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"Always being the cute little kid is not good for you," with guest Nat Wolff

4/10/2018
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We're going to Hollywood! We chat with singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, erstwhile standup comic, and (oh, yeah!) MOVIE STAR Nat Wolff about his childhood music lessons with Duchess's very own Amy Cervini, what it was like growing up in show business, the importance of being nice, and the time he got pranked by Robert De Niro.

Duration:00:47:42

“Laughing and crying, you know it’s the same release,” with guest Jessica Molaskey

4/2/2018
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We sit down with singer, actor, radio host, painter, and urbane woman-about-town Jessica Molaskey. In our chat, Jessica shares her lifelong love of Joni Mitchell and Stephen Sondheim, the joys of genre-hopping, and the fine art of trusting one’s intuition.

Duration:00:40:16

Winter Blues

3/26/2018
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The Duchess gals discuss winter, winter blues and how to avoid them.

Duration:00:20:11

"Going Home" - Laughing at Life Track by Track!

3/12/2018
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In this week’s episode we discuss a vinyl-only bonus track “Going Home,” Hebrew "R" sound pronunciation, and Dvorak's "From The New World" symphony. Also included is a seldom-heard English Horn imitation by our arranger/producer Oded Lev-Ari.

Duration:00:17:07

He leaves us breathless...with guest John Dokes

3/5/2018
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We sit down for a long-anticipated chat with one of our favorite people and vocalists, Mr. John Dokes. In true Clark Kent fashion, John is a high-powered business executive by day (after a stint as a marketing exec and comic book creator at Marvel comics, he's now Chief Marketing Officer of Accuweather) and a jazz singer and swing dancer by night.

Duration:00:43:57

"That dried-out Kraft Single is why I'm moving to Canada!" With guest Josh Wynn

2/12/2018
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The gals of Duchess bid a very fond "bon voyage!" to our friend (and favorite sound man) Josh Wynn. Josh was responsible for not only the sound, but also some very mellifluous announcing for us at a number of gigs at Jazz Standard over the years. He's now north of the border, starting a new chapter in Amy and Melissa's hometown of Toronto, Canada, and we sat down with him for a chat the day before he hit the road.

Duration:00:29:21

“Sir, I’m wearing a name tag and a bow tie."

1/29/2018
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We're taking a walk down memory lane...in our Doc Martens and ribbon chokers. That's right, we're turning back the clock to the 1990s and our summer jobs. Tune in to hear how Melissa went method for her stint as a Bajoran in a Canadian theme park (yes, really), while Amy and Hilary did time--er, spent time—in Alaska, working for Princess Cruises.

Duration:00:24:03

"You just scat all over that!" with Emilie-Claire Barlow

1/22/2018
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In our first episode of season two, we chat with Canadian vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow. We discuss the arts high school that Emilie-Claire and Amy attended, her week on an ice-breaker in the Arctic, her many cartoon voices and the term "scat."

Duration:00:55:30

2017 Update from Duchess

12/22/2017
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A short and sweet update from the ladies of Duchess - Happy Holidays! Look for season 2 coming January 22, 2018.

Duration:00:03:33

"Dawn" - Laughing at Life Track by Track!

7/10/2017
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We discuss our world premier recording of Vet Boswell's "Dawn," writing tune introductions and a special gift from the Boswell sisters. This episode is dedicated to Kyla Titus.

Duration:00:12:45

"Flaunt your Formes" with Rachel Wirkus

7/5/2017
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In this episode we speak with stylist, organization guru and swimwear line founder, Rachel Wirkus. Rachel got us thinking about summer with talk of Formes, her new swimwear line and also gives us some tips for organizing our closets. Speaking of summer, we also talk about our summer plans and playlists.

Duration:00:40:51

"Stay where's you to, 'till I comes where you're at!" with guest Heather Bambrick

6/26/2017
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In this episode, we catch up with Toronto-based vocalist Heather Bambrick. We discuss the many sides of Heather including her vocal harmony roots, her recent Juno nomination for her latest solo record, her voice-over career (which gets both Melissa and Amy crying) and she teaches us some Newfanese. We also continue one of our favorite segments, "I'll Drink to That" with the letter "C."

Duration:00:59:20

"We'll Meet Again" - Laughing at Life Track by Track!

6/19/2017
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In this week’s episode we talk about the World War II favorite “We'll Meet Again,” Johnny Cash's version and some more beautiful clarinet work by Anat Cohen.

Duration:00:11:46

"Here's to the Losers" - Laughing at Life Track by Track!

6/12/2017
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In this week’s episode we talk about “Here's to the Losers.” We discuss Frank Sinatra's version of the song and how it informed our own, brassy 3-part harmony parts, and arranging as an outdoor activity.

Duration:00:19:34

With Guest Kat Edmonson

5/22/2017
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Kat Edmonton stops by to talk about American Idol, songwriting and her upcoming record. Also, What's New and Favorite Duchess Beers.

Duration:01:11:51

"Strip Polka" - Laughing at Life Track by Track!

5/15/2017
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In this week’s episode we talk about Johnny Mercer’s “Strip Polka.” It’s about Queenie, a stripper with a heart of gold and features tenor saxophonist, Jeff Lederer.

Duration:00:12:58

"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" - Laughing at Life Track by Track!

5/8/2017
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In this week’s episode we talk about “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” by Cole Porter. We talk about discovering the verse and rediscovering this song, interpretation as a group in a ballad and sing the praises of Cole Porter for the second time this season.

Duration:00:16:53

"Hallelujah I Love Her So" Laughing at Life Track by Track!

5/1/2017
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We discuss the Ray Charles' Hallelujah I Lover Her So.

Duration:00:13:02

"Creole Love Call" Laughing at Life, track by track!

4/24/2017
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We discuss Duke Ellington's "Creole Love Call" arranged for us by Wycliffe Gordon.

Duration:00:14:45

"Raise Your Voice In Harmony" with Guest Janis Seigel

4/17/2017
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We catch up with Janis Seigel, founding member of the Manhattan Transfer.

Duration:00:59:15

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