Vintage Favourites Podcast – May 19th, 2013
On this long-weekend episode of Vintage Favourites Gene celebrates the British Music Invasions of the vintage era – from Harry Lauder, George Formby and Vera Lynn thru Cliff Richard. Merseybeat, and Carnaby Street. Wave ‘the Union Jack’ – this is … read more
Vintage Favourite Podcast – May 12th
On this episode of Vintage Favourites, Gene celebrates ‘The Voice’. with highlights of his live concert performances over five decades – memories of Tommy Dorsey, The Rat Pack Years, and the Chairman of the Board – in Vegas, at Carnegie … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – May 5th, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens celebrates Cinco de Mayo by showcasing great pop songs about Mexico from the vintage era.
Vintage Favourites Podcast – April 28th, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens features Willie Nelson, who will be turning 80 years-old later this week. Nelson will be at the Toronto Jazz Festival this year.
Vintage Favourites Podcast– April 21st, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene reminisces about how “up-tight” we used to be in the past. He features songs that have been in trouble–the most controversial songs of all time.
Vintage Favourites Podcast– April 14th, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene talks about the birth of Rock and Roll at Sun Records Studio.
Vintage Favourites Podcast- April 7, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene celebrates Florida with music from the sunshine state.
Vintage Favourites Podcast- March 31, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens Next celebrates new life and new hope and salutes the peaceful efforts of King, the powerful movement he led, and the unforgettable songs inspired by the fight for civil rights.
Vintage Favourites Podcast- March 24, 2013
It’s the first episode of Spring and Gene Stevens will be hosting a very special episode of Vintage Favourites. He takes us back to the beginning of Rock and Roll with a tribute Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller.
Vintage Favourites Podcast- March 17, 2013
It’s St.Patrick’s Day this Sunday and Gene Stevens will be hosting a very special episode of Vintage Favourites. Listen to the most famous Irish pop songs and artists of the vintage era – from John McCormack and Dennis Day, to … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – March 10th, 2013
On this episode of Vintage Favourites: The world’s most infamous prison – Alcatraz – closed 50 years ago this month. That historical note prompted an idea for a music special – “behind the bars” – jail bars and music bars … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – March 3rd, 2013
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Vintage Favourites Podcast – Februay 24th, 2013
On this episode ofVintage FavouritesGene Stevens gets you in the Oscar mood with the red carpet of music specials – two hours of Award-winning songs. The best Oscar-winning songs of the Vintage Era – by Astaire, Crosby, Sinatra, Mancini and … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – February 17th, 2013
February isBlack History Month, and this episode ofVintage Favouriteswill put a spotlight on to the key African-Americans in popular music through the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Join Gene Stevens for a fascinating musical adventure from ragtime and blues, … read more
Vintage Favouritest Podcast – February 10th, 2013
Love is all you need. Love is a many-splendoured thing. Love – is the word ! When you say ‘love’, you make it so much stronger, and when you add music – it can become a classic. Join Gene Stevens … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – February 3rd, 2013
It was “the day the music died” – it was the first major tragedy in young rock’n’roll fans’ lives – it was February 3rd, 1959. This Sunday marked the 54th anniversary of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – January 27th, 2013
‘Australia Day’ is the official national day down under – celebrated January 26th. This weekend marks the 225th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Australia has given us The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John, Helen Reddy and … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – January 13th, 2013
Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern recently marked its 65th birthday, and two of the world’s most famous nightclubs celebrate anniversaries the very same day next week. Liverpool’s Cavern opened in 1957, and LA’s Whiskey A-Go-Go also opened in January – 1964. Other … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – January 6th, 2013
Elvis Presley’s birthday is January 8th, and the week’sVintage Favouriteshas a royal treat for all fans of ‘the king’. Elvis Confidentialreveals little-known facts, and behind-the-scenes stories, of the greatest legend in popular music. What was the movie he made that … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – December 30th, 2012
The lastVintage Favouritesprogram of the year is always dedicated to those artists we’ve lost during the past 12 months. Join Gene Stevens for a salute to 21 incredible names who impacted our lives, made us sing and dance, think and … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – December 23rd, 2012
It’s time for the annual Christmas edition ofVintage Favourites.This year, join host Jean Stevens for ‘The Evolution of the Christmas Pop Song’. We’ll hear the very first charted Christmas songs in 1934, continue through the big band years, then the … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – December 16th, 2012
‘What good is the warmth of summer – without the cold of winter to give it sweetness ?” – John Steinbeck said that. A lot of great poets and composers have said wonderful things about winter and on this episode … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – December 9th, 2012
On this episode ofVintage Favourites: December 12th marks birthdays for two of pop music’s all-time greatest female vocalists; The Queen of Early Rock’n’Roll – Connie Francis, and one of the smoothest, silkiest soul singers ever – Dionne Warwick. You could … read more
Vintage Favourites – December 2nd, 2012
This episode of Vintage Favourites featuressomeone that every baby-boomer, and Zoomer, grew up with, someone who’s work has given us hundreds of unforgettable movies and iconic characters, someone who’s won more Academy Awards than anyone else. Walt Disney was born … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – November 25th, 2012
On this episode of Vintage Favouritesit’s the American Thanksgiving Weekend, and it brings to mind one particular movie. The Steve Martin, John Candy comedyPlanes, Trains and Automobilespremiered exactly 25 years ago this weekend, in 1987. It tells the story of … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – November 18th, 2012
Photo | anthony kelly onflickr If you’re a Brit of a certain age, or you just love the music of the early 1950s – or perhaps you’re fascinated by music history this episode ofVintage Favouriteswill be especially enjoyable. It was … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – November 11th, 2012
A Remembrance Day episode of Vintage Favourites; the day we remember the sacrifices of soldiers, the tragedy of war and the hope of peace. From World Wars to Vietnam and Afghanistan; Tiperrary and Gallipoli to Normandy, Da Nang and Kandahar.Powerful … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – November 4th, 2012
He is everywhere this fall,the most successful series in movie history turns 50, and the latest chapter in James Bond’s saga –Skyfall- opens in North America next week. This episode ofVintage Favouritesfeatures 50 years of Bond music, with songs from … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – October 28th, 2012
The greatest song of the ‘Vintage Era’ may well have been ‘Star Dust’ by Hoagy Carmichael. It’s been recorded over 2000 different ways over the past 85 years. The very first version was by Hoagy himself in October 1927. Gene … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – October 21st, 2012
A great duet can bring together friends and lovers, pals and partners, and have given us some of the greatest songs ever. On this episode of Vintage Favourites,Gene Stevens will bring back some of the top duos of the vintage … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – October 14th, 2012
On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens puts a spotlight on the incredible talent, Cliff Richard,Enlgand’sElvis. Cliff Richard turned 72 on October 14th and his name means different things in different parts of the world. To most Americans he’s … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – October 7th, 2012
On this episode ofVintage Favourites something amazing happened on the night of October 6, 1927 in New York’s Warner’s Theatre in Times Square, 85 years ago this weekend! ‘Sound’ came to the movies, with Al Jolson’sJazz Singerand our world changed … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – September 30th, 2012
The Beatles’ Early Years on this episode ofVintage Favourites. The Beatles made history 50 years ago this month, releasing their very first single in England. ‘Love Me Do’ would start the most successful ride in music history! Join Gene Stevens … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – September 23rd, 2012
The longest-running entertainment program in television history wasAmerican Bandstand. Its 37 year run began in the fall of 1952. So, it’s time to mark the 60th anniversary of the show that changed popular culture, introduced countless pop stars and got … read more
Vintage Favourites Podcast – September 16th, 2012
This Week on Vintage Favourites – it was ‘the summer of love’ for many Zoomers, the best summer of our youth – the summer of flower-power, hitch-hiking hippies, Haight-Ashbury, Carnaby Street, Yorkville, EXPO and The Beatles. An unforgettable time, with … read more
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More informationGene Stevens hosts this weekly adventure into truly vintage music — from the early 50s, the 40s, 30s and even the 1920s.
From jazz legends like Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday; swing pioneers like Benny Goodman; larger-than-life personalities from Al Jolson to Johnnie Ray; crooners from Bing Crosby to Perry Como; song ‘n dance men like Fred Astaire and Cab Calloway; a touch of blues, a bit of rhythm, and some country ‘n western too!