Today marks the Centennial of Fred Astaire's birthday Today marks the Centennial of Fred Astaire's birthday. First, We'll hear from WILL FRIEDWALD on Astaire's singing ability. He says while Astaire didn't have the best voice, he was still wonderful to listen to. Friedwald is author of several books on Singers including: The Tony Bennett autobiography "The Good Life," "Sinatra! The Song is You: A Singer's Art," and "Jazz Singing :America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond"12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12:
NPR logo Today marks the Centennial of Fred Astaire's birthday

Today marks the Centennial of Fred Astaire's birthday

Today marks the Centennial of Fred Astaire's birthday

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Today marks the Centennial of Fred Astaire's birthday. First, We'll hear from WILL FRIEDWALD on Astaire's singing ability. He says while Astaire didn't have the best voice, he was still wonderful to listen to. Friedwald is author of several books on Singers including: The Tony Bennett autobiography "The Good Life," "Sinatra! The Song is You: A Singer's Art," and "Jazz Singing :America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond"12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12: