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    • Eddy Arnold

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Eddy Arnold dominated popular and country music from the late 40s to the 60s, despite changing tastes over those two eventful decades. In a conversation with host Wink Martindale, Arnold recounts his early life as a farm boy that earned him the nickname "The Tennessee Ploughboy" and his eventual rise to arguably become the king of country. Arnold continues to discuss his work as a musician, his leap from country to pop, and the struggles and triumphs of his career and personal life.

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    • The British Invasion, Volume 1

    • By: Gary Theroux
    • Narrated by: Gary Theroux
    • Length: 28 mins
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    In this first edition of The History of Rock 'n' Roll, host Gary Theroux gives listeners the sounds of the earliest days of the British Invasion. You'll hear from members of The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Searchers, Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon and singer Billy J. Kramer. Theroux takes listeners on a journey as these key players in the British Invasion share stories of their early careers, inspiration behind their songs and discuss what it was like in those early days of breaking out in the United States.

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    • Las Vegas Connection: Don Rickles

    • By: Bart Torres
    • Narrated by: Bart Torres
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Don Rickles, a true comedy legend, talked to Bart Torres in 2012 about his hilarious adventures with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ronald Reagan and his time on the Vegas Strip. Rickles also touched on his long marriage, stand-up comedy, his start as an insurance salesman, and how he wrote his own tweets. 

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    • Interview with Mr Personality and Warmth himself

    • By ZRockR ChicK on 05-04-18

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    • Roberta Flack

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Roberta Flack gained national recognition with her song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The singer, songwriter, and musician performed a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, soul, pop and R&B. She was the first to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in two consecutive years. Wink Martindale speaks with Flack and provides a comprehensive overview of Flack's numerous accomplishments and successful career.

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    • Cause & Effect: Motley Crue

    • By: Chris Akin
    • Narrated by: Chris Akin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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    Chris Akin, rock critic and cohost of the often controversial Classic Metal Show, takes listeners on an exploration of Motley Crue's 1994 self-titled album. Armed with new vocalist John Corabi, it was a sound that, from start to finish, sounded nothing at all like anything they had done previously.

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    • this album changed my life

    • By DARTH HAIR on 06-11-18

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    • Las Vegas Connection: Steven Wright

    • By: Bart Torres
    • Narrated by: Bart Torres
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Steven Wright, actor, comedian, writer, Oscar winner, narrator of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, and Rolling Stone’s 15th greatest stand-up in the world, got his start on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In this installment of Las Vegas Connection, Wright talks to Bart Torres about his unique, signature deadpan delivery, and how he doesn’t believe in time.

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    • The Beach Boys

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 29 mins
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    The Beach Boys started in the Wilsons' garage with members Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and friend Al Jardine. Their first hit was in 1962 and was considered a "surf" song that had distinct vocal harmonies. History will show the progression of the Beach Boys songs that permeated the culture of the day. The harmonies, melodies, and arrangements provided a new soundtrack in the culture of the '60s, '70s, '80s and into the new millennium.

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    • The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl

    • With Bob Eubanks
    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 20 mins
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    In February 1964, The Beatles made their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, catching the attention of Bob Eubanks. Wink Martindale catches up with Eubanks in an interview from 1977 about The Beatles playing the Hollywood Bowl. He discusses having second thoughts about booking them for the concert and then selling out in three and a half hours.

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    • Paul Anka

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 30 mins
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    In this 1977 interview, Wink Martindale takes listeners on an extensive survey of the singer's long and successful career. From his first taste of fame with the single "Diana" to being one of the first pop singers to play in the Las Vegas casinos, Anka shares engaging stories of his career as an entertainer.

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    • Nat "King" Cole

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 45 mins
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    Nat King Cole's musical journey began as a teenager receiving classical piano training, which he later abandoned to pursue jazz with the Nat King Cole Trio. His career continued to evolve as he found success as a singer with hits including "Nature Boy", "Mona Lisa", and "Too Young". Narrator Wink Martindale takes listeners on a captivating journey with producers, songwriters, and other colleagues, sharing stories of Cole's exceptional career. His wife Maria Cole provides an intimate look at the legendary musician.

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    • John Denver

    • A Lifetime of Songs
    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 36 mins
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    John Denver dominated the 1970s with sold-out concerts and chart-topping music. Wink Martindale spoke with Denver in Los Angeles in 1975 in the midst of this success. Denver recounts the road that began with him dropping out of college and moving to Los Angeles to find work as a singer. Denver passionately describes his attachment to music beyond entertainment, and his desire to connect with audiences on a personal level.

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    • Rodgers and Hammerstein, Part 2

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 25 mins
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    The second part of our Hall of Fame spotlight on Rodgers and Hammerstein details the phenomenal success Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had as partners after joining forces in 1943. Throughout their long career in theater, the pair helped to start the careers of many now famous singers, dancers, and musicians.

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    • Rodgers and Hammerstein, Part 1

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 30 mins
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    Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II joined forces to create the most consistently successful partnership in the American theater. Included among the seemingly endless list of their work are legendary works such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King & I, The Sound of Music, and many more.

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    • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Herb Alpert's career began under the name Dore Alpert. When his first few releases with RCA Records failed to gain traction, he was dropped from the label. That's when Alpert joined forces with his friend Jerry Moss to form an independent label. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass grew to great success by the mid-60s, with pre-orders for their album numbering in the millions. Host Wink Martindale sat down with Alpert and takes listeners on an exciting journey from those earliest days to the heights of Alpert's career.

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    • Las Vegas Connection: Wanda Sykes

    • By: Bart Torres
    • Narrated by: Bart Torres
    • Length: 12 mins
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    In 2015, Bart Torres spent time with comedian, actress, and writer Wanda Sykes leading up to her show at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Wanda talked about the fated Curb Your Enthusiasm revival, her past career in the NSA, and what activities she was planning for her time on the Vegas Strip. 

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    • Madeline Kahn

    • Her Life Explored
    • By: William V. Madison
    • Narrated by: Valerie Smaldone
    • Length: 30 mins
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    Valerie Smaldone gives listeners a fascinating look at the life and career of Tony and Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actress and comedian Madeline Kahn. In speaking with William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life, Smaldone paints a portrait of a complex woman who was intensely private and brought larger-than-life characters to the screen. In addition to discussion from Madison, listeners will hear from some of Kahn's closest colleagues as well as an archival recording at the start of her career.

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    • Myles Kennedy

    • By: Steve Black
    • Narrated by: Steve Black
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Alter Bridge vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy spoke with Steve Black in the winter of 2016.

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    • Ray Conniff

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 39 mins
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    Ray Conniff got his start arranging and conducting for other recording artists. His success working for others eventually led to Columbia allowing him to record an album under his own name, which was released to great success and acclaim. Conniff was the first artist to use voices and vocal arrangements as part of the instrumentation. In a conversation with host Wink Martindale, Conniff discusses his unique sound, evolving his style, and his passion for creating music.

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    • Las Vegas Connection: Ralphie May

    • By: Bart Torres
    • Narrated by: Bart Torres
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Bart Torres spoke with late comedian Ralphie May in 2016 about preparation for May’s first time playing the famous Treasure Island Theater in Las Vegas. May gave some humorous tips for visiting Vegas and joked about his big plans for the stage constructed for the acrobatics show Cirque du Soleil, as well as his opinions on the then-upcoming 2016 presidential election. 

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    • Gordon Lightfoot

    • By: Wink Martindale
    • Narrated by: Wink Martindale
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot helped to define the folk-pop sound of the '60s and early '70s. With a focus on crafting quality albums, not hit singles, Lightfoot found great success and provided a soundtrack for a tumultuous time.

    In a conversation with host Wink Martindale, Lightfoot discusses working his way up throughout his career and how it shaped the way he views success.

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