance.


Cole Porter contributed many songs to the Great American Songbook,  including "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

Read Get To Know: The Cole Porter Songbook Jazz24

June 8, 2009 – Celebrate Porter's birthday with covers by Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nellie McKay and more. Jazz24

Cole Porter at the piano.

Listen 'Night And Day'

June 25, 2000 – Fred Astaire sang Cole Porter's tune in the play "Gay Divorce" and the movie "The Gay Divorcee."


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