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Gene 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!

Gene 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!
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Location:

Toronto, ON

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Gene 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!

Language:

English

Contact:

AM 740 550 Queen Street East, Suite 205 Toronto, Ontario M5A 1V2 1-866-740-4740


Episodes

Vintage Favourites Podcast – September 2nd, 2012

8/27/2013
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It’s Labour Day Weekend and time for our traditionalVintage Favouritessalute to the working man and woman. Gene Stevens gathered work songs from coal mines and factories, offices and farms – from all over ‘the vintage era’. We’ll travel the roads … read more

Duration: 01:27:19


Vintage Favourites Podcast – June 23rd

6/25/2013
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Tune into Vintage Favourites as Gene Stevens celebrates the 60th birthday of the classic car…the corvette!

Duration: 01:30:19


Vintage Favourites Podcast –June 16th

6/18/2013
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Tune into the latest episode of Vintage Favourites as Gene Stevens salutes Father’s Day.

Duration: 01:29:13


Vintage Favourites Podcast – June 9th

6/11/2013
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This week on Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens has a vintage salute to songs about “Bill”. If your name is BILL then this show is for you!

Duration: 01:31:16


Vintage Favourites Podcast – June 4th

6/4/2013
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On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens puts on a spotlight on the best summer songs from the vintage era.

Duration: 01:29:24


Vintage Favourites Podcast – May 19th, 2013

5/21/2013
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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

Duration: 01:31:35


Vintage Favourite Podcast – May 12th

5/14/2013
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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

Duration: 01:29:25


Vintage Favourites Podcast – May 5th, 2013

5/7/2013
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On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene Stevens celebrates Cinco de Mayo by showcasing great pop songs about Mexico from the vintage era.

Duration: 01:30:31


Vintage Favourites Podcast – April 28th, 2013

4/30/2013
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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.

Duration: 01:29:46


Vintage Favourites Podcast– April 21st, 2013

4/23/2013
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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.

Duration: 01:31:59


Vintage Favourites Podcast– April 14th, 2013

4/16/2013
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On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene talks about the birth of Rock and Roll at Sun Records Studio.

Duration: 01:30:38


Vintage Favourites Podcast- April 7, 2013

4/9/2013
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On this episode of Vintage Favourites Gene celebrates Florida with music from the sunshine state.

Duration: 01:27:55


Vintage Favourites Podcast- March 31, 2013

3/31/2013
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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.

Duration: 01:29:21


Vintage Favourites Podcast- March 24, 2013

3/26/2013
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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.

Duration: 01:30:39


Vintage Favourites Podcast- March 17, 2013

3/17/2013
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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

Duration: 01:30:16


Vintage Favourites Podcast – March 10th, 2013

3/10/2013
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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

Duration: 01:30:03


Vintage Favourites Podcast – March 3rd, 2013

3/3/2013
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This ‘weekly’ has covered the world’s major events, newsmakers, and key personalities. Appearing on the cover of TIME Magazine is the ultimate recognition of ‘owning the moment’.

Duration: 01:30:11


Vintage Favourites Podcast – Februay 24th, 2013

2/24/2013
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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

Duration: 01:28:51


Vintage Favourites Podcast – February 17th, 2013

2/17/2013
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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

Duration: 01:28:59


Vintage Favouritest Podcast – February 10th, 2013

2/10/2013
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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

Duration: 01:29:03

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